A political source close to the head of State of Law Coalition Nouri al-Maliki stated that the coalition received one ministry in the new cabinet, which is the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. This is less than the quota deserved bt the Coalition, according to Maliki.
“We are now working to get the Ministry of Planning also,” the source added.
The Iraqi Parliament convened to vote on the new cabinet
The Interior and Defense ministries, which are of key importance, haven’t been approved yet.