MP of the construction coalition Amer al-Fayez ruled out the possibility of deciding the names of the remaining ministers of Adel Abdul Mahdi's government this week because of the current political disputes.
“The Parliament’s Wednesday session will be devoted to the introduction of some secondary topics or to discuss the budget, but it will not address the completion of the cabinet,” al-Fayez said.
He added that the political differences on the two security ministries are continuing despite raising alternative names.
On the other hand, the Spokesman for the coalition of State of Law, Abbas al-Musawi, suggested that Abdul Mahdi would submit the cabinet to the Parliament next week.
Musawi said that submitting the names of the remaining minister might take place during the next parliament session.
Abdul Mahdi has to go to parliament to submit all the names he has or at least submit those who have been agreed on so far, adding that "staying halfway without giving names or to demanding the political blocs to change them will negatively reflect on the status of the political process and the government.
Abdul-Mahdi has not asked political blocs so far to replace disputed candidates, Musawi said, adding that there is almost consensus on the importance of submitting names to the Parliament and then to let the Parliament take the final decision.