Source: The Presidency of Parliament received Saleh’s letter and is studying the response

Editing Date: 12/26/2019 18:30

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} A parliamentary source revealed that the Presidency of Parliament received the message of the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, in which he threatened to resign and rejected the candidate of the building bloc Asaad Al-Eidani for the prime minister.

The source stated to {Euphrates News}, that “the presidency of the parliament considers the response to President Saleh within two days.”

The President of the Republic, Barham Saleh, refused today to assign the candidate of the parliamentary “Al-Bena” parliamentary bloc to head the government, saying that he was ready to submit his resignation to Parliament.

The construction bloc, led by Hadi al-Amiri, which currently holds the largest number of seats in parliament, has submitted the name of Asaad Abdul Amir al-Aidani, the governor of Basra, as its candidate for the position of prime minister.

Saleh pointed out that the higher interest of the country requires that the candidate be a “calming factor”, and in choosing him in response to the will of the people.

Saleh said: “Starting from my desire to bloodshed and protect civil peace, and with all respect and appreciation to Al-Aidani, I apologize for appointing him as a candidate for (the building block).”

The protests have invaded Iraq since October 1, and the protesters, who are mostly young people, are calling for a change of the entire political system because, in their opinion, they are corrupt and have left most Iraqis in poverty.

More than 450 people were killed in the protests, and thousands were wounded.

The former Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, resigned last month and remains in office to conduct business, despite continued protests.


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