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Iraq’s Parliament Accepts PM’s Resignation

According to al-Sumaria News website, the lawmakers voted to accept the premier’s resignation.

Speaking after the vote, Parliament Speaker Salim Abdullah al-Jabouri said he would ask President Barham Saleh to appoint a new prime minister.

Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation came after top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani urged the parliament to reconsider its options regarding the future of Iraq.

The Arab country has witnessed violent protests since October.



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