An independent deputy responds to his candidacy for prime minister: This is what we will only accept

An independent deputy responds to his candidacy for prime minister: This is what we will only accept

2022-04-23 07:43

An independent deputy responds to his candidacy for prime minister - This is what we will only acceptShafaq News/ The independent deputy, Basem Khashan, responded today, Saturday, to his nomination by protesters to take over the position of prime minister, stressing the need for “independents” to assume the position.

Khashan said, in a post on his official account on the Facebook network, “Thank you to my brothers, comrades and sons for their trust, and I hope that I will be worthy of this great honor,” noting that “the presidency of the government deserves the independents, and this is what I have adhered to during the past months, and this will not We accept others.”

He added, “We must adopt a clear economic, political and social project that diverts the state from the slippery slope of the rentier economy to develop the economy and create new job opportunities that absorb the unemployed and double the efficiency of the employee and the state’s resources.”

Khashan pointed out that “the government program is more important than the names, and our independent adherence to the government’s leadership is driven by our goal to achieve the interests of the people.

Today, Saturday, the Coordination of the Central Demonstrations in Iraq put forward several names to assume the positions of the presidents of the republic and the next government, amid a state of political stalemate and an unprecedented constitutional vacuum.

A statement by the coordination, seen by Shafak News Agency, stated that “Bassem Khashan, Rahim Al-Akaili, and Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, for the position of prime minister, and Riwar Abdul Rahman, Sardar Mahmoud, and Rizgar Amin, for the position of President of the Republic.”

The demonstrators, in a video clip, vowed (million) protests to “bring down Parliament unless they are responded to and two of the six candidates for the posts of the presidency and ministers are approved.”

This movement comes after all political forces failed to elect a new president of the republic and assign a prime minister to form a new government, according to the constitutional and legal periods that began with the announcement of the final results of the elections and the holding of the first parliamentary sessions.

The election of the President of the Republic requires a quorum in which the presence of representatives constitutes two-thirds of their number, that is, more than 220 deputies out of 329, which was not achieved due to the boycott of the coordination framework that represents prominent Shiite parties, such as the State of Law bloc and the Al-Fateh Alliance, the umbrella under which the loyalist popular mobilization factions fall under. for Iran.

A source close to the office of the leader of the Sadrist movement in “Al-Hanana” had stated yesterday, Friday, that the forty-day period granted by Muqtada Al-Sadr at the end of last month for the coordination framework, for the purpose of forming the government, is still ongoing and there has been no change or retreat.

Al-Sadr’s position came after the Iraqi parliament failed for the third time in a row to hold a session to elect a new president for the country due to the intensification of the dispute between the Triple Alliance (the Sadrist bloc, the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Alliance of Sovereignty), and the coordinating framework that includes Shiite political forces.