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QUOTE: Shia protesters storm Baghdad’s Green Zone, occupy parliament

By Associated France Press,  May 10, 2016

AFP: Dr Abadi’s efforts to change the system have been opposed by powerful political parties that rely on control of ministries for pat­ronage and funds. “The parliament and the government are simply not capable of reforming. They will always defend privilege over reform,” said Zaid al-Ali, a fellow at Princeton University. “It was entirely predictable that this was going to happen.”

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