Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced on Tuesday that he received requests from thousands who want to take up portfolios in the government to be formed this month.
"Thousands of citizens have responded," Abdul Mahdi said in a statement. "They presented their nominations via the prime minister's website. This is a great confidence and response that we cherish."
"A competent team will make serious requests for non-seriousness ... a direct database that will be useful in forming the government and in the work and other subsequent tasks," he said.
"A gap has arisen between the public and the political forces. There has been an overwhelming desire among the public, even among the parties, to encourage the participation of honest and honest independents in running the country, not to mention the demands of the people.
Abdul Mahdi expressed his rejection of the nominations submitted by political parties and blocs, entitled independents.
"The independents who will be nominated by parties may not remain largely independent, as most cases have shown in past experiences," he said.
Abdul Mahdi began this morning to receive requests to take over ministerial portfolios, but it will continue until Thursday evening.
The Iraqi president, Barham Salih, on October 2, Abdul Mahdi, to form a new government.
Abdul Mahdi has 30 days from the date of his mandate to present his government to the parliament for trust.
Abdul Mahdi was chosen by consensus among the winning Shiite political forces in parliamentary elections in May.
In the years following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein (1979 - 2003), Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds shared high positions in Iraq, as is commonly known as "quotas."
Traditionally, the Shiites assume the presidency of the government, the year the presidency of parliament, and the Kurds the presidency
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