Iraq's Abadi cuts 11 ministerial positions in reform push

August 16, 2015 9:21 PM

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Iraq's Abadi cuts 11 ministerial positions in reform push

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered an immediate reduction in the number of ministers on Sunday to 22 from 33, as part of a sweeping campaign to reduce corruption and mismanagement affecting the highest reaches of government.

Abadi moved to eliminate the three deputy prime minister positions as well as the minister of human rights, ministries of state for women's affairs and provincial affairs, and another minister of state.

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