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.