Barham Salih Elected As The New President of Iraq

Iraq’s Parliament has elected a veteran Kurdish Politician Barham Salih as the country’s new President. He has named Shiite Adel Abdul Mahdi as Prime Minister of the country. The move will pave the way to form a new government, nearly five months after national elections.  

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan leader Salih won 220 votes out of the 273 lawmakers. He was among 20 candidates for the post, including one from the rival Kurdistan Democratic Party.
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Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2018- 

  • Iraq Capital– Baghdad, Currency– Iraqi dinar