Informed sources told Al-Jazeera that the Shiite parties involved in the process of forming a new Iraqi government have informed Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazimi of their reservation on the list of proposed names for the government formation that Al-Kazemi had presented to them earlier.
The sources added that these parties informed Al-Kazemi that this list is "rejected" and that a number of candidates included in his proposed formation must be changed, provided that they include the names of candidates that the blocs had submitted earlier to Al-Kazemi and demanded that they be visited, especially for certain ministries that these parties still insist on obtaining .
The sources said that these pressures may cause embarrassment to Al-Kazemi, and that he might resort to submitting a deficient government cabinet in order to ensure the passage of his government during the constitutional deadline that ends on the eighth of next month.
The sources added that the other parties - the Sunnis and the Kurds - and despite their reservations, they did not express a real objection to the list of names submitted by Al-Kazemi to his government formation, and they informed him of their willingness to cooperate with him to resolve any dispute that might hinder the passage of the government.
In a related context, the deputy reported on the "State of Law" bloc, Kata Najman al-Rikabi, that Al-Kazimi agreed to the demands of the Shiite blocs to change the names of candidates of some ministries, most notably youth and foreign affairs.
Al-Rikabi confirmed in a press statement that some of the names mentioned in the proposed government formation presented by the Prime Minister-designate were objected by the Shiite blocs, which gave Al-Kazemi 48 hours to respond to their objections.
Al-Rikabi pointed out that the Shiite blocs asked to change some of the candidates for the ministries, which are still disputed until now, expecting to vote on 15 candidates for the ministries in the parliament session likely to be held this week after overcoming the differences.
Sources said that the differences between Al-Kazemi and the Shiite blocs are focused on the ministries of the Interior, Defense, Oil, Electricity, and Finance, noting that there is a rejection of the Kurds condition to keep the current Finance Minister Fuad Hussein.
It is noteworthy that Al-Kazemi, who was appointed by President Barham Salih on the ninth of this month, is the third in charge of forming a government, after Adnan Al-Zarfi and Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi.