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Popular discontent in Iraq towards the nomination of “a man of Iran” for prime minister .. The demonstrators nominate four names

Political sources reported that most of the political blocs agreed to nominate Muhammad Shia’a Al-Sudani to head the next Iraqi government, an agreement that he met with rejection from the “victory” and “marching” blocs, in addition to a broad rejection in the Iraqi street.

The sources added that Iran is pressing hard to be the next Sudanese Prime Minister, although his specifications do not match the specifications put forth by the street for the personality of the new prime minister.

On Saturday, notables and activists in Basra province threatened to cut oil exports and stop the movement of ports, in the event that the political blocs insisted on nominating the Sudanese head of government, and indicated that the rising street wanted an “independent, not resigned” figure.

Amid pressure from pro-Iranian political and militia parties and entities to nominate Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani as prime minister, the response of the demonstrators came from various arenas rejecting the nomination, its owner and who is behind it, which is consistent with the demands and theses of the ongoing uprising.

With the protestors of Tahrir Square rejecting the nomination of the former minister, Muhammad Shi’a Al-Sudani, for the post of Prime Minister, a close associate of Al-Sudani revealed that the political blocs rejected the conditions of Khalifa Abdul-Mahdi to take the post.

A close to the Sudanese said that he stipulated that a Supreme Court be formed to combat corruption, and that the next government start implementing a plan with a specific time limit to return the stolen and smuggled funds out of Iraq, and his refusal to receive any candidate from the parties to fill the ministerial portfolios.

The source indicated that the conditions of the Sudanese may lose him the opportunity to take the position, especially that the protesters in Tahrir Square announced their explicit refusal to take the position because he was a leader in the Dawa Party, stressing that his resignation from the party does not excuse him from his previous history, in which he was known as a defender of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

Haneen Qaddo, a member of the Construction Coalition, said that the Sudanese got the support of the political forces, but he did not obtain the approval of the demonstrators, which makes his opportunity uncertain, and that the political forces may think of a substitute for him within the next few days.

The Sudanese had visited the city of Najaf greed in an interview with senior Shiite references to obtain their support for the first executive position in Iraq, but they refused to receive him.

On the other hand, the Tahrir Square formats put forward four candidates for prime minister and gave the option to the political blocs to agree on one of them.

The four names that the coordination has agreed to nominate are the former Governor of the Central Bank, Sinan Al-Shabibi, the Lieutenant General Abdul-Ghani Al-Asadi, the Lieutenant-General Abdul-Wahab Al-Sa’id, and the former Integrity Commission Judge, Rahim al-Akili.

Sources close to the Tehran-backed Fatah bloc say that Iran’s proxies in Iraq will reject all candidates for the demonstrations because they are not subject to the terms and agendas of influential political forces. Source