Designated Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi will present his new government lineup tomorrow, Thursday, to parliament for consideration, according to a close political source.
And on Tuesday, Al-Kazemi pledged in a statement that he would work to hold general elections in Iraq on fair grounds in the country, without specifying the date. He explained that the Electoral Commission, whose delegation met yesterday, is partners in crossing the country from the current crisis.
And Al-Kazemi, who still occupies the position of chief of intelligence in the country, is the third figure assigned by Iraqi President Barham Salih to form a government since the ninth of this month, after the failure of his predecessors Adnan Al-Zarfi and Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi to rally support for them.
Two days ago, Al-Kazemi confirmed his rejection of any pressure aimed at undermining the state, stressing that the government he seeks to form must be at the level of crises in the country, and called on everyone to place the interest of Iraq first.
For his part, Abdul Hadi Al-Saadawi, a leader in the "State of Law" coalition (26 seats out of 329) said that there is a refusal by the majority of political forces - especially Shiites - to rotate the ministers of Adel Abdul-Mahdi's government in the new government, including the current Finance Minister Fuad Hussein.
Also, the deputy from the "Saeron" coalition (45 seats), Badr Al-Ziyadi, confirmed today, Wednesday, that Al-Kazemi did not take his role in forming his ministerial "cabinet", noting that the differences continue over the names presented.
Al-Ziyadi said to the Iraqi News Agency (conscious) that all the names put forward to take over the ministerial portfolios have objections from the political blocs, and therefore Al-Kazemi did not take his role in forming the ministerial "cabinet", indicating that "the coming days are difficult if there is no consensus to form a government."
He added that Al-Kazemi should accelerate the formation of the government and choose independent and acceptable ministers, suggesting that he will not be able to form the government "in the absence of consensus."
And political blocs expressed their rejection of the government formation proposed by Al-Kazemi a few days ago, and asked him to replace the names of the ministers he proposed, according to political sources.
Local media circulated a list of 17 candidates to take over ministries in the upcoming Al-Kazemi government, including the current Finance Minister, who is frequently controversy.
In the event that Al-Kazemi gets confidence from the parliament, the new government will succeed the government of Abdul-Mahdi, who resigned in early December 2019 under pressure from popular protests calling for the departure and accountability of the political class accused of corruption and wasting state funds.