ERBIL, June 20 (AKnews) - Sadrist Movement leader Muqtada al-Sadr said the candidate for the post of prime minister will not be from his Ahrar bloc if confidence with withdrawn from current PM Nouri al-Maliki.

Sadr said in an interview with al-Sumaria: "I refuse the candidate to be from al-Ahrar.”

He added that the candidate would be exclusively from the National Alliance.

He continued: "The national conference is not going to happen… the situation deteriorated and most political parties conceded."