BAGHDAD The Alliance of Reform and Reconstruction stressed that most of the MPs voted to pass the ministerial cabinet provided by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, in order to conduct the work of the government and not to exceed the constitutional time.
MP Ali al-Badairi said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that "the new ministerial cabinet included Ministers with files of corruption and some of them involved in sectarian issues." He pointed out that "the MPs had to pass it in order to run the government's work and not to exceed the constitutional time."
He added that "we have specific timing, and therefore the Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, has to implement the priorities contained within the program of government," noting that "vacant Ministries will be managed by acting Ministers until the vote on new Ministers."
The House of Representatives voted in the early hours of Thursday morning to give confidence to Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and 14 candidates from his cabinet.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency