Iraqi Prime Minister Set To Step Down Amid Swell Of Anti-Government Protest

President Barham Salih said Thursday that the premier, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, has agreed to resign, though timing is unclear. Abdul-Mahdi's ouster has been a major demand in weeks of widespread protests.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, seen earlier this year during a diplomatic visit to Berlin, has faced massive protests recently calling for his resignation. Source: Michele Tantussi

For weeks, anti-government demonstrations have filled the streets of Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, with protesters calling for the ouster of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi. Now, it appears they are about to get their wish: Iraqi President

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