Iraq plans to hold parliamentary elections on May 15

Iraq plans to hold parliamentary elections on May 15, a statement from the prime minister’s office said on Tuesday. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has not yet clarified whether he plans to seek a new term, media reports.

PM, who holds most executive power, is also commander of the country’s armed forces. The May 15 date was agreed at a government meeting on Tuesday, but it has yet to be approved by parliament. Abadi took over the premiership in 2014.RT News

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