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Appointing New Iraq’s PM Before Constitutional Deadline 'Very Difficult : MP


 Iraq is faced with new challenges as it seems to be “very difficult” to appoint a new prime minister within the constitutional timeline, said a Kurdish lawmaker.

Following the resignation of Adil Abdul Mahdi from Iraq’s premiership, the country’s parliament officially appealed to the president of Iraq to submit a candidate’s profile to the legislature within 15 days.

According to MP Vian Sabri, the political skirmish in Iraq is creating obstacles for the appointment of a new PM, and that the president would likely fail to introduce a candidate within 15 days which is designated by the Constitution.

“The deadline will be extended by another 15 days if the president failed to introduce a candidate by the end of the first 15-day period,” she told The Baghdad Post.

“But, if he fails again, then Iraq will face a legal vacuum,” she added.