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Abdul Mahdi mandates a Kurdish minister for Justice portfolio duties

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Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi

A leaked document on Friday showed that Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has mandated the Minister of Housing and Construction Bangen Rekani to take over the duties of justice minister.

Justice portfolio is one of the disputed posts at Abdul Mahdi’s government, where the Kurdish parties argued over the post, as the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) strongly objects to granting the post to a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) nominee, MP of Al-Fatah Ahmed Kanani revealed on Saturday.

 

The document dates back to December 6, 2108.

The Iraqi House of Representatives was supposed to vote on the final lineup of the cabinet past Tuesday, but due to disputes between political blocs, the voting was postponed to Thursday’s session, however, the session was held yesterday with no voting on its agenda.

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