Abdul Mahdi meets with political blocs to agree on the names of ministers
The deputy of the building block, Amer Fayez, that “the Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi is holding meetings and discussions with the political blocs on the agreement on the specifications of the names he needs to fill positions in his government.”
He pointed out in a press statement to him on October 5, 2018 that “the political blocs are also consultations and dialogues with the names that will choose to fill these positions, and each bloc will submit five names, the president chooses one of them,” according to the Agence France-Presse.
Fayez explained that “the general trend of the blocks is to go towards choosing new faces for these positions,” stressing that “the mechanism of testing independent ministers by Abdul-Mahdi will be through consultation with the political blocs and give him the mandate to choose ministers and personalities efficient.”
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterich expressed his hope for a “quick formation” of a “comprehensive government” in Iraq with “respect for constitutional deadlines” after Abdul Mahdi was named prime minister. He also congratulated Barham Saleh for his election as President of the Republic. “I hope that the election of the president will pave the way for the rapid formation of a comprehensive government,” he said.
The parliament was elected last Tuesday Barham Saleh, President of the Republic, which in turn assigned Abdul Mahdi, candidate of the “largest bloc” to form a new government within 30 days according to the Constitution, a task seems daunting amid the search for several coalitions within parliament to present itself as the most present and therefore the right representation Larger. Source