Iraqi demonstrators gather in the streets of the holy city of Najaf.
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Iraq's parliament speaker called Monday for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to sack ministers found to be negligent or corrupt as part of a wide-ranging reform drive.Abadi Sunday proposed a series of measures aimed at curbing corruption, streamlining the government and improving services after weeks of protests and a call from Iraq's top Shiite imam Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani for drastic change.Parliament speaker Salim al-Juburi urged MPs to approve Abadi's measures and said even more reforms were required. Demonstrators' demands were given a boost Friday when Sistani, who is revered by millions, called for Abadi to take "drastic measures" against corruption, saying that the "minor steps" he had announced were not enough. Abadi rolled out the reform program two days later.
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