The handover ceremony of the ministerial posts was held tonight in the presence of Adel Abdul-Mahdi and Mustafa al-Kazemi and the ministers of their cabinets.
Former Iraqi Premier Adel Abdul Mahdi congratulated Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi on his election as Iraq's Prime Minister-designate.
The US military has been making preparations to comply with a request to leave Iraq by the country’s parliament and acting prime minister, Adil Abdul-Mahdi.
A spokesman for the Iraqi Armed Forces announced on Sunday the start of an operational mechanism to withdraw US troops from Iraqi territory.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Friday he would submit his resignation to parliament.
US Vice President Mike Pence avoided meeting Iraqi federal government leaders during a surprise trip on Saturday to the country.
The Iraqi Prime Minister has said new electoral reforms would be announced over the next few days, giving no further details.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said that he is ready to resign amid the anti-government wave of protests across the country escalates.
Iran's President said mutual visits between Iranian and Iraqi officials have contributed to the development of relations and cooperation between the two countries.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met on Monday with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdel Mahdi in Tehran.