Conflicting Reports Of The Prime Minister Nominating The Interim Government

On January 20, 2020

(Independent) .. This evening, there were conflicting reports about the readiness of the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, to announce the name of the candidate to head the interim government before traveling to participate in the Davos

Sources stated that the parliamentary blocs agreed to name one of the candidates, Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, or Ali Shukri. While other sources added the name of Director of General Intelligence Mustafa Al-Kazemi to the names of the candidates.

At a time when it was stated that a private plane transported Muhammad Allawi from Beirut today for the purpose of holding a meeting with the President of the Republic prior to the announcement of his candidacy for the presidency of the government, later news came about Allawi’s apology for assignment due to pressures exerted on him to give pledges to some of the blocs regarding the nomination of names for senior positions, which is What has not been confirmed.

Allawi’s tweet on this topic was circulated on social media, but its authenticity has not been confirmed, as it did not appear on Allawi’s Twitter page. While media sources confirmed that the tweet is fraudulent.

On the other hand, the protestors of Tahrir Square announced their refusal to nominate Allawi and Shukri, and to upload their photos on the wall of the Turkish restaurant with a rejected phrase that does not meet the conditions.

The same sources indicated that failure to announce the candidate for prime minister until tomorrow means postponing this until next week, after Barham Saleh returns from his trip.

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