Abdelmahdi sends the candidates of his ministerial cabinet to the parliament and a “Sunni” objection to the names

Iraq News


Reuters) – Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi has sent the curricula vitae of the candidates to the House of Representatives, and is expected to be held on Tuesday, a political source said.

The source told “Al-Ghad Press” that “the Prime Minister-designate, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, sent the CVs of candidates for the Cabinet Cab to the House of Representatives to see it 24 hours before the voting session on the cabin.”

The source added that “there are objections by the political blocs on the candidates and specifically Sunni forces.”

The source preferred “hold a vote on the ministers next Tuesday amid disagreements over candidates.”

The media office of the Prime Minister-designate, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, announced last week that Abdul Mahdi will submit his cabin to parliament within days, while sources revealed differences between the political blocs on ministerial posts.



Abdul-Mahdi to Announce Cabinet Line-up This Week

Basnews English

22/10/2018 – 10:34


ERBIL — The incoming prime minister of Iraq, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, is expected to announce the line-up of his new cabinet on Wednesday this week, a media source said.

The list of suggested ministers would be presented at the parliament for legislative’s vote, according to Shafaq News. However, it will only consist of 15 ministers.

Reports revealed that the main ministries of oil, finance, interior affairs, foreign affairs, planning, and defense would be finalized later as political factions have not yet reached an agreement on who will be appointed to the positions.

It is claimed that Abdul-Mahdi’s cabinet will at least have 11 to 13 ministers without political affiliation to a certain political party, what the cabinet insists to name as “technocrats”.


The central bank informs banks of the new issue of Swiss francs 200

Economy News _ Baghdad

The Central Bank of Iraq (CBE), on Monday, informed all Iraqi banks of the new issue of Swiss francs 200.

The bank said in a statement received “The Economist News” a copy of it, “The Swiss National Bank put into circulation the new issue of the cash sheet category 200 francs, the fourth category of the ninth series,” noting that “the remaining categories are expected to be put into circulation after this issue to 2019 goal in a sequential way “.

“The rest of the other old categories of the eighth issue in circulation and legal offer until further notice, while the SNB will announce its withdrawal from circulation at the time.”

The Central Bank called on all banks to inform their employees who are working in the field of foreign exchange with the new issuance of the Swiss National Bank for this new issue.


government of Abdul Mahdi may witness an exceptional event that has not happened since 2003

Twilight News

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The new Iraqi government, headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi, will be free of any member of the party, the Islamic Dawa Party said on Monday.

“The Dawa Party did not get any ministry in the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, and the party did not provide any candidate for the president-designate, and we gave the freedom to Abdul Mahdi,” said the leader of the party Hasan al-Sunaid.

“If Abdul Mahdi chooses one of the Dawa Party members or leaders for any position, we support all his decisions, and vice versa will not meet any objection.”

“The invitation will be supportive of the government and the program of Abdul Mahdi, even if it is free of its members.”

Adel Abdul-Mahdi assumed the presidency of the next Iraqi government to end 13 years of dominance of the Islamic Dawa Party to the post of prime minister, after the accession of Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and the head of the caretaker government Haider Abadi, for the last 13 years.

In addition, the former ministries have also seen members of the Dawa Party in the interior of Iraq or the organization of Iraq, with the receipt of members of the party a high degree of prestige in the Iraqi state.

The nomination of Abdul Mahdi to head the Iraqi government has been after the agreement of two rival blocs, one headed by Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and outgoing Prime Minister Haider Abadi, and the other headed by Hadi al-Ameri, and is the presidency of the coalition of conquest.

Under the Iraqi constitution, Adel Abdul Mahdi, 30 days to form a government and submit it to the parliament for approval, in a deadline ending next Wednesday.


Likely to hold the parliament session on Tuesday

Release date: 2018/10/22 11:05

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Parliamentary sources predicted, hold a meeting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

The sources told the {Euphrates News}, that “it is not yet known the reasons for the convening of the meeting and its agenda, as it included voting on the government cab.”

The speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halbousi lifted the parliament session held on the fifteenth of this month to another notice.

Sources familiar with the negotiations for the formation of the government said Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi intends to submit his cabinet to Parliament within the next two days.