Politics 02/20/2020 22:53 713 Editor: gf
Baghdad today – Sulaymaniyah
Aram Jabari, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, saw Thursday (February 20, 2020) that the issue of the participation of Kurdish parties in the parliament session called by the Prime Minister-designate is still early and that there will be no objection to nominating independent ministers.
Jabbari said in an interview with (Baghdad Today) that “until now we have not seen the names and positions assigned to the Kurds in the new cabinet, so it is too early to talk about the participation of the Kurds in the parliament session.”
He added: “So far, discussions are continuing, to reach solutions regarding the Kurds’ share in the government,” noting that “there are several ways to reach an understanding formula with the prime minister-designate, and we have no problem with independent ministers, but more importantly, they should be consulting us.”
On Wednesday (19 February 2020), Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi called on the House of Representatives to hold an extraordinary session next Monday, in order to vote on granting confidence to his next transitional government.
Allawi said in a speech to him: “I call the esteemed House of Representatives and members to hold an extraordinary session in order to vote on granting confidence to the government next Monday, February 24th.”
Subsequently, Walid al-Sahlani, a deputy from the Al-Fateh Alliance, saw on Wednesday (February 19, 2020) that the parliament’s response to the call of Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, regarding his meeting next Monday, to pass the cabinet, is subject to the consensus of the political blocs.
Then the head of the Bayraq al-Khair Parliamentary Bloc, Muhammad al-Khalidi, who is described as close to the Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, revealed on Thursday (February 20, 2020) the date for announcing the names of ministers in the upcoming new government.
Al-Khalidi said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the announcement of the names of the ministers in the upcoming new government will take place one day before the voting session on the ministerial cabinet, so that the Iraqi people and political forces can view it.”