Iraqi supporters of the Sadrist movement hold national flags and shout slogans during a demonstration to press for reforms outside Baghdad's Green Zone on April 26, 2016. AFP / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI
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Iraqi MPs disrupted a parliament session Tuesday, blocking Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi from presenting a Cabinet lineup aimed at fighting corruption as tens of thousands of protesters took over part of central Baghdad to demand a vote.Abadi, who has offered two new lineups in the past month, did not get the chance to announce his latest proposal for ministerial candidates which Speaker Salim al-Jabouri said he had come to parliament to present.Reporters were evacuated from the building after unconfirmed reports that protesters, mostly supporters of powerful Shiite Muslim scholar Moqtada al-Sadr, had breached the fortified Green Zone housing parliament and embassies.The largely peaceful gathering was the biggest in the capital in weeks, with protesters filling a main road stretching nearly 2 kilometres from Tahrir Square to the Green Zone.
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