The coordination framework is cracking to the point of “disintegration”… and the removal of Al-Amiri is “close”

Reports & AnalyticsHadi Al-AmriThe electioncoordinating framework 2021-10-29 22:13A-AA+

Shafaq News/ A source from within the coordinating framework of the Shiite forces revealed, on Friday, that the framework had been cracked to the extent that it had almost completely disintegrated with the fading of hope that the initial results of the early parliamentary elections might change.

The coordinating framework consists of Shiite forces objecting to the election results, which lost many of their seats in the October 10 elections.

At the head of these forces is the Al-Fateh Alliance led by Hadi Al-Amiri, and its alliance serves as a political umbrella for influential Shiite factions with close ties to Iran.

The framework also includes the “state forces” coalition led by Ammar al-Hakim and Haider al-Abadi, in addition to the State of Law coalition led by Nuri al-Maliki.

The source told Shafaq News Agency, on condition of anonymity, that “the cracking of the coordination framework began with the Commission’s announcement that the results of the counting and sorting matched the electronic results in some areas, on which most of the losing forces depended.”

He added, “The features of the crack or disintegration deepened further as a result of the visit of the Sadrist negotiating committee delegation to meet the leader of the Wisdom Movement Ammar al-Hakim and discuss with him the Sadrists’ strategy in forming the next government.”

The source pointed out that “the coordination framework will resolve itself after the announcement of the ratification of the election results.”

These forces object to the results of the primary elections and say they are “fabricated” and demand a recount of the votes by hand across the country.

The Electoral Commission rejects this demand and is working to recount the votes in the 2,000 stations it received complaints about out of 55,041 stations.

According to the Electoral Commission, the manual counting is 100% consistent with the electronic results in the governorates in which the manual counting and counting process has been completed.

Regarding the removal of Hadi Al-Amiri from the presidency of the Al-Fateh Alliance and the nomination of Faleh Al-Fayyad in his place, the source said that “the proposal was put forward from the first day to form the coordination framework.”

He explained, “The proposal has become like a recommendation that must be implemented, with Al-Amiri declaring his desire to accept the results and accept the least losses to preserve the largest gains in assignments and important positions, as well as ministerial portfolios.”

The source continued, saying, “The possibility of Al-Amiri’s survival depends on the failure of a candidate for the Sadrist movement to head the government.”

On the other hand, Ali Fadlallah, a spokesman for the Rights Movement, affiliated with the Hezbollah Brigades, considered these allegations “failed attempts to disrupt the performance of the framework.”

Fadlallah told Shafaq News Agency, “What some are circulating about the disintegration of the coalition are failed attempts to disrupt the performance of the framework, which renews its adherence to its right to re-count and manual sorting for all stations of the country.”

The Iraqi elections were praised by the monitoring bodies, including the United Nations and the European Union.

The losing forces and factions had waved a veiled threat that they might resort to arms if the announced results were to proceed, which raised fears of the outbreak of large-scale internal fighting.


For the first time, a legal expert reveals the only way to cancel the elections and re-vote

political| 01:37 – 10/29/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News
, a legal expert, Tariq Harb, revealed, on Friday, the only way to cancel the elections and re-polling.
Harb told Mawazine News that “cancelling the elections that have reached their final stages, canceling the electoral results, or canceling the counting and sorting processes requires the presence of a parliament, and since the previous parliament has finished its role, we must wait for the new parliament to hold its sessions, because there is no The electoral process must be completed, the final results announced, and the final results approved by the Supreme Court.”
Harb added that the scenario of canceling the elections “must be decided by a legislative authority, that is, the new parliament and not any other authority, whether the presidency, the prime minister or the judiciary. The Complaints Board of Commissioners begins the appeals period, i.e. the discrimination of the commission’s decisions before the Judicial Committee for Elections, whose ruling is final and final, after which the final results are presented to the Supreme Court for approval of the electoral results.
And the legal expert continued, “After the approval of the Supreme Court, a republican decree is issued to invite the winners of the elections to hold the first session of the new House of Representatives headed by the oldest winner, elect a speaker for the new House of Representatives, and then this House of Representatives elects a president of the republic, and then the new House of Representatives can legislate a new law. The elections include canceling the previous elections and canceling their results, with the dissolution of Parliament and setting dates for new elections, in order for the dissolution law to be ratified and new elections held by the President of the Republic and published in the Official Gazette.
Harb stressed that this is the only scenario “for these elections to end with the consequent electoral results, and all this is due to the desire and will of the majority of the votes of the members of the new House of Representatives,” ruling out the possibility of this being achieved “in view of the failure to imagine the members of the new House of Representatives agreeing to give up their seats, their tendency to remain in power, and to play a role in choosing the new government.” Ended 29/A43

The Commission announces the completion of the counting and sorting of stations in two and a half governorates of Baghdad

politicsElectoral Commission 2021-10-29 14:42A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Independent High Electoral Commission announced today, Friday, the completion of the manual counting of the contested stations in the governorates of Maysan and Diyala and the Rusafa side of Baghdad.

The commission said in a statement received by Shafak News Agency, “This was in the presence of representatives of the contesting candidates, international observers and authorized media personnel.”

And she added, “The result of the manual counting and sorting process for the governorates of Maysan, Diyala and Rusafa will be submitted to the Board of Commissioners to take the appropriate recommendation in light of the procedures followed.” 

And tomorrow, Saturday, will witness the process of counting and sorting the stations of the Karkh side of Baghdad.

In a “good faith” gesture, Al-Sadr closes the headquarters of “Saraya Al-Salam”, with the exception of 4 governorates

politicsbreakingMuqtada al-SadrSaraya Al Salam 2021-10-29 14:39A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, announced on Friday the closure of the headquarters of his military chapter known as “Saraya al-Salam” in the country’s governorates, with the exception of 4 of them.

Al-Sadr said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that he decided, as a first step, to close all the headquarters of Saraya al-Salam, except for the governorates of Najaf, Karbala, Salah al-Din (Samarra) and the capital, Baghdad.

He added that “it is forbidden to any headquarters or carry weapons in other than these provinces, but also in the holy provinces (Karbala and Najaf) except in coordination with the security forces.”

Al-Sadr explained that this step comes as a gesture of “goodwill” and “to be a lesson in politics on the one hand and the administration of the state on the other, and in defense of what some people circulate about me that I run the state and establish people through militias.”

Saraya al-Salam is the military wing of the Sadrist movement led by al-Sadr, which led the recent early parliamentary elections after his bloc won 73 seats, and aspires to take over his movement as prime minister of the next government.

Diyala Commission announces that the manual count of the contested stations matches the electronic count

political| 08:01 – 29/10/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News
, the office of the Electoral Commission in Diyala announced, on Friday, that the manual counting with the electronic one is 100%.
The office stated in a statement, “Today, Friday, October 29, 2021, the manual counting and sorting of the contested stations in Diyala Governorate was completed, in the presence of representatives of the contesting candidates, international observers, the media, authorized persons and civil society organizations.”
He added, “The results were 100% identical to the announced results of electronic counting and sorting.” Ended 29 / h