Iraq’s parliament today hired a new oil minister as part of an overhaul aimed at tackling corruption, a news report said.
The parliament initially blocked Jabar Ali al-Luaibi’s appointment in May, but has now performed a U-turn.
Luaibi used to run the state-controlled South Oil Company, which produces most of the OPEC nation’s crude.
He was one of six candidates Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi picked to fill cabinet posts, Reuters reported.
His choice of trade minister was not accepted by parliament, but the others were approved.