There were two reports about the possible scope and limitations of Mohammed Allawi when he forms a new Iraqi government. Middle East Eye had a story that Allawi’s nomination was agreed upon in a meeting in Iran between Moqtada al-Sadr and Badr Organization and Fatah Alliance head Hadi Amiri amongst others. It claimed that Allawi would only be given a limited mandate to hold elections, remove foreign military forces from the country and integrate the Hashd further into the government. One politician said that Allawi would be in a weaker position than outgoing premier Abdul Mahdi because he wouldn’t be able to deal with any major issues like corruption. That was contradicted by another piece in Al Masalah which talked with a parliamentarian (MP) who attended a meeting with Allawi and other MPs. The lawmaker claimed Allawi laid out a plan to make a clean sweep of the government administration by replacing all the deputy ministers, general managers, special grades, and advisers in the cabinet and prime minister’s office and tracking the performance of the minister he picked.