Basra selects new governor

The new leader of Iraq's oil capital, Assad Abdulameer al-Edani, brings political connections and banking sector experience.
Basra selects new governor
Assad Abdulameer al-Edani, voted by the Basra Provincial Council as governor of the province on Aug. 27, 2017, in a campaign poster for the 2014 parliamentary election.

BASRA - Assad Abdulameer al-Edani, a member of the Iraqi National Congress (INC) nominated by the new Hikma movement, was made the new governor of Basra on Sunday, two and a half weeks after the former governor resigned under a cloud of corruption charges.

Hikma (Arabic for "Wisdom") is a new political movement formed by Ammar al-Hakim following his split from the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI).

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