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Anti-government protesters sit-in on barriers set up by security forces to close the Jumhuriyah bridge leading to the Green Zone government areas during ongoing protests, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, May 10, 2020. Image Credit: AP

Baghdad: Iraqi new Finance Minister Ali Abdul Ameer Allawi has been named acting oil minister until the portfolio is filled, a senior oil ministry official said.

Allawi will attend the oil ministry headquarters to meet senior officials on Monday and will also preside over an oil pricing meeting, said the senior official.

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