Iraq’s parliament has approved a partial cabinet reshuffle, electing five technocratic ministers. While this eases the immediate pressure on PM Haidar      al-‘Abadi, major portfolios such as the oil ministry remain unchanged.

On 26 April, the Iraqi parliament held its first legal session under Speaker Salim al-Jiburi since an attempted impeachment of him on 14 April (MEES, 15 April). Parliament approved a partial ministerial reshuffle, easing the...