Arabic reportsBaghdadZaid SalemOctober 24 2021
The state of security alert continues in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad (Mortada Al-Sudani / Anatolia)+Line–
It is scheduled to hold, this evening, Sunday evening, an expanded meeting in Baghdad called by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki , which includes leaders of the so-called ” coordinating framework of Shiite political forces “, which was founded and headed by al-Maliki himself, to discuss the election results. Iraq 2021 , which was conducted on the tenth of this month, and showed a sharp decline of the forces allied to Iran.
Al-Maliki’s invitation to the meeting comes hours after the escalation of the supporters of the losing forces in the Iraqi elections gathered in front of the gates of the Green Zone , by passing the first security barrier and approaching the main gate of the international zone, which includes the American and British embassy, and the United Nations mission, along with government headquarters, while the state of alert continues. Security in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, is at its strongest.null
The losing forces, including the militia wings that participate in the Iraqi elections, most notably the “Hezbollah Brigades” militia, are calling for a recount and manual counting of the electoral votes, which amount to about 10 million electoral votes, throughout the cities of Iraq, at a time when the commission is heading to resolve electoral appeals in order to Adopting the results and sending them to the Judicial Council for approval.
Al-Maliki’s invitation to the meeting comes hours after the escalation of the supporters of the losing forces in the elections, who gathered in front of the gates of the Green Zone, by passing the first security barrier.
Al-Maliki said, in a statement, that the meeting scheduled for this evening is for the “coordinating framework of the Shiite forces”, and aims to “resolve the crisis of the election results” in Iraq, adding that “the meeting will discuss ideas and mechanisms to address and contain the crisis and prevent its repercussions, and give those affected their right under the constitution and the law.” , so that the demands do not deviate from their legitimate framework,” and stressed that “the meeting will be for the purpose of resolving the crisis, not a political alliance.”
Meanwhile, protesters affiliated with armed forces and factions close to Iran, which lost the legislative elections in Iraq, continue to gather near the gates of the Green Zone.
Local sources told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, who spoke on condition of anonymity, that the protesters’ tents were concentrated at the gate of the Green Zone on the side of the Jadriya neighborhood, which includes the headquarters of most of the Iraqi militias, explaining that the protesters began to demand manual counting and sorting, while accusing the United Nations mission in Iraq said it was cooperating with the outgoing government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi and the Iraqi Electoral Commission to “steal” the votes of Shiite political entities.
On Friday, the UN Security Council expressed regret over the “recent threats of violence against the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and the staff of the Independent High Electoral Commission,” while calling on those opposed to the results to “take legal methods.” The Council did not miss the opportunity to “congratulate the Iraqi people and government on the occasion of the recent elections.”Arabic reports
The council called, in a statement, to “resolve any electoral disputes that may arise” by peaceful and legal means, adding that the council members expressed “their aspiration to form an inclusive government that represents the will of the Iraqi people and their demands to consolidate democracy.”
For his part, the leader of the “Sadr movement” Muqtada al-Sadr , in a statement today, Sunday, called on neighboring countries not to interfere in the current election crisis, in a clear indication that it is a response to an Iranian movement to form a bloc that includes the “State of Law” and “Al-Fateh” alliances led by Maliki and Hadi. Ameri, respectively, along with other small blocs aimed at collecting more than 90 seats in parliament.
Al-Sadr said that what is currently taking place is an “Iraqi democratic struggle,” calling on neighboring countries not to interfere with the election results, warning against measures he described as “strict” against any interference in the current crisis.
In a statement on Sunday, the leader of the “Sadr movement” Muqtada al-Sadr called on neighboring countries not to interfere in the current election crisis, in a clear indication that it is a response to an Iranian movement
In this context, Muhammad al-Sihoud, a member of the State of Law coalition, told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that the “coordinating framework of Shiite forces”, which was founded by al-Maliki and includes the forces allied to Iran, now has more than 90 parliamentary seats.
Chihod added that these seats are “distributed among the members of the “State of Law Coalition” and the “Al-Fateh Alliance” and its blocs, and there is no reservation that the Sadrist bloc joins us for the purpose of forming a government in accordance with the electoral benefits,” noting that “the political entities are determined to move forward. To form the largest bloc, but we are currently waiting for what the Electoral Commission will announce from the results of the appeals submitted to it due to fraud and manipulation that accompanied the electoral process,” as he put it.
The same spokesman stressed that “the major bloc will be announced soon, and it is open to the rest of the political entities, but its original nucleus remains the coordinating framework entities.”