Iraqi PM says to ask for cabinet reshuffle

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, October 10, 2019
Adjust font size:
People wave Iraqi flags at the Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 1, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi Wednesday said that he will ask the parliament on Thursday to vote for a cabinet reshuffle as part of his reforms following a wave of anti-government protests over unemployment, corruption and lack of public services.

In a televised speech, Abdul Mahdi said that "we will ask the Council of Representatives (Parliament) to vote on cabinet reshuffles on Thursday," and will issue within hours a list of senior officials to the courts for charges of corruption.

Abdul Mahdi also said that on Oct. 24, he will submit to the parliament a number of legislations, and "to make some constitutional amendments in accordance with the mechanisms of the constitution, as well as the 2020 budget draft, and other basic laws that would ensure putting the state on the right track."

Since last Tuesday, hundreds of Iraqis have been holding protests on the streets in Baghdad and other Iraqi provinces.

The demonstrations claimed the lives of over 100 people, including eight security members, and the wounding of 6,107 people, among them 1,241 security members.

Abdul-Mahdi stressed that he had ordered conducting transparent investigations to hold accountable those who did not abide by the laws and rules of engagement at all ranks.

He has declared three days of mourning in Iraq from Thursday to Saturday for the victims of the protests, both civilians and security personnel.

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from