Iraq's Allawi bows out as PM-designate, rockets hit Green Zone

Iraq's Allawi bows out as PM-designate, rockets hit Green Zone

The Jakarta Post-World·2020-03-02 08:35

Iraq's prime minister-designate Mohammad Allawi bowed out Sunday from the task of forming a government, as two rockets crashed near the US embassy in the capital's Green Zone.

Allawi's departure prolongs a political vacuum and plunges Iraq deeper into political uncertainty, leaving President Barham Saleh with 15 days to propose a new candidate, whom he can name unilaterally without consulting with parliament.

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