Sources close to the ongoing discussion to form the government revealed on Wednesday the names of candidates that will fill 14 ministerial portfolios in the government of Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kadhimi .
The source who requested anonymity, said to Shafaq News, that Al-Kadhimi presented to the Shiite leaders during a meeting held this evening the names of his candidates to fill 14 ministerial portfolios.
He explained that the candidates are:
Candidate of the Ministry of Planning / Khaled Battal
Foreign Ministry candidate / Harith Hassan
Candidate of the Ministry of Higher Education / Ibrahim Bahr Al-Ulum
Candidate of the Ministry of Finance / Fouad Hussein
Candidate of the Ministry of Justice / Khaled Shawani
Candidate of the Ministry of Municipalities / Rizan Muhammad
Candidate of the Ministry of Agriculture / Mohamed Shiaa
Candidate of the Ministry of Oil / Hisham Saleh Dawood
Candidate of the Ministry of Water Resources / Jassem Muhammad Al-Asadi
Candidate of the Ministry of Electricity / Adnan Al-Zurfi
Candidate of the Ministry of Labor / Kazem Al-Sahlani
Candidate of the Ministry of Culture / Hashem Al-Shadidi
Candidate of the Ministry of Interior / Muzahim Al-Tamimi
Candidate of the Ministry of Education / Muzahim Al-Khayyat and Falah Mahmoud Ahmed to choose one of them
Another source told Shafaq News said that Al-Kadhimi presented the names of his candidates to Shiite leaders, but they objected on some , without specifying names.
The source added that "Shiite leaders asked Al-Kadhimi to change some of the names of the candidates because of their inefficiency to take the ministerial position."
The source also referred to "the gathered opposed the re-nomination of a number of ministers in the previous government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, and made observations on some of the candidates submitted by the Sunni forces."
A political source has revealed to Shafaq News, the meeting of the Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kadhimi with the leader of State of Law coalition Nuri al-Maliki and the leader of Al-Fateh coalition Hadi al-Amiri and the head of the towards Reform alliance Nassar al-Rubaie and Adnan Fayhan on behalf of Al-Sadiqon movement. The meeting was held without the leader of al-Hikma movement, Ammar al-Hakim, or any representative of him , though he was dedicated to discuss the disagreements over the government formation.
For his part, the head of Al-Fateh parliamentary bloc, Mohammed Al-Ghabban , tweeted “ The proposed cabinet presented by the president-designate today is incomplete."
He added that "the combined political blocs evaluate the nomination mechanism of the Prime Minister-designate and study the names of the candidates who were named to some ministries according to the specifications that have been agreed upon."