Tishwash: Abadi’s return scenario worries the “popular crowd” and speeds up the pace of completion of the Iraqi government
Al-Fath , the representative of the Popular Struggle militia, rushed to speed up crucial meetings to agree on completing the formation of the Iraqi government, announcing its support for Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and rejecting any scenario for the return of former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi .
This comes after statements by former officials on the possibility of Abadi return to the government, in the event of failure of the government of Abdul Mahdi to continue to implement the government program agreed upon.
Perhaps the most prominent of these statements, was revealed by former Deputy Prime Minister Bahaa al-Araji , that Abadi, the choice of the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr for his nomination for prime minister again, in the event of failure of Abdul Mahdi, the current task.
The Iraqi parliament gave confidence to the government of Abdul Mahdi with 14 ministers in October 2018, followed by the vote on other ministers, except for four ministries of defense, interior, education and justice, because of political differences over the names of candidates.
Al-Fateh is afraid of the scenario of Abadi’s return to the premiership, especially with political support in parliament and international parties, prompting the coalition to speed up dialogues to get out of the crisis of completing the government of Abdul Mahdi.
A political official familiar with the “new Arab”, on Wednesday, that “the alliance (Al-Fath) has made several contacts with the Alliance (Sowron) (led by Moqtada al-Sadr) to hold meetings and resolve the dispute on the completion of the government,” explaining that “the opening plans to hold meetings during The next few hours of the day. ”
He explained that “(Fatah) promised (s) the possibility of resolution, without specifying the points, which means that in the process of making concessions (s) regarding the candidate (opening) alternative to the bag of the interior,” noting that “fear of conquest of the return of Abadi, A scenario is being talked about, raised fear (conquest), prompting the urgent move to dialogue on the completion of the government. ”
The dispute between Al-Fath and Sason remains over the internal affairs portfolio, which is the complex of the crisis between them. Sawson refuses to nominate the national security adviser, the leader of the Popular Popular militia, Faleh al-Fayadh, to take over the ministry.
The fear of the alliance of “conquest” of “scenario of the return of Abbadi” as an incentive to resolve the dispute, and get out of the crisis of forming a government, that the scenario runs counter to his ambitions.
The MP for the alliance, “conquest” Mohammed Karim Baldawi, in a press statement, “The opening strongly supportive of Abdul Mahdi, and we will work with political partners to strengthen the positive points of the government and assess errors, to ensure their success and overcome failures.”
He added that “everyone does not move towards power or positions, therefore, the road map sustainability of the current government and its success is the most important criterion and our goal during this stage.”
Baldawi stressed that “talking about replacing or overthrowing the government of Abdul Mahdi, is a long way away, and will not be put forward because we believe that this government is the last chance to win the confidence of the Iraqi people and achieve their aspirations.” We accept to go back again, or to open the door to conflict and to compete for power. ”
He said that “talk about the return of Abadi to take over the presidency of the government was not raised and I do not think it will be put, because Abadi himself knows very well that it can not go back.”
And enables Abadi , in the last period of the age of his government (2014-2018), adjust the militias “popular crowd”, and prevent them from any move without his knowledge and coordination with the security forces, the extent clearly violations of most of the provinces where it is present.
The United Nations and human rights organizations accused the Popular Populist militia of committing several sectarian crimes against civilians between 2014 and 2016, ranging from torture to enforced disappearances, killing of civilians and prisoners under torture and looting of towns and cities, before thousands of houses and shops were torched and destroyed.
And in his first statement about his policy in relation to the militias “popular crowd file,” last November, said Abdul – Mahdi, said he considers ” a historic achievement for Iraq , ” stressing ” the great role of this militia to save the country ‘s security,” while stressing politicians At the time, Abdul Mahdi’s need for parliamentary support forced him to support the militias’ own agendas.
Opportunity from Parliament
These developments come in light of the tense relationship between the Iraqi parliament and Abdul-Mahdi, against the backdrop of the motion to vote on the law to abolish the offices of public inspectors rejected by the Prime Minister, while moving political blocs to the dismissal and questioning of seven of his ministers.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi parliament extended its holiday for an additional day, a move interpreted as giving the chance to reach consensus on the completion of the government.
In a brief statement, parliament speaker Khadija Mohammed Ali said parliament “postponed its scheduled session next Saturday to Sunday to discuss a number of important laws.”
The political escalation in Iraq, which signals a slide towards complex crises, coincides with the start of the second legislative term of Parliament, which observers expected to be fraught with differences and crises such as the previous chapter. link