Johnson appoints new Iraqi finance minister (photo)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Iraqi-born Education Minister Nazim Al-Zahavi as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer after Rishi Sunak resigned.

And the Prime Minister announced that Queen Elizabeth II had agreed to the appointment of Al-Zahavi to this position.

Al-Zahavi was born in Iraq to a Kurdish family who immigrated to the UK when he was a child and later had a lucrative business career.

Finance Ministers Rishi Sunak and Health Minister Sajid Javid submitted their resignations from the British government on Tuesday evening.

The resignation comes minutes after the prime minister apologized for appointing Representative Chris Pincher to a government post.

Johnson admitted he made a “serious mistake” in appointing Mr. Pincher as vice chairman of the ruling MPs watchdog group in the House of Commons earlier this year, despite being told of previous accusations of the MP’s behavior.

Johnson’s approach to the issue was heavily criticized by the opposition and some of his deputies.

In his resignation letter, Rishi Sunak justified his decision by stating that “the people expect the government to work in a proper, efficient and serious manner” and that “these standards are worth striving for.”

“It became clear to me that our approaches are completely different,” he added, referring to Johnson.

Health Minister Sajid Javid said he could no longer serve in Boris Johnson’s government “in good conscience,” adding in his resignation letter that he had “lost confidence” in the prime minister.

Calls on Boris Johnson to resign following the announcement of the news of the resignation of two ministers.

Source: agencies

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