On Sunday (February 16, 2020), Nada Shaker Jawdat, the deputy for the victory coalition, announced that Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi had sent his cabinet to the Accountability and Justice Authority for audit.
Jawdat said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), “The ministerial cabinet has guaranteed five ministerial seats for women, and all those who are independent are not partisan.”
She added that “Allawi sent it to the Accountability and Justice Authority in order to consider the curriculum vitae of the candidates,” likely “to be presented to the House of Representatives to gain confidence within the next two days.”
The Prime Minister-designate, Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, confirmed on Saturday, 15 February 2020, that the ministerial formation will be near.
“We came close to achieving a historic achievement, which is the completion of an independent ministerial cabinet, capable and impartial, without the intervention of any political party,” Allawi said on Twitter.
He added, “We will put the names of this booth this week, God willing, away from rumors and leaks, and we hope members of Parliament will respond and vote on it in order to start implementing the people’s demands.”
On February 13, 2020, the Accountability and Justice Authority revealed the mechanism for checking the names of ministers and other positions in the country.
The official news agency quoted the head of the Accountability and Justice Authority, Basem Al-Badri, as saying that “the agency’s work mechanism includes revealing and checking the names of ministers and other positions in the country through correspondence from the relevant official authorities.”
Al-Badri said, “There is no difference in the audits between the top positions, whether disclosures are made for the government or for parliament, especially since the two bodies are concerned in this regard.”
The President of the Accountability and Justice Authority continued, “The period during which the process of verifying names is different, while higher positions require procedures.”