Reform and Reconstruction Alliance MP Jassim Al-Bakhati said that his alliance in coordination with the National Axis and National (Wataniya) Alliances will nominate five candidates for the defense ministry.
Bakhati's remarks come after Faisal al-Jarba, former candidate for the ministry, was rejected during a parliament voting session in December.
The candidates include former Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri and renowned retired officer Hisham al-Darraji, Bakhati said.
The Reform Alliance is waiting for the candidates to send their resumes in order to submit their names to Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi, Bakhati said.
Concerning the controversial candidate for the interior minister post, Faleh al-Fayadh, Bakhati said that nothing so far indicates that Fayadh was replaced, expecting the ministry to be headed by an acting minister until Fayadh is changed.