Iraq's new 39-position national Cabinet, which includes four women:

Prime minister: Nouri al-Maliki, Shiite.

Deputy prime minister: Barham Saleh, Kurd.

Deputy prime minister: Salam Zikam Ali al-Zubaie, Sunni Arab.

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Acting interior minister: al-Maliki (also prime minister).

Acting defense minister: al-Zubaie (also deputy prime minister).

Oil minister: Hussain al-Shahristani, Shiite.

Finance minister: Bayan Jabr, Shiite.

Trade minister: Abed Falah al-Sudani, Shiite.

Foreign minister: Hoshyar Zebari, Kurd.

Justice minister: Hashim al-Shebli, Sunni Arab.

Electricity minister: Karim Waheed, Shiite.

Industry minister: Fawzi al-Hariri, Kurd.

Water resources minister: Latif Rashid, Kurd.

Housing and construction minister: Bayan Dazee, Kurdish woman.

Agriculture minister: Yarrub Nazim, Shiite.

Education minister: Khudayer Al-Khuzaie, Shiite

Higher education minister: Abed Theyab, Sunni Arab.

Health minister: Ali Al-Shemari, Shiite.

Transport minister: Karim Mahdi, Shiite.

Migration minister: Abdul-Samad Rahman, Shiite.

Acting minister of state for national security: Saleh (also deputy prime minister).

Minister of state for civil society affairs: Adel al-Assadi, Shiite.

Minister of state for House of Representatives affairs: Safa al-Safi, Shiite.

Youth and sports minister: Jassim Mohammed Jaafar, Shiite.

Minister of state for tourism and archaeology affairs: Liwa Semeism, Shiite.

Planning and development cooperation minister: Ali Baban, Sunni Arab.

Communications minister: Mohammed Twafiq, Shiite.

Labor and social affairs minister: Mahmoud Mohammed al-Radhi, Shiite.

Municipalities and public works minister: Riyad Gharib, Shiite.

Environment minister: Narmin Othman, Kurdish woman.

Culture minister: Assad Kamal Mohammed, Kurd.

Minister of state for womens affairs: Fatin Abdel-Rahman, Sunni Arab woman.

Minister of state for provincial affairs: Saad Tahir Abid, Sunni Arab.

Science and technology minister: Raed Fahmi, Sunni Arab.

Human rights minister: Wijdan Mikaeil, Christian woman.

Minister of state for Foreign Affairs: Rafaa al-Esawi, Sunni Arab.

Minister of national dialogue: Akram al-Hakim, Shiite.

Minister of state: Mohammed Abbas Auraibi, Shiite.

Minister of state: Ali Mohammed Ahmed, Kurd.

Minister of state: Hassan Rhadi Khazim, Shiite.