Barham Salih Gives The Parliamentary Blocs Until Thursday To Present A Candidate For Prime Minister

On January 26, 2020

(Independent) .. An informed source revealed that the President of the Republic, Barham Saleh, gave the parliamentary blocs until next Thursday to submit a candidate to head the new government.

The source said that Saleh called on the political blocs to submit the name of an agreed candidate, for the position of Prime Minister, for the purpose of forming the new government in place of Adel Abdel Mahdi’s resigned government, before next Thursday.

He pointed out that the Prime Minister informed the political blocs that otherwise he would be dissolved from his commitment with the political blocs, and announce the name of a candidate before him to form the government.

The political blocs failed to present a consensual candidate, after the protesters in the squares announced their rejection of the candidates submitted by the Al-Fateh bloc being the largest bloc in Parliament, demanding to nominate an independent candidate and did not hold a ministerial position in previous governments.

Iraq has been in a volatile situation since the resignation of the government of Abdul-Mahdi, following the protests that plagued Baghdad and a number of governorates in central and southern Iraq and led to the fall of nearly 600 martyrs and hundreds of wounded, prompting the religious authority in Najaf to announce its support for the protesters ’demands to resign the government and nominate a person. Indisputable ”to head a transitional government preparing for early elections.

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