Iraqi authorities announced on Wednesday that Prime Minister-designate Adil Abdul-Mahdi will announce the new Cabinet and its program next week.
A statement from the prime minister office said Abdul-Mahdi has carried out discussions with the parliament speaker and others to decide upon a date for the announcement.
Bahram Salih, Iraq’s newly elected president, assigned Abdul-Mahdi as prime minister, on Oct. 2.
The prime minister-designate is allegedly backed by spiritual leader of Iraqi Shia Muslims Ali al-Sistani.
Abdul-Mahdi has served as the finance minister in the caretaker government and the oil minister from 2014 to 2016.
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