Adnan al-Zurfi appointed as Iraq’s new prime minister-designate

The President of Iraq Barham Salih has appointed Adnan al-Zurfi as the country’s new prime minister-designate.

This announcement has been provided amidst the months-long political crisis prevalent in Iraq. Within 30 days, Al-Zurfi has to form his cabinet which shall be put to a vote of confidence in Iraq’s Parliament. Al-Zurfi would replace caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, who quit in December following widespread mass demonstrations against the government.

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