State of Law Coalition head Nouri al-Maliki said
that there is no need to change the candidate for the Ministry of the Interior, Faleh
al-Fayadh, who has drawn much controversy since Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi first started forming his cabinet.
Saairun Alliance and other parties under the Reform and Reconstruction Alliance have objected to the nomination of Fayadh to the Ministry of the Interior and were able to foil the vote on him in the parliamentary session on December 24.
"[If] you do not want Fayadh, go to the parliament and convince those who you can convince and reject him (Fayadh) legally, and use your mechanisms of democracy," Maliki stated.