On Saturday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, threatened a million demonstrations and sit-ins in the vicinity of the Green Zone, as the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] was not approved in a parliamentary session next Monday.
He said in a statement posted on his account on Twitter: "If the session does not take place this week, or if a fair Iraqi government formation is not voted, or if the formation is not based on the aspirations of the Supreme Shiite authority in the country and the people, this calls for a departure in a million demonstration without addresses, then transferring it To sit-ins in the Green Zone to press for access to save Iraq from the corrupt, sectarian and ethnic ", as he put it.
He also added: "We are looking forward to holding the parliament session to vote on a non-quota ministerial formation, and its first task will be to set a date for early and fair elections."Al-Kaabi instead of Al-Halbousi
This threat came after Parliament Speaker Mohamed Al-Halbousi confirmed in a statement on Friday evening that "the Presidency of the Council of Representatives has not yet decided the date for the extraordinary session to vote on the cabinet."
While Al-Halbusi’s deputy, Hassan Al-Kaabi, affiliated with the Alliance of Saireon (led by the Sadrist movement in parliament), earlier Friday, held a parliamentary session next Monday to vote on the Allawi government.
As for Deputy Ali Al-Lami (Saeron), he threatened to replace Al-Halbousi, saying in Saturday's statements that if Al-Halbousi refuses to hold a session next Monday to vote on the governmental formation, his first deputy, Hassan Al-Kaabi will chair it.
It is noteworthy that the coalition of Iraqi forces headed by Halbousi, had announced earlier, not to vote for the government of Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi in parliament, claiming that it does not have the support of the popular movement in the country.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Muhammad Allawi (AFP)
In turn, the head of the negotiating delegation for the Kurdistan region to Baghdad, Hoshyar Zebari, ruled out holding the parliament session next Monday, indicating that discussions are still continuing.
The prime minister-designate, Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, whose demonstrators in Iraq refused to name him, considering that he was affiliated with the parties, and that he had previously held a ministerial position (Minister of Communications) called the parliament to hold an extraordinary session in order to vote on giving confidence to the government next Monday. .
All of this comes at a time when protesters are still adhering to the rejection of forming a government by Allawi, demanding an independent government away from the parties, and the holding of early parliamentary elections.