Parliament may vote on the “al-Zrafi government” through “WhatsApp” amid Shiite opposition: save face
With two weeks remaining until the end of the special term of Adnan Al-Zorfi to form a government – if it is complete – the Iraqi parliament is ready to hold a special session to vote on the cabin, at a time when the country is witnessing strict measures due to the outbreak of the Corona virus, which caused deaths and virus infections Corona, a total curfew.
On Wednesday, a parliamentary source revealed that the Parliament had studied its session and voted on the Zarfi government through a special group in the WhatsApp application.
The parliamentary source told Shafak News, “This proposal was put forward by members of Parliament and is currently circulating. The parliament is unable to resume the new legislative term and hold its sessions due to curfews and the outbreak of the Corona virus.”
Al-Zarfi is facing strong opposition from Shiite movements led by Hadi al-Amiri’s Al-Fatah coalition.
In this regard, the leader of the Al-Fatah coalition, Saad Al-Saadi, revealed today, Wednesday, that the Shiite political forces send a message to the Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zorfi, regarding his mandate to form the new government.
Al-Saadi said to Shafak News that “the Shiite political forces sent a clear and official message to the Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zarfi to offer his apology as soon as possible for the task of forming the new government, in order to preserve his face and not to repeat the scenario of Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, by his fall in Parliament “.
He indicated that “the Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zrafi knew very well that his matter had ended, and he could not obtain the confidence of Parliament, but he was still trying to gain more time,” stressing that “the Shiite political position rejecting Zarfi, is supported and supported by their Sunni and Kurdish allies.”
But Al-Zrafi faces rejection from prominent Shiite forces close to Iran, headed by Hadi al-Amiri’s Al-Fateh coalition and the State of Law coalition led by Nuri al-Maliki, which makes the task of passing his government in parliament very difficult.
The new government will succeed Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government, which was forced by unprecedented popular protests to resign in early December 2019. Source