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Parties introduce 4 candidates for Iraq's Interior Ministry: MP

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Saairun Alliance MP Alaa al-Rubaie said that the negotiations between his alliance and Fatah Alliance did not settle on a certain candidate for the Interior Ministry post.

He said that four figures have been introduced as candidates, including Iraqi presidential adviser Sherwan al-Waeli and three other officers, adding that the political parties are expected to settle on a candidate for the portfolio on Saturday shortly before the vote session of the parliament.

Rubaie said that the political blocs set certain conditions for the nomination for the remaining four ministries, including efficiency, professionalism and specialization. They also agreed to replace all former candidates, according to Rubaie.

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 Faleh al-Fayadh as the Interior Ministry candidate, Sadrist Movement leader Muqtada al-Sadr affirmed his rejection to Fayadh and any other partisan candidate for the 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، 05 March 2019 10:21 PM
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