Iraqi court ruling hands setback to PM's reforms

June 28, 2016 2:57 PM

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BAGHDAD – Iraq's Supreme Court has invalidated a raucous parliament session in which six Cabinet nominees were approved, in a setback for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's reform efforts.

Judiciary spokesman Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar says Tuesday's ruling stipulates that the April 26 session was invalid. He did not provide further details. The ministers had yet to be sworn in.

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