After the election of the new government headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi following protests on October 1, 2019, the government came with a political consensus to achieve several tasks. first, to limit arms to the State, second, to undertake the necessary economic reforms to revive the living situation of citizens, and third, to hold early elections.

Almost a year after Mr. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi took charge of the Government, people are showing increasing frustration with the path of the political process, as shown by the results of the current Survey. People seemed to be concerned about the living and economic situation, as salary delays and the devaluation of the Iraqi currency against the U.S. dollar, as well as about cuts in the salaries of employees, affected citizens’ view of overall government performance.

It must be said that the long-standing frustration and despair of citizens need real action, without which the entire political system loses its legitimacy (its acceptability by the people), which alerts storms of social and political crises that the State may face, not least protests and sit-ins as well as a massive boycott of the upcoming elections.