Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi discussed on Sunday with former parliament speaker Salim Al Jubouri the latest developments of the government formation.
Abdul Mahdi hailed Al Jubouri’s role in the convergence of views between different political parties.
For his part, Al Jubouri assured the importance selecting professional figures in the coming government away from political pressures, stressing that the new government should involve all Iraq’s sectors
Abdul Mahdi began talks with Iraqi political parties to discuss the formation of the government as he demanded ministerial candidates to submit their resumes, informed political sources stated on Friday.
Abdul Mahdi, according to sources, is seeking to finish selecting all the ministers before the end of the 30 days, determined by the Iraqi constitution, pointing out that he still faces difficulties and pressures in choosing ministers.
The announcement of the Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of the Iraqi Sadrist Movement, Wednesday that he will not nominate anyone to hold any ministerial post in the formation of the next Iraqi government provided a strong support to Abdul Mahdi to choose ministers freely, the sources added.