Former Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi criticized the lineup of the new government led by Adil Abdul Mahdi, saying that some parties and coalitions have been advantaged at the expense of other parties.
During a televised interview, Abadi said on Friday that Saairun (Movement Towards Reform) Alliance, led by Muqtada al-Sadr, and al-Fatah Alliance, led by Hadi al-Amiri, took the lion's share in the new government.
He went to questioning the nomination of some ministers, saying that some ministers have been proposed by other countries.
"This cabinet was formed in the light of an agreement between certain blocs. I am not part of this agreement. I did not sign, but this does not mean I am against," Abadi stated.
He added that the Fatah and Saairun have claimed to waiver of their share, but in fact, they took the lion's share in sovereign and non-sovereign ministries.