Iraq's new President Barham Salih, center right, walks with new Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, center left, in the parliament building in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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Iraq's prime minister designate Adel Abdel-Mahdi launched a website Tuesday to allow candidates to apply for a ministerial position online as he struggles to form a government.Abdel-Mahdi was named prime minister on Oct. 2 and, under the terms of the constitution, has until Nov. 1 to form his government.The new website gives would-be candidates a three-day opportunity from Tuesday morning until Thursday afternoon to register online for a ministerial post.A Shiite and native of Baghdad, the premier-designate is an economist by training and has the blessing of both of Iraq's feuding foreign power brokers Iran and the U.S.He was assigned to form a government by new President Barham Saleh, a moderate Kurd who was elected by Parliament on Oct. 2, defeating the candidate of nationalist leader Massud Barzani.
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