A judicial decision and dialogues may resolve the political impasse in Iraq

A judicial decision and dialogues may resolve the political impasse in Iraq


A judicial decision and dialogues may resolve the political impasse in IraqDuring the next 24 hours, Iraqis await very important political and judicial developments to resolve the political crisis in the country and the political blockage that accompanied the announcement of the results of the early parliamentary elections ten months ago.

The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, is expected to arrive in Baghdad in the coming hours, carrying with him a file of a political initiative on behalf of the Kurdistan Democratic Party to resolve the political crisis, which he will present to political leaders in a meeting at the government palace, and then go to Al-Hanana neighborhood in Najaf to meet with Shiite leader Muqtada Al-Sadr.

A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Mahdi Abdul Karim, said in a statement to Al-Zaman newspaper published today, Monday, that the President of the Kurdistan Region will visit Baghdad and present a political initiative to the political forces, and then go with its outputs to Shiite leader Muqtada Al-Sadr at his home.

He added, “We count a lot on this initiative to get out of the political blockage, and that the United Nations mission in Iraq will enter as a guarantor of the agreement between the political forces.”

The KDP’s move comes with a call by the Shiite leader to the political forces in the country that expires tomorrow, Tuesday, to sign an agreement that includes the non-participation of all political parties and personalities that have participated in the political process since 2003 until now, including the Sadrist movement , in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

This initiative did not receive reactions from the political parties, as it came from Saleh Muhammad al-Iraqi, the spokesman for Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, and not from al-Sadr personally.

And the anticipation of the Iraqi street is increasing in importance to the final word of the Iraqi judiciary, as the Federal Supreme Court in Iraq will hold a session tomorrow, Tuesday, to consider the case submitted by the Sadrist movement and independent figures to consider the position of the Iraqi judiciary regarding the failure to adhere to the constitutional timings to complete the political process, in light of the results of the parliamentary elections. The Iraqi elections that took place in Iraq on the tenth of October 2021.

The head of the Supreme Judicial Council in Iraq, Judge Faiq Zaidan, had called on the twenty-second of this month, during his meeting with the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate, Muayyad al-Lami, to “adopt the constitutional and legal contexts to resolve the current political crisis and that the judiciary stands at the same distance from everyone and rules in the name of the people, and applies The law is according to the constitution and the legislation in force, based on the available evidence and facts, not on the rumors and gossip.”

He pledged that “media campaigns against the judiciary and political pressure will not discourage judges from continuing their work in achieving the right and in accordance with what the laws impose.”

While the Supreme Judicial Council in Iraq stressed that it “is continuing to take legal measures against anyone who violates the law and disrupts public institutions,” hours after the followers of Shiite leader Muqtada staged a sit-in outside the walls of the Supreme Judicial Council on the twenty-third of this month to demand the dissolution of the Iraqi parliament.

The followers of Shiite leader Muqtada are stationed for the fifth week in a row in front of the Iraqi parliament headquarters in the governmental Green Zone and outside it to demand the dissolution of the Iraqi parliament, while the crowd of the Shiite coordination framework stands at the southern gate of the Green Zone in a sit-in to demand the formation of the new Iraqi government and the resumption of the work of the Iraqi parliament.

Iraqi politicians and analysts believe that the outcomes of the political dialogues and the expected decision of the Iraqi judiciary during the current week may resolve the controversy of getting out of the stifling political crisis and the return of the Iraqi parliament to meeting to complete building the pillars of the political process by electing a new president and forming a new government, especially since the majority of political parties support holding early parliamentary elections A new electoral law and a new commission to manage the upcoming parliamentary elections.