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Iraq's parliament votes to approve new PM, government

The Iraqi parliament gave a vote of confidence to incoming PM Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, approving his government program and his cabinet with 21 ministers. Sudani pledged to hold early elections within one year.
Muhammad Shia al-Sudani addresses parliament on Oct. 27, 2022.

BAGHDAD — Iraq's parliament gave a vote of confidence Thursday evening to incoming Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani and his cabinet of 21 ministers,.

In his speech prior to the vote, Sudani described the economic and political priorities of his government.

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