Wataniya Coalition head Ayad Allawi received a warning from the Parliament over not attending consecutive sessions of the Parliament, some observers think that
such legal context is just a pretext by Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi to politically
Faisal al-Jarba, Allawi's former candidate for Defense Ministry's portfolio in Adil Abd al-Mahdi's government has been rejected by the Parliament in December, which strained relations between Halbousi and Allawi, observers said.
Jabouri is considered to be the most likely to be nominated for the post, according to sources.
Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi has worked on completing the formation of his government since he took post 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.