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Mohammad Allawi: Who is Iraq’s new prime minister-designate?

After two months of political deadlock, Iraqi President Barham Salih on Saturday appointed Mohammed Allawi to replace caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, who resigned in late November in the face of widespread anti-government protests. The prime minister-designate has a month to form a government, which must be approved by the country’s deeply divided Parliament. He…

Mohammad Allawi: Who is Iraq’s new prime minister-designate?

After two months of political deadlock, Iraqi President Barham Salih on Saturday appointed Mohammed Allawi to replace caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, who resigned in late November in the face of widespread anti-government protests.
The prime minister-designate has a month to form a government, which must be approved by the country’s deeply divided Parliament. He is tasked with running the country until an early election is held, for which there is no set date.
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