World News: 00:56 GMT Tuesday 3rd December 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
Iraq's rival parties were negotiating the contours of a new government on Monday, after the previous cabinet was brought down by a two-month protest movement insisting on even more deep-rooted change. Parliament on Sunday formally tasked the president with naming a new candidate, but Iraq's competing factions typically engage in drawn-out discussions before any official decisions are made. Talks on a new premier began before Abdel Mahdi resigned, a senior political source and a government official told AFP.
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