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Aswat Al Iraq /  Politics ,  Baghdad
Friday's demonstrators call for social reforms
7/15/2011 2:30 PM

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Hundreds of Iraqis demonstrated today in Tahrir Square, including government official, to-be-deported flats owners, unemployed persons and NGO activists. 

NGO activist told Aswat al-Iraq said that the demonstrators demanded eradication of corruption, unemployment and provision of services. 

Among the demonstrators were temporary government official who want to be instated in their posts. 

Many Iraqi provinces, particularly Baghdad, are witnessing Fridays' demonstrations, since 25 February last, demanding better services and combating corruption and unemployment. 

These demonstrations are led by university students, intellectuals and a number of NGO activists, who promised to continue till their demands are met. 

Premier Nouri Al-Maliki determined,  on 28 February last, a 100-day time table for his government to provide better services, otherwise, possibility of changing the ministers and governmental officials is available. 

Maliki called for government slimming for better improvement of its duties.


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