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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks on Iraqi Police Day at a police academy in Baghdad, in this file picture taken January 9, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily/Files


BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament postponed to Thursday a session to vote on a new cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with the aim of fighting graft, state TV reported on Tuesday.

Parliament will be called on to vote on a second list of candidates, state TV said citing lawmakers.

Abadi presented a first line-up to parliament on March 31 and asked the MPs to accept, reject or modify it. His second list was crafted taking into consideration the opinion of dominant political blocs in parliament, MPs said.

(Reporting by Saif Hameed; Writing by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Alison Williams)


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