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Ministers targeted by reshuffle include defence, oil: Source

An official source revealed the ministries involved in the current reshuffle, saying that the announcement was delayed to select proper candidates.

The ministries include agriculture, industry, immigration, trade, transport, water resources, sports, communications, oil, finance, and defense, the source said.

Other amendments may also include ministries of electricity, labor, social affairs and municipalities, he added.

He added the nomination of new ministers was based on competence. Prime Minister Adel Abd al-Mahdi held a meeting with leaders of political blocs, the source said, noting that this meeting gave Abdul-Mahdi the green light to carry out a wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle.