Iraq’s president on Saturday assigned the country’s former communications minister to form a new government.
Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi announced President Barham Salih’s mandate to form the new government on Twitter.
He also addressed protestors urging them to continue their demonstrations until a change was achieved in the country.
Allawi must now establish a government within a month, according to the Iraqi constitution.
Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, born in Baghdad, was elected a deputy after 2003.
He had served as the minister of communication for two terms under former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
*Writing by Dilara Hamit