Maliki is making great efforts towards strengthening the central authority at the expense of Parliament

Newspaper: Maliki is making great efforts towards strengthening the central authority at the expense of Parliament

10/06/2012 14:52

Beirut, June 10 (Rn) – under the title “al-Maliki maneuvering in Iraq,” brought to the newspaper “The Christian Science Monitor” U.S. light on the stage that followed the rule of former President Saddam Hussein, noting that “after the parliamentary elections in 2010, and the emergence of the President Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Iraqis feel that the great efforts made ​​by al-Maliki towards strengthening the authority of central government at the expense of Parliament, as well as to enhance his personal authority in the country, while sinking the opposition against him in a sea of divisions and differences. ” The newspaper considered the U.S. that “al-Maliki followed a similar approach Saddam Hussein used the same method to gain control of the government. ”  The newspaper said that “a large part of the dilemma present in Iraqi politics back to the alliance, which has in the post-Saddam Hussein and the development of opposition parties led by Iraqi exiles outside the government, and comes in the first place the Council Iraqi National Author by Ahmed Chalabi and Iraqi National Accord Movement, led by Iyad Allawi, as well as the two Kurdish parties, Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Massoud Barzani and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan led by Jalal Talabani, the two parties were part of the Iraqi National Congress, but they act independently of Chalabi, especially after the fall of the regime Baathist. ” and touched the newspaper to what he has al-Maliki since he took power from the “target of the army, ministries and courts, and the transfer of all responsibilities to those close to him, especially in institutions sensitive, for example such as the Ministry of Defence, also created the forces of its own is said to contain some 4,200 element.” she said that “al-Maliki went in 2010 to Arbil to negotiate with the Kurds, the most prominent politicians, Sunni Arabs, including the leaders of Parliament Najafi, Saleh al-Mutlaq and the Iraqi List, and agreed to develop an agenda of 15 points, which he promised to share power among Iraq’s Sunni and Shiite Arabs and Kurds, and the appointment of persons of whom at the top of the Ministries of Defense and Interior, as well as the establishment of the National Council for the strategic policy for the supervision of, any legislation to the Prime Minister, but he quickly backed down from its obligations. ” and drew the newspaper that “the Iraqi Shiites and Sunnis in the country look to al-Maliki as he was a patriot brave ready to move against sectarian extremists, including militias loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr or the Islamic Supreme Council. ” and noted “a poll conducted by the National Democratic Institute showed that the rate of support for the owners rose to 53 percent, while others see him as Saddam Hussein’s new in particular by Kurdish leaders. ”  The paper, that “al-Maliki has become skillful in the use of nationalist rhetoric and play the sectarian card when he sees in it the benefit of it.” and considered that “shrewd in the formation of political compromises, to win over his opponents through the use of the arguments of constitutional defense for refusing to implement the political concessions previous at the time of baptizing it to isolate and intimidation and the arrest of opposition to him. ” and asked the newspaper for the possibility that Iraq will be better off in the event of a government of national unity, saying “It may not be the case, as long as there is no independent civil service or other means of imposing accountability on the government and the exercise of power, while al-Maliki aimed at the Parliament and committees fighting corruption, and force their leaders to resign. ”  from: Khalil Khalil, RN peace Baghdadi

Source: aknews