Uncertainty Remains as Iraq Parliament Accepts PM's Resignation

12/2/2019

Iraqi legislators approved Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's resignation on Sunday during a parliament session held in the capital Baghdad amid weeks of deadly anti-government protests.

An embattled Abdul Mahdi had announced on Friday he would quit, after 50 demonstrators were killed the previous day by security forces in Baghdad and Iraq’s mainly Shia southern cities of Nasiriya and Najaf.

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