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Fatah, Saairun to replace Fayadh for Interior Ministry - source

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Amiri (R) and Sadr
Fatah Alliance agreed with Saairun Alliance to name another nominee for interior portfolio instead of controversial Faleh al-Fayadh, who Saairun firmly rejects, according to a source of Fatah Alliance.

MP Mithaq al-Hamedi said the new candidate is yet to be announced, noting that negotiations to keep Fayadh as the ministry's candidate had failed.

Fatah Alliance headed by Hadi al-Amiri and Saairun Alliance supported by Sadrist Movement leader Muqtada al-Sadr has disputed over the nomination of Fayadh; Saairun said will never allow to pass his nomination at the Parliament.

Concerning defense ministry, Hamedi said that Sunni MPs of the Reform and Reconstruction Alliance have not yet settled on a specific candidate.

Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi has worked on completing the final lineup of his government since he took the office last October.

On October 24, Abd al-Mahdi managed to get the parliamentary approval on 14 out of 22 ministries. However disagreement between political blocs especially on security ministries have thwarted Abdul Mahdi's efforts to complete the cabinet in a short time.

While Fatah Alliance has frequently tried to force the others to accept Fayadh as the interior ministry candidate, Sadr affirmed his rejection to Fayadh and other partisan candidate for interior ministry.

Sadr said that he would instead support the nomination of military leaders who fought against ISIS during Iraq's fight to rid the country of the terrorist group's caliphate.
Last Modified: Saturday، 09 February 2019 12:57 AM