Shafak News / A leader in the Al-Fateh coalition, led by Hadi Al-Amiri, announced today, Tuesday, that political forces did not agree on a candidate to fill the position of resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi in the first round of dialogues after the withdrawal of former commissioner Muhammad Allawi from forming a transitional government.
The coalition leader, Naseem Abdullah, told Shafaq News, "The political dialogues that are taking place in order to choose a personality for the prime minister, you have not witnessed the introduction of any name, until this moment, and these dialogues are taking place in order to inform each side of the opinion of the other, for the purpose of Agreeing on the new candidate's mechanism and specifications.
And Abdullah said, "The news that talked about offering names, previously proposed, is inaccurate. There is no intention to suggest any name that was previously presented. Rather, there is a tendency to choose new personalities, on the condition that they are independent personalities, and on this matter the dialogues are ongoing and they are In its infancy. "
And Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi announced his withdrawal from the formation of the transitional government on Sunday after Parliament failed for the second time in a row to hold an extraordinary session to give confidence to his government.
The President of the Republic, Barham Ahmed Salah, agreed to Allawi's withdrawal, announcing the start of his consultations to choose an alternative candidate within a period of 15 days within the scope of his responsibilities according to the permanent Iraqi constitution.
Iraq is still without a government since the resignation of former Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, which he submitted under pressure from the supreme authority of the Shiites represented by Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, and after the escalation of violence against protesters.
Allawi was supported by two of the largest Shiite blocs in Iraq, namely, the "Walkers" coalition called by the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr, and the "Al-Fatah" coalition led by the Secretary General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri.
Most of the Kurdish and Sunni political forces, in addition to the popular movement in the central and southern regions of Iraq, expressed their opposition to Muhammad Allawi assuming the presidency of the transitional government.
And the leader of the movement, Muqtada Al-Sadr, and after Allawi’s apology for assigning him, issued a position in which he expressed his dissatisfaction with the failure of the parliament to give confidence to the transitional government, accusing what he called the "corrupt three" of controlling the fate of Iraq.
The capital, Baghdad, and the predominantly Shiite areas in the center and south of the country have been witnessing since early October of 2019 protests calling for the removal of the ruling political parties and forces accused by the demonstrators of corruption and association with external parties, as well as the holding of early elections.