Iraq parliament bars government from passing reforms unilaterally, in blow to PM Abadi

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 02, 2015 4:05 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament voted on Monday to bar the government from passing key reforms without its approval in an effort to restrict Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, parliamentarians said.

The chamber took the step after Abadi unilaterally passed reforms in August it considered a violation of the constitution such as sacking the vice presidents and deputy prime ministers and cutting the salaries of government employees.

(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Toby Chopra)