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Al-Khalidi assured: 220 deputies will vote to pass the Allawi government

Member of the House of Representatives and head of the Bayraq al-Khair bloc, Muhammad al-Khalidi, confirmed that 220 deputies were guaranteed to vote on the government of Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi.

“Most of the deputies are traveling outside Baghdad,” Al-Khalidi said in a statement to an Arab newspaper that was followed by “Al-Akhbaria”, regarding the delay in voting on the booth.

He explained that “discussions with the Kurdish and Sunni political forces are taking place around the participation of the components, and not to change the names of the candidates or impose specific names.” Al-Khalidi praised the completion of Allawi’s cabinet formation “12 days after his appointment, and it is fully ready to vote.”

The MP, close to Allawi, added that “the parliamentary majority that will vote for the government, which is more than 220 deputies, has been assured,” stressing that there is a majority even if the large Kurdish forces boycott the voting session with the coalition of Iraqi forces led by Muhammad al-Halbousi.

He explained that “the political blocs supporting Allawi are all Shiite political forces except for the rule of law led by Nuri al-Maliki, and approximately 40 representatives from the Sunni blocs. As for the Turkmen blocs, seven deputies, and nine Christian powers, and the Kurdish forces 15 representatives.” Source