Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi addresses the media during the International Youth Day celebration in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked political blocs in parliament and "influential social figures" to nominate technocrats as candidates for ministerial positions in a new cabinet he plans to form, state TV reported Friday.Abadi said last month that he wanted to replace his ministers with technocrats to tackle the system of patronage that encourages graft by distributing government jobs and contracts along political, ethnic and sectarian lines.In a speech on Wednesday, Abadi said that he would announce ministerial changes soon and that the cabinet would be made of "competent professionals" who reflect the nation's ethnic and sectarian makeup.Sadr urged Abadi to form a cabinet where the political parties are not represented.
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