October 24, 2018 / 9:47 PM / 23 days ago

Iraqi parliament partially approves new cabinet of ministers

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi lawmakers approved a partial list of Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi’s proposed cabinet of ministers and program on Wednesday, including former interim oil minister Thamer Ghadhban as oil minister.

Veteran Kurdish lawmaker Fuad Hussein was appointed finance minister, according to lawmakers. Parliament will vote on the remaining eight ministers at a later date.

Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Raya Jalabi and Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by John Davison

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