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Iraqi parliament approves Adil Abdul-Mahdi's resignation

Adil Abdul-Mahdi

The Iraqi parliament has approved Adil Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation, which was handed a day earlier.

Over 200 lawmakers attended on Sunday an extraordinary session, during which, Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi said the country’s president was now responsible to call on the largest parliamentary bloc to nominate a successor within 30 days, in accordance with article 76 of the Constitution.

On Friday, Abdul-Mahdi announced his resignation after Iraqi Shia religious leadership called for immediate action to establish a new government that could respond to protesters’ demands.