Source: Reduced Number Of Candidates For The Post Of Minister Of Defense To Only Three

Baghdad, An informed source said "Negotiations and talks between the political blocs to choose the post of defense minister are still continuing in the hope of reaching a consensus candidate very soon,".

"The number of candidates reached 10 names," the source told NINA, added "The number was reduced to 3 names: Faisal al-Jarba, Major General Saad Na'im and Hisham al-Darraji."

The post of defense minister is among the eight ministries that were not voted in the session to grant confidence to Abdul Mahdi's government, which was held on the morning of 25 of last month, with the hope that it will be completed within the next few days.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency