@zaidbenjamin: Brett McGurk, Deputy U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran, is in #Baghdad to push forward government formation negotiations.
@HaiderAlAbadi: Cabinet formation is in its final stages. Reasons behind delays are firstly that some blocks held off on presenting their candidates 1/3
@HaiderAlAbadi: Secondly, the insistence of some blocks on candidates that do not have the necessary qualifications & specifications which I first outlined
@HaiderAlAbadi: I had hoped all blocks would cooperate for swift formation as they witness challenges Iraq faces& Iraqi ppls eager anticipation for new govt
Close but still no banana as of yet. Signs look good. Articles are all pointing to it is done. We will see. If by tomorrow we have no announcement, it will mean that there are potential problems.
There is enough votes between the Shia and the Sunni to seat this government and Abadi has bent over backwards to appease everyone. So it should get done. Rv will follow with 48 hours if they do.
A Kurdish Deputy: The agreement on granting the Kurds the post of Deputy PM and the Ministries of Finance and Culture
06/09/2014 18:52:00 BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for al-Taghiyer Movement Sarwa Abdul Wahid announced on Saturday that what has been agreed upon till now is granting the Kurds the post of deputy prime minister and the ministries of finance and culture.
She told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "things are moving towards the announcement of the new government within the constitutional period, and members of Parliament are informed by the Presidency of the Parliament about the attendance at any time in order to vote on the members of the new government.
Abdul Wahid said, "There are disagreements about some of the ministries among the political blocs in the event of failure to reach an agreement around within the constitutional period of the announcement of the government will be forwarded to other undersecretary ministers till they agree on them.
The sources indicated the near of the announcement of the new government, amid news of a breakthrough in the negotiations between the Alliance of the Iraqi powers and designated Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. / End