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Iraqi PM bids to cancel posts of deputy PM and vice president

© Reuters. Iraqi Prime Minister al-Abadi talks to Russian President Putin during their meeting at Kremlin in Moscow

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on Sunday for the multiple positions of vice president and deputy prime minister to be canceled, as part of an initiative to improve state finances and reduce corruption.

The measure, announced in an online statement, follows weeks of protests in Baghdad and southern cities...