IRAQ FINALLY HAS A NEW GOVERNMENT

Nearly six months after Adil Abd Al-Mahdi resigned and two prime minister designates withdrew their nominations before a vote in parliament could take place, Iraq’s political factions have finally voted on a new government. However, Mustafa Al-Khadimi’s cabinet is not complete as that has become the norm with newly formed governments. In Kadhimi’s case there are seven ministries vacant, the most important ones being the Ministry of Oil and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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WILL MUSTAFA AL-KADHIMI FORM IRAQ’S NEXT GOVERNMENT?

The resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi did not ease the political crisis Iraq started facing after protests erupted last fall. Many names were circulating as Abd Al-Mahdi’s possible replacement, but with the political factions not being able to agree on an alternative and many wishing for him to keep his position until 2022, Iraqis still do not have a new government

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