After pressure from Al-Sadr, The Governor of Najaf will resign from his post

2021-12-24T14:28:52.000000Z

Shafaq News/ A source said on Friday that Louai Al-Yasiri will announce his resignation as the Governor of Najaf.

The source told Shafaq News Agency; The Governor of Najaf would resign within hours in a news conference. The First Deputy Hashem Al-Garawi would hold the position until choosing the new Governor.

The Governor will resign as he faces pressure from the leader of the Sadrist Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, and less than 48 hours replacing the Governor of Dhi Qar with another close to the Sadrist.

Najaf is going through a severe conflict over the Governor's position, which prompted Muqtada al-Sadr, to confirm earlier that Louai al-Yasiri's resignation is near.

It is worth noting that Al-Sadr's party controls 54 of 329 parliamentary seats in Iraq and the Movement has a large base across the country.

The Movement also won the highest number of parliamentary seats (73) in the last elections.

Muqtada al-Sadr is considered one of Iraq's most influential political figures and plays a pivotal role in the country's future. He is currently considered the "kingmaker."

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