Followers of Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr chant slogans calling for governmental reforms as they wave national flags during a demonstration in Basra, Iraq, Friday, March 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
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Sadr urged protesters to stay there for the 10 remaining days of an ultimatum he gave the government last month.A month ago, Sadr gave Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi a 45-day deadline to present the names of technocrats for a new government.Abadi has been pushing for a government of technocrats in a bid to revive reform pledges that he made last year but have remained largely a dead letter. Despite some of the ministers seen as the most corrupt being from his own political movement, Sadr has, with some success, attempted to make the new reform drive his own.
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