Iraq delays confidence vote on a new government over lack of quorum

Members of the Iraqi parliament are seen at the parliament in Baghdad, Iraq. (Reuters)

Iraq’s parliament on Thursday adjourned a session to approve a new cabinet proposed by Prime Minister-designated Mohammed Allawi, state television reported.

It said the parliament had failed to convene a quorum as many lawmakers unhappy with Allawi’s ministerial nominees boycotted the session.

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