YEMEN Press Agency

Iraqi parliament accepts prime minister’s resignation

SANAA, Dec, 2 (YPA) – Iraqi parliament approved the resignation of Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Iraqi media reported on Sunday.

The move came after top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani urged the parliament to “reconsider” its support for the incumbent government.

Iraqi legislators approved Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation during a parliament session held in the capital, Baghdad, on Sunday afternoon.

Abdul-Mahdi’s administration is expected to take on a caretaker role until the largest bloc in the parliament agrees on a new candidate to replace him.