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Here’s to know everything about Iraqi PM-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi

Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who is the prime minister-designate of Iraq, was born in the Al-Nawab neighborhood of Kadhimiya, Baghdad.

His father, originally from the Shatrah area of Dhi Qar province, was a surveyor and an art expert.

According to locals in the neighborhood, Kadhimi eyed power as a child, taking charge as a leader of the neighborhood children. Others describe him as “enthusiastic” and “involved”.

His friends today describe him as a calm person.

“When he speaks with someone, he listens and then argues. This is a very good quality, which very few people have,” says Nibras Al-Maamouri, an activist and media worker.

The fifty three-year old PM is married and the father of two. He is the son-in-law of Mahdi Allaq, a leader of the Dawa Party and former secretary of Iraq’s Council of Ministers.

Two of his brothers have risen to the rank of advisor to the prime minister. Source