Abdul Mahdi sets a condition for the acceptance of Prime Minister

An Iraqi political source said on Sunday that Adel Abdul Mahdi, the former vice president is the closest to the presidency of the next Iraqi government.

The source, a Shiite leader, said that “the competition was between Abdul Mahdi and other personalities, but there is a Kurdish-Sunni consensus on him,” noting that “Abdul Mahdi is waiting for approval of the reference Ali al-Sistani to give his consent to the political blocs to take over the post.”

He added that “Abdul-Mahdi told the political blocs that can not accept the post without the consent of the reference, which said that the experimenter does not try.”

The Iraqi Council of Representatives has resolved on Saturday, the controversy over the nomination of its new president, where the former governor of Anbar, Mohammed Halbusi won the job with 169 votes out of 298 votes, ahead of his rival Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, who received 89 votes, while the Speaker of the House of Representatives The former with 19 votes. Source

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