Iraqi PM calls on political blocs to meet after Eid holiday

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday invited Iraq’s political groups to meet after the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday and agree on how to move forward in establishing a new parliament and government.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during the Tokyo Conference on Supporting Job Creation and Vocational Training to Facilitate Weapons Reduction for Iraqi Society in Tokyo, Japan, April 5, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Abadi said that despite there being violations in a May parliamentary election, constitutional provisions were the only way forward.

Eid al-Fitr follows the fasting month of Ramadan. The government announced the holiday would end on Tuesday.

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; editing by Ulf Laessing


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