Iraqi parliament cancels voting session on new cabinet due to lack of quorum and premier al Abadi's non presence

Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al Jabouri speaks during a news conference at the parliament building, in Baghdad, Iraq April 14, 2016.
Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al Jabouri speaks during a news conference at the parliament building, in Baghdad, Iraq April 14, 2016.

Political tension has been rising as Abadi struggles to deliver a government overhaul he announced in February under pressure from the clergy of Iraq's Shiite majority.

Iraq, a major OPEC exporter which sits on one of the world's largest oil reserves, ranks 161 out of 168 on Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index.

Jabouri said another meeting will be held on Saturday, without indicating if a vote will be held then.

Political tension has been rising as Abadi struggles to deliver a government overhaul he announced in February under pressure from the clergy of Iraq's Shiite majority.

Iraq, a major OPEC exporter which sits on one of the world's largest oil reserves, ranks 161 out of 168 on Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index.

Jabouri said another meeting will be held on Saturday, without indicating if a vote will be held then.

Iraqi parliament speaker Salim al Jabouri, center, arrives for a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (AP)
Iraqi parliament speaker Salim al Jabouri, center, arrives for a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (AP)

Political tension has been rising as Abadi struggles to deliver a government overhaul he announced in February under pressure from the clergy of Iraq's Shiite majority.

Iraq, a major OPEC exporter which sits on one of the world's largest oil reserves, ranks 161 out of 168 on Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index.

Jabouri said another meeting will be held on Saturday, without indicating if a vote will be held then.

Source: TRT World