The Iraqi parliament canceled a vote Thursday on the reshuffling of the cabinet of PM Haider al-Abadi. There has been a sit-in within the parliament over a revised list of candidates for the cabinet that Abadi had put forward.
|Those involved in the sit-in held a mock ballot that ousted the speaker of the parliament, Salim Al-Jabouri. The protesters claim that Abadi drew up his list through consultation with the main Iraqi political parties. The dissenters claim that his list will again result in corruption and bias. Abadi has been trying for some time to come up with a new cabinet to fight corruption and bias among members. The well-known Shia cleric, Moqtada Sadr, has been instrumental in organizing demonstrations against corruption in the government. A video is appended.|