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Ghabban likely to be nominated for Iraq's Interior Ministry: MP

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National Wisdom Movement MP Asaad al-Morshedi said that there are many potential candidates for the interior minister's post in Adil Abd al-Mahdi's government, adding that former Interior Minister Mohamed al-Ghabban is the most likely to get nominated for the post.

Morshedi said that al-Fatah and Saairun alliances has reached an agreement that would end the crisis of the remaining ministerial portfolios.

He added that the two parties, during the last meeting, agreed to grant pro-Iran Faleh al-Fayadh, the controversial candidate for the Interior Ministry, another position than that of the interior minister because of political objections to his candidacy by a number of political forces.

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, who Saairun said will never allow to be passed in the Parliament.

Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has worked on completing the formation of his government since he took the PM post last October.

On October 24, Abdul 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: Monday، 11 February 2019 12:20 AM
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