Iraqi Govt spokesman says Iraqiya may hold 12 posts in new government.
"Iraqiya is to occupy 12 ministerial posts in the next government, which is our electoral right, in addition to the posts of deputy president, deputy prime minister and the chairmanship of the Supreme National Council for Strategic Studies," he was quoted as saying. The Supreme Council was offered to Iraqiya as a way to check the authority of the prime minister. Kattab said he was concentrating on holding the Finance and Oil ministries in the new government. Maliki has about a month to form a new government, though the religious calendar suggests there will be few political developments until early 2011.
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|Publication:||The Daily Middle East Reporter (Beirut, Lebanon)|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2010|
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