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Iraqi President Salih appoints Adnan al-Zurfi as new PM-designate

Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zurfi is tasked with forming a government within 30 days [Handout via Reuters] Iraqi President Barham Salih has appointed Adnan al-Zurfi as the country’s new prime minister-designate in the latest bid to resolve a months-long political crisis. Al-Zurfi has 30 days to form his cabinet which he must then put to a…

Iraqi President Salih appoints Adnan al-Zurfi as new PM-designate

Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zurfi is tasked with forming a government within 30 days [Handout via Reuters]
Iraqi President Barham Salih has appointed Adnan al-Zurfi as the country’s new prime minister-designate in the latest bid to resolve a months-long political crisis.
Al-Zurfi has 30 days to form his cabinet which he must then put to a vote of confidence in Iraq’s fractious Parliament. The 54-year-old former governor of the holy Shia city of Najaf heads the Nasr parliamentary grouping of former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
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