Maliki: weak compromise candidate was brought out of the shadows to become the acquirer power

Maliki: weak compromise candidate was brought out of the shadows to become the acquirer power

Posted 20/05/2014 03:53 AM

Maliki-weak compromise candidate was brought out of the shadows to become the acquirer powerCapitals – Agencies and Newspapers
Managed to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the outgoing win 93 seats out of 328 in Alberlmln Iraq, making it the front-runner to take over the third term.
The Shiite leader this third and sixty years of age, and when he took the premiership for the first time in 2006, he gave a weak compromise candidate was brought out of the shadows. During the years of his public opinion was seen initially as a national figure, fought militias belonging to the constituent Shiite, but it has become today, accusing his opponents of the acquisition of power and rejected the principle of partnership.

Maliki is seen generally as a rare leader who managed to get a consensus of opposites, a Washington hand that formerly occupied the country, and its neighbor Iran with a Shiite majority, on the other hand.

And formed the past eight years, a radical change in his life march that preceded the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

In 2006, al-Maliki was nominated for the post of prime minister, rather than his predecessor, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, who has seen his reign witnessed sectarian tensions. And handed the helm of government at the height of the sectarian war in the country where it kills thousands of people every month. And fought in the spring of 2008, the harsh battles against Shiite militias, which contributed to the reduction of violence and weaken his accusations of sectarianism. After the success of this process was the reputation of the national leader of al-Maliki, who was able to reduce violence in the country and restore control of the country which has been living in a state of chaos and violence.

The period saw the coming to power, the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2011 and rising rates of oil production in the country. After assuming the presidency of the Government of the National Partnership for a second term in 2010, and al-Maliki faced a crisis of political succession almost oust him, following the insistence of his rivals to withdraw confidence from the government. And his opponents accuse him of monopolizing power, especially restrict the security file in his hands, and is loaded responsible for the deteriorating security situation in the country and the high level of corruption, which was accompanied by a decrease in the level of services.

Maliki faces strong opposition by his opponents Sunni Arabs and Kurds, who may refuse renewal him to stay at the head of the government for a third term.

Al-Maliki was born on 20 July 1950 in Touirij, near Karbala, south of Baghdad, and earned a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Theology in Baghdad, then on the MA in Arabic from the University of Salahaddin in Arbil. He left Iraq in 1980 and went with a large number of the Dawa leadership to Iran after the authorities have taken a decision to execute subscribing to this party.

In the mid-eighties he moved to Syria after a split in the ranks of the Dawa Party. He returned to Iraq after the US-led invasion in 2003 and was known as Jawad al-Maliki also said his nickname is “Abu Isra”, and carry these names during the period of his opposition to the former regime. And took over the presidency of the Security Committee in the Transitional National Assembly in 2005, where he worked to pass a tough law to combat terrorism.