MP Aliya Nassif called on Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi to change all senior officials who have been ministers for more than four years.
Nassif, a member of the National Iraqi Alliance, stated that "the change of senior officials who spent four years or more in their posts will ensure that other Iraqi professionals are given the opportunity to take positions in the ministries.
The Iraqi Parliament convened on Wednesday to vote on Mahdi’s new proposed government lineup and program as he was sworn in as the country’s new prime minister, along with 14 of his cabinet ministers.
Here is a list of the newly sworn-in ministers:
Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi
Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim
Oil Minister and Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Thamir Ghadhban
Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Fuad Hussein
Electricity Minister Luay al-Khateeb
Industry Minister Salih Abdullah al-Jabouri
Trade Minister Mohamed Hashem
Labor Minister Bassem al-Rubaie
Health Minister Alaa al-Alwani
Housing and Reconstruction Minister Bangin Rekani
Water Resources Minister Jamal Abbas al-Adili
Agriculture Minister Saleh Hussein al-Hassani
Transportation Minister Abdullah Luaibi al-Maliki
Communications Minister Naim al-Rubaie
Youth and Sports Minister Ahmed Riyadh