A severe overlap that overshadows the process of rearranging the status of power in Iraq in the light of the results of the last general elections, in a clear reflection of the state of chaos in which the political process has deteriorated, after the events of recent years and the many disadvantages of the reality on the ground disastrous results.
BAGHDAD – The process of selecting a prime minister of Iraq is still stymied by the sharp differences between the political parties that have prevented a convergence of views, opening the way for consensus on a balanced candidate, while a new complicating factor has been the election of a president representing a Kurdish-Kurdish rivalry.
While strongly questioning the legitimacy of the election of the young Sunni politician Mohamed Halboussi to the presidency of parliament because of the election process under the dome of the parliament suspected of manipulation of political money, the controversy over the post of President of the Republic because of the entry of the Kurdistan Democratic Party on the nomination line for the position, which is prepared by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan of his share .
As for the post of prime minister, the subject of the fiercest competition because of its utmost importance, has continued to push and pull on the formation of the largest parliamentary bloc and eligible to choose the President, while attempts to agree on a serious candidate for the position to the first box by the decline of shares of former Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi after he brightened His star in recent days as the most likely candidates to win and most acceptable to the majority of parties.
Iraqi sources did not rule out that Abdul Mahdi’s name had been put forward for mere deliberation, and that it would be burned later and a figure out of the limelight. And did not rule out the possibility of supporting Najaf reference to a personal from the team of outgoing Prime Minister Haider Abadi prime minister. The same sources cited the name of Mustafa al-Kadhmi, head of the intelligence service as a candidate with the confidence of figures close to the supreme authority Ali al-Sistani.
According to the same sources, Al-Kadhmi’s chances are supported by the Dawa Party itself, which is categorized by the Iraqi Kurds as their friend.
The Iraqi parliament (parliament) on Tuesday to hold a vote on a candidate for the post of President of the Republic, in light of sharp differences between the largest Kurdish parties to the post.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) led by Massoud Barzani refused to accept the tradition of previous sessions, which was led by the leader of the National Union of the Iraqi Republic.
The Democratic Party nominated the Director of the Office of the Presidency of the Kurdistan region Fouad Hussein, for the post, while the National Union nominated Barham Salih, who returned to him recently after the disengagement of the former dissident coalition of the Union itself under the name of “Alliance for Democracy and Justice.”
One of the paradoxes of the political process: the Barzani party sought to forcefully separate Kurdistan from Iraq and returned to chase the presidency of the Republic
“I would like the parties and the Kurdish forces to agree on one candidate for the presidency, but as long as those forces have not agreed and submitted candidates for them, I have confidence in the capabilities of Fouad Hussein,” Massoud Barzani said in a press statement. Iraq”.
The statement came after the Democratic Party had announced by senior leader Fadhil Mirani not to approve the candidate of the National Union Barham Saleh “for not coordinating the Union with the Democratic Party on his nomination.”
Observers in Baghdad questioned the seriousness of the pursuit of Barzani party to win the post of President of Iraq, with the paradox that is that Barzani himself had been strongly sought to separate the Kurdistan region in a state independent of the Iraqi state, through the referendum on independence, which called for and carried out In September last year. Some argue that such anomalies have become normal in the Iraqi political process with many disadvantages and holes.
The ruling Shiite forces in Iraq to thwart the adoption of the results of the referendum in question, while collaborating with the parties calculated on the National Union.
From this perspective, Barham Saleh is closer to those forces than Democratic Party candidate Fuad Hussein.
It is not excluded that the process of nominating a representative of the Democratic Party, formality and just to record the position and break the custom that took place during the previous three sessions to assign the presidency of Iraq to the party Jalal Talabani and his heirs.
Sources familiar with the “Arabs” that the reference Najaf Shiite role in support of Saleh to take the post of President of the Republic, stressing that the road is open to him to take up the post.
The political parties in Iraq, to the limits of Monday, succeeded only in resolving the position of the speaker of parliament and his deputies, without resolving the controversy over the way in which the election of the young Sunni politician Mohamed Halboussi as Speaker of the House of Representatives, where there are many doubts in the political blocs supporting him to buy the post With money means to challenge its legitimacy.
According to parliamentary sources, what causes concern for Halbusi and his supporters, that raises the issue of forgery are only the forces supported by the Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who has a coalition backed by 54 parliamentary seats, and Sadr himself a large amount of the Jamahiriya in the Iraqi street.
According to the same sources, Halabousi fears becoming the target of an early attempt to topple him, or later become a target of street protests and slogans, similar to other Iraqi figures, which explains the launch of the young politician in an intense campaign to polish his image and restore the rift in legitimacy.
Halabousi visited the province of Basra, the home of the popular popular protests, and expressed his solidarity with the protesters and support for their demands. He also met on Monday with the leader of the Sadrist movement in his home in Najaf province and discussed with him the formation of the new government.