Allawi’s coalition calls for the formation of an interim government and the rerun of elections in Iraq

Allawi’s coalition calls for the formation of an interim government and the rerun of elections in Iraq

2022-06-05 07:57

Allawis coalition calls for the formation of an interim government and the rerun of elections in IraqShafaq News/ The National Iraqiya coalition led by Iyad Allawi called on Sunday to form an interim government to run the country’s affairs and rerun the parliamentary elections.

In a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, the coalition’s media office said that “the National Coalition held an expanded meeting in the presence of Iyad Allawi with the leaders and cadres of the coalition, which dealt with the latest developments and developments in the situation in Iraq in light of the political and constitutional crisis.”

He added, “The meeting discussed the national initiative presented by Allawi, and its proposals and solutions aimed at dismantling the current crisis contract, and unifying national efforts, to ensure a way out of the political stalemate.”

The attendees stressed the need to achieve a broad national conference for dialogue and agreement on a road map that includes the formation of an interim government, which, in cooperation with other authorities, undertakes to provide effective solutions to the problems afflicting Iraq, and to reach a sound ground for holding fair elections with a new law and an independent commission.

The leader of the Iraqi National List coalition, Iyad Allawi, put forward an initiative to end the political crisis, which was received by Shafak News Agency, in which he said, “After the political process reached a state of stagnation and halt, which portends dire consequences, and after many appeals from national political and social figures, and after relying on God Without fear of failure, we found that our national and moral duty dictates the necessity of putting forward an initiative in which we see an appropriate and objective solution to the country’s current crisis.

He added, “There is no greater and more severe failure and sin than disrespecting the constitution and constitutional timings and abandoning the values ​​of citizenship, since we see that the authority works to serve the people and exercises its powers in their name and for their benefit, and that the state is not owned by a person, party, sect or clan.”

“So, from this standpoint and in order to preserve the unified homeland, to achieve the hopes and aspirations of our people for growth and prosperity, and to ensure a decent life for their children, and in order to restore part of the confidence in the political process after the great upheavals,” he added.

Allawi said that “to get out of the crisis requires taking the following steps and within a period to be determined during an unconditional national meeting of national political leaders, the date of which will be determined at a later time, as we believe that these steps contribute to stopping violations of constitutional timings.”

Allawi suggested “choosing an interim government that works to achieve security and stability in Iraq, and that it undertakes to hold fair elections.”

And he called for “choosing a new commission to organize the upcoming elections that enjoys the confidence of the Iraqi people and works with high transparency and integrity.”

He stressed “the completion of a new electoral law that fulfills the requirements of the decisions of the Federal Supreme Court in a manner that guarantees a fair representation of the Iraqi people.”

He pointed out that “it is not a secret to everyone that the position of the Prime Minister is the actual conflict, and therefore the Prime Minister-designate in the interim government must be given the freedom to choose his cabinet, provided that its standard is efficiency and integrity, and he manages the affairs of the country and implements a government program that works to meet the needs of people and provide what the country needs.

Allawi stressed, “Strengthening the state, the government, and the three presidencies and supporting them in facing external and internal challenges and pressures.”

He called for “discussing during the meeting (the conference) other important issues to be included in the conference’s agenda.

Allawi urged that “national political forces and figures and parties that have seats in the House of Representatives, as well as representatives of federations and unions, hold an open meeting to approve the proposal’s formula and choose the personalities for the three presidencies in the interim government.”

The leader of the Iraqi List coalition defined the qualities of the candidate for the presidency of the Council of Ministers, to be “courageous and honest and not part of the political conflict, preferably independent, respecting the constitution in letter and spirit, and applying the necessary legal conditions to him, and that the choice is not within personal preferences, but in accordance with broad national consultations.” .

He cautioned that “it should not be subject to any of the international or regional axes, and balances Iraq’s relations with all international and regional parties,” stressing that the candidate “respects the religious and social traditions of the Iraqi people, works within an integrated government program and has a distinguished administrative vision.”

The political process in general, and the formation of the Iraqi government in particular, is witnessing a heated dispute between the political blocs, as the two Kurdish parties differed over the choice of the president of the republic. While the Kurdistan Democratic Party sees the presidency as a Kurdish entitlement for the component and not for a particular party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan believes that the position is deserving.

On the other hand, the comprehensive coordination framework of the Shiite forces, with the exception of the Sadrist movement and other Sunni and Kurdish forces, says that the nomination of the prime minister must be through the largest Shiite bloc exclusively. The leader of the movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, insists that this position deserves his bloc affiliated with the tripartite alliance (the Sadrist bloc, the party Kurdistan Democratic Party, Sovereignty Alliance) and the framework has no right to object.