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Saairun look forward to getting Central Bank governor post: source

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Saairun Alliance has given the option to the political blocs to choose one of the two positions of the national security adviser or the governor of the Central Bank to be part of Saairun's share, a source said.

Saairun has engaged in negotiations to obtain one of the two positions, but it conceded the National Security Adviser post in exchange for the governor of the Central Bank, the source said.

Also, there has been an agreement to grant Faleh al-Fayadh, the current national security adviser, the post of the security adviser to the Prime Minister, so he would attend all the cabinet meetings, but would not have the right to vote on the cabinet's decisions.

The National Wisdom Movement will not engage in negotiations with any party regarding the division of the posts, said member of the movement Aysar al-Jaderi.

"This situation brings us back to square one," Jaderi said, adding that such acts drive Iraq away from achieving progress and reforming state institutions.

On the other hand, Fatah Alliance MP Mohamed Karim said that Saairun's decision to abandon the national security adviser post to obtain the post of the Central Bank governor has not taken an official context. He added that such offer may part of political negotiations among the blocs.

Forced withdrawal

Faleh al-Fayadh has been Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi's candidate for the interior ministry candidate, which has provoked controversy and conflicts between political parties, especially Saairun backed by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, and Fatah Alliance headed by Hadi al-Amiri.

After months of disputes, a Fatah Alliance MP said in February that the alliance has agreed to withdraw Fayadh, after Saairun, who has rejected the candidacy of Fayadh for the post, agreed to support him for the deputy prime minister for security affairs post.

The source said that Fatah has withdrawn Fayadh to maintain its relationship with Saairun and in order for the two parties not to get involved into a political dispute that would obstruct the work of the government and its program to serve citizens.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 30 April 2019 01:14 AM
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