US report: Any new Iraqi government will inherit an unruly people longing for change
Erin Cunningham and Mustafa Salim report in the newspaper that the Iraqi parliament has accepted Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's resignation and say Iraqi lawmakers are divided.
The report adds that the Iraqi people are demanding new election laws and an end to the system under which the elites share the spoils, and that the only solution in the opinion of many observers may be the unanimity of parliamentary spectrums to nominate a prime minister who is acceptable to the people and puts the interests of the people above all else, it would be political suicide for all. .
The paper says that while Iraq is on the brink, the resignation of the prime minister - which came amid continuing protests calling for comprehensive reform - has paved the way for a new political crisis, as the ruling class seeks to address the demands of the demonstrators.
The face of the horizon
comes the confrontation looming in parliament over who will lead the country after the resignation, at a time when protesters clash with security forces in Baghdad and other cities in an attempt to overthrow the regime say that he would prefer an elite fossilized.
The two-month-old popular protest movement poses the most serious challenge to Iraq's political system since the US-led invasion in 2003.
Iraqi officials are also struggling with the political preferences of foreign powers such as Iran and the United States, which were heavily involved in the political deals behind the scenes prior to the appointment of Abdul, Mahdi last year.
and the report indicates that it has already been appointed Abdul - Mahdi last year as prime minister after months of political wrangling in parliament, and is attributed to lawmakers and analysts as saying that his departure , who was approved by lawmakers yesterday Alohd- gives authorities the opportunity to start making a real change in the country.
Iraqis are fed up with high unemployment, widespread graft and a lack of government services, and they point to Iraq's vast oil reserves as a sign of wasting the country's wealth.
The report cites Iraqi political analyst Ahmed al-Mayali as saying that Iraq has a historic opportunity to form a strong government free of foreign interference.
The newspaper adds that the Iraqi parliament - which consists of rival political blocs - only 15 days to choose a prime minister, where he will be granted after 30 days to form a government.
It points out that the leaders of the two largest coalitions - Sadr's leader Moqtada al-Sadr and former chief of the Popular Mobilization Forces Hadi al-Amiri - are openly divided over the resignation of the prime minister.