After Al-Sadr’s position, Iyad Allawi: A last chance for the leaders to cross the crisis

After Al-Sadr’s position, Iyad Allawi: A last chance for the leaders to cross the crisis

2022-02-05 07:29

After Al-Sadrs position - Iyad Allawi - A last chance for the leaders to cross the crisisShafaq News/ The leader of the National Coalition, head of the Civil National Front, Iyad Allawi, called on Saturday for a commitment to calm and to stay away from media statements that confuse and complicate the situation.

Allawi added in a statement today, that Iraq is going through a very dangerous turning point that is about to enter it into a constitutional vacuum after calls for a boycott and a dispute over names and positions.

The leader of the National Coalition renewed the call to sit around a national dialogue table very quickly and away from the logic of rejection and imposition, stressing, “It may be a last chance to cross this crisis.”

Allawi also called on the leaders to assume their responsibilities in this regard and to remedy matters before reaching the stage of no return, in which everyone is a loser.

This comes at a time when the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, decided earlier today to suspend political negotiations on the formation of the new federal government, and to boycott his bloc’s session of the House of Representatives scheduled to be held on the seventh of this month of February to elect the President of the Republic.

The dispute intensified between the two Shiite poles represented by the Sadrist movement, which won the most votes in the recent elections, and the coordination framework that includes blocs that expressed their rejection of the election results.

The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, insists on forming a majority government that seeks to exclude the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, who served as prime minister for two terms.

On the tenth of last October, Iraq held early legislative elections to get out of a political crisis that swept the country after large demonstrations in the central and southern regions in 2019 in protest against the widespread unemployment in society, the spread of financial and administrative corruption in government departments and institutions, and the deteriorating reality The service and the livelihood, which prompted the former prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to resign under popular pressure.

As soon as the preliminary results of the elections were announced, the voices of political forces and actors rose in their rejection of losing many seats, accusing them of major fraud in the ballot, which was denied by the executive and judicial authorities, at a time when the United Nations and international organizations praised the integrity of the electoral process.

The Sadrist bloc topped the final election results approved by the Federal Supreme Court by obtaining 73 seats, while the “Progress” coalition led by Muhammad al-Halbousi won 37 seats, and the State of Law coalition led by Nuri al-Maliki won 33 seats.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party won 31 seats, while the Al-Fateh Alliance led by the Secretary-General of Badr Organization Hadi al-Amiri and the Kurdistan Alliance won 17 seats.