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Fayyad to withdraw Interior candidacy, take other senior post: source

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Faleh al-Fayyad, Fatah Alliance's candidate to head the Ministry of Interior, has agreed "in principle" to withdraw his candidacy for the ministerial post in the cabinet of Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi, according to a source close to Fatah.

The source said in a press statement that Fayyad has agreed in principle to withdraw his candidacy for interior minister in exchange for another senior position within the government; the position was not specified.

It is noteworthy that the Fatah Alliance, led by Hadi al-Amiri, has been adamant about nominating Fayyad to head the Ministry of the Interior, while the Saairun Alliance, backed by prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, staunchly rejected Fayyad's nomination.