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Iraqi Prime Minister asks political blocs to meet after the Eid holiday



BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on Iraq's political groups on Thursday to meet after the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr and agree on how to move forward in establishing a new parliament and government.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks at the Tokyo Conference on Support for Job Creation and Vocational Training to Facilitate Arms Reduction for the Iraqi Society in Tokyo, Japan, April 5, 2018. REUTERS / Toru Hanai

Abadi said that although there were violations in the parliamentary elections in May, constitutional provisions were the only way forward.

Eid al-Fitr follows the fasting month of Ramadan. The government announced that the holidays would end on Tuesday.

Report of Ahmed Aboulenein; Ulf Laessing edition

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