Mustafa al Kadhimi was nominated by President Barham Salih, state television reported, shortly after the previous designated prime minister, Adnan al Zurfi, announced he was withdrawing after having failed to secure support to pass a government.
Iraq's prime minister-designate announced his withdrawal from the post after failing to secure parliamentary support for his Cabinet selection.
Mohammed Allawi represents the same establishment protesters want to get rid of, and this is best encapsulated by Moqtada al Sadr's u-turn on the protest movement.
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.
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