October 4, 2019 / 7:38 PM / 17 days ago

Iraqi populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr calls for government resignation, snap election with international monitors: statement

BAGHDAD - (Reuters) - Iraqi populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr calls on Friday for the government to resign and a snap election to be held monitored by international experts, a statement from his office said.

Sadr has a large popular following.

Reporting by John Davison and Ahmed Rasheed

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