Politics, Middle East

Iraqi president names Adnan Al-Zurfi to form gov't

Al-Zurfi will form new gov't within 30 days

Ibrahim Saleh   | 17.03.2020
Iraqi president names Adnan Al-Zurfi to form gov't


Iraqi President Barham Salih on Tuesday named politician Adnan Al-Zurfi to form a new government, according to the state television.

The broadcaster said Al-Zurfi was mandated to form the government within 30 days as per the constitution.

Al-Zurfi is a leading member of the Victory Alliance led by former Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, and he is also a former governor of the southern Najaf province.

Iraq has been roiled by mass protests since early October over poor living conditions and corruption, forcing Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to resign.

More than 600 people have been killed and 17,000 injured in the protests so far, according to the Iraqi rights commission.

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