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Iraqi PM Proposes Cutting VP, Deputy PM Positions

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has proposed eliminating the positions of vice president and deputy prime minister as part of a series of reforms to reduce corruption and improve government. Mr. Abadi announced the proposals Sunday following weeks of protests against mismanagement and a lack of services, including not providing consistent electricity. The plan calls for cutting Iraq's three vice presidents, which include Mr. Abadi's predecessor Nouri al-Maliki.  It...

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