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Iraq parliament approves PM's anti-corruption plan

AFP , Tuesday 11 Aug 2015
File photo of Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during a news conference in Baghdad August 25, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)
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Iraq's parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's reform programme aimed at curbing corruption and reducing government waste that has sparked widespread anger and weeks of protests.

"It was unanimously approved," parliament speaker Salim al-Juburi announced to applause after the vote, which was held without a debate as soon as the plan was read.

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