ERBIL — The pro-Iran Shia Coordination Framework has expressed its support for holding early elections in Iraq if "there is a national consensus".
The Coordination Framework said in an official statement that it would support the snap elections "after achieving national consensus on them" and that once the "constitutional institutions" are respected.
The work of the public institutions should not be disrupted, the statement added.
Iraqi powerful Shia cleric and leader of the Sadrist Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, on Wednesday called for the dissolution of the parliament and holding early elections.
Shia factions of the Coordination Framework on Thursday held a meeting to discuss Sadr's demands in efforts to address the disputes between the sides and resolve the political crisis, Aeed al-Hilali, an Iraqi lawmaker and a member of the Coordination Framework, said in a statement earlier today.
The Coordination Framework said earlier in the evening that it had decided to task Hadi al-Amiri, leader of the Fatih Alliance, to meet with Sadr and discuss the political tensions in Baghdad in hopes of finding a proper solution to it.