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Will Iraq's Sunnis, Kurds support early elections?

Iraq’s Sunni and Kurdish forces are closely watching developments between the Sadrist movement and the Coordination Framework, so as to take a political position on whether to dissolve parliament and hold early elections.
Supporters of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr continue their sit-in.

No political party representatives attending the Aug. 17 national meeting at Cabinet headquarters in Baghdad — which was held at the invitation of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi — objected to holding early elections in the coming months.

According to the meeting’s final statement, “The participants indicated that re-holding early elections is not an exception in the history of democracies when political crises hit a dead end. The national political forces will abide by the constitutional path for the elections.”

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