[size=36]Saleh continues his consultations to form a government that receives popular and political support in preparation for fair elections[/size]
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President of the Republic Barham Salih confirmed on Sunday that he is continuing intensive consultations for the purpose of appointing a candidate for prime minister who enjoys the support of the people, while pointing out the importance of the next government obtaining popular and governmental support to implement the reforms in preparation for the conduct of fair elections.
The Presidency of the Republic stated in a statement received by / Mawazine News / a copy of it, that "Saleh continues to conduct intensive consultations with leaders of political blocs, popular and social activities, academic elites, trade unions and professional associations, and various segments of society for the purpose of assigning a candidate to the presidency of the Council of Ministers with the support of the people." .
During his ongoing consultations, Saleh stressed "the necessity of adopting the constitutional contexts and the specific timing of time, to ensure that the head of the new government takes over the task of managing the transitional phase, leading to parliamentary elections held under a fair election law, and managed by an independent election commission."
The constitutional context, according to the requirements of Article 76 of the Constitution, obligates the political blocs in Parliament to present their nominees, provided that the mandate comes from the President of the Republic.
The President of the Republic stressed that "communication, dialogue and consultation between parliamentary blocs in order to adopt the nomination of the appropriate personality for the position of Prime Minister should be consistent with the aspirations and legitimate demands of the Iraqi people, and that the new government obtain the political and popular support required to implement the necessary reforms in preparation for the conduct of fair elections. ".
He explained, "The scale of the serious challenges facing our country requires that we rise above the factional and partisan interests in nominating the prime minister, adopt the people's consent, commit to meeting the entitlement to reform, and present national priorities on partisan considerations." Ended 29 / h