Aug 16, 2015

Iraq PM reduces Cabinet by one-third in reform push

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday ordered his Cabinet reduced from 33 members to just 22, consolidating the body as part of a major reform push in response to mass protests against corruption and poor governance. The decision, announced by his office, would eliminate four ministries, including those of human rights and women's affairs, and consolidate others. The move...

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