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Iraq’s Kadhimi submits plan to parliament as deadline approaches

Iraq’s newest Prime Minister-designate, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, has submitted his government program to the parliament for approval.

Iraq’s prime minister-designate has submitted his government program to parliament ahead of a looming deadline to end a months-long political deadlock in the country. 

Mustafa al-Kadhimi is the third candidate tasked this year with forming a new government. Iraqi President Barham Salih named Kadhimi after former Najaf governor Adnan al-Zurfi and former Communications Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi failed to garner enough support in the highly fractured Iraqi Parliament. 

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