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Leaked document shows Abd al-Mahdi's insistence on Fayadh's candidacy

Falih al-Fayadh

A leaked document from Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi’s office showed he insist on nominating Falih al-Fayadh for the post of interior minister, alongside two other candidates for defense and justice ministries.

The document proposed the candidacy of Fayadh for interior, Salim al-Jabouri for defense, and Rizgar Mohammed Amin, the former chief judge of the Iraqi Special Tribunal's Al-Dujail trial.

The document challenges the will of the majority bloc at the parliament, who asserted their rejection to Fayadh’s nomination, the reason that postponed the final lineup of Abd al-Mahdi’s cabinet until the moment.

Saairun Alliance has reiterated its rejection of Fayadh as candidate for interior ministry, saying that it would never accept him.

Saairun MP Mudar Ismail said Monday that the Reform and Reconstruction Alliance has a clear stance toward the nomination of Fayadh for the Interior Ministry portfolio, adding that this stance has been understood by all political blocs.

In an interview with The Baghdad Post, Ismail said that Saairun Alliance will not accept Fayadh as interior minister even if he was introduced to the parliament in all its coming sessions for four consecutive years.

Ismail stressed the need to replace Fayadh with another independent and specialized figure capable of managing Iraq's security issues.

"The replacement of Fayadh will contribute to the completion of the ministry and will [allow] the government to provide services to the Iraqi people," as part of its duty, Ismail stated.