Baghdad / Obelisk: Informed sources indicated, Monday, December 16, 2019, that the President of the Republic, Barham Saleh, has the freedom to choose an alternative to resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi without looking for the largest bloc, pointing out that the largest bloc ended after the nomination of Adel Abdul-Mahdi for the post of Prime Minister .
She added, “The largest bloc ended with the nomination of Adel Abdul Mahdi for the position of Prime Minister, and the President of the Republic today does not need to request the largest bloc to present a figure for the aforementioned position.”
For his part, legal expert Ali Al-Tamimi said in a press statement to “Al-Masala” that “the second candidate for the position of Prime Minister is not related to his nomination with a larger or more bloc, and therefore the President of the Republic is free to choose the personality he finds suitable for this position, after the resignation of the largest bloc candidate, Adel Abdul-Mahdi.” “.
And that “Article 76 of the Constitution in its paragraphs 1 and 2 mandates the president of the republic, the candidate of the largest bloc that emerged in the first session of parliament, to form a government, while paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of the same article confirm that the president of the republic assigns another candidate or alternative to the post of president of the republic in If I fear the biggest block candidate. ”