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On Saturday, the Prime Minister-designate, Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, made a "series" of pledges to the people, calling for his support to solve the crises and help him to reach safety.
Allawi said in a statement published by the Information Office of the Prime Minister today, (1 February 2020), and the following is the text of his speech: -
"With great honor and responsibility, I proudly receive my assignment as Prime Minister of Iraq for the next period.
Here I extend my sincere thanks to His Excellency President Barham Salih, Speaker of the House of Representatives Muhammad Al-Halbousi, and to the representatives, parliamentary powers, activists, unions and all the brothers who put their faith in us and made unremitting efforts to serve the country by entrusting me with this task.
I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the rational authority for its patriarchal and guiding role for all of our dear compatriots, as well as all spiritual forces, especially in this crucial phase of Iraqi history.
I salute the appreciation and honor of the martyrs of the peaceful demonstrators who fell in the demonstration arenas and demanded reform, and I salute with them the martyrs of our security forces who sacrificed their lives in defense of the right to demonstrate and the safety of the demonstrators, with all hope and determination that we deny the fine blood its right by seriously initiating the building of the state of citizenship and institutions of justice and freedom Well-being and peace.
This mandate places on me a great historical responsibility, so I pledge to God and I pledge to the generous Iraqi people that I seek all my possibilities to serve this country and I promise them that the blood of the martyrs of the demonstrators and the security forces will not be in vain, and the aggressors and criminals will be held accountable and submit to the judiciary to obtain their just punishment.
The state’s weapon will not be carried against the people, the state’s weapon to protect the people, maintain borders, and promote national dignity.
I stress here the keenness to follow the files of investigating the events of the demonstrations and holding those responsible for violence against peaceful demonstrators and against the security forces and those who caused sabotage and destruction of public and private property accountable.
I pledge, God willing, and your support to form a government away from sectarian, partisan, and narrow sectional quotas and to represent all different sects and cultures of Iraqis, and I commit to involve the most talented of our people in the formation of the government.
I pledge to the people that I do not accept the imposition of any candidate by the political forces, and if they are subjected to pressure, I will expressly declare that clearly.
I emphasize the keenness to form an advisory team in the Prime Minister's office with the participation of representatives from the movement of peaceful demonstrators, and here I refer to the need for the peaceful demonstration in support of reform to continue until legitimate demands are met and the state undertakes serious reform work already.
I pledge to work diligently to prepare for early elections, in consultation with relevant authorities including the Independent High Electoral Commission and the United Nations and according to constitutional mechanisms and laws in force, and I pledge to protect the electoral process and stand against any interference that might affect the integrity, fairness, and transparency of its results and to restore public confidence in them .
I also affirm the commitment to provide the greatest amount of work opportunities to citizens by starting development, industrial, production and residential projects, and creating an investment renaissance and laying the foundations for changing the rentier economy approach to an investment economy away from full dependence on oil resources.
I pledge to work hard to combat rampant corruption and ensure that economic commissions dissolve political and other factions, and to refer corruption files without delay to the judiciary.
I pledge to achieve security and safety for all the people, to confine arms to the state, and that there is no authority above the rule of law, and I pledge to protect peaceful demonstrators, release innocent detainees in accordance with the constitution and the law, and coordinate with the judiciary, refrain from using live ammunition, and prohibit the abuse of non-lethal weapons such as tear gas canisters.
I also pledge to protect Iraq from any external interference and I am working to not allow Iraq to be an arena for settling accounts and conflicts, hoping in this regard from the international and regional community that it will be of assistance to Iraq at this sensitive stage, given that the security of Iraq is among the security of the region and the entire world in particular, and we are still facing An enemy waiting for us, which is terrorism. Iraq must restore its positive and neutral role in achieving stability for the region and the world.
I pledge to submit a periodic report to the Iraqi people through the House of Representatives on the progress of the government or the challenges it faces.
I also call for an immediate dialogue with peaceful demonstrators to work to achieve their legitimate demands in accordance with the constitution and the law, and I will personally supervise this dialogue.
I wish my sons and daughters from the Iraqi people to be a help and support for me after I trust God Almighty to solve the country's crises and bring him to safety. "
Below is a video of Mohamed Allawi being officially commissioned by the President of the Republic to form a government