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PM Abadi suspends Minister of Electricity over corruption allegations

Haider al-Abadi

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi decided on Sunday to suspend Minister of Electricity Qassim al-Fahdawi due to the deterioration of electricity services, in addition to the completion of investigations.

Several complaints were filed against Fahdawi accusing him of corruption.

A number of Iraqi cities and provinces, including Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, Babil, Diwaniyah, Wassit, Najaf, Muthanna and Karbala are witnessing mass demonstrations and sit-ins to protest against shortage of jobs, electricity, water and basic services.