Iraq: Allawi steps back from bid for premiership

Issue 1098 - 05 Mar 2020
Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Allawi withdrew his nomination on 1 March, ending a short-lived bid to lead the government and throwing into question the future political direction of the country. Allawi had failed on several occasions to gain the support of enough members of parliament for his cabinet, which he had finalised on 19 February.

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