Iraqi parliament confirms three cabinet nominees
After months of political wrangling, PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi moves one step closer to forming government
By Ibrahim Saleh
Iraq's parliament on Tuesday gave a vote of confidence to three cabinet nominees put forward by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi.
A majority of Iraqi MPs approved Nouri al-
The MPs, however, failed to agree on who should head up the key ministries of interior, defense, justice, education, and immigration, amid ongoing differences between Iraq’s Al-Bina and Al-Islah parliamentary blocs.
Assembly Speaker Mohamed al-Halbusi called another parliamentary session for Thursday.
Thursday’s session will see MPs vote on the remaining nominees, Abdul-Mahdi confirmed Tuesday.
Tuesday’s vote brings the total number of ministers in Abdul-Mahdi's government to 17 after 14 others were confirmed by parliament in late October.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.