BAGHDAD A member of the House of Representatives of Saairun Coalition, Salam al-Shimmari confirmed the need to finish naming the candidates of the remaining ministries as soon as possible in the light of the circumstances in the country and the prevailing conditions in the region.
Al-Shimmari said in a statement to NINA that "the direct responsibility lies on the Prime Minister in delaying naming the candidates for the remaining ministries in light of the desire of many blocs to complete this file for the importance of the political process and democracy in the country."
He added that "placing the issue on the political blocs delayed resolving it, due to the existence of differences within the same bloc or component to nominate the candidate."
He called on Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi to resolve this matter quickly and send the names of candidates for each ministry to vote in parliament.
He noted that "leaving it like this pending the nomination of new names or insist on certain names will not serve the current situation and will lead to delay the decision for another period."
The lack of political consensus still prevails over the candidates of the remaining four ministries - defense, interior, justice and education - despite several months of forming the government.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency