Iraq’s political forces have signed an agreement that will allow the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and the current Parliament to continue to operate until the end of the year. Demonstrators see that the 45-day deadline an attempt by politicians to buy time.
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Leading party negotiators reported that the new Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, is putting the finishing touches to his first cabinet and will submit the names to parliament for approval in the next two days.
A compromise candidate, Adel Abdul Mahdi, has 30 days to form a cabinet and present it to parliament for approval. His designation ends the months-long political deadlock in Iraq following the May elections.