Parliament approves Ihsan Ismaael, Fuad Hussein, and rest of Iraqi Cabinet

PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi has completed his 22-minister government, can focus on financial crisis and rising pandemic cases.
Parliament approves Ihsan Ismaael, Fuad Hussein, and rest of Iraqi Cabinet
Newly appointed Finance Minister Ali Allawi (left) formally takes over the portfolio from Fuad Hussein in a handover ceremony in Baghdad on May 7, 2020. Hussein was made Foreign Minister on June 6. (Source: Iraqi Prime Minister's media office)

Iraq’s Parliament approved Oil Minister Ihsan Ismaael, Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, and five other Cabinet positions on Saturday, following seven months of a quasi-caretaker government and multiple existential crises that still require simultaneous attention of the new Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and his now complete government.

Kadhimi was designated prime minister on April 9, and 15 ministers were approved by Parliament on May 7, including Finance Minister Ali Allawi who until today was acting oil minister.

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