Iraqi premier rejects resignation of seven ministers, Baghdad governor steps down
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi was said to have rejected the resignation of seven ministers to prevent the collapse of his government as the country witnesses deadly protests over corruption and poor public services.

A political source told Iraq’s Algahd Press website on Sunday that "several political blocs pressurize Abdul Mahdi to force him to carry out a cabinet reshuffle or render his resignation."

The source did not clarify the names of ministers, who offered their resignation.

Baghdad governor quits amid demonstrations in Iraqi capital

[PRESSTV] The governor of the Iraqi capital province of Baghdad, Fallah al-Jazairi, has stepped down in the wake of demonstrations against corruption, unemployment and poor public services in the country.

On Sunday, members of the Provincial Council voted in favor of accepting Jazairi’s resignation, and he quit his post.

"Acceptance of applications for candidates for the post is open for five days," an unnamed source in the Council said.

The Baghdad Provincial Council voted to elect Jazairi as the governor of Baghdad during a session on December 22, 2018.

The Council elected Jazairi to replace his outgoing predecessor, Atwan al-Atwani, who had won a seat in the parliament.

On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's cabinet issued a series of reforms in response to the protests.

Posted by: trailing wife 2019-10-07