MP Raed Fahmy of the Coalition of Alliance Towards Reform revealed Saturday that Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will announce the new cabinet in the next 10 days.
Fahmy said in press remarks that Mahdi will be choosing between candidates who submitted their resumes online as well as independent candidates and nominees of political blocs.
He also pointed out that the number of ministries might be reduced to 21 or even merged, pointing out that Mahdi currently has many resumes of various expertise and skills that he may consider for important official positions in his government.
On Oct. 2, newly-elected Iraqi President Barham Salih nominated Abdul-Mahdi to form the country’s new government after
Mahdi served as Minister of Oil in Haider al-Abadi’s government but resigned in 2016 after two years in office. He was also vice-president between 2005 and 2011.