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Iraq's 3 leaders to discuss gov't formation with parties: source

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The presidency of Iraq is planning to hold a session of talks with political leaders in the presence of the president, prime minister and parliament speaker to discuss completing the formation of the government and the US presence in Iraq, a source said.

The meeting aims at reconciling between political leaders and agreeing on a mechanism to expedite the completion of the government, the source said.

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

On October 24, Abd al-Mahdi managed to get parliamentary approval on 14 out of 22 ministries. However disagreement between political blocs, especially on the 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 any 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: Tuesday، 26 February 2019 11:25 PM
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