Tag Archives | Iraqi Cabinet

BOC Boss to Head Iraqi Oil Ministry

By John Lee. Iraq's parliament has approved the appointment of the former head of the Basra Oil Company (BOC) as Minister for Oil. Variously named as Ihsan Ismaeel, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail, and Ihsan Ismaael, he was one of seven cabinet ministers approved on Saturday, completing Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's 22-member government. The other posts […]

Biogs of Iraq's New Cabinet

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. Meet Iraq's new Cabinet After months of deadlock and political crisis, and following the failure of two other prime minister-designates, the Iraqi parliament finally approved Mustafa Kadhimi for the premiership  - also […]

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, […]

PM-Designate faces Challenges in gaining Support

By Adnan Abu Zeed and Dana Taib Menmy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi prime minister-designate faces challenges in gaining political support As Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zurfi struggles to secure adequate parliamentary votes for his candidacy, Iraqi political parties are […]

Al-Zurfi's Appointment as PM "Unconstitutional"

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Judicial Council rejects Al-Zurufi's appointment as 'unconstitutional' The Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq has disputed the appointment of lawmaker Adnan Al-Zurufi as Prime Minister-designate to […]

Iraq has a New Prime Minister. What next?

By Ranj Alaadin, for Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has a new prime minister. What next? Iraq has a new prime minister-designate, almost three weeks after the previous nominee - Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi - failed to secure parliamentary […]

Another PM Nominee: Will this one take?

By Abbas Kadhim, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Another prime minister nominee in Iraq: Will this one take? On March 17, Iraqi President Barham Salih appointed Adnan Al-Zurfi, a member of the Council of Representatives and […]

New PM-Designate faces Opposition from Iran-Backed Militias

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. Iraq's latest prime minister-designate faces opposition from Iran-backed militias Iraqi President Barham Salih designated a former governor of Najaf, Adnan al-Zurfi, for the prime minister's post March 17. He has 30 days to […]

Power Vacuum in Iraq; Threats from Pro-Iran Faction

By Hassan Ali Ahmed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The post of prime minister in Iraq is proving to be a tough gig. Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, who was designated to become prime minister with the support of pro-Iranian forces in Iraq, […]

More Chaos as PM-designate fails to form Govt

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. Iraq faces more chaos as PM-designate fails to form government Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi failed to receive parliamentary approval for his Cabinet March 1, leaving Iraq in a dangerous power vacuum. Iraqi President Barham Salih […]

PM-Designate faces Pressure on Cabinet Choices

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraqi prime minister-designate faces pressure on Cabinet choices There are multiple challenges keeping Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, recently named Iraq's prime minister-designate, from forming the government of independent technocrats that he pledged. […]