Iraqi PM calls for major cabinet reshuffle

by Reuters
Tuesday, 9 February 2016 20:41 GMT

BAGHDAD, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he would reshuffle his cabinet to replace ministers appointed on the basis of political affiliations with technocrats.

"I call for a radical cabinet reshuffle to include professional technocrats and academic figures and I call on the esteemed parliament and all political blocs to cooperate with us in this serious stage," Abadi said in a televised speech which focused mainly on economic challenges facing Iraq.

(Reporting by Baghdad newsroom; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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