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Corruption, attacks, the battle against ISIL, a fragile economy, and political chaos–just some of the challenges facing Iraq.
After weeks of protests calling for better government services and an end to corruption.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has unveiled changes.
One of his proposals includes slimming down his government by eliminating the positions of Vice president, and Deputy Prime Minister.
He says the goal is to improve government performance and reduce corruption.
Iraq’s cabinet has backed the proposals, but the plan still needs approval from the Parliament.
But do these measures go far enough to fix Iraq’s political problems?
Presenter: Sami Zeidan
- Mowaffak Al Rubaie – Senior Member in the Shia National Alliance Coalition and Member of Parliament.
- Alaa Makki – A member of the Wataniya Alliance, and a former Member of Parliament.
- Dhiaa Al Asadi – Chairman of the Al Ahrar Parliamentary Bloc and Representative of the Sadrist Movement