Al-Abadi reveals the reasons for preventing the next prime minister from standing for election

Al-Abadi reveals the reasons for preventing the next prime minister from standing for election

29/4/2020 11:51

Al-Abadi reveals the reasons for preventing the next prime minister from standing for election[Baghdad-Where]
President of Al-Nasr Coalition, Haider Al-Abadi, suggested the success of Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi in his mission to form the government.
Al-Abadi said in televised statements, that poor decision-making by political leaders in certain periods gave the opportunity for Baghdad to be an arena for regional and international conflicts.
He added, that the external pressure at the present time is much less than the previous one, especially in the matter of forming a government, due to the world’s preoccupation with the Corona epidemic, usually it is a golden opportunity for the political blocs to form the government without external interference.
He pointed out that the Prime Minister-designate is a professional and successful person in his work, especially after he assumed the position of Director of the Intelligence Service in 2015, indicating that during that period, quotas and partisan and component conflict were prevailing, but that he was able to install him as the agency’s acting director.
He continued, that Al-Kazemi continues his consultations with the political blocs and offered his ministerial cabinet on an equal footing, not to a bloc at the expense of another, noting that the list of names of the cabin that were leaked by the media are mostly correct and a small part of them is inaccurate.
He explained, that the electoral process requires that the blocs form the government, stressing that the electoral system in Iraq does not recognize the largest bloc but rather a group of blocs that constitute the majority forming the government.
Al-Abadi attributed the reason for the fact that the blocs agreed not to nominate the prime minister for the upcoming elections, because the interim government paved the way for early elections, in addition to reducing doubts about tampering with the election results and the use of public money for electoral propaganda purposes by the prime minister.
He pointed out that Al-Kazemi confirmed that he will be the head of a transitional government, and does not intend to form a specific party or political line, stressing that Al-Kazemi has completed his ministerial cabinet and checked the names in it in the criminal record and question and justice procedures.
Concerning the PMF, al-Abadi said that there is a political struggle within the PMF, warning of the reflection of this conflict on the PMF’s military system.
He pointed out that there are several parties that joined the crowd for the financial and political benefit, calling on the Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to undertake reforms within the crowd in order to preserve them.
On the fiscal austerity that was taken in his era, Al-Abadi stressed that there are major challenges faced by the government in 2014, including the fight against terrorism and the collapse of oil prices, noting that austerity decisions fought the mafia of corruption that was living on state funds, despite its impact on projects.
He added by saying that when he assumed the position of prime minister in 2014 he undertook financial and administrative reforms in light of the challenges, indicating that he was able to reduce the salaries of the three presidencies and special grades, as the President’s salary was 82 million dinars and it was reduced by 70%.
And that Iraq was required by contractors at about $ 5.5 billion, and it was paid in the form of payments despite the lack of financial revenues, pointing out that many projects referred before 2014 lacked economic viability, so they were stopped.
He pointed out that oil prices began to improve in April of 2018, stressing that in September of the same year, the money in the state treasury was estimated at $ 18 billion.
The President of the Victory Coalition called on the government to invest oil revenues in investment projects and not only in consumer operating expenses.

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