May 6, 2020 / 10:13 PM / 19 days ago

Iraq lawmakers say they approve government of new PM Kadhimi

BAGHDAD, May 7 (Reuters) - Iraq’s parliament approved a majority of ministers presented by Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Wednesday, lawmakers said, ushering in a new government after months of deadlock.

Kadhimi’s picks for interior, defence, finance, electricity and other key portfolios passed during a parliament vote on the cabinet, the lawmakers said.

Several ministerial candidates were rejected, however, meaning Kadhimi will begin his term without a full government. (Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed, John Davison)

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