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Iraq’s Prime Minister-Designate Withdraws Candidacy for Post

Iraq’s key minister-designate withdrew his candidacy for the position on Sunday, indicating he faced obstruction from some political factions more than reforms, deepening political turmoil in the country as it faces a growing coronavirus problem. Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi ran up in opposition to the vested interests of political events that have dominated Iraq given that […]

Iraq’s key minister-designate withdrew his candidacy for the position on Sunday, indicating he faced obstruction from some political factions more than reforms, deepening political turmoil in the country as it faces a growing coronavirus problem.

Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi ran up in opposition to the vested interests of political events that have dominated Iraq given that it became a democracy in 2003. He blamed his failure to sort a government on politicians who he reported weren’t critical about delivering on the guarantees manufactured to protesters who compelled…