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Shafaq News / Five Sunni blocs and independent deputies announced, on Friday, the formation of a new bloc of 35 representatives.
The new bloc includes the “Salvation and Development Front, the Mass of the Masses, the Arab Project, the Islamic Party and the Independent Iraqi Bloc – as well as the contribution of independent representatives.”
“A group of political forces and a number of independent representatives held an important meeting this evening, Friday, the twenty-third of October, 2020, the political, security, economic, social and health situation in Iraq, and the meeting discussed the nature of the challenges,” the statement said. The country faces and the sincere national effort it entails aimed at achieving early elections under natural conditions that are not challenged by uncontrolled weapons or the desire to intervene in drafting laws that represent the interests of political blocs, not the interest of the people and their independent decision and true will.
The meeting examined, according to the statement, “the crises and problems afflicting the governorates, the arbitrary measures that their citizens suffer and the denial of legitimate rights and what constitutes the crime of enforced disappearance of large numbers of citizens, as well as prisoners and detainees for malicious reasons or based on the accusations of the secret informant.”
The statement continued, “In view of our national responsibilities and our responsibilities before our people who have suffered from the woes and are still under its influence, twenty-eight deputies representing the Salvation and Development Front, the Mass Bloc, the Arab Project, the Islamic Party and the Independent Iraqi Bloc – as well as the contribution of independent representatives agreed on cooperation and synergy through the formation of A parliamentary front to stop the deterioration and redress the oppressed of our citizens, and the assembled assert that they aim to instill confidence and hope in the future and respond to the challenges that are more ferocious and cruel.