After the "Sunni Defense"... the Ministry of Interior inflames a struggle between the forces of the Shiite framework between 3 candidates
Shafaq News/ A leader in the Shiite coordination framework revealed today, Saturday, that wide disagreements erupted within the framework forces regarding the position of the Ministry of Interior in the new ministerial cabinet headed by Muhammad Al-Sudani, indicating that the competition is fierce between 3 candidates.
The leader told Shafaq News Agency, that there is a conflict and problems within the coordination framework over the Ministry of Interior, indicating that the candidates for this position are National Security Adviser Qassem al-Araji, head of the Popular Mobilization Authority Faleh al-Fayyad, and Interior Ministry advisor, Major General Mahdi al-Fikai.
He believed that political parties' adherence to the names of their candidates for ministerial portfolios may delay presenting the formation of the government to Parliament for a vote on it until Thursday of this week.
Earlier today, a parliamentary source reported that wide differences had arisen within the Sunni forces over the position of the Ministry of Defense, revealing that 3 candidates are competing for the defense portfolio, namely, "Khaled Al-Obeidi, Hamad Al-Namis, and Nasser Al-Ghannam."
While a leader in the coordination framework confirmed that the conflict is raging between the Sovereignty and Al-Azm alliances to win the Ministry of Defense, explaining that the candidate of the Sovereignty Alliance, Lieutenant-General Nasser Al-Ghannam, and the candidate of the Al-Azm Alliance, Lieutenant-General Hamad Al-Namis Al-Jubouri and MP Khaled Al-Obaidi.
The House of Representatives intends to hold a special session to pass the cabinet in charge of forming the government, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, in the middle of next week.
The comprehensive coordinating framework of the Shiite forces, with the exception of the Sadrist movement, announced, on Thursday evening, the mandate of the prime minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, to choose candidates to fill the ministries according to his criteria and to propose alternative candidates, while stressing the exclusion of the defense and interior ministries from political quotas.
Shafak News Agency has learned that there are differences over some ministerial portfolios, as well as pressure exerted on Al-Sudani in this regard, which led to the exclusion of the inclusion of the voting file on the cabinet in a session scheduled to be held next Saturday.
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