The meeting of Abadi and Sadr paving the way for an alliance with Allawi and Barzani
The cradle of the meeting of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi, the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, who won the list, “Surson” first place in the parliamentary elections, to meet with a close team of the President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani and leader of the National List Iyad Allawi.
Informed sources in Baghdad revealed to the “Arabs” that “the meeting of al-Sadr Abadi, clarified a large part of the features of the largest parliamentary bloc, regardless of the name of the candidate for prime minister in the next government.”
And held in Baghdad meeting between Abadi and Sadr in parallel with a meeting in Erbil, the gathering of the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani, the leader of the National List, Iyad Allawi, as the two leaders discussed the future alliances.
The sources say that “these two paths are almost meet,” noting that “the next few days will see the idea of a four-way alliance between Sadr and Abadi, Barzani and Allawi.” These sources do not exclude meetings between these leaders in Erbil or Najaf soon.
The four leaders support electoral lists that include representatives from all over the Iraqi spectrum, both majority and minority, while observers describe the alliance as “an ideal mix of all the components of the Iraqi people.”
Observers considered that Masoud Barzani regained part of his morale after achieving strong results in the Iraqi elections, after he practically disappeared from the political scene after the military defeat of his forces in Kirkuk after the referendum last year. This renewal of Barzani’s veteran activity will make the efforts of the Sadr-Abadi alliance easier because there is an “account” that the Kurdish leader purges with Iran and its followers of the Kurds.
Numerically, the four leaders hold about 150 seats in Iraq’s 329-member parliament, meaning they need only about 15 seats to ensure the majority of the “half-1” needed to pass the new cabinet, which is affordable, given the willingness of many MPs to leave their lists To join a coalition capable of forming a government, as usual.
Sadr supports the continuation of Abadi in office in the event of a pledge to sever his connection with the Dawa Party
In the view of an Iraqi political observer in the stage of “return of consciousness” expressed by the Iraqi people, whether through boycotting the elections or rejection of the ballot for many of the symbols of the previous phase, those who join the balanced national discourse adopted by the bloc, “Saron” will not only popular acceptance, but also support Many regional and global powers have announced their tendency to limit Iran’s role in the region and to make concessions in the interest of its safety and the safety of its people. Which means that any bloc is going to enter under the umbrella of al-Maliki, working to burn their papers in a free way.
The observer expected in a statement to the “Arabs” to prefer Abbadi, Allawi and Barzani coalition “troubled” with Sadr on an alliance with Maliki and Ameri are only tools in Iran’s suicide struggle with the world.
However, some observers warn of over-optimism regarding the “formation of the largest bloc”, especially with lists close to Iran on parliamentary figures and a budget that could “turn the table on its opponents at any moment.”
The sources say that “most of the lists have lines of understandings in different directions,” confirming “the uncertainty of the Iraqi political process on the future of alliances.”
A few days after the introduction and response on the right time and place, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr reached a compromise to organize an urgent meeting between them preserves each of the general shape and does not appear in the costume of the other behind the other.
Sadr met with Abadi in a neutral place in Baghdad at dawn on Sunday, in what appeared to be an important step on the path of convergence between my list “Suron” and “victory”, towards the announcement of the largest parliamentary bloc, which is entitled, according to Iraqi law, the formation of the new government.
In the wake of the meeting, Abadi said that his meeting with Sadr “is to work together to accelerate the formation of the next government and be strong and provide services and employment opportunities and improve the standard of living and fighting corruption,” explaining that “the meeting witnessed a convergence of views the need to accommodate everyone.”
He called on all blocs to accept the results and follow the legal means of objections and called on the Commission to consider, “noting the” importance of moving quickly to exercise those who won the elections their role and functions in the House of Representatives. ”
For his part, Sadr said that “the meeting a message of reassurance that the next government is patriarchal and cares for all the people,” stressing that “our hand extended to all those who build the homeland and be an Iraqi decision.”
Sadr stressed the importance of accelerating the formation of a government that takes into account the aspirations of our people. Sadr called on Abadi to visit him at his headquarters in the city of Najaf, but the latter invoked his concerns.
Sources say “the Arabs”, “mediators intervened to arrange this meeting expected.” According to these sources, the mediators chose a house for one of Sadr’s followers in Baghdad to host the meeting, which is what actually happened. The meeting was broken by a wave of expectations that Abadi’s chances of re-election in the second term after the announcement of the results of the elections and the third solution after Sadr and Hadi al-Ameri backed by Iran.
But the optimism of supporters of Abadi and Sadr is still cautious, in light of the Prime Minister’s adherence to membership in the Dawa Party, a subject of strong objection from the leader of the Sadrist movement.
An Iraqi politician familiar with the scenes of the negotiations within the “Shiite political house in Iraq,” that “Sadr may support the idea of remaining Abadi in office for a second term, in the event of a pledge to sever the Dawa Party, and the fight against corrupt, led by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, as well as A distance between Iran and the Iraqi political decision. ”
Abadi continued to send letters clarifying his reasons for requesting the second mandate. He was quoted by the media as saying he would not work “with those whose hands were stained with corruption or who were known to practice sectarianism,” a signal observers said was directed at Maliki and leaders of the Fatah-backed competition, backed by Iran.
Observers: Breaking the deadlock in the relationship between Sadr and Abadi, represents an important pillar for the launch of broader dialogues between the forces that are supposed to form the largest parliamentary bloc
“The new ministers must be of the technocratic class,” Abbadi said. “The new government must be distinguished by its non-affiliation to any elites and representative of the people, rather than subject to the domination of a particular party or category”.
“Today I declare to my people that we will see a dramatic shift in Iraq over the next four years, if the affairs of government are good,” he said. “In my view, I will reform our country’s economy and eliminate corruption and create jobs for millions of young people who make up the majority of the country’s population,” he said.
Al-Sadr met with Abadi after his first meeting with five ambassadors of Iraq’s neighboring countries at his headquarters in Najaf, in the absence of an Iranian, which was interpreted as regional signals supporting the speech of Sadr, which is based on “fighting corruption and supporting a national government independent of the influence of parties.”
Observers say that “breaking the deadlock in the relationship between Sadr and Abadi after the announcement of the election results, which came in favor of the former at the expense of the second, represents an important pillar for the launch of broader dialogues between the forces that are supposed to form the largest parliamentary bloc.”
The Iraqi political observer, “sacrifice Ebadi good electoral results and go to the alliance with the axis of al-Maliki Amiri is political suicide is not commensurate with the clinging to the Iraqi prime minister a second term.” In his first term, Abbadi has always been bold and courageous to the men close to Iran, although he still owes party allegiance to one of them because he is still a member of the Dawa party. That membership is what he casts into the circle of doubt for the advocates of change who have turned around Sadr.
For his part, Sadr now seems stronger and more assured of his ability to maneuver whether he succeeded in forming the largest parliamentary bloc or kept the distance of exhibitions, which gave him the ability to say what he wants at the time that suits him. If brought to him that feeling of power in support of regional and international unexpected, it will strengthen at the same time of its position with the blocs that do not want to continue the Iranian hegemony, foremost of which are the Abadi, Allawi and the Kurdish blocs except the National Union bloc. Source