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PM to announce new gov't formation in 10 days: MP

Raed Fahmy
MB Raed Fahmy

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.

Mahdi, announced on Friday that around 15,184 Iraqi citizens have submitted their resumes on a website he launched earlier for nominations to ministerial posts in the anticipated cabinet.

On Oct. 2, newly-elected Iraqi President Barham Salih nominated Abdul-Mahdi to form the country’s new government after consensus between parliamentary blocs.

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.

Last Modified: Saturday، 13 October 2018 04:30 PM