October 2019 Iraqi protests
Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who heads the current ruling bloc, calls on the opposition to help him introduce a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi.
Four people are killed during clashes between rival Shia Muslim fighters in Basra, Iraq, three days after 30 supporters of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr were killed during clashes in Baghdad.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi condemns the unilateral American bombings inside Iraq, saying the U.S. strikes are a "violation of Iraqi sovereignty", and a "dangerous escalation that threatens the security of Iraq and the region."
The largest parliamentary bloc, Binaa Bloc, including Fatah Alliance and State of Law Coalition, nominates Basra governor Asaad Al Eidani to succeed Adil Abdul-Mahdi as Prime Minister of Iraq. Protesters reject the nomination, seeing him as part of the establishment.
The Council of Representatives accepts Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi's resignation.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi signs a decree ordering all Iranian-backed Shia militias to integrate into the Iraqi Armed Forces by the end of July. The decree will change the names of the militias such as the Popular Mobilization Forces to new divisions and brigades within the military.
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who originally expected to be in Berlin today, makes an emergency trip to Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran. Earlier this week, the U.S. deployed a bomber task force and the USS "Abraham Lincoln" Carrier Strike Group to the region. In today's meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and President Barham Salih, Pompeo reaffirmed the longstanding U.S. policy to ensure nobody interferes in their country.
The Council of Representatives of Iraq elects Barham Salih as president. Salih then appoints Adil Abdul al-Mahdi as prime minister.
After a meeting in Najaf, Islamic Dawa Party leader Premier Haider al-Abadi and Shi'a Sadrist Movement leader Muqtada al-Sadr announce their parties' alliance. Together, they control 96 of 329 seats in Parliament.
Protesters demanding political reform leave Baghdad's Green Zone after camping for 24 hours in the heavily fortified government district. These activists, followers of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Muqtadā al-Ṣadr, support Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's anti-corruption proposals to replace party-affiliated ministers with technocrats. A grid-locked parliament has been unable to act on these changes.
Adil Abdul-Mahdi, First Vice President of Iraq, resigns after Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki fends off critics who say he has not delivered on power-sharing promises.