List of Iraqi Cabinet members approved
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- After three months of a political stalemate, Iraq's National Assembly approved a list of Cabinet members Thursday to form a new government.
Five positions have been filled temporarily after talks failed to produce a compromise.
The government has a prime ministership and 36 other posts. Women fill six of those positions.
The Shiite-led United Iraqi Alliance attracted the most votes in the January 30 election to the 275-member transitional assembly.
The Shiites represent an estimated 60 percent of the population and were persecuted under Saddam Hussein's regime.
The Kurdish bloc placed second.
Powerful under Saddam's rule, Sunni Arabs largely stayed away from the polls, and the low turnout is reflected in the small number of Sunni officials in the new government.
Following are the officials named to positions and their ethnic affiliations (they are male unless otherwise indicated):
Top jobsPrime minister: Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Shiite ArabDeputy prime minister: Rowsch Shaways, Kurd Deputy prime minister: Ahmed Chalabi, Shiite ArabTwo deputy prime minister posts: unfilled.
ShiitesInterior minister: Baqir Jabbur Construction and housing minister: Jassim JaafarFinance minister: Ali AllawiEducation minister: Abdul Falah HassanHigher education minister: Sami al-MudhaffarHealth minister: Abdul Mottalib AliAgriculture minister: Ali al-BahadliJustice minister: Abdul Hussein ShandalMinister of transport: Salam al-MalikiMigration and displacement minister: Suhaila Jaafar, femaleMinister of state for national security affairs: Abdul Karim al-InizyMinister of state for civil community affairs: Alaa KadhimMinister of state for tourism and archaeology affairs: Hashim al-HashimiMinister of state for national assembly affairs: Safa al-Din al-Safi
KurdsForeign minister: Hoshyar Zebari Planning and development cooperation minister: Barham SalihCommunications minister: Jwan Maasoum, femaleLabor and social affairs minister: Idris HadiWater resources minister: Abdul Latif RashidMunicipalities and public works minister: Nasreen Berwari, femaleEnvironmental minister, Narmin Othman, female
Sunni ArabsTrade minister: Abdul Bassit MawloudCulture minister: Nouri Farhan al-RawiMinister of state for women affairs: Azhar al-Sheikhli, femaleMinister of state for provinces affairs: Saad al-Hardan
ChristianScience and technology minister: Bassima Boutros, female
TurkmenYouth and sports minister: Talib Aziz Zayni
Temporary positionsActing defense minister: al-Jaafari (expected to go to a Sunni)Acting electricity minister: Shaways (expected to go to a Shiite)Acting oil minister: Chalabi (expected to go to a Shiite)Acting human rights minister: OthmanActing industry and minerals minister: Muslih al-Jubburi, a Sunni
CNN's Kevin Flower contributed to this report.