Iraqi PM calls for major cabinet reshuffle

In this Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, file photo, Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, speaks during a ceremony marking Police Day at the police academy in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP)

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he would reshuffle his cabinet to replace ministers appointed on the basis of political affiliations with technocrats.

“I call for a radical cabinet reshuffle to include professional technocrats and academic figures and I call on the esteemed parliament and all political blocs to cooperate with us in this serious stage,” Abadi said in a televised speech which focused mainly on economic challenges facing Iraq.
 

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