House of Representatives gives confidence to Abdul Mahdi and 14 ministers (expanded)

Release date: 2018/10/25 1:20 m

BAGHDAD (AFP) – The House of Representatives in the ninth session of the first semester of the first legislative year of the fourth election session, chaired by Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halboussi on Wednesday, and the presence of 220 deputies, gave confidence to Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister and 14 ministers as well as vote on the government curriculum.

At the beginning of the meeting, President Halabousi thanked the Iraqi people, considering the vote on the new government as a fundamental step in the peaceful transfer of power, pointing out that the political forces and the House of Representatives contributed 4 years ago to form a government faced with an organization calling the terrorist thanks to the army and police forces and popular mobilization, Peshmerga after the fatwa of the religious authority, while at the same time thanking the former Speaker of the House Salim al-Jubouri and his deputies, Sheikh Hammam Hamoudi and Yaram Sheikh Mohammed, who responded to the previous legislative files in addition to Haider Abadi prime minister and his ministers as well as the presidency of the Republic of the judiciary in support of security forces and the path of liberation from Daesh, calling for the formation capable of providing services and government reconstruction, stressing the keenness of the House of Representatives to support the new government in its tasks at different levels.

Then called the President of the House of Representatives Adel Abdul-Mahdi, appointed to form a government to provide the names of ministers and ministerial platform.

In his speech during the meeting, Abdul-Mahdi stressed the provision of a vision extending from 2018 to 2022 through the development of a ministerial program that meets the most urgent and strategic requirements required by the homeland and the citizen. He pointed out that the government program includes plans for each ministry according to a specific time frame, The ministries in a systematic manner, praising the role of blocs and the conquest and victory and wisdom to give him the freedom to choose the ministers, which contributed to the selection of independent candidates away from the quota, in advance of his thanks to the rest of the parliamentary blocs to provide candidates for party and non-partisan within the formation.

He pointed out that there are gaps in the representation of better women and other segments of the people will be avoided and compensated in other sites will be presented later, explaining that the government will provide a detailed program in line with the program in question and in cooperation with ministries during the first 100 days, stressing not to tolerate any process And vowed to refrain from traveling abroad until the application of the program on the ground as well as attendance in the fields of work, noting the abolition of the posts of deputy prime ministers and the costs of ministers in their tasks to reduce expenses.

He pointed out that the main axes included in the government curriculum are the completion of the foundations of the federal state and work according to the Constitution through the completion of legislation of the laws and the establishment of a special fund for the referendum on any electoral entitlement to hold constitutional amendments approved by the House of Representatives to cancel some things that hinder the work of the government as well as The official is a servant of the people, not an authority over him, and the authority will not be above the people, pledging cooperation with the Supreme Judicial Council to reform the judiciary, fairness of citizens, respect for human rights, and prevent human rights. To torture, insult, imprison outside judicial assets and apply jurisdiction of federal and local governments.

He pointed to the intention of the government to request the legislation of laws concerning the ministries and their work and structure and work to smooth the Council of Ministers and introduce the rules of procedure of the Council of Ministers within 3 months and the adoption of governance instead of the bureaucratic departments and the termination of the Agency in the functions of special grades and reconsider the law parties and elections and resolve the outstanding issues of the legacy of the past Prior to 2003 on persons and property and the passage of a law to end the chaos and abuses and to emphasize the provision of protection for all means of expression of opinion.

The official pointed out the formation of the government to work to adopt a single legislative philosophy and ending the security chaos and the proliferation of weapons in order to protect the system and security and the rights of citizens and refused to accept the deep state and other states and rely on the state alone, stressing the government’s keenness to build the armed forces and the efficiency of the security services as well as work to resolve the issues And stressed that Iraq is not part of any system hostile to any state and stands against the occupation, including the occupation of the Palestinian territories or any other country also rejects any attack on any mission or foreign embassy, pointing out that the stability of some of the group In some parts of Iraq for any reason , illegally , and the use of weapons against its will be rejected and will prevent and fight any military activity with action to combat terrorism in cooperation with all countries.

He stressed the importance of addressing the roots of corruption and the elimination of its sources through the activation of laws and the prosecution of corrupt and reshape a transparent system working to narrow the sources of corruption, whatever forms, and seek to form a Council for the reconstruction and modernization of the investment law and to contribute effectively to build Iraq’s economy and social progress.

And reviewed the strategy of ministries in various areas and plans adopted in the near, medium and long term and ways of application.

For his part, Al-Halbusi expressed reservations about the term “legislative chaos” in the program of forming the government, calling for its removal from the program.

Then the President of the Council formed a parliamentary committee headed by Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, the first deputy chairman of the Council and the membership of a number of deputies to follow up the implementation of the government curriculum and maturity in line with the observations of the Council.

The Council voted on the ministerial platform submitted by Adel Abdul Mahdi, the designated prime minister, taking into consideration the remarks of the ladies and gentlemen members of the House of Representatives.

The council also voted on the cabinet reshuffle, which included granting confidence to 14 ministers:

Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim.

Thamer Abbas al-Ghadhban as deputy prime minister for energy and oil minister.

Fuad Mohammed Hussein Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Finance.

Minister of Communications.

Minister of Construction and Housing.

Mohammed Hashem Abdul Majid Minister of Commerce.

Saleh Hussein Jabr al – Hassani Agriculture Minister

Ahmed Riad al – Obeidi, Minister of Youth and Sports ,

Ala Alwan, Minister of Health and Environment

Saleh Abdullah al – Jubouri, Minister of Industry and Minerals on

behalf of Abdel – time al – Rubaie, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs

Louay Khatib , Minister of Electricity

Jamal Abbas el – Adli, Minister of Water Resources

Abdullah defect prohibitively Minister of Transport ,

after which led Adel Abdul Mahdi is sworn in as prime minister.

Mohammed Iqbal, Falah Hassan Zaidan and Qasim al-Fahdawi were also sworn in as members of the House of Representatives.

It was then decided to adjourn the meeting until Tuesday, 2018/11/6

Legal expert: Abdul Mahdi’s government has become constitutional

Editorial Date: 2018/10/25 0:50 
{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Legal expert Jamal al-Asadi confirmed that the government of Abdul Mahdi has become constitutional.
Al-Asadi told the {Euphrates News} that “once the swearing-in of ministers becomes Adel Abdul Mahdi, the Prime Minister officially.” 
“The list of 14 ministers broke the legal period and became prime minister free to form a new government.” 
“The swearing-in does not require a legal quorum, and officially Abdul-Mahdi became prime minister,” al-Asadi said




  1. Youth – Ahmed Riyad Al Obeidi

    Health – Alaa Abdul – Sahib Al – Alwani

    Industry – Abdullah Al-Jubouri

    Work – Bassim al-Rubaie Electricity Louy AL – Khatib

    Water Resources – Jamal Al – Adly

    Transport – Abdullah Al-Aybi

  2. The official cabinet of that was voted in

    Oil – Thamer Abbas Ghadhban

    Finance – Fuad Hussein

    Communication-Naeem Al-Rubaie

    Construction and Housing – Banki Rikani Trade – Mohamed Hashim

    Foreign Affairs – Mohammed al-Hakim

    Agriculture – Saleh Al Hassani