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Shafaq News / The office of the designated Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, announced on Sunday evening, that he described consultations he described as positive, leading to the formation of the new cabinet.
A statement by Al-Kazemi’s office stated, “The Prime Minister-designate, Mr. Mustafa Al-Kazemi, continues the consultations to form the new government in a positive atmosphere with the cooperation of the political blocs and social activities, and according to the directions announced in his speech, where he held during the past days a series of meetings and consultations during which he confirmed his intention to present his government program and to form The new government as soon as possible. ”
The statement did not give more details.
On April 9th, the Iraqi President, Barham Salih, commissioned the head of the National Intelligence Service, Mustafa al-Kazemi, to form the next government.
This came after Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zarfi announced his apology for forming the government for “internal and external” reasons, which he did not make clear.
Al-Kazemi is considered the first consensual candidate, as he enjoys the support of most of the Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish political forces, as well as support for the popular movement and his proposal in advance for the position, which raises his chances to head the next government.
The prime minister in charge has 30 days to pass his cabinet in Parliament, and it appears that his task will be easy, given the consensus data on his name.
Al-Kazemi, an independent who is not affiliated with any political party, assumed the position of intelligence chief in June 2016, during Haider al-Abadi as prime minister (2014-2018), and still holds the position to run business.
In order for the government to obtain the confidence of the parliament, an absolute majority (50 percent +1) of the attending members (not the total number) is required.
And will succeed the new government, the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, who resigned in early December 2019, under pressure from popular protests calling for the departure and accountability of all political class accused of corruption and waste of state funds, which have governed since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003.