Allawi: The electronic window was deception and two Shiite blocs dominated the government

Allawi: The electronic window was deception and two Shiite blocs dominated the government

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 09:50:34

Allawi - The electronic window was deception and two Shiite blocs dominated the governmentFormer deputy president and head of the National Coalition Iyad Allawi said on Friday that the electronic window to apply for positions of minister in the government is a sham, pointing out that the process of forming the next government controlled by two dominant Shiite blocs only.

This came in an interview with the National News website published on October 26, 2018, adding that there are no government negotiations, but there are two blocs dominate the political formation of the country, they are going and opening.

Allawi said that “the prime minister-designate to be free to choose a number of ministers in accordance with his estimates and diligence, Ktlta Sroun and Fatah are dominant over the distribution of positions and acquired the most important positions for themselves.”

He said Abdul Mahdi was facing internal pressure from two ruling blocs, adding that Abdul Mahdi as prime minister should have a say in choosing the right candidates.

“Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds presented their candidates for cabinet posts to the prime minister-designate, but sectarian tensions once again posed an obstacle to the formation of the government,” he said.

Al-Sadr’s alliance with al-Amiri is a strange alliance. While Amiri has close ties to Iran and spent years in exile there when Saddam Hussein was in power, Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who led a campaign against the US occupation, emerged as a national figure opposed to powerful Shiite parties allied with Iran and as a personality His broad base of poor class.

On the other hand, the Prime Minister-designate appeared as an independent person with long years of experience in his office. He took an unprecedented step by launching a website open to all citizens across the country to submit their applications for ministerial positions in the next government.

The open electronic window has given Iraqis hope that the new government could be formed from a number of high-level technocratic ministers away from sectarian, ethnic and political quotas that overshadowed the formations of previous governments that followed the overthrow of the regime in Iraq in 2003.

But Allawi believes that the allocation of ministerial posts under the supervision of two Shiite blocs may undermine the hopes of the people to form a government of technocrats.