Parliament approves Iraqi prime minister's resignation

Reuters |
Updated: 12.01.19 , 22:01
Iraq's parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi after weeks of violent anti-government protests that have rocked the country.
Abdul Mahdi's decision to quit on Friday came after a call by Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani for parliament to consider withdrawing its support for Abdul Mahdi's government to stem the violence.
"The Iraqi parliament will ask the president of state to nominate a new prime minister," a statement from parliament's media office said.

First published: 22:01 , 12.01.19