Shafaq News/ Supporters of the Sadrist movement held early celebrations on Friday evening to win the parliamentary elections in the center of the capital, Baghdad.
Sadr’s supporters celebrated in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, following a televised speech by their leader Muqtada al-Sadr.
A security source told Shafaq News Agency, “The security forces partially closed Tahrir Square due to the Sadrist bloc’s celebrations.”
Al-Sadr had announced in the televised speech, opening the door to his movement for the return of the expelled and dissidents in order to “support reform,” as he put it.
He added, “We are not students of authority or status in the world, but students of reform,” accusing Israel of obstructing the reform project and building Iraq.
Shafaq News Agency learned, the day before yesterday, Wednesday, that Al-Sadr had identified four “Sadrists” names to head the next Iraqi government, including Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, in the event that the Sadrist bloc won the highest percentage of the vote.
A close associate of the leader of the Sadrist movement told Shafaq News Agency that the most likely candidates to win al-Sadr’s nomination to head the government are Iraq’s ambassador to Britain Jaafar al-Sadr, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hassan al-Kaabi, and Sadrist leader Nassar al-Rubaie, along with the current Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi, who has chest support.
The “Sadr bloc” participates in the elections to be held on the tenth of October, and it seeks, through 100 candidates distributed in all governorates and cities of the country, to obtain the largest possible number of seats that will lead to the chair of the government.
The Sadr-backed “Sairoon” coalition led the last parliamentary elections in 2018, with 54 seats out of 329.
Shafaq News/ On Friday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi confirmed that he did not hesitate to confront the “uncontrolled weapon”, announcing the arrest of dozens of them, and while referring to great success in the electricity file, he pointed out that the Faw port will be one of the most important ports in the region.
“We have taken several decisions to restore the prestige of the security establishment,” Al-Kazemi said in a speech he delivered on the occasion of the elections, which was followed by Shafak News Agency, adding, “We used patience and wisdom to confront accusations and lies.”
With regard to the corruption file, Al-Kazemi explained that “the Anti-Corruption Committee has opened more than 50 corruption files.”
Regarding the electricity file, Al-Kazemi said, “Despite the enormity of the electrical energy crisis in Iraq, during one year we made exceptional efforts to advance the energy reality, and address the catastrophic errors caused by poor planning during the past years, and we jumped production for the first time in the history of the Iraqi state, to 21 One thousand megawatts per day, after production was about 16 thousand megawatts for the past years.”
He continued, “The problem of electrical interconnection with neighboring countries has been addressed, and the international electrical network will be connected during the next year, whether with the Arab Gulf states, Jordan, Egypt or Turkey, in addition to linking with neighboring Iran.”
The Prime Minister said, “We decided to start the project to produce Iraqi wasted gas, so that Iraq would be able to provide gas for its electrical facilities during the next stage,” adding, “We opened the door to large investments in the field of solar energy, which will be a decisive factor in providing electrical energy, in addition to We have launched a large number of projects in the field of developing and producing energy in gas and thermal stations, at the level of renewing the electric transmission network.”
He pointed out, “This year, a large project was launched to secure more than 650,000 residential plots of land for citizens, to contribute to solving the housing crisis, and we set transparent rules that do not have favoritism or mediation, to distribute them through an electronic program in the name of the Dari Project, and we allocated funds to provide infrastructure for these new areas. and providing housing loans to their beneficiaries, and you will find, in the coming months, an effective move to implement this vital trend.”
He continued, “We also launched large investment plans, and attracted international companies to implement them, bypassing meaningful obstacles to continue the environment of corruption, which repels investors and we have overcome them. There are investment cities, and pioneering industrial projects with international standards, which will be present to supplement the Iraqi economy and serve our people.”
And he stated, “We were determined to revive and build the long-awaited Al-Faw port project, to be one of the most important ports in the region, and the dry canal project, linking with all neighboring countries through road and railway networks, so that Iraq would become one of the most important international corridors for global trade, during the coming years.”
He continued, “During this year, we made a leap in two main areas, the first is expanding the scope of social care for needy families, and doubling the amounts allocated in this aspect, to address the damages incurred by these groups.”
He also said, “We reformed the ration card system by providing a decent food basket for our people, and ended a history of manipulation and chaos in this area. We also launched a project to build a thousand schools, to restore dignity to our students and educational staff.”
Baghdad/ Al-Mawred News: A group of United Nations observers deployed, today, Friday, to a number of special polling stations in Basra Governorate. According to the pictures, which showed a group of international observers monitoring the special polling stations in Basra Governorate.
Baghdad – Mawazine News, the United Nations mission, UNAMI, commented, on Friday, on the start of the special voting process for the early parliamentary elections in Iraq. The mission said in a tweet on the Twitter platform, followed by Mawazine News, that “on election day, Iraqis should have the confidence to vote as they please, in an environment free of pressure, intimidation and threat.” UNAMI called on “all parties to respect the freedom of any Iraqi to vote for candidates of his choice.” Ended 29/A 4
Shafaq News/ Centers in the capital, Baghdad, and Nineveh Governorate, with its center in Mosul, witnessed on Friday, a heavy turnout with the special voting process, in which 1,196,453 voters, including members of the army and security forces, the displaced and prison inmates, cast their votes, two days before the start of the general voting process.