- Kurdish parties, including KIU, voted against him
- SoL and Sunni bloc MPs say more no-confidence votes to come
- IOCs don’t see immediate impact on payments, but concerned about uncertainty
BAGHDAD - Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq's Foreign Minister from 2003 until he became Finance Minister in 2014, lost a vote of no confidence on Wednesday, with 158 MPs – including some from his own fractured Kurdistan Alliance bloc – siding with a campaign ultimately against Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi led by former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Zebari’s ouster has potentially far-reaching implications for Iraq as it deals with a severe financial crisis brought on by collapsed oil revenues, chronic budgetary mismanagement and a two-year long war against the Islamic State (IS).
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