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In Iraq, lawmakers have voted to limit the powers of the country's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's in enacting reforms.

The lawmakers have taken this move to force him to seek Parliament's approval before going ahead and implementing new measures.  

Kurdish lawmaker, Muhsin al-Saadoun said in a statement today that decision by Parliament should not be elevated as a negative step against Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's reforms plan, which was unanimously approved in August this year.

The lawmaker says that parliament wanted to maintain the separation of powers between government and the legislature, which are enshrined in the country's constitution.


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