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Iraqi Power Vacuum as Caretaker PM and Designated Successor Both Walk Away from Post

HeadlineMar 03, 2020

In Iraq, political turmoil is deepening as caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said Monday he will step away from his post — one day after his designated successor, Mohammed Allawi, withdrew his nomination. The political vacuum comes after months of mass popular protests in which hundreds of demonstrators have been killed.

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