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Cabinet to Pay May Salaries of State Employees

Cabinet announces Eid holiday, authorises payment of May salaries of state employees The Cabinet held its regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister told the Cabinet that the government is determined to overcome the security, economic and health challenges facing the […]

Biog of New Finance Minister, Ali Abdul Amir Allawi

From Rabee Securities; re-published with permission by Iraq Business News: Mr. Allawi was born in Baghdad in 1947. He left Iraq in 1958 with his family after the 14 July Revolution (the 1958 Iraqi coup d'état, that resulted in the overthrow of the Hashemite monarchy in Iraq that had been established by King Faisal I in […]

Iraq's Parliament Approves Govt Programme

By John Lee. Iraq's Council of Representatives (Parliament) on Thursday approved by a majority the government programme presented by Prime Minister Mr. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. The programme is a general framework that sets out the government priorities, which include: Holding free and fair early elections after finalising the new electoral law Mobilising all resources to combat […]

Parliament Approves Kadhimi Government (Full Listing)

By John Lee. Iraq's Council of Representatives (Parliament) on Thursday approved fifteen candidates nominated by Prime Minister  Mustafa Al-Kadhimi for membership of the Council of Ministers (the Cabinet). Reuters reports that voting on the oil and foreign ministries was delayed as the parties failed to agree on candidates. The parliament rejected Kadhimi's picks for justice, […]

Names in the Running for Cabinet Positions

As Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Kadhimi (pictured) attempts to form a new government, the following names are said to be in the running for cabinet positions, according to Hassan Hadad (@abufellah) on Twitter:

Pompeo urges End to Sectarian Quotas in Iraq

By John Lee. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Iraqi leaders to put aside the country's sectarian quota system to help form of a new government. At a press briefing on Wednesday, he said: "In Iraq, we're watching closely as Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Kadhami enters the third week of trying to form his […]

Why is it So Hard for Iraq to Form a Govt?

By Dr Renad Mansour for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Why is it So Hard for Iraq to Form A Government? Mustafa al-Kadhimi has emerged as the compromise prime minister designate, but his potential […]

Challenges facing Iraq's Next Government

By Dr. Layth Mahdi. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. America and Britain have failed in introducing democracy into Iraq because they handed power to politicians, most of whom do not have the qualification or experience to be in their positions. They […]

PM-Designate readies Cabinet to present to Parliament

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi PM designate readies cabinet to present to parliament Mustafa al-Kadhimi, director of Iraq's National Intelligence Service, is expected to present his cabinet to the Council of Representatives early next week. On […]

President taps Intelligence Chief to form New Govt

From Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq's president taps intelligence chief to form new government With the appointment of intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi as Iraq's new prime minister-designate, Iraq's President Barham Salih is attempting for the third […]

Al-Zurfi Withdraws; Iraq Appoints Third PM-Designate

By John Lee. Adnan al-Zurfi has withdrawn his candidacy for the position of Prime Minister having failed to secure enough support to form a government. It is understood that he has been opposed by groups affiliated with Iran. President Barham Salih has named 53-year-old Mustafa al-Kadhimi (pictured) as the new Prime Minister-designate, Iraq's third PM-designate […]

Al-Zurfi named Iraqi PM-Designate

By John Lee. Iraqi President Barham Salih has named former governor of Najaf, Adnan al Zurfi (pictured), as Prime Minister Designate, asking him to form a new government within 30 days. The 54-year-old is a member of the small Nasr parliamentary group, led by former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and was formerly a member of […]