WORLD Iraqi parliament approves PM's resignation amid ongoing anti-gov't protests

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Iraqi parliament approves PM's resignation amid ongoing anti-gov't protests

Xinhua

19:45, December 01, 2019

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 In this file photo taken on October 23, 2019 Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi speaks during a symbolic funeral ceremony in Baghdad. (Photo: AFP)

BAGHDAD, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) - The Iraqi parliament on Sunday approved the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi as demonstrations continue in the country, the Iraqi official television reported.

The parliament's lawmakers voted to accept Abdul Mahdi's resignation after reading his letter of resignation during the session, state-run Iraqiya channel said.

"The President of Iraq will be informed to nominate a new prime minister in accordance with the constitution's Article 76," said Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi. 

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Iraqi protesters burn tires during the ongoing anti-government protests in Basra, Iraq November 17, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

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