World Bulletin/News Desk
Head of the Iraqi Party Al-Iraqiyah, Iyad Allawi calls for resignation of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, "Al Jazeera" TV channel reported on Saturday.
According to the TV channel, Allawi also said that the country needs to hold new parliamentary elections.
"Maliki government can not take the country out of economic and political crisis," Allawi said.
Demonstrations against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki are underway in different cities of Iraq for several weeks. Protesters demand release of political prisoners and provision of the freedoms and rights to the Sunni population of the country.
It is reported that the demonstrations are held in major provinces of the country, particularly in Anbar and Samara. The demonstrators gathered on central squares after Friday prayers.
The Sunnis and Shiites held common Friday prayers yesterday, where influential Sunni and Shiite leaders participated, in order to protest against Maliki's policy.
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