Politics 12/20/2019 00:40 690 Editor: as
Baghdad today – Baghdad
Informed sources revealed, on Friday, that the President of the Republic, Barham Saleh, presented yesterday, an urgent request to the Federal Court, including the definition of the largest bloc after the government’s resignation, and the submission of more than one political party to candidates for the post of Prime Minister, and the powers of the President of the Republic to reject or accept the candidates of the blocs at this stage.
The sources said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “a delegation from the parties of the building bloc met Saleh yesterday to prevent him from submitting the constitutional inquiry, and led him to recognize two candidates for the construction, Qusay al-Suhail or Abd al-Hussein Abtan, to the position of Prime Minister, succeeding the outgoing Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi “.
According to the sources, Saleh assured the building block delegation that “he met representatives of the demonstrations and social activities, and that the candidates do not meet the conditions set for them to ensure social peace.”
He added that “President Saleh informed the construction delegation that he would not present any of the two names at present and would not present any of the other names presented before clarifying his role in selection as president of the republic and the protector of the constitution, and before the federal court decides in the mechanisms to announce the largest bloc in this sensitive transitional stage.”
This comes amid continuing pressure to impose Minister of Higher Education Qusai al-Suhail or Abdul Hussein Abtan, as prime minister.
The MP revealed a coalition of state law, Ali Al-Ghanmi, on Thursday, December 19, 2019, the existence of a real warning among the political blocs and parties to put the names of their candidates for the post of prime minister in the media for fear of being shot down by the protesting masses.
Al-Ghanimi said in a press statement, “The blocks of the building alliance in which the State of Law coalition is involved have not decided the name of its candidate for prime minister definitively and definitively, and the competition still exists between Qusay Al-Suhail and Mohammed Shiaa Al-Sudani, who has stronger fortunes.”
He added, “The options and agreement on a specific name depend on the opinion of the uprising street,” stressing that “the political blocs and parties have become wary of putting forward the names of their candidates for good, for fear of being dropped by the protesting masses.”
Al-Ghanimi added, “All the names presented earlier received government positions, and therefore the concerns of these forces come upon their candidates from this standpoint,” noting that “the meetings also focused on restoring the construction alliance to ensure the implementation of the largest parliamentary bloc.”
The leader of the State of Law coalition, Jassem Al Bayati, revealed on Wednesday 18-12-2019 what he said were the names of personalities nominated by a coalition of other leaders backed by the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to take over as the next prime minister.
Al-Bayati said, in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the building alliance has 170 votes within the parliament with Sunni Arabs and Kurds, and it can pass its candidate freely.”
Al-Bayati added, “The problem is not the ability to build the candidate’s passage, but rather the problem lies in agreeing on the nominated personality, given that the wisdom stream and the victory coalition are demanding specifications that differ from construction, while others have presented conditions and specifications that differ from others.”
He pointed out that “in the event that the candidate proposed within the Shiite house is not agreed upon and passed according to the principle of (breaking the bone), the next government will not differ from the government of the resigned prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, but will be the worst.”
The leader of al-Maliki’s coalition emphasized that “the Alliance of Saireon presented several personalities to assume the position, including Judge Rahim al-Aqili, Abdul-Ghani al-Asadi, and Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, but these names are difficult to reach consensus on, especially with the Kurds and Sunnis.”
The deputy of the Saeron Alliance, Salam Al-Shammari, had called on the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, last Wednesday, not to respond to the “pressures” regarding the replacement of the resigned Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi.
Al-Shammari said, in a statement, “The choice of a popular and acceptable future personality not affiliated with a party or political forces is a real victory for the people and its peaceful demonstrators.”
He added, “The President of the Republic should not respond to political pressures and listen to the voice of the people demanding their legitimate rights,” noting that “choosing an independent professional figure for the post of prime minister is a sure guarantee for the stability of the situation in general.”
Last Tuesday evening, with the constitutional deadline for choosing an alternative to the resigned prime minister approaching, local media outlets and media outlets circulated news about the construction coalition’s intention to present Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Qusay al-Suhail to the premiership.