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Construction Coalition calls to change Iraq's ruling system to presidential

Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi, speaks to parliament at the parliament headquarters, in Baghdad, Iraq October 24, 2018. Iraqi Parliament Office/Handout via REUTERS

The Construction Coalition asserted on Saturday the importance of changing the ruling system in Iraq from a parliamentary republic to a presidential republic to put an end to the current political conflicts.

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 03:10 PM