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Can New PM Nominee Navigate the Political Chaos?

From the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can Iraq’s new prime minister nominee navigate Baghdad’s political chaos? As Iraq continues to face widespread demonstrations and the fallout of escalating tensions between the United States and Iran, Iraq’s President […]

Profiles of Prime Minister Designate

By John Lee. Several publications have produced profiles of Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, the new nominee for the position of Iraqi Prime Minister: Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis (MECRA) Robert S. Ford, Middle East Institute (MEI) Chloe Cornish, Financial Times Brandon Wallace, Institute for the Study of War (ISW) China Global Television Network (CGTN)

PM-designate pledges to form Non-Sectarian Govt

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi [Mohammed Tawfik Allawi] (pictured) has pledged to form a non-sectarian government. Allawi said in a televised speech after receiving his […]

President to pick New PM if Deadlock drags on

Iraqi president says will pick new PM if deadlock drags on Iraqi President Barham Salih (pictured) said on Wednesday that he would choose an interim prime minister if political parties failed to name a replacement for Adel Abdul Mahdi by 1st February Reuters reports that the deadline set by President Salih is the latest sign […]

President ‘would rather resign’ over PM Nominee

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi President Barham Salih refused on Thursday to designate a nominee for an Iran-backed parliamentary bloc for prime minister, saying he would rather resign than appoint someone to the position who would be […]

Constitutional Vacuum after failure to choose PM

Iraq: Constitutional vacuum after failure to choose prime minister Iraq has entered a constitutional vacuum after the deadline set for political parties to agree on the next prime minister passed without success. The agency said hundreds of anti-establishment protesters have blocked major roads in the capital, Baghdad, and in central and southern provinces to protest […]

Cabinet Approves Measures to Expedite Investment Projects

Cabinet approves measures to expedite completion of investment projects The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. The Prime Minister briefed the Cabinet on national developments, and underscored that, during this period, ministries and other state institutions will continue to discharge their day-to-day duties […]

What comes after Iraqi PM’s Resignation?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced Nov. 29 that he would officially submit his resignation to parliament, in the first government response to the wide public protests that have […]

Video: Adel Abdul Mahdi’s Short Tenure as PM

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Adel Abdul Mahdi became prime minister in October 2018, at a time of unrest in the country. His government promised to make things better, but said it needed more time but was unsuccessful. […]

Parliament Approves Prime Minister’s Resignation

dBy John Lee. Iraq’s parliament has reportedly approved the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. According to BBC News, it is unclear who will take over from Mr Abdul Mahdi, as existing laws do not specify how parliament should deal with a prime minister’s resignation. On Sunday clashes continued in cities including Baghdad and […]

Challenges facing Iraq after PM’s Resignation

By Abbas Kadhim, for the Atlantic Council. The challenges Iraq faces after prime minister’s resignation The news on November 29 that Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will resign is unprecedented in post-2003 Iraq. Many questions must be answered before his successor is appointed, and in the meantime, we can expect unrest to continue. The immediate […]