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Acting ministers won't manage ministries starting June: Abd al-Mahdi

Iraq's Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi on Wednesday said that the concerned political parties are making great efforts to complete the government formation, pledging that ministries will not be managed by acting ministers starting from June.

During his meeting with the Reform and Reconstruction Alliance figures, Abd al-Mahdi said that the state started issuing a series of executive orders to solve the outstanding problems.

He added that the government is making a great effort to find solutions to service problems in Basra and to make progress in the electricity issue before the summer.

"Arranging the relationship with the Council of Representatives is one of the most important priorities. We have had separate meetings with MPs of each province," Abd al-Mahdi said, adding that the sinking of the ferry in Mosul, "led us to [make] procedures to prevent the political and administrative vacuum."

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.
Last Modified: Thursday، 28 March 2019 01:42 AM