An informed source revealed the most likely candidate for the presidency of the transitional government, who will be assigned tonight.
The source stated in a press statement that “after the exclusion of 3 candidates from the position, namely [Qasim al-Araji, Mustafa al-Kazemi and Ali Allawi] from the nomination, the competition remained confined now between [Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi] and [Ali Shukri].”
He added, “According to political sources, [Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi] is the favorite and the closest 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.”
Political analyst Wasiq Al Hashemi said in a press statement that “the names nominated for prime minister now are strongly and from my sources according to the sequence, Qassim al-Araji, Ali Allawi, Mustafa al-Kazemi [Director of the intelligence service], Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, and Ali Shukri.”
A political source revealed that there are likely indications that 3 of the five candidates are excluded and that discussions are underway to assign one of the two remaining figures.