BGG News Highlights & Comments 5-29-18
BGG~~ Abadi still has the clearest path to being the next PM.
Abadi’s List Hints At The Opposition
BasNews – A member of the coalition «victory» led by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi, the coalition’s readiness to work in the opposition in the House of Representatives.
“We welcome everyone, but the declaration of alliances is premature before the Federal Supreme Court approves the election results as well as the charged atmosphere and cast doubt on the results,” Yusuf al-Kalabi said in a press statement.
“We are close to everyone, except those whose hands have been stained with the blood of the Iraqis, stealing the people’s money and penetrating corruption.”
Al-Kalabi announced that they are in the coalition of “victory” ready to go to the opposition without hesitation if we do not find this atmosphere.
While Al-Fateh won 48 seats, while the State of Law coalition won 26 seats, the Kurdistan Democratic Party won 25 seats, the National Coalition won 21 seats, (Wisdom) 20 seats, while the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan won 18 seats.Abizaid, saying: «we find the alliance of Souron, is closest to us and other parties, but we emphasize that the political meetings do not exceed the exchange of visits».
And the decision of the Council of Representatives on the elections, that “the election law painted a way to challenge the results and there are those who did not accept, and there are a lot of observations on the Electoral Commission,” as he put it.
He said that “the elections can not be re-elected, because exceeding the constitutional time after the end of the current parliament, which ends on July 1, 2018 will put us in crisis.”
“The current parliament has not succeeded in the basic task of legislating the important and required laws. Iraq is walking in an executive and realistic direction, and the laws are socialist and old, so the next parliament has a great responsibility to make a real revolution in the legislation of laws.”
The coalition of “victory”, led by Abadi, was replaced by a third with 42 seats, according to the final results of legislative elections announced by the Electoral Commission for elections in Iraq, dawn Saturday 19 May.
Article Credit: Basnews.com (Special Thanks to Paul Moseley)
BGG ~ I think it early to worry or be concerned about who will lead Iraq. This is more of a threat than a reality. I think there is little chance Abadi’s list winds up as the opposition in Parliament, rather – this is a statement confirming his loyalties to the cause of the people and a warning to some of the “swing votes” who might still be jockeying with the dream there is a return to some former place in which Maliki returns Iraq to rampant corruption where he gets to do as he pleases and they get paid huge fortunes.
Abadi still has the clearest path to being the next PM.