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Halbousi, Hakim review talks about government formation

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Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi has reviewed with the head of the Reform and Reconstruction Alliance Ammar al-Hakim the current negotiations to complete the formation of the new government in a meeting on Tuesday.

During the meeting, Halbousi and Hakim discussed the developments in the political situation of the country and the means to support the government to help implement the governmental program, and strengthen state institutions, a statement by Halbousi's office read.

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 Abd al-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, Muqtada al-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.

In February, Fatah Alliance MP Mithaq al-Hamedi said that his alliance has agreed with Saairun to nominate another candidate for the Interior Ministry instead of Fayadh.

National Wisdom Movement MP Asaad al-Morshedi said that former Interior Minister Mohamed al-Ghabban is the most likely to get nominated for the post.
Last Modified: Wednesday، 13 February 2019 12:26 AM
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