Iraq's Abadi asks for technocrat nominations for ministerial posts: state TV

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Posted: Mar 11, 2016 7:11 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked political blocs in parliament and "influential social figures" to nominate technocrats as candidates for ministerial positions in a new cabinet he plans to form, state TV reported on Friday.An independent committee of experts will then select names from those candidates for Abadi to choose his ministers from, al-Iraqia News channel said.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Dominic Evans)