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Maliki not to take post in new cabinet: source

The leader of State of Law Coalition, Nouri al-Maliki, asserted on Sunday the necessity to end political conflicts and differences which are against the interests of the country.
Nouri al-Maliki, leader of State of Law Coalition

The leader of State of Law Coalition, Nouri al-Maliki, will not take a post in the new formed cabinet, a political source revealed on Friday.

The source stated that  Nouri al-Maliki, who is also a leader of Islamic Dawa Party, informed his the party members that he is intended to withdraw from the dialogues on the cabinet formation.

Leaders of Dawa Party affirmed their support to the newly elected Prime Minister Adil Abdel Mahdi in choosing freely the ministers in the cabinet.


Political sources confirmed on Friday that Mahdi will present 15 of his cabinet choices next Wednesday, with the exception of some ministries.

The sources said in a statement that "next Wednesday will be Adil Abdul Mahdi’s date for nominating a large part of the cabinet,” pointing out, however, that the security ministries will not be part of the initial lineup of the government cabinet, but will finalized later after the selection of professional personalities from within the respective ministries.

The sources added that those ministries will be decided after Abdul Mahdi’s announcement of the initial composition of the cabinet, noting that the curricula vitae of candidates for important and sensitive ministries are still being studied.

Last Modified: Friday، 19 October 2018 04:31 PM