Shafaq News/ A source in the Al-Fateh Alliance led by Hadi al-Amiri revealed this evening, Tuesday, that the latter will not participate in the new government unless a president is chosen for it who is accepted by the Kurds, Sunnis and the Sadrist movement, threatening to withdraw from the political process and join the camp of the movement’s leader Muqtada al-Sadr.
This comes in conjunction with the confirmation of a source in the coordination framework, that the name of the head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, will be presented as a candidate for the position of prime minister during the next meeting of the framework and the forces allied with it.
The source told Shafaq News Agency, “The Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Hadi Al-Amiri informed the leadership of the coordination framework that he may not participate in forming the new government if the mechanism and specifications of the candidate for the position of Prime Minister are not agreed upon.”
And he indicated that “the Badr parliamentary bloc informed the framework leadership that one of the conditions that must be met by the coordination framework candidate for the position of prime minister, is that he be accepted by the Sunni and Kurdish political blocs, especially the Sadrist movement, despite their withdrawal from the political process.”
The source added, “The Badr bloc, which has 16 deputies out of 34 in the Al-Fateh Alliance, may join the Sadrist movement and withdraw from the political process if the General Authority for the Coordination Framework does not agree on the personality of the prime minister.”
Earlier today, a source in the coordination framework told Shafak News Agency, “It is hoped that the leaders of the coordination framework will hold an important meeting in the coming days to discuss a number of files, including naming candidates for the presidency of the next government, where (Al-Maliki) will be presented as an official candidate. For the position within the corridors of the framework, in addition to submitting other names from the same Shiite alliance, and thus the leader of the state of law officially enters the list of competition for the government, and that objections to the latter are almost non-existent now.
He pointed out that “the meeting to be held will include registering the names and signatures of the deputies who are part of the framework to form the largest parliamentary bloc to ensure the holding of a parliamentary session with a full quorum after the end of the Eid al-Adha holiday to announce the largest bloc, in addition to electing the President of the Republic, where the matter was discussed with the Kurdish leaders to resolve their candidate for the presidency.” .
Since the Sadrist bloc’s representatives submitted their resignations from the Iraqi Council of Representatives and the withdrawal of the Sadrist movement’s leader Muqtada al-Sadr from the political process, the coordinating framework has addressed the task of forming the new government and entered into internal negotiations and dialogues with other political forces, but until now it has not been officially announced that understandings have been reached between the two parties. The blocs lead to the formation of the government.