Despite the Sadrist sit-in, the framework adheres to Al-Sudani’s candidacy and does not think of changing it for this reason

Despite the Sadrist sit-in, the framework adheres to Al-Sudani’s candidacy and does not think of changing it for this reason

2022-08-03 08:13

Despite the Sadrist sit-in the framework adheres to Al-Sudanis candidacy and does not think of changing it for this reasonShafaq News/ The coordination framework, which brings together the Shiite political forces, except for the Sadrist movement, confirmed today, Wednesday, its adherence to the nomination of Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani for the position of Prime Minister in the next federal government, and that there is no intention among the leaders of the framework to change it.

Fadel Mawat, a leader in the State of Law coalition affiliated with the framework, told Shafaq News Agency, “The coordinating framework forces are not thinking of changing their candidate, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, and this matter has not been completely discussed among the leaders of the framework until now.”

He believed that “the problem of the Sadrist movement, is not with the personality nominated for prime minister, but rather the problem with the coordination framework as a whole, even if another figure was presented to the movement’s rejection,” adding that for this reason, the Shiite framework “will not change its candidate for prime minister, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, and he is still insisting on him.” Despite the demonstrations and sit-ins by supporters of the Sadrist movement.

The political scene in Iraq has undergone serious developments since supporters of the Sadrist movement led by prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the parliament building in the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, and protested against the nomination of the coordination framework, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, for the position of Prime Minister for the next federal government.

On Monday, demonstrations against the Sadrist movement took place near the suspension bridge leading to the Green Zone by the Coordinating Framework’s audience, after an invitation from the “Organizing Committee to Support Legitimacy and Preserve State Institutions.”

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.