Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi, Iraq's intelligence chief and a former journalist, will head the new government. He will begin his term without a full Cabinet, however, after several ministerial candidates were rejected.
President Barham Salih names ex-communications minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as new premier, two months after former PM Adil Abdul Mahdi resigned under pressure from the street.
The demonstrator died after being hit by a tear gas canister on one of the main highways in east Baghdad, medics say.
The new law changes each of the country's 18 provinces into several electoral districts, with one legislator elected per 100,000 people.
Demonstrators block roads and bridges in southern cities by burning tyres to condemn Iran's influence and leaders who have failed to agree on a new premier.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani urged leaders to abandon partisan politics in choosing a new head of government and said he would have no involvement in efforts to replace Adil Abdul Mahdi.
Officials say three protesters were shot dead while the fourth one was killed by a tear gas canister. About 108 demonstrators were wounded in the clashes as embattled PM Adil Abdul Mahdi calls for "return to normal life."
Anti-government protesters continue to shut down roads and government offices in the Iraqi capital, escalating a month-long string of rallies demanding political change.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi insists on a political reconciliation rather than early elections, but the leaders of the two largest blocs in the parliament insist he must step down.
Protests broke out on Tuesday across several Iraqi governorates demanding an improvement in living conditions and an end to corruption.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara and Baghdad discussed a possible deal to increase military and security cooperation, after meeting with visiting Iraqi PM Adil Abdul Mahdi in Ankara.
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