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Kadhimi fails to pass oil ministry candidate in parliament

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No candidate for the Oil Ministry in Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi's Cabinet has been approved, lawmakers said, according to Reuters.

 

Iraq's parliament approved a majority of ministers presented by Kadhimi on Wednesday, lawmakers said, ushering in a new government after months of deadlock, Reuters reported.

The parliament approved Goma'a Anad as defense minister and Othman Al-Ghanemi as interior minister.

Also, Kadhimi's picks for finance, electricity and other key portfolios passed during a parliament vote on the cabinet, the lawmakers said.

Several ministerial candidates were rejected, however, meaning Kadhimi will begin his term without a full government.

 

 

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