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National Alliance names Jabouri as new defense ministry candidate


The National (Wataniya) Alliance, led by Ayad Allawi, on Tuesday named a new candidate for the portfolio of the Defense Ministry, after former candidate Faisal al-Jarba was rejected by the parliament in Monday's vote.

In an interview with The Baghdad Post, Wataniya's Entissar al-Jabouri said that there has been an agreement to nominate Salim al-Jabouri, the former parliament speaker, for the defense minister post in Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi's government in case Jarba failed.

Jabouri's name was officially submitted to Abdul Mahdi and partners in the political process, Jabouri said, adding that their candidate got the support of most of the political forces and that he is the most likely to get the portfolio.


Last Modified: Tuesday، 25 December 2018 09:40 PM