October 24, 2018 / 6:52 PM / 23 days ago

Iraq parliament due to vote on proposed cabinet and programme - state TV

BAGHDAD, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Iraqi lawmakers were due to vote on Wednesday on prime minister designate Adel Abdul Mahdi’s proposed cabinet and programme, state television reported.

Abdul Mahdi opened the evening session by introducing his programme. The PM-designate is expected to nominate new heads for key ministries including the oil, defence, finance and interior ministries.

Thamer Ghadhban, a former top energy official in Iraq, was expected to be nominated as oil minister, according to two political sources. (Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Editing by Alison Williams)

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