The cabinet comprises 20 Shias, nine Kurds, nine Sunni Arabs, and one Christian. 
 
The following is the list of ministers with affiliations in brackets:

Nouri al-Maliki: Prime minister (Shia)

Barham Saleh: Deputy prime minister (Kurd)

Salam al-Zubaie: Deputy prime minister (Sunni Arab)

Nouri al-Maliki: Acting interior minister (Shia)

Salam al-Zubaie: Acting defence minister (Sunni Arab)

Hussain al-Shahristani: Oil minister (Shia)

Bayan Jabr: Finance minister (Shia)

Abed Falah al-Sudani: Trade minister (Shia).

Hoshyar Zebari: Foreign minister (Kurd)

Hashim al-Shebli: Justice minister (Sunni Arab)

Karim Waheed: Electricity minister (Shia)

Fawzi al-Hariri: Industry minister (Kurd)

Latif Rashid: Water resources minister (Kurd)

Bayan Dazee [woman]: Housing and construction minister (Kurd)

Yarrub Nadim al-Aboudi: Agriculture minister (Shia)

Khudayer Al-Khuzaie: Education minister (Shia)

Abed Theyab: Higher education minister (Sunni Arab)

Ali Al-Shemari: Health minister (Shia)

Karim Mahdi: Transport minister (Shia)

Abdul-Samad Rahman: Migration minister (Shia)

Barham Saleh: Acting minister of state for national security (Kurd)

Adel al-Assadi: Minister of state for civil society affairs ( Shia)

Safa al-Safi: Minister of state for National Assembly Affairs (Shia)

Jassim Mohammed Jaafar: Youth and sports minister (Shia)

Liwa Semeism: Minister of state for tourism and archaeology affairs (Shia)

Ali Baban: Planning and development cooperation minister (Sunni Arab)

Mohammed Twafiq: Communications minister (Shia)

Mahmoud Mohammed al-Radi: Labour and social affairs minister (Shia)

Riyad Gharib: Municipalities and public works minister (Shia)

Narmin Uthman [woman]: Environment minister (Kurd)

Asaad Kamal Mohammed: Culture minister (Kurd)

Fatin Abdel-Rahman [woman]: Minister of state for women affairs (Sunni Arab)

Saad Tahir Abid: Minister of state for provincial affairs (Sunni Arab)

Raed Fahmi: Science and technology minister (Sunni Arab)

Wijdan Mikaeil [woman]: Human rights minister (Christian)

Rafaa al-Esawi: Minister of state for foreign affairs (Sunni Arab)

Akram al-Hakim: Minister of national dialogue (Shia)

Mohammed Abbas Auraibi: Minister of state (Shia)

Ali Mohammed Ahmed: Minister of state (Kurd)