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Four candidates compete for Speaker of Parliament post

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Political parties held negotiations over the candidate for the coming Speaker of Parliament post, a well-informed source said on Saturday.


The parties have so far agreed on four candidates for the post, including Former Defense Minister and Candidate of Victory electoral list Khaled al-Obaidi, Anbar Governor Mohamed Al-Halbusi,Salahuddin Governor Ahmed al-Jubouri and Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi, the source explained.


The sources underlined that the selections of the next Speaker of Parliament would be based on sectarian quota, a well-informed source said.


The Parliamentary elections was marked by record low turnout. It was the first since Iraq declared victory over the ISIS group and the fourth since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

Last Modified: Saturday، 11 August 2018 11:04 AM