Three Prime Ministers in Two Months: Will Iraq National Peace?

Protests in Baghdad this past October. Many protestors wanted less influence from Iran in Iraq’s government. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Iraq has burned through two prime ministers in two months, and the third has the massive task of uniting a fragmented country during a pandemic.

After China, Iran was one of the first countries hit hard by the coronavirus. In neighboring Iraq, the prime minister had just stepped down in response to the “Occupy Baghdad” protest, says Samuel of Redemptive Stories.

He explains what happened next. “A few weeks later, they elected a new prime minister. But even then, the protesters were still not happy . . . because they felt like he was just another crony that was just going to continue . . . to deepen the relationship with Iran. He then subsequently  . . . kind of took a step back. Then they elected an intern prime minister, who then, just as of Thursday, also himself stepped down.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray that Christ would comfort his people in Iraq, and that they would be kept safe from the coronavirus.
  • Ask God to use the distress caused by the pandemic to shake the pillars of Islamic belief in the Middle East.

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