Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi revealed why he was not assigned to form the transitional government.
A source close to Allawi quoted in a press statement saying that “President of the Republic Barham Salih will not cost Allawi today,” noting that “the incompatibility prevented that.”
A political source revealed, this evening, to Al-Furat, that “the nomination of candidate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi has not been resolved, and he may falter and search for another candidate.”
Sources revealed this afternoon, citing a source familiar with the most likely candidate to head the transitional government, who may be assigned tonight.
The source stated that, “After excluding 3 candidates from the position, [Qasim al-Araji, Mustafa al-Kazemi and Ali Allawi] from the nomination, the competition between [Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi] and [Ali Shukri] was limited.”
He added, “According to political sources, [Allawi] is the favorite and most likely to assign him.”
Informed sources had revealed that the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, would probably appoint the candidate for the position of head of the new government today and “obtain the acceptance of the masses and political parties.”