Is Iraq heading to new early elections?
Is Iraq heading to new early elections?
Half a year into the early parliamentary elections that Iraq witnessed, the country is on the threshold of a political impasse, after efforts to elect a new president, and then a prime minister, failed.
No one knows yet how to get out of this blockage, as if the elections that took place had no legal, constitutional or political value, in a political paradox that uniquely Iraq, as it is customary in all countries of the world after each election that the winning forces go to Forming a new government, while the losing forces go to the opposition in Parliament, except in Iraq, where the losing forces insist on staying in power, in order to exploit narrow personal, partisan, and sectarian interests at the expense of national and public interests.
Since the first day of the announcement of the preliminary results of the elections, the forces loyal to Iran have announced their rejection of these results, declaring the slogan of forming a consensus government to remain in power. Before it can thwart Parliament sessions, by securing what it called the guarantor of the lack of a legal quorum for the sessions, which is in fact the blocking third that brought the country to a state of paralysis.
These forces invoke their representation of the so-called “Shiite component,” as if the head of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, who won the largest number of votes (73 seats), is not a Shiite.
These armed forces invoke sectarian loyalty to the outside, with the existence of a regional conspiracy, and an American one to destroy Iraq, while all their goal is to remain in power. Rather, they are the ones who bear the responsibility for bringing Iraq to the brink of collapse, after making staying in power its only goal, and perhaps Nuri Al-Maliki, who leads these parties from his palace in the Green Zone, “was one of the previous presidential palaces” who wanted to repeat the scenario of 2010, when he succeeded, with Iranian support, in forming a new government, after he turned the tables on the Iraqi List led by Iyad Allawi, even though it was “the List” The biggest winner in the elections at the time, who is “Al-Maliki” here, is betting on the time to persuade “Al-Sadr” to abandon the formation of a majority government, or perhaps prepare for the scenario of a post-disruption of the political process.
In fact, the truth that must be said is that those loyal to Iran excelled in the equation of obstruction in order to remain in power, and the plan they recently put forward in this regard is nothing but an attempt to circumvent the efforts of “Al-Sadr” to form a majority government, especially since the “Save the Nation” coalition, The author of al-Sadr, al-Barzani and al-Halbousi produced understandings between his three parties to arrange the Iraqi scene in the post-election stage. Perhaps what encouraged those who are loyal to Iran to follow the path of obstruction to the end, is the possession of arms by its parties outside and within the framework of state institutions, and the extent of loyalty and subordination to Iran, and their incitement Dangerous sectarian slogans, the constant warning that great dangers are coming if they do not participate in power, and worse, their talk of a Shiite-Shiite war.
Accordingly, they do not see any problem in prolonging the suspension of the political process, even if this requires violating the constitutional deadlines, as long as the failure to elect a new president until the sixth of this month constitutes a constitutional violation, while the Supreme Court has no power other than to say that Parliament committed such a violation. Thus, the blockage becomes the master of the situation, and it will remain for everyone to get out of this blockage except to work from within Parliament to push the latter to dissolve himself through a proposal that gets the votes of half plus one, which means going to new early elections, although the lesson that should be drawn from the elections The former Iraqi, is that the political process does not proceed according to the results of the elections constitutionally and legally, if Iraq, burdened with wounds and fear of an unprecedented wave of security chaos, is ready to hold new early elections.