The Baghdad Provincial Council voted to elect Falah
al-Jazairi Baghdad’s new governor during its session on Saturday.
A source at the council said that the council voted on Jazairi to replace outgoing Governor Atwan al-Atwani, who won a seat in parliament.
Meanwhile, Ali Hegel was elected to serve as the technical deputy governor of Baghdad, according to the source.
The source added that the meeting witnessed the presence of 32 members of the council, while members of the Saairun and Hikmah (Wisdom) blocs were absent.