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Iraq Parliament Approves Prime Minister Mahdi’s Resignation

Adel Abdel Mahdi

Adel Abdel Mahdi

Photographer: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images

Iraq’s parliament approved the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi after some of the worst violence during two months of anti-government protests.

The parliament’s speaker will ask the president to appoint a new prime minister, according to its media department.