Iraq PM-designate vows new independent cabinet within a week

  • Sunday 16, February 2020 06:54 AM
Sharjah24 – AFP: Iraq's premier-designate Mohammad Allawi announced Saturday he would submit his cabinet to a parliamentary vote within days, promising it would be stacked with "independents," a key demand of Moqtada Sadr.
The country's capital have been rocked by demonstrations since October demanding an end to corruption and a total overhaul of the ruling class.

Allawi, a two-time communications minister, has until March 2 to propose ministers to parliament, which must grant them a vote of confidence.

Iraqi officials have quietly expressed scepticism he would be able to complete it in time but Allawi surprisingly announced he would submit the lineup early.