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Do Al-Asaib joined Maliki and Allawi by rejecting the Al-Kazemi government? Its mass answers

The “Sadiqun” parliamentary bloc affiliated with Asaib Ahl al-Haq confirmed on Sunday that its position on the government of Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kazimi is not specified at the moment.

The representative of the bloc, Thamer Dhiban, told Shafaq News, “The news that talks about taking the opposition’s position and not giving confidence to the government is the Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi is incorrect.”

“We have an agreement with Al-Kazemi to choose independent and non-partisan ministers and to emphasize the need to keep ministries out of party allocation,” he added.

Theban said, “The (Sadikon) bloc will have another opinion if the prime minister-designate does not abide by the agreement and select the candidates for the cabinet.”

The National Alliance led by Iyad Allawi announced, earlier today, Sunday, not to vote for Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s government, as it is scheduled to hold a special session in this regard this week. The State of Law coalition, led by Nuri al-Maliki – 26 seats – also declared no vote for the Al-Kazemi government.

The National Alliance bloc has 21 seats officially, before it was exposed to splits, and its members joined other blocs.

The KDP bloc Repoir Karim had told Shafak News that the Kurds were supporters of Al-Kazemi and would vote yes to the government that he would present to the House of Representatives at a session of confidence in the government.

And on the Finance Ministry candidate between Karim, discussions and dialogues are still going on to resolve the candidate of the Ministry and present it with the ministerial cabinet to Parliament.

For the government to obtain the confidence of Parliament, an absolute majority (50% + 1) vote is required for the number of members present (not the total number) to grant confidence, but its chances in light of the escalating opposition seem difficult. Source