Rage has reportedly prevailed the Iraqi streets, as
they are believed to be losing confidence in the current government, due to the
absence of reforms and services on the ground.
Basra official Habib al-Fatlawi said that the status of people currently started to be obvious to politicians and forces ruling the country, adding that fiercer protests can take place this year "if the inhabitants of Green Zone" did not take a decision.
The difference between the current prime minister and his predecessors is that he is weaker than them, because there is no strong parliamentary bloc that supports him, Fatlawi said, adding that also, other strong blocs exert pressure on him.
Iraqi political expert Majed al-Ali said that the current
stage in Iraq would be followed by changes soon, adding that some blocs aim to
overthrow the government to achieve personal gains.
Overthrowing the government will not improve the situation in Iraq as there is not any political figure who can better lead the country at this stage, as "everyone is seeking personal gains," Ali said.
The idea of overthrowing Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi, who was appointed in October last year, first emerged when Sami al-Askari, a member of the State of Law Coalition headed by Nouri al-Maliki, spoke about the matter openly.
He said in a televised speech that there are attempts to bring back former Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, adding that some of his allies promised to bring Abadi back to his post after a year, hopefully until 2022.
Askari tried to distance the State of Law Coalition from the matter by ruling out the possibility that the Coalition could merge with Abadi’s Nasr Alliance.