Al-Maliki launches his election campaign early: We are coming to restore the prestige of the state
Today, Wednesday, the head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, launched his election campaign “early,” stressing his intention to complete the “building process and restore the prestige of the state,” while warning against a repeat of the 2018 election scenario.
Al-Maliki said, in a speech delivered this evening, amid a large gathering of the masses of his coalition on the Rusafa side in Baghdad, and the Shafaq News Agency reviewed it, that “the slogan of the next state of law will be the completion of the process of building the state, and restoring its prestige that the anarchists and outlaws have brought down.”
He added, “We feel great pain at the loss of the state’s prestige and the state of weakness and weakness that has afflicted it. We do not want chaos in Iraq and we want a strong state with the ability to establish security and enforce law.”
The head of the State of Law coalition stated that “the elections are a great responsibility and an important milestone because they enable us to correct the course of governmental and parliamentary work,” calling for “a readiness to participate in the broad elections and scrutinize the candidates who applied to run in the elections and choose who is the fittest.”
He warned against “the attempts of some to influence the voters’ choice by luring them with money, gifts and gifts,” considering that “this matter is an attempt to insult the voter and take away his will.”
Al-Maliki stressed the importance of “the upcoming elections being fair, transparent and far from tampering with the absurd, and that the scenario of the 2018 elections, and the manipulation and abuse that took place at their time,” will not be repeated, recalling “the successful electoral practices that the government administered during the period from 2006 to 2014.” .
Regarding the regional situation and the international changes taking place, Al-Maliki said, “What happened in the United States recently of the attack on the Congress building and President Trump’s objection to the election results represents a severe blow to the body of democracy.”
He expressed his hope that “the new administration will be able to address the inherited problems and crises to change the image of America and develop relations with friendly countries and the world.” Source