Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Voting to complete Iraqi cabinet today

Baghdad/ Iraq TradeLink: Iraqi Parliament sources reported that today a session will be held to
finalize the candidate of the new Iraqi government.

On 14 December, a similar session was held but was characterized with “chaos” that prevented voting on the candidates.

 Angry parliament members perplexed the session, while local media organs reported that quarrels took place that obliged Premier Adel Abdul Mehdi and his candidates to leave the premises.

 Eight ministries are still vacant in the new Iraqi government, where the most disputes were for the posts of interior and defence ministries.

On the other hand, MP Hamid al-Mussawi stated that Premer Mehdi will not attend the session without guarantees to reach agreements on finalizing this issue.