(Reuters) - A coalition of the Sadoun alliance, backed by Sadr's leader Moqtada al-Sadr, said on Monday it would not vote for candidates for special grades and independent bodies unless they were "independent technocrats."
"We will not vote for any candidate in the special ranks and independent bodies unless they are independent and impartial, professionally, in the belief that we will end partisan and sectarian quotas and dismantle the deep state," Nabil al-Turfi, a spokesman for the bloc, told a joint news conference with a number of deputies in the parliament. .
"We are working to abolish any privileges granted to officials or some social groups such as Rafha and other detainees in application and to achieve social justice."
The Iraqi parliament was given confidence earlier today to the Minister of Defense, Interior and Justice in vacant positions in the current government headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi, while the approval of the Minister of Education was not obtained.