Najaf’s veto and Al-Kazemi’s fortunes are on the table… the winning forces start the government formation marathon

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Shafaq News / The Sadrist bloc led by Muqtada al-Sadr started a new round of serious dialogues with the winning forces with the highest number of parliamentary seats in the elections that took place on the tenth of last October, to agree on forming the government and defining its features after the official hierarchy of the winning forces was confirmed according to the results. Final announced by the Electoral Commission.

Dialogues and understandings

A private source told Shafaq News Agency, “The Sadrist bloc (73 seats) has started its serious negotiation round with the other winning forces, the Alliance of Progress (37 seats), and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (31 seats) to form the next government.”

The source added, “The Electoral Commission’s announcement of the final results was a declaration to start dialogues and understandings regarding the formation of the next government,” noting that “the Sadrist bloc has officially started its dialogues with the Progress Alliance, and similar dialogues with the Kurdistan Democratic Party will follow, and the State of Law coalition may join them after an agreement The two sides agree on the mechanism of dialogue or understandings within the ceiling or determinants of the next state.

He continued, “Those dialogues are taking place in complete secrecy without being officially announced, until the Federal Court ratifies the results, which may be issued within a few days,” noting that “the objection to the election results was satisfied this time with the escalatory statement and they will wait for the approval of the results.”

coordinating framework

Regarding the uniqueness of the parties to the coordination framework (each separately) with statements denouncing the work of the Electoral Commission and challenging the final results, the source pointed out, “The leaders of the framework granted the forces affiliated with it freedom of movement or freedom from the constraints of the alliance or framework and in proportion to their electoral entitlement, their weight in the street and their space within the political map for the country.”


Regarding the possibility of renewing the mandate of the caretaker prime minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, the source said, “It is very possible to restore confidence in Al-Kazemi, as his fortunes have risen a lot during the past days after he dealt with impartiality and high courtesy with the demonstrators or sit-ins at the entrances to the green.”

He noted that “his failed assassination, in addition to revealing the results of the investigations, albeit a formality, holding the elections on time and announcing the preliminary and final results within a short time frame, all of these matters increased his chances and were calculated in his favour.”

Veto Najaf

And the source added: “There is a veto from Najaf on all previous governments and prevents them from re-acquiring power, but if the person (Al-Kazemi) is agreed politically, Najaf will not mind that because it seeks to pass the crisis peacefully as it is not a political party, especially if the forces of A politician who did not reap the expected number of seats, on gains that guarantee her permanence.

He added, “Najaf seeks and desires to find or form a government of services to improve the service situation of the country, and whoever adopts the next prime minister will be the biggest loser, as it is deducted from his share in the sovereign ministries.”

Regarding the dispersal of the sit-ins by supporters of the forces rejecting the election results, the source said: “If these forces do not obtain ministries that correspond to their ambitions, there will inevitably be an escalation and vice versa.”

Yesterday, Tuesday, the commission announced the final results of the elections, as the Sadrist bloc topped the results by obtaining 73 seats, while the “Progress” coalition led by Muhammad al-Halbousi won 37 seats, and the State of Law coalition led by Nuri al-Maliki won 33 seats.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party won 31 seats, while the Al-Fateh Alliance led by the Secretary-General of Badr Organization Hadi al-Amiri and the Kurdistan Alliance won 17 seats.

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