Iraq PM rolls out reforms to rein in corruption

August 9, 2015 6:04 PM

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Iraq’s prime minister announced a wide-ranging reform plan on Sunday that would abolish the three vice presidential posts as well as the office of deputy prime minister in order to slash spending and improve the government’s performance in the face of mass protests.

Mr. Al-Abadi’s seven-point plan would also require that a number of government posts be filled with political independents, a move aimed at combating endemic corruption in Iraq’s political system, in which many senior appointments are determined by party patronage and sectarian loyalties.

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