International Crisis Group warns of collapse of the political system in Iraq

International Crisis Group warns of collapse of the political system in Iraq

Posted 01/08/2012 08:05 AM

Babinaoz (Reuters) – International Crisis Group warned, the political parties in the country from the degradation of the reality of the political system, at a time when the Organization is requested to agree on adjustments quick, opponents of Prime Minister called on to unite their efforts towards building the institutions of the state instead of seeking to topple al-Maliki. Report, which came under the title “Do we have seen all this before?, Escalating political crisis in Iraq,” noted that “in order to overcome the current political crisis in Iraq and prevent the collapse of the regime after 2003 as a whole, should the prime minister Nuri al-Maliki and his opponents agreement on the painful compromises. ”
The report added that “accusing Maliki of violating the constitution, and the accumulation of power in his hands and put security forces under the personal control,” adding that “resulted in the final chapter of the political crisis in Iraq to a dangerous escalation in the tensions and created a political vacuum from which the deadly attacks, Calcsalh recent These attacks, which killed more than a hundred people and wounded hundreds. ”

The group demanded the “return and the political leaders to urgently their efforts to reach the original formulation process and transparent arrangements for the sharing of power if I want to correct the ship’s faltering Iraq,” stressing that “al-Maliki has the confidence of a large segment of the political class.

At the same time, the opposition is divided on fundamental issues and about whether they should be paid Maliki to the implementation of the Arbil power-sharing, which was reached in 2010 or disqualified completely. “The report pointed out that” the stakes to be able opponents to muster enough votes to remove him are bets low. Even if they succeeded, it is not likely to find common ground to form a new government, which would leave al-Maliki as a caretaker government to solve the new elections in 2014, “noting that the government at the time” you will find it increasingly difficult to govern and will pay all Iraqis price. ”

On the other hand, said director for the Middle East and North Africa in Crisis Group Robert Malley that he “can not to this crisis to continue, but al-Maliki, his opponents and the neighboring countries of Iraq share a theoretical interest in reducing the tension,” adding that “it should be for peaceful change that occurs from through political consensus document to the Constitution – and to begin finally to address the issues that have been ignored for too long “.
For his part, deputy program director for the Middle East and North Africa in Crisis Group Joost Hiltermann, that “there is no doubt that al-Maliki added to his powers new powers during the period of his six years as prime minister, but no doubt also that a large part of its success due to the inability of his opponents on the thwarted through constitutional means “.
and called Hiltermann Prime Minister to implement the “power-sharing agreement for 2010 and a pledge to step down at the end of his term as prime minister in order to preserve the national interest,” stressing the need to “give up his opponents attempts to depose him and use their power of parliamentary instead in building strong state institutions and to help ensure that the elections the next free and fair. ” He added that “the dilemma of Iraq much deeper than just the non-implementation of an understanding of Arbil, or even a personal matter-Maliki,” stressing that “offer to the inability to overcome the legacy of Saddam Hussein’s repressive practices, which is the culture of deep skepticism accompanied by practices with political obtaining winner on everything and the loss of losing everything. ”
Hiltermann stressed that “the political bargaining that followed the fall of the regime did not produce a fair distribution, and agreed to the Authority, land and resources, it did not contribute to address and correct this situation”.
Source: babnews