Iraqi Prime Minister Announces Reforms Amid Protests
Amid country-wide protests, Iraq's prime minister has announced dramatic reforms to the government.By Eugene Daniels | August 9, 2015
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced big changes to curb government spending and combat corruption.
The reforms include a quota for government positions filled by political independents and a committee to investigate and prosecute corruption. But the most extreme step is getting rid of the deputy prime minister position and three vice presidential positions. (Video via PBS)
Al-Abadi's predecessor and rival Nouri al-Maliki just so happens to hold one of those VP posts. (Video via CCTV America)