U.S. poll shows rise in popularity of al-Maliki

Monday, 21 May 2012
Sumerian News / Baghdad A poll conducted by the National Democratic Institute of the American International Affairs, the popularity of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on the rise with falling popularity of his rival the Iraqi leader Iyad Allawi. The poll, conducted by the organization that works to support democracy and promote all over the world , the popularity of al-Maliki has risen to 53% among the “Shiite disgruntled”, an increase of 19 points higher than in October 2011. known survey of this group as “a slice of citizens that showed in the previous dissatisfaction with the Maliki government before, and was supporting the leader of the Sadrist movement in frank. ” and the popularity of al-Maliki in Baghdad and the southern provinces by 12%, and in the western areas increased by 11%, and in the northern regions by a single%. As for Allawi, the popularity has plummeted to 32% similar to the President of parliament, leader of the Iraqi List, Osama al. and the percentage of supporters National Accord Movement, led by Allawi in the circles of the year to 17%, versus 80% do not support it. It is said that the survey included a thousand Iraqis face to face, and make between 2 and April 20, 2012. received 45% of respondents positively to the question: “Do you think that things in Iraq are going in the right direction? “, which is increased since September 2011, while the percentage of supporters of this idea in the north, 48% versus 44% think otherwise. was 45% of Iraqis said in November 2011 because they see that the country is going in the right direction compared to 45 believe the opposite. Iraq has witnessed a severe political crisis in particular between Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and the Iraqi coalition led by Iyad Allawi, and between him and the Kurds, and could al-Maliki to get the support of Sunni Arabs and supporters of the Iraqi List, following his disputed city of Kirkuk, and its emphasis on the Iraqi city claimed by the Kurds annexed to their region, as was the position strong for the owners, who accused the KRG oil smuggling to Iran and Afghanistan, its impact on the street. He renewed a Sunday (May 20 this month) call upon all the political blocs to the meeting in the capital Baghdad as part of ” national conference “to discuss controversial issues without preconditions, with reliable parties politicians currently Almatmralamzkor expected to be held in the coming days to resolve differences among themselves, except that the conference may not be a solution to all disputes under the threat of the Iraqi List, the province does not comply with State of Law Coalition Maliki the implementation of the terms of Erbil, which was formed on the basis of the government, or items eighteen put forward by the leader of the Sadrist movement during its meeting in Arbil with the Kurdish regional president Massoud Barzani. He was President Jalal Talabani and Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani and the Iraqi leader Iyad Allawi and the cleric Moqtada al Sadr, held in (April 28, 2012) closed-door meeting in Erbil to discuss the political crisis, as he joined the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi and his brother, the governor of Nineveh ethyl Najafi meeting, and invited participants in a statement issued by the Presidency of the Kurdistan region, to resolve the political crisis, according to the Convention on Erbil and points of chest 18, stressing the commitment frameworks constitutional determine the mechanisms of government decisions and policies. was the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr set for Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in the letter sent by the leader of the National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari Thursday (17 May 2012), given 15 days to start implementing the decisions of the meeting of leaders of the five in Arbil, and included a focus on the importance of meeting the national need to adhere to its decisions and that comes out, and commitment to the Constitution which defines the form of the state and the relationship of the three powers and the independence of the judiciary and the nomination of the names of the security ministries, to be ratified by the House of Representatives during the week.