Despite Criticism, Iraq's PM to Expand Public Sector

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Despite criticism, Iraq's PM pursues expansion of public sector

Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia' Al-Sudani has kicked off a major campaign to expand the country's social safety net.

This comes only weeks after the Baghdad government's announcement that the public sector will add more than 370,000 employees to its payroll.

Some observers are criticizing the announced hiring as political, warning that it may undermine state coffers.

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