Iraq's president names a former governor of Najaf city Adnan Zurfi as prime minister-designate, following weeks of political infighting.
In capital Baghdad and southern cities, demonstrators chant "we reject Allawi" and hold posters of the new PM's face with a red cross through it a day after Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi's appointment.
The demonstrations comes ahead a Sunday midnight deadline for naming an interim prime minister. that was missed by the country's parliament.
Iraq's parliament has approved the resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi on Sunday, amid ongoing violence and anti-government demonstrations in the capital.
Kurdish candidate Barham Saleh sweeps to the post of president of Iraq following which he instructs former vice president and veteran Shia politician Adel Abdel Mahdi to form a government.
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