A member of two time Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki's political bloc has said they "will not stay silent" over President Fouad Massoum's decision to replace him.
Hussein al-Maliki, Maliki's son-in-law said: "The nomination is illegal and a breach of the constitution. We will go to the federal court to object to the nomination."
Maliki has indicated rejecting calls by Sunnis, Kurds, fellow Shi'ites to stand down and President Fouad Massoum has nominated Haider Al-Abadi to form a new government.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have emerged victorious in the battle for Mosul Dam, but the question is - what will their next move be?
An ITV News team at Mosul Dam was with victorious Kurdish Peshmerga fighters at the complex earlier today.
ITV News joined a Kurdish unit fighting Islamist militants near Irbil and found them using tanks from the 1950s and short on ammunition.