Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi does not seem to be indifferent to the political, security and economic crises in the country, quietly and silently dealing with these files. Apart from the media hype, Abadi was able, from behind the scenes, to benefit from the crisis of the Electoral Commission, which he left in his favor after he was able to impose his will by procrastinating on the subject of the dismissal of the Commission or not, which continues between the political blocs, thus gaining time, Local and parliamentary elections on time.
In light of the fierce political conflict and disagreements over the political alliances, the door to the possibility of holding the elections as of the end of this month is closed due to the inability of the (pending) Commission or the expected commission to complete its logistical preparations. This means that Abadi will have the opportunity to form a caretaker government with absolute powers , In April, the date of expiry of the mandate of parliament.
In this context, a parliamentary close to the National Alliance, the “New Arab”, pointed out that “procrastination on the dismissal of the Electoral Commission continues between the blocks of the National Alliance, with the insistence of blocks of the rule of law and the Supreme Islamic Council and other blocs not to dismiss the Electoral Commission, And those who support them on the dismissal, to reach the differences to a dead end. “ He pointed out that “the blocs failed to find a compromise solution, and that all the proposals presented to bring the views faced failure.”
Delays on the dismissal of the Electoral Commission continue between the blocks of the National Alliance
He added that “there seems to be high-level coordination and cooperation between Abadi and the Sadrists, and that Abadi, who did not hear him a voice throughout the crisis works through the Sadrists to insist on the dismissal of the Commission, as it is not neutral and that the leader of a coalition of law Nuri al-Maliki Is the most beneficiary of its survival. “
The parliamentary speaker that “the leader of the National Alliance Ammar al-Hakim is trying to bring the views and get out of this crisis, trying to put solutions to keep the Commission, or make a change in the composition of the composition, to avoid time and conduct elections on schedule,” but ” The solution has taken the course of conflict clearly between the two parties, namely Maliki and Muqtada al-Sadr and those behind them, to look like the crisis revolves around a vicious circle, and there is no sign of a solution. “
With the passage of time, the issue of the survival of the Commission of the elimination of the importance, if the month ended without resolving the crisis of the Office and the crisis of the election law, ending with the opportunity to hold elections on time. Which means that the parliament will be dissolved next April, in accordance with the constitution, and the conversion of the Abbadi government into a caretaker government.
For his part, political expert Hazem Khalidi told Al-Arab Al-Jadid that ” Abadi has greatly improved the game of tightening the cord around the neck of the Electoral Commission, pulling the rug out from under his opponents and staying in power for a new period, taking advantage of the election commission crisis.” “The parliament has not yet been able to pass the election law, and so far there are five laws on the agenda that have been postponed until the end of the month of Ramadan. If the law is not passed this month (and this is certain) Elections, the elections have become postponed indefinitely. “
Al-Khalidi added that “the Commission will not be able to conduct the elections and complete their preparations, if the law is not passed and bypass the crisis of the Commission during this month exclusively, because the Commission needs from 9 months to a full year to complete its logistical procedures through the completion of the census and files of Iraqis abroad, Thorny files, and other technical matters that can not be accomplished in less than a year before elections. “ “It is impossible to overcome these obstacles. The disagreement is going on for the Commission, and the agreement on the law of the Commission needs several months, which puts us in front of the constitutional provision, which stipulates that the parliamentary session is only four years and can not be extended, and ends in April next year “He said. “This means that the parliament will be dissolved on this date, while the current government remains a caretaker government.”
The Commission will not be able to conduct elections and complete its preparations
“The Constitution authorizes the caretaker government in a circumstance such as the situation in which Iraq is going through the war against terrorism and the presence of groups outside the law, absolute powers to impose its control, and continue to work until the elections, which means the survival of the government Abadi and absolute powers and without parliamentary oversight” . He pointed out that “Abadi could pave the way for this, in accordance with a deliberate plan and a court, and that today is within the survival of power for a longer period of powers and wider, overcoming all opponents.”
The other political blocs, outside the National Alliance, have not intervened in the election crisis as a struggle within the National Alliance for the acquisition of power, nor does it appear to have any fears that Abadi will remain in power.
The head of the Kurdistan Alliance bloc, MP Arafat Karam, the “new Arab”, ” Abadi proved a clear possibility in the management of internal and external political files, and that he has a diplomatic method needed by Iraq during the next phase.” He stressed that “there are no Kurdish reservations to Abadi, and in the case of his orientation towards the civil state and the return of the Iraqi unity, we will certainly support this trend.”
It is noteworthy that Iraq witnessed demonstrations led by the Sadrist movement to demand the change of the Electoral Commission, led to the vote of Parliament during the last month not to be satisfied with the answers of the President of the Commission Srpset Rasul, according to questions and accusations of the Office of corruption files, while the parliament could not even today to dismiss the Commission because of differences between the coalition blocs And the division between demands for its survival and demands for dismissal.
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