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    Nujaifi challenges Iraqi PMís move to abolish VP post

    Nujaifi challenges Iraqi PMís move to abolish VP post

    November 18, 2015



    BAGHDAD: Iraqi politician Osama Al Nujaifi filed a court case seeking to remain vice president, a position the prime minister sought to abolish during a reform drive, a judicial statement said on Tuesday.

    It is the latest in a series of challenges to Prime Minister Haider Al Abadiís reform efforts, which have run into problems due to the endemic nature of corruption in Iraq and the fact that officials are limiting their own privileges by implementing some changes.

    The vice presidential positions, which came with large salaries and security details but few responsibilities, were most recently held by Nujaifi, a former parliament speaker, and ex-premiers Nouri Al Maliki and Iyad Allawi.

    Abadi sought to do away with the job as part of a reform programme aimed at curbing corruption and streamlining the government. Nujaifi is seeking ďto repeal the cabinet decision to cancel the position of vice president of the republic, and reverse (parliamentís) decision to approve it,Ē the Higher Judicial Council said in a statement.

    The Supreme Court adjourned the case until Nov.24, the statement said.

    Nujaifi had earlier issued a statement saying he welcomed Abadiís reform efforts.


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    Last edited by MadDScout; 11-18-2015 at 01:42 AM.



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