Former Minister of State Salah
al-Jubour has been nominated for the post of defense minister, a political
source said, adding that Jubouri seems to have strong chances of being passed.
Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi intends to choose former MP from Diyala province Salah al-Jubouri as a candidate for the Ministry of Defense for being acceptable by all political blocs, the source added.
Abdul Mahdi's intension to choose Jubouri comes due to his competence and acceptability, as he had been an MP in the parliament in 2010 before he resigned to join the government as a minister of state and later become a member of the Accountability and Justice Authority, the source added.
Passing Jubouri in the parliament is not expected to be opposed by the MPs, as he is accepted by the blocs of Saairun and Building.