The political scene Thursday, August 17, 2017
Informed sources revealed on Thursday that there is a "mobility" within the coalition of the rule of law, which is led by the current Vice President and former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, noting that the latter tends to nominate the current Labor Minister Mohammed Shi'a Sudanese or former leader of the Supreme Council Adel Abdul Mahdi to compete Prime Minister Haider Abadi during the upcoming elections.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper quoted unnamed sources as saying that "the atmosphere of anticipation is the ruling within the coalition of state law and the Dawa Party, which belongs to both Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Vice-President Nuri al-Maliki, each of whom wish to see his colleague outside the walls of the Dawa Party Of the complexity expected, on the presidency of the next electoral blocs, where not accept any of them but to be president of the electoral bloc.
"Maliki is seeking to lead a broad coalition, whose task is to create a new prime minister controlled by al-Maliki, and that the latter tends to nominate the current Labor Minister Mohammed Shi'a al-Sudani or former leader of the Supreme Council Adel Abdul-Mahdi."
"The newspaper quoted a source close to the rule of law is likely to exit independent from the coalition, because its leader Hussein al - Shahristani dissatisfied with the (state law) because of the lack of defense of its members after losing the post of Ministry of Higher Education in July, 2016.
Sources of the Sadrist movement, confirmed to the Middle East, "the desire of the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr to participate in a list of cross-sectarian, Sadr has said on more than one occasion not to oppose the alliance with Iyad Allawi and the stream of wisdom, led by Ammar al-Hakim."
A source from the civil movement assured the Middle East that "the primary work of most political forces, especially Moqtada al-Sadr, who has good relations with the civil stream, is to get a large percentage of seats in the next elections to bring about the required change."
The source, who preferred not to be named, said that "without containing the influence of Nuri al-Maliki in the next elections, there is no way to reform the situation," noting that "this is possible in the event of the establishment of a good electoral coalition, because Maliki's electoral chances are no longer as they were after losing Prime minister. "
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