Iraqi Prime Minister-designate calls on parliament to approve cabinet
By 21 February
Outgoing Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi of Iraq (photo credit: U.S. Secretary of Defense/flickr)
Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi said on Wednesday he has put together a cabinet of political independents and called on parliament to hold an extraordinary session next week to grant it a vote of confidence. [ . . . ] Allawi now takes over a government tasked with organising early elections. The constitution gives him until March 2 to present a cabinet to parliament for approval. He has called on parliament to meet on Feb. 24.
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