Prime Minister of Iraq could not form a cabinet and resigned
Muhammad Allawi, appointed by the Prime Minister of Iraq, resigned after the second failure of the parliamentary vote on the new composition of the government. This was announced by Allawi on his Twitter page.
According to him, he sent President Barham Saleh a letter of resignation. In the letter, he apologized for not being able to form a new cabinet and meet the expectations of the head of state and the Iraqi people.
In the process of forming the composition of the government, it was pressured that some political parties do not keep promises given to voters and are not interested in creating an independent cabinet.
After that, Saleh demanded that the Iraqi parliament submit to him an alternative candidate for the post of prime minister within 15 days.
Earlier on March 1, the Iraqi parliament, due to the lack of a quorum, could not hold a vote in which the new Alawi government was to be approved. The meeting was ignored by Sunni and Kurdish blocs.
Allawi was appointed by Saleh to the post of Prime Minister on February 1. He was to succeed Abdel Mahdi, who resigned on November 29 amid mass riots in the country.