Iraqi President refuses to designate new PM rejected by protesters, willing to resign
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  • 17:03 26 December 2019

Iraqi President refuses to designate new PM rejected by protesters, willing to resign

Iraqi President Barham Salih has submitted a request to resign to parliament, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

The president refused to designate the Iran-backed bloc's nominee for prime minister, saying that he is willing to resign rather than appoint a prime minister that was rejected by protesters, reports say.

Salih said in a statement that because the constitution does not give him the right to reject nominees for the premiership, he is ready to submit his resignation to parliament.

ONA

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