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Can protesters produce a political movement for elections?

Iraqi activists and leaders of protests are working to form a political movement to participate in parliamentary elections.
Iraqi demonstrators carry a poster depicting the Prime Minister of Iraq, Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, to express their rejection of him, during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq March 1, 2020. REUTERS/Wissam al-Okaili - RC21BF9IG5VT

Iraqi protesters are seeking to form a political movement to participate in parliamentary elections to be held in 2022. After holding sit-ins, blocking roads and rallying citizens against other political parties, protesters believe that forming a political movement is the next step.

Iraqi activists and protesters say that a popular movement would create real opposition in the Iraqi parliament. Change would be affected not only by taking to the streets but by forming a movement without a religious, sectarian or national agenda.

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