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Kadhimi takes oath as prime minister of Iraq after Cabinet approved


Mustafa Al-Kadhimi took oath as prime minister of Iraq after Parliament voted to grant confidence to his Cabinet.


Iraq's parliament approved a majority of ministers presented by Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Wednesday, lawmakers said, ushering in a new government after months of deadlock, Reuters reported.

The parliament approved Goma'a Anad as defense minister and Othman Al-Ghanemi as interior minister.

Also, Kadhimi's picks for finance, electricity and other key portfolios passed during a parliament vote on the cabinet, the lawmakers said.

Several ministerial candidates were rejected, however, meaning Kadhimi will begin his term without a full government.