The political scene after assigning the candidate to form the next government
After a long and difficult marathon that took 30 days and before the final hours of the day set for the end of the constitutional ceiling Barham Saleh was elected president of the Republic at the expense of rivals. It was an exciting session not witnessed by the Iraqi Council of Representatives before, interspersed with a lot of events behind the scenes amid a real heated competition between candidates inspired by the two major Kurdish political blocs, the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, after the failure of all attempts, including last minute attempts to agree and agree on A joint candidate representing the two parties. Thus, national space and the dome of parliament have become the only option for resolving competition. But it is interesting that the process of electing the President of the Republic smoothly led to the selection of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Barham Saleh to occupy the presidency.
The distinguished performance of the parliament session gave a clear indication that the current Presidency of the Council may be different from the predecessors of the presidencies, and may be we are in the era of a new Council awaits a lot Of the remarkable and distinguished attendance in the management and resolution of thorny files. As some members of the parliamentary blocs challenged their leaders and chose the candidate according to his convictions even if the will of the previous alliances violated! This is another evidence that the Iraqi parliamentarian entered the stage of political maturity by virtue of the rules of the democratic game and its ownership of the freedom of decision.
<Kurdish scene after the election of ...
Contrary to what has been customary in terms of the Kurdistan Democratic Party's basic position in the region, tried to obtain the post of President of the Republic candidate Kurdish figure known in the political arena and has continued contact with the Iraqi political forces, and contrary to what many expected were serious attempts to obtain This position, but it did not succeed for many reasons can not be time to mention here and we will provide in detail and analysis later. It is obvious to say that there were interventions from many quarters in this race and the forces intervening with one party or another during the election process and tried to influence the decision of choice, there are those who felt that the most right and right to be assigned to the KDP, while the other team The priority should be for the PUK.
Who supported Fouad Hussein explain their support that the Democratic Party is the strongest party in the Kurdistan region and Almask in control of things in the region and its capabilities, and his nomination for the post of President of the Republic may strengthen its presence in Baghdad and help in resolving the outstanding problems between the region and the center. While those who support the candidate of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan look to Barham Saleh as the best to take office and will help his choice to launch unprecedented political movement for the presidency of the Republic and can reunite Kurdish and Iraqi and work on the approach of the late President Mam Jalal to defuse crises and find urgent solutions to outstanding political problems And encircling immediate crises.
The reaction of the Democratic Party was so severe that it went to the perceptions of the observers beyond the impact of the statements that followed the removal session of the candidate, but telephone calls between Barzani and Barzani, with Prime Minister designate Adel Abdul Mahdi, restored calm to the scene could have been warmer accompanied by expectations of different trends and multi Prospects. These calls brought news of acceptance of the results of the election of the President implicitly! In the framework of their acceptance and support of the elected President of the Republic, Barham Saleh, to form a government, and to confirm the participation of their party in the next government was a clear signal that the fears expressed by some boycott the Democratic Party of the political process was not in place and that the Democratic Party will have a strong presence in Baghdad on Like what they promised after the May elections, this strong presence is very important for the region and for the federal government.
It is worth mentioning that the tense relations between the National Union and the Democratic Party will return to the understanding and calm as opposed to what is declared by the hawks in both parties, both need the other, and no one can unite power or form a government without the other. In the previous parliament, the Union could agree with the opposition forces and become a majority in parliament, but they did not work to realize that the Democratic Party is a key element in the Kurdish political process and can not be dismissed easily. Will not be able to other powers to agree away from him to form the new government as he holds the control of financial, military and administrative in the cities of Sulaymaniyah, Halabja and Karamian and that the formation of any government will not succeed in isolation.
The position of the other Kurdish parties, which is a mixture between the Park of the elected president and those who remain silent and opposed, but these positions will end and return to the nature associated with the reality of the existing order and accept with the passage of time in support of the stability of the political situation.
<The formation of the new government ...
Despite the debate over the larger bloc and the two big blocs (the block of construction and the bloc of reform and reconstruction) and their attempts to get the largest bloc, but they managed to agree on one candidate and signed a joint request of the President-elect Adel Adel Abdul Mahdi to form a new government, In less than an hour after the election of the president of the republic, it is clear evidence that the political parties are fully aware of the magnitude of the challenges and the importance of meeting the demands of the Iraqi street and the religious reference to move forward to form the new government. Here, it is necessary to praise the position of the president-elect and assign him Abdul-Mahdi so quickly as he ended a record that had to take a constitutional about 15 days and the usual period of political bottlenecks often threatened the entire political process!
The next challenge is to form the ministerial cabin and distribute it to the political blocs according to the electoral and constituent entitlements, and it will not be easy for Abdul Mahdi, but he is a capable man and a deep thinker who knows how to convince the political blocs while heading towards choosing competent and fair personalities who can implement the agenda The government and the success of the ministerial cab, and the man is known for his careful decision-making and able to take when needed! Which is expected to meet the expectations of the street and the reference and political forces alike.
Observers believe that the next government will have many priorities and perhaps the most important are services, foreign relations, economy and correct the course of the political process, the Iraqi citizen had good news of the existence of a distinguished relationship between Adel Abdul Mahdi and Barham Salih and keep together a long-known relationship, added The speaker of the House of Representatives is the ambitious young man who is apparently seeking to devote his active and influential presence at various levels and he is keen on activating the role of the legislative authority on the other. The optimism comes when the executive and legislative authority are cooperating with each other and not cross and competing.
Among the most important files that will face the next government immediately after the formation of the US sanctions against Iran and prevent the export of Iranian oil, which enters into force on the fifth of November 2018 This means the intensification and escalation of the conflict between the United States and Iran, which puts Iraq in a situation not to envy on him . Therefore, the new government must deal with the coming crisis and the preference of Iraq first and foremost, and not to be dragged towards one party at the expense of the other. The challenges posed by the imposition of the expected siege will be a great test for the executive power in both the presidency of the Republic and the ministers and this file will be the most dangerous and most important for both.
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It is important to note here the remarkable commitment to the constitutional timing of the announcement of the results of the elections by the Federal Court and the date of September 3 date of the first session of the House of Representatives, which reflected the respect of the Constitution and the rules of political action, was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives and his deputies (during the open session The election of the President of the Republic on the last day of the constitutional term granted and the appointment of the candidate of the most numerous bloc within less than one hour of the period granted, which is 15 days. It was expected that the formation of the next government in mid-November, but there are those who believe that Adel Abdul-Mahdi may submit his ministerial cabinet to vote faster than this time. We may even see the new government in the third week of this month, two weeks from now.