The framework intends to conduct a “secret” visit to Najaf, bearing an initiative for Al-Sadr

The framework intends to conduct a “secret” visit to Najaf, bearing an initiative for Al-Sadr

2022-05-13 06:39

The framework intends to conduct a secret visit to Najaf bearing an initiative for Al-SadrShafaq News/ A source in the coordination framework that includes Shiite political forces said, on Friday, that the framework intends to conduct a “secret” visit to the city of Najaf to meet with the leader of the Sadrist movement, with the aim of putting forward an initiative for it to get out of the political impasse and proceed with the formation of the new federal government, which was delayed for months. Several after holding early legislative elections in the country

The source told Shafaq News that a delegation from the Coordination Framework Command will go to Najaf on a secret visit to meet with al-Sadr.

He explained that the delegation would put forward a special initiative during its visit to Al-Sadr to resolve the political crisis and form a government.

Regarding the timing of the visit, the source, who asked not to be named, said that it was “unspecified”, but the purpose of this visit was to seek the formation of the government by the Sadrist movement’s bloc and the coordination framework.

On Wednesday, the fourth of May, the coordination framework announced the launch of a nine-point political initiative, accompanied by nine commitments to be implemented, similar in some terms to the previous Al-Hakim initiative.

It is noteworthy that the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, launched two initiatives to form the federal government, one of which announced its failure, which he granted to the coordination framework at the beginning of last April, and the other he launched to independent deputies on the third of this month, giving them 15 days to carry out the task of forming the government in cooperation with allies in The Triple Alliance (Save a Homeland) from the Kurds and Sunnis without representing the Sadrist bloc as ministers.

The dispute intensified between the two Shiite poles represented by the Sadrist movement, which won the highest votes in the elections that took place last year, 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.