Blackshart: Our meeting with Al-Sadr was good and we discussed finding a solution to the crisis

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 2022-08-05 06:19A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The United Nations envoy to Iraq, Jeanine Plasschaert, confirmed on Friday that her meeting with the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, was positive.

“The meeting that brought her together with Al-Sadr witnessed the importance of finding a solution to the current political crisis,” Plasschaert said, during a press conference, which was followed by Shafak News Agency.

In her response to whether there was an important message from al-Sadr, or signs of a political initiative, Plasschaert emphasized, “Al-Sadr will say what he has later.”

On Friday morning, Plasschaert arrived in Najaf on an “unannounced” visit, during which she met al-Sadr at his residence in Hananah.

It is noteworthy that the last visit of Plasschaert to Najaf was in December 2021, after tension as a result of the announcement of the results of the October elections.

The political scene is living in a crisis situation and a dead end unprecedented in the history of Iraq, as more than 300 days have passed since the early elections without being able to form a new government in the country, and the survival of the caretaker government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

On the tenth of last October, Iraq held early legislative elections to get out of a political crisis that swept the country after large demonstrations in the central and southern regions in 2019 in protest against the widespread unemployment in society, the spread of financial and administrative corruption in government departments and institutions, and the deteriorating reality The service and the livelihood, which prompted the former prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to resign under popular pressure.

As soon as the preliminary results of the elections were announced, the voices of forces and political actors rose in their rejection of losing many seats, accusing them of major fraud in the ballot, which was denied by the executive and judicial authorities, at a time when the United Nations and international organizations praised the integrity of the electoral process.


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