Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 6:28 GMT
Baghdad (Al-Alam) 2020.03.18 - Iraqi President Barham Salih yesterday appointed Deputy Adnan Al-Zorfi to form a new government, which was met with protests from large parliamentary blocs, and some Iraqi cities witnessed demonstrations condemning the commission.
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The Iraqi political forces were divided between supporters and opponents of assigning Adnan Al-Zarfi to form a government, which threatens to exacerbate the crisis, in light of the intensification of differences and conflicting constitutional interpretations.
The Al-Fateh coalition, which considers itself the largest bloc in parliament, held President Barham Saleh responsible for the repercussions of this step, which he described as provocative and violating the constitution, declaring that he would take all measures to prevent this disregard for the law and the constitution, according to the statement.
The Saeron Alliance stressed that the Prime Minister is obligated to persuade the political forces to see him in the government program.
In the face of this refusal and reservation, sources revealed an upcoming meeting of al-Zarfi with the Shi'a opposition blocs, with the aim of persuading them and obtaining their support.
In an interview with Al-Alam correspondent, the leader of the State of Law coalition, Muhammad al-Basri, said: "Until now, we do not know who the new prime minister is after Mr. Adnan al-Zrafi is assigned, we are awaiting his passage in Parliament, and the blocs voting on the cabinet, so the brothers in the Al-Fateh coalition and others and others may have stipulated that a decision be implemented." The law for the withdrawal of American forces from Iraq. "
The alliance of forces welcomed the assignment of al-Zarfi, considering that it is far from sectarian and sectarian strangles.
As for the victory alliance to which Al-Zarfi belongs, he considered that his mandate came according to the same specifications set by the political blocs and his political approach.
The position of the Kurdish component was expressed by the Kurdistan Democratic Party, which revealed that it had begun consultations with its political partners in order to formulate a position to assign Zrafi’s mandate.
Against the background of the commissioning, demonstrations in Baghdad, Najaf and a number of other Iraqi cities witnessed marches expressing rejection.
One of the Iraqi citizens says to our correspondent: "We are in very difficult matters, in front of a bitter economic reality between the fall in the price of the dollar and the barrel of oil, and a healthy reality of the spread of corona in Iraq, in addition to the American forces, where they make trouble every day."
Another citizen says: "There is a budget defect, there is corruption, and many, many things ... It must gradually be a political and intellectual consensus between the political blocs and the prime minister."
The commissioning of Adnan Al-Zorfi sets a precedent in the political process since 2003, which is based on the fact that it is carried out through the nomination of the largest bloc and political accommodation.
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