Iraq parliament approves reforms package

The Iraqi parliament has approved a reform program put forth by the prime minister following mass protests. The program aims to combat corruption and reduce government waste.

“It was unanimously approved,” parliamentary speaker Saleem al-Jabouri said, noting that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s reform program passed without a debate.
Al-Jabouri said he hoped that “today’s move will be the first and not the last to continue in the path of the reform with the same spirit and without any hesitation.”

The reforms were detailed on Sunday in an online statement by the prime minister.

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Source News: DW