Hakim and al-Sadr are locked in a political race to form a “trans-bloc” quotas

Side of the presidency of the parliament meeting of the political blocs and Sunday May 15, 2016

Editor: 07/25/2016 22:46

Long-Presse / Baghdad

Fighting al-Sadr and al-Hakim, a political race to form a “cross-block” by attracting allies from other blocs, after dissociate themselves from their presence in the government of al-Abadi.

In conjunction with the invitation of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to a cabinet reshuffle substantially intertwined, the two leaders discussed during a meeting in Najaf annexation in March, the formation of a “national bloc transitory components,” and human beings strategic alliance between the two sides.

The al-Sadr’s insistence on supporting Abadi in the reshuffle, and submit a list of ministers away from the political parties and the quota system, to its distance from al-Hakim, who demanded full change includes the Prime Minister himself. He opposed the overthrow of the chest Balebadi in a move interpreted by observers as aimed at preventing the return of al-Maliki to head the government.

Chest and face criticism indirectly to his ally, the leader of the Supreme Council adopted against the background of “document of honor” which was signed by nine political parties and supervised by the President Fuad Masum.

Sadr demanded the Liberal bloc, affiliated to him, seeking to form a national block away from quotas, after her boycott of the National Alliance meetings.

Hakim distanced himself from the “reform” Front, which was formed by a group of deputies who led a sit-in of parliament, in April, ending a vote on the dismissal of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives.

He joined deputies to the front of the chest at the beginning of the vigil, but the latter demanded to resume its participation in the parliamentary sessions. It participated Liberal block a hearing on April 26 that saw the vote on the five ministers from the “closed envelope”, which was supported by Sadr himself list.

Although the two leaders attempt to form a transient alliances, but they failed in their efforts so far. The new al-Hakim, during a meeting with Prime Minister al-Abadi last week, calling for the formation of “cross-block” and described it as the solution to the problems of Iraq.

It seemed a clear difference in the masses of the citizen and the Liberals on the priorities of this alliance. While the first party says the project seeks to assist the Prime Minister in the implementation of reforms, stick to the second party to have the alliance away from quotas.

The political parties have been warned of the return of the division to the House of Representatives with the approach of the prime minister to choose new ministers instead of nine ministers submitted their resignations, mostly blocs of al-Hakim and al-Sadr.

In this context, says MP Hassan Khalati, member bloc citizen, in connection with the (range), “The mass cross not yet determined its identity landmarks”, but stressed that “the door is open for everyone to be a part of it.”

Khalati He pointed out that “the Liberal bloc has directed to join the bloc. And a lot of the National Alliance, including blocks of state law declared orientation to join the alliance.”

And see a member of the citizen coalition, led by al-Hakim, said that “cross-sectarian bloc will take it upon themselves to activate the work of reforms and support the work of the government and the strengthening of the legislative, regulatory and judicial institutions.” He stressed that “cross the block is not an election but a front supportive of the work of the government.”

And the position of the mass citizen about nine ministers who planned replacements Abadi choice, Khalati said, “The prime minister is holding consultations with the political blocs to choose new ministers.” He disclosed that “Abadi had contacts with the political blocs in this regard and has in consultation with us and urged us on the need to vote on new ministers.”

The MP said the Basra “We are in a block citizen’s part, we stressed the need to choose people who have professional and efficient.”

He denied Khalati determine the bench names of ministers for the moment, but he expressed his belief that the new ministers are named during the period will not exceed a month.

In turn, expressed the parliamentary Liberal bloc desire to join the bloc transient condition of success to go beyond sectarianism and party quotas. And it refused to enter into any bloc aiming to get electoral gains.

MP says Awad al-Awadi, in an interview with the (range), that “the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, the face of the Liberal bloc and political body that have two draws and consultation and understanding on the formation of cross-sectarian bloc.”

Al-Awadi said “there have been many moves by the Liberal bloc of the founding of the alliance in response to public demonstrations and the worsening situation in the country.”

But the leader of the Liberal bloc admitted the possibility of forming a “cross the block,” attributing it to “the existence of trends for parties that do not dispense with the narrow personal interests.”

On the differences to form a “trans-bloc” new umbrella alliance of Sadr and Hakim, he saw al-Awadi said the project, which calls for a mass citizen must be “able to institutions and the Department of State building is an Iraqi national.”

And a member of the Liberal bloc stressed the need for the parties to be internalized in the “cross-block” homogeneous in their work and vision, and that meets the most important participants and end the quota system and the lack of consolidation under any title.

On the Liberal bloc opinion ministerial amendment after the resignation of three of its ministers, al-Awadi said “the prime minister gave the green light to take responsibility for the selection of ministers,” but he stressed “the need to be independent and competent technocrat ministers are far from party affiliations.”

Considered part of (the reform front) calls for the formation of a “transient mass” that the objective is “to block the real reforms” and described it as “laughed chins.”

MP says Chihod Mohammed, a member of the reform front, told the (range), “The mass cross is to block reform.”

Chihod stressed that “the reformist tendencies of the bloc’s reform and clear because they do not want to change people, but want to change the wrong approach and the wrong path that had been the political process.”

The MP pointed out that Basra “is the quota system brought the country to this dangerous slope,” recalling that “one Mtbuniat reform front end of this project.”

And the efforts that led to the formation of political parties transient quotas alliances, Chihod says that “the political blocs if it is serious about real reform, it has to join the front Reform expanded dramatically so that it can implement its reform program successfully.”

And see a member of (the reform front) that “the voices demanding the formation of trans-bloc is trying to throw dust in the eyes and laughed at the chins.”


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