Earth News/ Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi confirmed today, Thursday, that his resignation came to remove tension between his party and some other political forces.
Al-Halbousi said in a televised interview, followed by Earth News, that “the current parliament’s composition is completely different from the previous one, and the political steps are different from what they were in the past, and the forces forming the parliament are different as well.”
He added that “there are many reasons behind his resignation, including for the deputies to contribute to their opinion of who is their president, and the second issue is related to the nature of the relationship between the parties – especially between his party and its tense relationship with many political forces that affected the public and the social environment.”
He continued, “My resignation was not a message to Sadr that I am an ascetic in the position and the tripartite alliance ended with Sadr’s departure from Parliament and the coalition,” stressing that “no one can bypass the Sadrist movement in Iraq.”
He pointed out that “Parliament should return to its work, and the legislative authority through which the rest of the work is carried out should not be disrupted, as the absence of Parliament will push differences to other sites, and everyone should sit without preconditions.”
Al-Halbousi also stressed that “the framework candidate did not touch anything but positive and good intentions from him, and these matters will reflect positively on the situation in Iraq – and not on the basis of this position.
He explained that “Al-Sadr’s approval of the candidate will be of interest, and so far, none of the Sadrists have taken the initiative to accept the candidate or express an opinion on it.”