The candidate of Fatah Alliance for the post of Minister of Interior, Faleh al-Fayadh, has withdrawn his candidacy for the ministerial position in the cabinet of Adil Abdul Mahdi, an informed sources said on Tuesday, adding that Fayadh agreed to withdraw his candidacy for the Interior Ministry, in return for a senior position in the state.
The Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has settled on 70% of the remaining ministries, Spokesman for the coalition of State of Law, Abbas al-Musawi said, suggesting 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 in 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 did not ask political blocs until now 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.