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Iraqi parliament to vote on remaining Cabinet candidates

  • Tue, 04 Dec 2018 18:59
Associated Press
Tue, 2018-12-04 (All day)

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s parliament is set to vote on the remaining candidates for Cabinet seats amid deep divisions over the portfolios for the defense and interior ministries.
The parliament’s deputy speaker, Hassan Al-Kaabi, says Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi submitted overnight the names of eight candidates who were already rejected on an October session when parliament approved other Cabinet members.
He says today’s vote could be disrupted.
Al-Kaabi warned that further delays could have a negative impact on the security situation in Iraq.
In a letter to lawmakers, Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi said he can submit other names within two days in case his proposals are rejected.

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