New Heads of Iraq state +Photos

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SHAFAQNA– Iraq’s Parliment has elected Kurdish politician Barham Salih as the country’s new president and Salih has named  Shia politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as Prime Minister.

After several postponements Iraqi parliament held session tonight and elected Barham Salih as the country’s new president, Iraqi state television reported.

Abdul Mahdi was named by Salih as the Primie Minister less than two hours after he was elected president.

According to Iraq’s constitution, Abdul Mahdi has 30 days to form a government and present it to parliament for approval.

 

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