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For 3rd time: Halbousi adjourns voting on cabinet for reservations on proposed ministers

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Speaker of House of Representatives Mohamed al-Halbousi

Speaker of House of Representatives Mohamed al-Halbousi postponed the voting on the remaining ministerial portfolios to next Thursday, for lack of quorum at Tuesday's session.

 

The Reform and Reconstruction Alliance, led by Saairun Alliance, withdrew from the session and boycotted the vote on Tuesday, in objection to the nominees of Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi for the interior and defense ministries.

Former IMIS commander Faleh al-Fayadh, Abdul Mahdi's choice for the interior post, is viewed as extremely controversial due to his crimes and his connections to the Iranian regime. While Iranian-backed political blocs are pushing for Fayadh's appointment, he has been rejected by popular Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his Saairun Alliance.

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