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Saairun MP says Abd Al-Mahdi may be held accountable

A Saairun Alliance MP considered the resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi from his post as not enough, and stressed the need to hold those who targeted protesters accountable.

"The resignation of Adel Abdul-Mahdi came as a result of public pressure and the revolution launched by the Iraqi people against corruption and quota (system)," said Amjad al-Oqabi, a Saairun MP.

"The government has lost its constitutional legitimacy since the first day of the last month when it opened fire on citizens expressing their views in rejecting the wrong policies of the executive authority," he said.

He added that Abd al-Mahdi resorted to resignation after he found a real intention in the parliament to remove him from power.