President Barham Salih (R) presenting Mohammad Allawi, a former communications minister and lawmaker, with the decree to appoint him as Iraq's new premier. Photo: Handout via AFP

Iraqi president names former communications minister Mohammad Allawi as new prime minister, dividing protesters

  • Announcement comes amid widespread anti-government rallies across Iraq
  • Protests in Tahrir swelled on Saturday as supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr returned to the streets
Topic |   Iraq
President Barham Salih (R) presenting Mohammad Allawi, a former communications minister and lawmaker, with the decree to appoint him as Iraq's new premier. Photo: Handout via AFP
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