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the names of the candidates of Al-Kadhimi’s government

Category: Iraq News

Date: 2020-04-23T00:09:52+0000
the names of the candidates of Al-Kadhimi’s government

Shafaq News
Sources close to the ongoing discussion to form the government revealed on Wednesday the names of candidates that will fill 14 ministerial portfolios in the government of Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kadhimi .

The source who requested anonymity, said to Shafaq News, that Al-Kadhimi presented to the Shiite leaders during a meeting held this evening the names of his candidates to fill 14 ministerial portfolios.

He explained that the candidates are:

Candidate of the Ministry of Planning / Khaled Battal

Foreign Ministry candidate / Harith Hassan


Candidate of the Ministry of Higher Education / Ibrahim Bahr Al-Ulum

  Candidate of the Ministry of Finance / Fouad Hussein

Candidate of the Ministry of Justice / Khaled Shawani

Candidate of the Ministry of Municipalities / Rizan Muhammad

  Candidate of the Ministry of Agriculture / Mohamed Shiaa

Candidate of the Ministry of Oil / Hisham Saleh Dawood

Candidate of the Ministry of Water Resources / Jassem Muhammad Al-Asadi

Candidate of the Ministry of Electricity / Adnan Al-Zurfi

Candidate of the Ministry of Labor / Kazem Al-Sahlani

Candidate of the Ministry of Culture / Hashem Al-Shadidi

Candidate of the Ministry of Interior / Muzahim Al-Tamimi

Candidate of the Ministry of Education / Muzahim Al-Khayyat and Falah Mahmoud Ahmed to choose one of them

Another source told Shafaq News said that Al-Kadhimi presented the names of his candidates to Shiite leaders, but they objected on some , without specifying names.

The source added that "Shiite leaders asked Al-Kadhimi to change some of the names of the candidates because of their inefficiency to take the ministerial position."

The source also referred to "the gathered opposed the re-nomination of a number of ministers in the previous government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, and made observations on some of the candidates submitted by the Sunni forces."

A political source has revealed to Shafaq News, the meeting of the Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kadhimi with the leader of State of Law coalition Nuri al-Maliki and the leader of Al-Fateh coalition Hadi al-Amiri and the head of the towards Reform alliance Nassar al-Rubaie and Adnan Fayhan on behalf of Al-Sadiqon movement. The meeting was held without the leader of al-Hikma movement, Ammar al-Hakim, or any representative of him , though he was dedicated to discuss the disagreements over the government formation.

For his part, the head of Al-Fateh parliamentary bloc, Mohammed Al-Ghabban , tweeted “ The proposed cabinet presented by the president-designate today is incomplete."

He added that "the combined political blocs evaluate the nomination mechanism of the Prime Minister-designate and study the names of the candidates who were named to some ministries according to the specifications that have been agreed upon."

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