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Adel Abdul Mahdi Mission in Iraq Parliament Complicated

Adel Abdul Mahdi Mission in Iraq Parliament Complicated

Tuesday, 23 October, 2018 - 08:00
A picture taken on September 3, 2018 shows a general view of the Iraqi parliament during a meeting in the capital Baghdad. Photo: Sabah Arar | AFP

Prime minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi is facing a similar scenario to that of electing president Barham Salih when a huge number of blocs’ deputies revolted over their leaders, a matter that fell in favor of Salih against his rival Fuad Hussein, the candidate of Kurdistan Democratic Party.

Mohammed al-Khalidi, head of Tomouh bloc, stated to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the deputies didn’t receive until this moment any curriculum vitae of ministers to be voted on and studied. He added that they didn’t even receive the government's program on which confidence is granted through voting, which is a matter of great importance.

On whether the government will garner the votes when presented in front of the parliament, Khalidi said that he expects so but not easily despite the presence of two huge blocs supporting the prime minister-designate which are: Alliance Towards Reforms and Fatah Alliance.

In the same context, MP Ahmed al-Jabouri affirmed that Alliance Towards Reforms and Fatah Alliance nominated Adel Abdul Mahdi and obliged him not to approve any minister or deputy from them even if successful.

Siham al-Moussawi, an MP of the Fatah Alliance, stated that this government won’t see the light easily in case secret deals or intentions were imposed.

Aliya Nassif, a member of the National Iraqi Alliance, said that not nominating the members of the parliament to take part in the executive authority is a humiliation of the Iraqi people representatives.

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