Iraq: Zarfi nominated as prime minister

President Barham Salih has asked veteran politician Adnan Al-Zarfi to form a new government. At a meeting in Baghdad on 17 March to appoint him prime minister designate, Salih also asked Zarfi to ensure early and fair elections, to meet the reform demands of demonstrators and maintain Iraq’s “sovereignty, stability and security.” Zarfi is a pro-western former governor of Najaf city. He was a member of the Dawa opposition party during the Saddam Hussein era and leads former prime minister Haidar Al-Abadi’s Nasr bloc in parliament. GSN Issue 1,099, 19 March 2020. Read more

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