British report reveals 5 candidates to succeed Abdul Mahdi

British report reveals 5 candidates to succeed Abdul Mahdi

NOVEMBER 30, 2019

British report reveals 5 candidates to succeed Abdul MahdiLONDON (Reuters) – There are five candidates for prime minister, replacing Adel Abdul Mahdi, who has announced he will resign to parliament, a British report said on Saturday.

The report published by The Independent and followed by “NAS” today (November 30, 2019), that “the scenes of politics in Iraq” deliberate “the names of five candidates for the post of prime minister, succeeding Adel Abdul Mahdi, who announced on Friday that he would resign to parliament “Nearly two months after the outbreak of a mass protest movement, the country’s political class was put under pressure.”

He added, “The list of candidates to succeed Abdul Mahdi includes the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faiq Zidan, and the deputy for the State of Law coalition led by Nuri al-Maliki, Mohammed al-Sudani, and the former youth minister nominated for the wisdom movement led by Ammar al-Hakim, Abdul Hussein Abtan, and deputy for the Alliance victory led by Former ministers Haider al-Abadi, Adnan Zarfi, and independent politician Izzat Shabandar.

The report quoted unnamed political sources as saying that “this list was sent on Friday evening to President Barham Saleh, one of them to form a new government within 15 days from the date of acceptance of the resignation of Abdul-Mahdi and his government in parliament, after quick talks by leaders of parties close to Iran.” .

The report says that the resignation statement issued by Abdul-Mahdi “came as a response to an order from the top Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani, whose representative said in a sermon on Friday that parliament should reconsider his options on the prime minister,” noting that Abdul-Mahdi began “resignation statement” With a Qur’anic verse from Surat al-Saffat, it says, ‘Father, do what is ordered, you will find me, God willing, of the patient.’

The report said MPs from the Saraoun bloc, sponsored by Sadr’s leader Moqtada al-Sadr, mocked “the graduation that Abdul-Mahdi resorted to. Friday and did not ask him anything, in a sign of contempt, but asked the parliament to act.

The report quoted Iraqi journalist Ali al-Saray as saying, “Abdul Mahdi began his statement of resignation with a text of the Koran, referring to the reference to respond to its appeal, saying that” he lost even that resignation, which bow to hundreds of young men. “The problem of political Islam (of which Abdul Mahdi is one of his symbols in Iraq) and his lords and children in all of his sects,” he said, “is a moral failure when humanitarian priorities converge with beliefs, and the latter kills him as a hypocrite.”

The report says that despite announcing his resignation to parliament, those close to Abdul-Mahdi, confirming that he will remain in office until the formation of the new government and won the confidence of the House of Representatives, pointing out that Abdul-Mahdi benefit from “a constitutional article does not apply to his situation, as the Constitution regulates The Iraqi process of questioning the prime minister and then dismissing him, where his government is then considered completely resigned also, but does not explain the legal situation in the event of resignation. Therefore, the jurists of the Constitution say that the constitutional article governing in this case provides for the transfer of powers of the Prime Minister to the President of the Republic, until the formation of the new government.

The report added that “Shiite forces close to Iran will not allow the transfer of the powers of the prime minister to President Barham Saleh, who is publicly accused of being part of a US conspiracy to overthrow Abdul Mahdi.”

According to the report, “Iranian parties informed the speaker of the Iraqi parliament, Mohammed al-Halbousi, that he should call an emergency session of the Council of Representatives to vote on accepting the resignation of Abdul-Mahdi, and then an understanding on an alternative candidate who sends his name to the President of the Republic to instruct him to form the new government. Mahdi at the head of the caretaker government during this period. ”

The report says that “the nomination of the new prime minister, according to the Constitution, must come through the largest parliamentary bloc,” noting that “given the inability of political forces in Iraq to agree on the form of this bloc at the time of Abdul-Mahdi’s nomination to form a government, the choice of a successor It requires an agreement outside the constitution, which puts all possibilities on the table of political negotiations unrestricted by legal ceilings.

The report explains that “the President of the Republic is not constrained by the candidate of the largest bloc in the second nomination, as the Constitution restricts the matter in the first nomination, which means that Barham Saleh will have room to maneuver with the Iranian parties, as he is the only one who has the constitutional right to entrust a person to form a government. Therefore, Tehran fears that Saleh will consider retaliation against the Iranian escalation against him during the protests and accusations of employment for the United States and Israel, and pushes a new candidate to form a government outside its spheres of influence.