Security’s being tightened in Baghdad and southern Iraq because more anti-government protests are expected.
Several Iraqis have already been killed protesting against frequent electricity cuts, clean water shortages and lack of job opportunities.
Security forces firing tear gas and water cannon have struggled to quell the anger.
Can government leaders withstand the heat in Iraq?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Ahmed Rushdi – Senior foreign policy adviser to Iraqi Parliament Speaker
Renad Mansour – Middle East & North Africa programme, Chatham House think tank
Hamed Mousavi – Professor of Political Science, Tehran University
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