The coordination framework initiative aims to preserve the fortunes of Nuri al-Maliki

The coordination framework initiative aims to preserve the fortunes of Nuri al-Maliki


The coordination framework initiative aims to preserve the fortunes of Nuri al-MalikiThe silence of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, regarding the political initiative put forward by the coordination framework, is an indication of his reservations about this initiative, which includes keeping former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s chances of participating in drawing the map for the next stage.

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi political forces are awaiting the position of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, on the initiative put forward by the coordination framework on Thursday to solve the crisis that the country has witnessed since the results of the legislative elections were announced, in order to build on what is required.

Iraqi political circles doubt the possibility of al-Sadr’s acceptance of the initiative, which aims primarily to circumvent the most important conditions set by the leader of the movement to build a broad coalition to form a national majority government.

The circles clarified that the initiative is based on the participation of all the winning forces in the elections in forming a parliamentary coalition that will choose a prime minister and form a government. Estimated thirty-three seats.

The circles say that the coordinating framework forces began preparing for the scenario of the Sadrist movement’s rejection of the initiative, by threatening to go to the next session on the basis that they represent the largest bloc, although the Federal Supreme Court (the highest judicial body in Iraq) had reservations a few days ago on a case for the framework in this context.

Thursday, the coordinating framework put forward his initiative, which is based on dialogue between all the winning blocs in the elections to form a parliamentary coalition that will nominate the next prime minister and form the government.

The framework said in a statement, “We extend our hands to the forces concerned with forming the most numerous parliamentary bloc (which will be tasked with forming the government), and we specifically mention the brothers in the Sadrist movement, to sit down and debate about forming the most numerous bloc in a new way to serve the country and the largest national component (the Shiites), and we move away from the logic of quotas and division of spoils.”

Ayat Muzaffar: The framework initiative, the last throw of the ball in Al-Sadr Stadium,
and the framework stressed the need for “the most numerous parliamentary bloc to agree on the criteria for selecting a strong and efficient prime minister, and the specifications for forming the government cabinet in accordance with standards of integrity and efficiency.”

The circles pointed out that the framework’s insistence that he holds the largest parliamentary bloc, in the event that al-Sadr rejects the initiative, will lead to more political obstruction, which may lead to a security explosion that is difficult to contain.

The circles say that Iraq is on the verge of a difficult stage, in light of the current state of alert and the willingness of some forces to escalate, which is clearly evident in the frictions that occurred in Maysan Governorate in southern Iraq between the Sadrist movement and the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq militia affiliated with the Al-Fateh Alliance, which belongs to the coordination framework.

The circles warn that some parties are willing to risk fire if they are excluded from the scene and may deliberately explode the security situation, which is inherently stifled, as these parties fear their isolation, which will facilitate the process of holding them accountable later for their involvement in many corruption files and files of a security nature, as is the case with To the leader of the State of Law coalition al-Maliki.

Ayat Muzaffar, a spokeswoman for the victory coalition, one of the components of the coordination framework, stated that the coordination framework initiative is “the last throw of the ball into the Sadrist movement’s court,” noting that in the event that the coordination framework does not receive a response to its initiative until the session set for the election of a president of the republic, then all will enter A party that believes that it is the largest bloc to a session of the House of Representatives, and the results of the vote are what decides the issue.

Muzaffar questioned the Sadrist movement’s motives for proposing a national majority government, saying, “The issue of the national majority was previously discussed when Haider al-Abadi was prime minister, and if this government’s primary goal is to achieve a strong Iraq and a strong state, we have no harm, but if the goal is to exclude some The parties over the other parties here are the point of contention.”

And the spokeswoman for the Victory Coalition considered that moving randomly and without a gradual process from the consensual government to a national majority “will cause confusion in the political scene, and whoever finds that the next government, which can protect one part at the expense of another, will go to the other side towards the opposition, but in a way Voluntary, and this is what happened in Mashhad 2018 when many positions were put forward to the victory coalition, but we wanted to go to the opposition because we did not believe in the equation of forming the government that occurred in the time of Adel Abdul-Mahdi.”

Muzaffar expressed her reservations about renaming Mustafa Al-Kazemi as prime minister, and said in this regard, “Based on the data and the confusion that occurred in the scene that is reflected on the Iraqi street, the next stage does not need an administrative statesman from among the senior officials in the management of state agencies, but rather a capable political statesman.” On crossing this stage, Al-Kazemi is a man who was chosen at a certain stage, who performed his duties, and he is considered one of the statesmen’s personalities and among its senior officials.”

Al-Sadr’s approval of the initiative means that he has abandoned his basic condition not to participate in the State of Law coalition in forming the government

The differences between the Sadrist movement and the coordinating framework are not limited to the form and nature of the next government and the parties represented in it, but also to the name of the candidate to take over the government, as al-Sadr tends to nominate Al-Kazemi for a second term, while the poles of the coordinating framework reject that, after the latter showed during his current term a lack of identity and their agendas. And his adoption of the policy of holding the stick from the middle.

Observers believe that the declared statements and positions indicate that matters in Iraq are moving towards more complexity, as it is unlikely that al-Sadr will agree to the initiative that includes al-Maliki’s participation in shaping the features of the next stage.

And the representative of the state of law waved high on the middle of Friday that the option to move the Iraqi street will exist, in the event of boycott of the coalition and its non-participation in the government.

The MP from the State of Law coalition said, “It is possible that we leave the political process if some insist on our exclusion.”