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Parl't session delayed for 'lack of democracy standards': MP

Adil Abdel-Mahdi
Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi

Iraqi political blocs have to choose either to pass a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi’s government or to grant him the complete freedom to complete the cabinet lineup, MP of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Diyar Berway said on Saturday.

“What happened in the parliament session yesterday was unexpected and did not live up to the aspired level of democracy,” he added.

The Iraqi Parliament convened on Tuesday to vote on the nominations of the remaining candidates for Cabinet seats, but the session got postponed again amid deep divisions over the key defense and interior portfolios.

The ministers nominated are Faleh al-Fayadh for the Ministry of Interior, Faisal al-Jarba for the Defense Ministry, and Saba al-Tai for the Ministry of Education.

The remaining nominations include Nouri al-Karbouli for the ministry of planning, Abdul Amir al-Hamdani for the ministry of culture, Qusay al-Suhail for ministry of higher education, Dara Noureddine for ministry of justice, and Hala Korkis for ministry of migration and displacement.

This comes following weeks of disputes between the political blocs over the vacant ministerial posts. Fayadh has been one of the most controversial candidates, with Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and the Saairun Alliance having been adamantly rejecting his nomination.

Last Modified: Saturday، 08 December 2018 03:12 PM