The bloc froze its consultations on the formation of «the largest bloc» …
02/06/2018 – 23:55
Dozens of lawmakers, including prominent political figures headed by Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri and his first deputy and leader of the Islamic Supreme Council Hammam Hamoudi, are awaiting the ruling of the Federal Court on the decision they made during the special session to partially cancel the elections held on 12 May. Jubouri on Saturday to hold a session of the parliament where did not attend only less than 30 deputies out of a total of 328 according to MP from the Liberal bloc, Riad Ghali Saadi, who considered the meeting today unconstitutional and contrary to the rules of procedure.
While the blocks froze consultations on the formation of «the largest bloc» pending the decision «Federal Court», the parliament decided on Saturday to raise its meeting to next Wednesday, for the purpose of voting on the third amendment to the election law, after the completion of the second reading, while Speaker of Parliament Salim Jubouri, To convene an extraordinary session tomorrow to discuss the water crisis in the presence of three ministers.
The Party of National Integrity, of the Sadrist movement, on Saturday, the cessation of all dialogues and negotiations between the blocks and political parties.
He said the leader of the party Mohammed Rashk for (Basneoz), “The dialogues and negotiations between the blocks are now stalled because of the problems and appeals that accompanied the electoral process,” noting that “all forces are waiting to resolve the debate on electoral appeals, so that each area knows its size permanently.”
“These appeals may affect the seats of some, and may also increase the seats of some parties, for this everyone is waiting for the resolution of appeals and ratification of the election results, and then the start of dialogues and negotiations.”
The visit of the leader of the “Wisdom Stream” Ammar al-Hakim, and two days later leader of the Sadrist movement to Kuwait at the invitation of her government, sparked a wide debate, especially in social networking sites on the timing of the visits and coincided with the events in Iraq And whether the issue of the “larger bloc” will be formed outside Iraq and through a regional-international will. The spokesmen of the leader of the Sadrist movement and the stream of wisdom denied any political status of the visit related to the elections and their results as much as an attempt by Hakim and Sadr to strengthen relations between Iraq and Kuwait.
While the first days after the initial results of the elections filled the political leaderships, which conducted a series of negotiations between them to “touch the pulse” in order to reach understandings leading to the formation of the largest bloc, the newspaper “Asharq Al-Awsat” London, an independent politician close to one of the blocs, “The initial results of the meetings of the blocs, whether the meetings between the blocks within the same components, that is the meetings of the Shiite blocs with each other or Sunni or Kurdish with each other or meetings between Shiites and Sunnis or Shiites and Kurds or vice versa almost to one result And Redraw the scene on the basis of consensus and then improved quotas, so to speak, in the sense that it accepts this time to isolate the mass of a component and add another of a component under the pretext of political majority ». “There may have been among the leaders of the blocs who have already tried to cross into a broader national space that is transitory to nationalism and sectarianism, but the results of the elections have failed everyone,” he added. “The same scene was almost reshaped with partial changes in size. Where the results, which applies to the Sunnis and Kurds, which does not allow a real breakthrough, which means the difficulty of forming a government loyal to the opposition front, especially after the huge objections to the election results and enter the country at a critical juncture so far, which requires a return to reconciliations again.
Moreover, pending the decision of the Federal Court on the constitutionality or unconstitutionality of the decisions of the Parliament, the debate continues over fraud and appeals. In this context, the Ministry of Displacement and Migration denied the news that the Electoral Commission gave any information about the names of members of the Iraqi community abroad. The ministry said in a statement on «surprised by the statements made by the Electoral Commission and what was reported by the media about some politicians that the ministry provided the Commission with the names of members of the Iraqi community abroad for the purpose of the recent parliamentary elections». The statement added that «the ministry did not give the Commission any information in this regard as well as it was not asked to do so».
For his part, confirmed the electoral official of the Turkmen Front Ahmad Ramzi, that the funds in Kirkuk, which have not been counted so far can change the equation in the province. Ramzi said in a statement yesterday that “these funds were subjected to a technical failure on the day of the vote so the staff were unable to count and sorting and was moved at 3 am on May 13 to the UNHCR warehouses in the Alwa area in Kirkuk.” He pointed out that «funds now under the protection of the anti-terrorist forces in Kirkuk, and prevents access to those stores except for the staff of the Commission and the competent committees and entity monitors only», pointing out that «these funds are for multiple areas in Kirkuk and does not belong to a particular area or component».
The Electoral Commission has rejected the decision of the Parliament and announced its adherence to the results, especially after the announcement of President Fuad Masum, requested the opinion of the Federal Court, which was prepared by political forces contrary to the Constitution by the President.
But the coalition of Iraqi forces announced its support for the position of the President of the Republic, said in a statement, that «the Electoral Commission has met its efforts and procedures and said its technical opinion in appeals, and the ball now in the arena of justice and no doubt, his decisions are Faisal and governance.