Hassan Ali of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan affirmed the continuation of the
negotiations between the political blocs on the completion of the government of
Adil Abd al-Mahdi.
Ali added that the PUK confirms its right to nominate the candidate of the justice ministry in the new government. He noted that his party has not yet settled on a candidate.
A Dialogue has been taking place between the political blocs, especially between Saairun and Fatah blocs, and the Shiite and Sunni blocs in the parliament, to choose candidates for the ministries of defense and interior.