Tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators amassed in central Baghdad and other Iraqi cities on Tuesday as one of Iraq’s most powerful Shiite clerics, Moqtada al-Sadr, called for sweeping changes to the political system. For the fifth consecutive day, Iraqis protesting government corruption, high unemployment and other grievances flocked to main squares in cities across the Shiite heartland in the south, demanding a complete overhaul of the political order. Iraq, despite its vast oil wealth, has been hobbled by a flagging economy and poor infrastructure. It also recently emerged from a years-long battle against the Islamic State militant group. “Our demands are clear: Change the electoral law and hold a new election that allows us to elect the person we want, […]