[size=36]Abdul-Mahdi offers his resignation to the Council of Ministers and demands parliament to speed up the selection of a replacement[/size]
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Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, on Saturday, his resignation to the Council, while calling on the House of Representatives to choose an alternative to head the government quickly.
Abdul-Mahdi said in the resignation that he presented and sent to the House of Representatives, that "in response to the speech of the supreme religious authority and in view of the difficult circumstances experienced by the country, and to provide better conditions to calm the situation and to open the way for the Council of Representatives to consider new options, I ask your esteemed Council to accept my resignation from the presidency of the Council Ministers, which means the resignation of the government as a whole, there is no doubt that the esteemed Council with its members and blocs will be keen to find the appropriate alternative as soon as the country under the current circumstances can not bear the government of the conduct of daily matters, so I ask your esteemed Council to complete the procedures to grant confidence A new government and a new government to assume responsibilities in accordance with the constitutional and legal contexts in force, may God help you and your people, and who our people in security and peace and tranquility and progress and that he is listening.
He added in a televised speech during his presidency of the emergency session of the Council of Ministers and followed (Mawazine News) that "resignation is important to dismantle the crisis and calm the situation in Iraq."
Abdul-Mahdi asked the House of Representatives to accept his resignation due to the circumstances experienced by the country, adding: "I ask the parliament to choose an alternative to me quickly."