Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi sent a document to the parliament speaker on Monday
containing the names of new candidates for the two ministries of justice and education.
According to the document, Abdul Mahdi nominated Al-Qadi Arkan Qadir for the justice ministry and Safana al-Hamadani for the education ministry.
Abdul Mahdi's former candidate for the education ministry, Shaimaa al-Hayali, resigned earlier due to her brother's alleged ties to ISIS.
Addressing Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi, Abdul Mahdi said in the document, "There is no doubt that the completion of the government's formation was delayed. [We] are aware that the reason for this is the hard circumstances witnessed by the country and the political parties' desire to reach for the best candidates, according to their assessments, which we fully respect."
He added, according to the document, that he will send names for the defense and interior ministry candidates "within a short time, after exerting efforts to make sure [they] would have the required support from the parliament."