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Shafaq News / Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, on Wednesday, conducted the first inspection visit of its kind to roam among demonstrators in the center of the capital, Baghdad, pledging to fulfill their demands.
A statement issued by Al-Kazemi’s office, reported to Shafaq News, stated that he visited a group of demonstrators, graduates of colleges and institutes, in places of their demonstration and sit-in, and listened to their demands and proposals.
Al-Kazimi promised to “meet all their rightful demands,” and showed them that “the government faces cumulative problems, caused by years of mismanagement and misbehavior in the decision, and the missed development opportunities, as well as the absence of long-term plans.”
He added that “the challenges facing us as a government are great challenges, and all the demands that you put forward are a legitimate and constitutional right, except that the required work size and effort required is a great effort, but it will not fail us.”
Al-Kazimi pointed out that “the steps that the government has begun to surround corruption outlets, hold abusers accountable, and correct the course of administration, which will have a positive impact on the overall performance of the state and the government apparatus.”
And he added, “The demands of the demonstrators all over Iraq completely meet the reform program adopted by the government.”
This is the first inspection tour of its kind since Al-Kazemi took office in May, succeeding the government of Adel Abdel-Mahdi, who resigned under the pressure of unprecedented popular protests.