Kalkamsh Press / Baghdad
Intensive moves by the political blocs in Iraq to form new alliances to ensure victory in the provincial elections and continued control of local governments with large financial resources, which is the most prominent features of the current conflict between the Iraqi political parties.
According to a Gulf news site, the Popular Mobilization factions, seeking to control the provincial councils of Mosul, Salah al-Din and Anbar, to complete political control over all provinces of Iraq, except the provinces of the Kurdistan region under the authority of the regional government.
The website adds that the Popular Mobilization factions have taken control of the provinces and cities liberated from ISIS during the past two years, in preparation for the acquisition of local governments to establish a political and military presence in these provinces, and complete the Iranian expansion project to control Iraq completely. She said.
Since 2013 there have been no provincial elections in Iraq, and the Iraqi government has postponed elections scheduled for 2017 due to the war against ISIS terrorists.
Although May 2018 was scheduled to be held with the parliamentary elections, the IHEC was unable to organize them.The government postponed them again until December 22, but the Commission was unable to organize them again.The Parliament identified April 1 / April next year 2020 is due to hold these elections.
The parties sought to form new alliances to help them stay in power, because the local councils with their privileges guaranteed them.
"The existence of the current legislation and the law of (Saint Lego) and the lack of independence of the Electoral Commission, does not indicate the redrawing of a new policy and strategy for the Iraqi political scene after the provincial elections scheduled for April," said Iraqi political observer Emad al-Khuzai.
Al-Khuzaie, in remarks to the "eye news," that "the only glimmer of hope to change what the House of Representatives voted to amend the law on provincial councils lies in waiting for some votes within the Council, which promised to change these laws during the current legislative term as laws repelling voters." .
"Many Iraqis are frustrated and disappointed by the movements of large parties to stay in power, and therefore they are reluctant to vote in the next elections, as they abstained in the last parliamentary elections, and these things do not bode well."
He explained that "reluctance to elections does not mean invalidity, but there will be limited participation by the masses of parties that may be benefiting in one way or another from the political situation."
Perhaps the most prominent alliances that have become apparent, although not officially announced, are the alliance of the leader of the Dawa Party, Nuri al-Maliki, with the Hezbollah Brigades, Iraq and other factions under the authority of the deputy head of the rally, Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, who is close to the Quds Force terrorist Qasim Soleimani.
On the other hand, observers believe that the bloc "Sairon", which is supported by the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist movement may lose his Communist ally, which has hinted a number of its leaders to the possibility of entering into a new alliance of political parties with a civil orientation.
And seek the blocs of wisdom led by Ammar al-Hakim and victory led by former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to form an alliance between them, if they do not join Sadr in a new alliance is working on the latter to form two months ago.
The Sunni blocs are divided into three other blocs, the Salvation and Development Front headed by former Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi, the coalition of Iraqi forces headed by the current Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Mohammed al-Halbousi, the Arab project led by Iraqi politician Khamis al-Khanjar affiliated to the Hamdain regime in Qatar, and the three blocs Looming to participate in the elections separately.
The Iraqi writer and journalist Ali al-Baidar that "some political blocs are ahead of the start of the parliamentary election or special provincial councils political maneuvers, the goal of camouflage and replace their skins without prejudice to the essence."
He added that "the parties are working to change the formality and recycling itself by attracting figures from outside their environment to delude Iraqis that there is a process of reform on the ground."
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