Baghdad – Abu Zainab Al-Muhammadawi – Special
Nuri al-Maliki, through his close associates, Alia Nassif, the leader of the Sadrist movement that won the parliamentary elections in Iraq, provoked her statement today, Thursday, that the State of Law bloc had gathered allies in its bloc, whose number reached more than 85 members, which is higher than the Sadrist seats, and that the next government will be formed as Previously the situation was through concordances. While a source in the political body of the Sadrist movement told a reporter – Quraysh – that His Eminence Muqtada al-Sadr does not respond to any statement of provocation, but we say clearly that no government is established in Iraq today without the final word of the Sadrist leadership.
On the other hand, militias affiliated with the Fatah alliance are still deliberating pressing scenarios to regain their leadership in the Iraqi scene, amid information about the dispatch of a leader in al-Fateh and the leader of one of the militias to Tehran for quick deliberation regarding what happened after the Sadrist victory and the loss of the Iranian lobby in Iraq.
Soon, relatively moderate Shiite forces are seeking to find sane people in the Shiite scene to intervene and be acceptable mediators to the Iraqi leader Muqtada al-Sadr after his categorical refusal to ally with the Dawa Party and Nuri al-Maliki. And the priority now is to prevent a Shiite-Shiite conflict that will inevitably be armed, after the open and public attempts to snatch victory from Al-Sadr through the combination of the largest bloc.
Sources said that Massoud Barzani, the leader of the first Kurdish party that won the elections and the main candidate to support the establishment of any government, refused to enter into an early alliance with Nuri al-Maliki and decided to wait.
Perhaps the message was clear to the Kurds in the call of Mustafa Al-Kazemi, the current prime minister, with Barzani yesterday.
There is a mobilization that Haider al-Abadi, the former prime minister and the loser today in the elections, will be an acceptable mediator, and he is paving the way for that with today’s actions without a clear response from al-Sadr. And
The head of the “Victory” coalition, Haider al-Abadi, on Thursday expressed his rejection of what he called political “alignments” that emerged after the legislative elections that took place in Iraq, calling at the same time the Independent High Electoral Commission to “resolve the problems that confused the general situation.”
Al-Abadi said in his statement today, “What is more important than electoral profit and loss is peace and national unity, and the integrity and righteousness of the political system that represents the people. Therefore, political alignments that threaten the unity of the people and the integrity of public order are rejected,” he added, adding, “We are working with everyone to overcome the crisis, and we believe that the state accommodates everyone, and that building or destroying the state is a shared responsibility.”
He pointed out that his position “on the elections was and still is clear and public, and it is not subject to self-interest, regional benefits, or frontal calculations. Since the start of the October 2019 demonstrations, we have called for early and fair elections to achieve justice and restore the people’s confidence in their political system. We blessed the holding of the elections on 10/10, and at the same time criticized the confusion of the Commission’s procedures, which created needless confusion in the country, and created a reality marred by the unfortunate escalation.”
Al-Abadi continued by saying, “We support all calls for calm and solidarity, and we are working to find a ground that can reassure all parties,” calling on “the High Electoral Commission to resolve the problems that emerged in the electoral process that confused the general situation.”
According to preliminary results, the “Sadr bloc” came in first place with 73 seats, followed by the “Progress” coalition headed by Muhammad al-Halbousi, Speaker of the dissolved Parliament, in second place among the electoral lists with 43 seats, and then the State of Law coalition led by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki with 37. seat, followed by the Kurdistan Democratic Party with 32 seats.