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Tishwash: Newspaper: Abadi preferred to head the next government because it is acceptable internally, regionally and international
The media adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office, Ihsan al-Shammari, said Monday that “Abadi is now the favorite to head the next government because it has all the internal, regional and international acceptability,” while a political source said that the head of the coalition, “victory” Haidar Abadi, More likely to win the post of prime minister for a second term compared to the leader of the coalition, “conquest” Hadi Amiri.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat quoted the source, who asked not to be named, as saying in a press statement today, June 25, 2018, that “the alliances that have been announced recently between some political parties, are a kind of expression of confusion in the Iraqi political scene First because of the lack of clarity of the political map, which returned to sectarian alignments again after the talk of the mass cross-sectarian and ethnic is overwhelming during the pre-election period, and secondly because of the large number of aspiring to head the next government.
The Iraqi politician added that “in addition to Abadi, whose chances appear to be more favorable than others, there is Amiri, who was officially nominated by al-Fath as a candidate. There are also candidates for settling some of them close to the leader of a coalition of state law, Or the governor of the former Basra behind Abdul Samad, in addition to the candidate of another settlement from outside this circle is Ali Abdul Amir Allawi.
He said that “there is another candidate was waving to him this time through an olive branch of Iran, Iyad Allawi, but since this position of the share of Shiites, the bloc led by Allawi is mostly Sunni bloc, which confuses the process of distribution of positions on the components,” while revealing the endeavors Is now carried out by a number of Sunni blocs to form a major Sunni alliance that would lead to the withdrawal of the Sunni deputies, the majority of the (National), which will lead to the isolation of Allawi, with only two or three of the Shiite MPs will remain with him.
For his part, the head of the Center for Political Thought and close to Abadi, Ihsan al-Shammari said in a statement to Asharq Al-Awsat that “the alliance between Al-Nasr and Sawsoun is the only alliance within the national space because Al-Nasr is not a pure Shiite bloc, , As well as (Suron) is not only Shiite, but includes communists, secularists and liberals, which makes the movement of this alliance on the rest of the blocks and components within the national space much easier than any other alliance.
“This alliance will be the real nucleus of the formation of the largest bloc, as this alliance is a message of reassurance to others as a model of the national transit project, which will facilitate the polarization of others.”
And on whether this alliance has bolstered the fortunes of Abadi for a second term, Al-Shammari said that “Abadi is now the most likely to head the next government because it has all the internal, regional and international acceptability,” noting that “the national meeting, which called Abadi during last Ramadan and is being prepared for him By a special committee will lay down the main points of the next government program. ”
The official spokesman of the alliance, “Sason” Qahtan Jubouri, noted that “the discussions that preceded the declaration of the alliance between Sadr and Abadi, stressed the basic parameters in the process of state-building, which were the points that were announced as the basis for future understandings with the parties The other wishing to join this alliance, which is approaching the formation of the largest bloc that will pave the way for the formation of the next government.
“The main objectives are to combat corruption and the adoption of competencies in the formation of the government and the maintenance of the unity and independence of Iraq and non-interference in its internal affairs.”
In another context denied the MP from the Badr bloc, Siham Moussawi, health reports that the Secretary General of Badr Organization, Hadi al-Ameri, In an Arab capital that smashed US President Donald Trump, Garrid Kouchner, to arrange the order of the prime minister, and told the newspaper that “what is raised about the meeting of the gathering Amiri leader of the Fatah alliance with the Trump envoy in the Arab capital is not healthy,” noting that “Amiri openly meets the US ambassador who Visited him more than once as an Iraqi leader And it does not need a mode of one in order to arrange a secret meeting with the US envoy. ”
Moussawi explained that “the source of these news opponents of Amiri from some political parties to mix the papers and give the impression that Amiri began to make concessions to the United States for the post of prime minister.”
It is worth mentioning that Sadr and Amiri announced after the results of the May 12 elections for an alliance between them, and then joined the coalition earlier the national wisdom stream led by Ammar al-Hakim, and later joined the coalition victory to the tripartite alliance after reaching an agreement between the leader of the Sadrist movement, And current Prime Minister Haider Abadi, which was announced during a press conference in Najaf last Friday. link