Corruption Continues to Threaten Iraq’s Stability-Prime Minister

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Despite the prime minister’s efforts, corruption remains a big driver of Iraq’s instability.

Iraqi prime minister has vowed to curb corruption in order for the country to move forward.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi gave the promise during the week while on a state visit to Nasiriyah and confirmed that there are 270 uncompleted projects; some are unfinished due to corruption and mismanagement.

Putting an end to endemic corruption has been at the top of the list of demands of Iraqi protesters who took to the streets beginning in October 2019.  Other demands have included greater job opportunities, clean water and a steady supply of electricity; none have yet been fulfilled.

Iraq is ranked among the 20 countries with the most corruption in the world.

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