Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, assured that demonstrating is a right guaranteed by the constitution and one of the features of democratic regimes, calling to respond to the demands of the demonstrators who requested the provision of services and a fight against corruption from penetration and shifting towards political interests. His eminence explained that demonstration is in itself a call addressed to the political forces to improve their political performance, stressing the need to close the gap between the citizens and the officials and noting that the decrease of salaries will contributing to this process. He also highlighted the importance of administrative decentralization as a way to establish social justice, indicating that administrative decentralization, albeit administrative, encompasses political aspects through the reassurance of people. Sayyid Al Hakim called to speed up the implementation of decentralization without thoughtlessness, adding that shifting the powers to the local governments does not mean cancelling the ministries as the latter will maintain their political prerogatives. He underlined as well that the relationship between the center and the local governments ought to be an integrated relationship based on the distribution of roles and the decrease of the burdens bore by the federal government.