June 14, 2018 / 1:45 PM / in 4 months

Iraqi PM calls on political blocs to meet after Eid holiday

BAGHDAD, June 14 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday invited Iraq’s political groups to meet after the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday and agree on how to move forward in establishing a new parliament and government.

Abadi said that despite there being violations in a May parliamentary election, constitutional provisions were the only way forward.

Eid al-Fitr follows the fasting month of Ramadan. The government announced the holiday would end on Tuesday. (Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; editing by Ulf Laessing)

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