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Al-Eidani leaves the presidential palace without a mandate

Private sources reported, on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, that the building coalition delegation, along with its candidate for the position of Prime Minister Asaad Al-Eidani, left the Peace Palace after meeting with President Barham Saleh, without assignment.

The sources said, “The Building Alliance” decided to nominate Al-Eidani to head the new Iraqi government.

And media reports have previously expected that Al-Aidani, who is the governor of Basra, will face the fate of many names that have been excluded during the past days, especially as it is linked to the minds of many to try to attack demonstrators in the southern governorate during protests witnessed a year ago.

On Wednesday, December 25, 2019, the member of the Construction Alliance, Intisar Al-Gharibawi, denied sending a book to the President of the Republic to assign the governor of Basra, Asaad Al-Eidani, as Prime Minister.

Al-Gharabawi said in an interview with local media, that “the news that talked about sending a book to the Presidency of the Republic, regarding the appointment of al-Idani, as prime minister, is incorrect.”

She noted that “matters have not been clarified so far regarding the alternative candidate for Qusay al-Suhail.”

Earlier in the day, local media and social media circulated news that the Construction Alliance had sent a book to the Presidency of the Republic, regarding Al-Idani’s appointment as prime minister.

The talk comes about the candidacy of Asaad Al-Eidani, after he sent an official book to the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, that includes the candidacy of the Minister of Higher Education, Qusay al-Suhail, for the position of prime minister, which was widely rejected in the demonstration arenas, and from a number of political blocs and alliances, led by an alliance Walkers.

Meanwhile, the leader of the Union of Forces, Representative Abdullah Al-Kharbit, revealed on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, a forthcoming meeting of leaders of the Construction Alliance to agree on the selection of the next prime minister, indicating that the coalition authorized Mohamed Al-Halbousi to attend the meeting and the final agreement.

Al-Kharbait said in a statement to local media that “a crucial meeting will be held today for the leaders of the Construction Alliance to resolve the final candidate for prime minister will be held within the next few hours.” Source