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

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