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Barham Salih Elected As New President

Kurdish politician has named Shia politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate

Former deputy prime minister of Iraq and prime minister of the Kurdish Regional Government, Barham Salih, has been elected as Iraq's new president. 

The Kurdish politician, widely regarded as a moderate, was elected on Tuesday following a delay caused by a dispute between the two main Kurdish parties.

Following his appointment, Salih immediately named former oil minister Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate and tasked him with forming a new government. According to constitution, Mahdi now has 30 days to form a government and submit it to parliament for approval. 

Source: Al Jazeera


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