Iraqi PM Sends Two New Names of Ministerial Nominees to Parliament

BasNews 21/01/2019 – 19:53 Published in Iraq

ERBIL – Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has sent a couple of new candidates for the ministerial posts of education and justice, according to an official document signed by the premier.

Abdul-Mahdi has urged the parliament to vote for the new ministerial nominees, including Safana al-Hamdani as the Education Minister and Arkan Bibani, who is originally from the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, for the position of Justice Minister, the document showed.

The Iraqi leader explained that he had chosen the two candidates after a series of consultations with the political parties.

However, it is not clear when the Council of Representatives will vote on the new nominees, while the ministries of defense and interior have so far remained vacant.

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