The nomination of Mohammed Shia al-Sudani for the position of Iraqi prime minister is retained, the Iraqi Shiite Coordination Framework alliance said on Monday.
The framework, a coalition of groups close to Iran, confirmed in a statement that it had not discussed the nomination of another candidate.
An “advanced understanding” has been reached with Iraqi groups and dialogue continues with all parties to meet “the constitutional deadlines,” the statement added.
Although efforts were hindered by the framework group, the al-Sadr movement, which has 73 members in Iraq’s 329-seat parliament, sought to form a government of national majority.
MPs loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr resigned in June amid this political deadlock, causing further political tension in Iraq.
As rival Iraqi groups failed to agree on a new prime minister since the country’s elections last October, tension has been running high across Iraq in recent weeks.
After the firebrand leader said he was stepping down from politics, more than 30 protesters were killed last week when supporters of al-Sadr stormed Baghdad’s Republican Palace, the seat of the government.