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Candidate to defense min. post not Swedish: Wataniya bloc

Kazim al-Shammari, head of Wataniya Coalition's bloc, denied reports claiming that their bloc's candidate for the defense ministry has acquired the Swedish nationality.

"Defense Ministry's candidate Najah al-Shammari is not included by the procedures of accountability and justice. He also does not have the Swedish nationality or passport," the bloc's head said.

He also described the ministry's candidate as "a patriotic figure who has the competence that make him capable of facing the challenges of the post," adding that the coalition headed by Ayad Allawi took the decision to nominate the candidates for the defense ministry based on these qualities.

The bloc's head said that such allegations have become "familiar," adding that some political parties target the patriotic competent figures and "seek to maintain chaos in the institutions of the state."

On October 24, Prime Minister Adil 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.

On Sunday, Fatah Alliance MP Ahmed Ali Hussein said that the political parties have settled on candidates for the remaining candidates of the government, except for ministry of justice.
Last Modified: Tuesday، 09 April 2019 12:36 PM