Al-Kazemi: Iraq is going through a political crisis that may be one of the most difficult after 2003

Al-Kazemi: Iraq is going through a political crisis that may be one of the most difficult after 2003

2022-09-17 02:09

Al-Kazemi - Iraq is going through a political crisis that may be one of the most difficult after 2003Shafaq News/ Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi suggested on Saturday that the current political crisis in the country will be the most difficult since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime at the hands of the forces of the United States of America and its allies.

Al-Kazemi said in a statement on the occasion of the end of the ceremony of the fortieth visit of Imam Hussein in Karbala, that “Iraq is going through a political crisis that may be one of the most difficult crises after 2003, but we have hope and determination to find solutions to overcome this crisis, in order to cross and move towards a secure and stable Iraq.”

He added, “My appeal to all political forces is, let us take inspiration from this forty-year occasion, and to put Iraq and the Iraqis in mind,” adding, “Iraq and Iraqis deserve to sacrifice for them. Iraq is a trust in everyone’s neck.”

The political scene in Iraq has undergone a dangerous turn since the supporters of the Sadrist movement led by the prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the parliament building in the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, and protested against Al-Sudani’s nomination for the position of prime minister of the next federal government, and withdrew from it by order of their leader after an armed clash With the security forces and elements of the armed factions.

The Sadrist bloc had obtained the highest votes in the early legislative elections that took place in October of 2021, but the efforts of the leader of the current failed to form the new federal government due to the Shiite coordination framework standing in its way by obtaining a fatwa from the Federal Court with the so-called blocking third in a contract The session for electing the President of the Republic, which paves the way for naming the Prime Minister.

The three-way alliance between the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Masoud Barzani, the Sovereignty Alliance headed by Khamis al-Khanjar, and the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr was broken following the resignation of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies, and the movement’s withdrawal from the political process by order of al-Sadr.

The political scene is living in a crisis situation and a dead end unprecedented in the history of Iraq, as more than 300 days have passed since the early elections without being able to form a new government in the country, and the survival of the caretaker government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

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.