October 24, 2018 / 9:43 PM / 20 days ago

Iraqi parliament partially approves new cabinet of ministers

The speaker of Iraq's parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi, attends a session of the parliament at the parliament headquarters, in Baghdad, Iraq October 24, 2018. Iraqi Parliament Office/Handout via REUTERS

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi lawmakers approved a partial list of Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi’s proposed cabinet of ministers and programme on Wednesday, including former interim oil minister Thamer Ghadhban as oil minister.

Veteran Kurdish lawmaker Fuad Hussein was appointed finance minister, according to lawmakers. Parliament will vote on the remaining eight ministers at a later date.

Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Raya Jalabi and Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by John Davison

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