[size=36]The Prime Minister-designate's options are to lie down, block, or apologize[/size]
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The Iraqi caretaker government headed by Adel Abdul-Mahdi will enter its sixth month next Thursday, in conjunction with political differences facing the formation of Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi, who is the third in charge of forming the government since Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation on November 29, 2019. After Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, who failed to pass his government in Parliament, and Adnan al-Zrafi, who withdrew due to the major political opposition to his mandate to form the government.
Despite the lapse of half of the constitutional period given to Al-Kazemi to form his government, all the information received from the scenes of the negotiations of the past hours confirms that Al-Kazemi faces widespread political rejection by the Arab Shiite political blocs of his ministerial cabinet that he presented to them.
Al-Kazemi found himself in front of two options that he would almost completely change the list he submitted with the names of ministers nominated to occupy ministerial portfolios in his government, approve nominations and names presented to him, and observe reservations on other names, by political blocs, especially "Al-Fateh", "State of Law", and others ", or stay firmly mechanism chosen ministers based on the delivery of the ministries of security and military positions and personalities independent , non - partisan, and choosing ministers who have experience or background precedent in the field of bags that will assume management, which means that he will face in this case , the fate of his predecessors , Allawi and Zurfi.
on that approved The deputy of the alliance "All N ", Riad al - Masoudi, what he described as " the struggle for positions, ministries and government bodies, "adding that this conflict" significantly affects the passing of the new government, especially as we are in the half of the constitutional deadline. "
And Al-Masoudi indicated that "the Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al-Kazemi now has three options. The first is to be the head of an extensible government and give the political forces whatever they want. There, his government will pass easily in Parliament, and the second option is that Al-Kazimi use his skills and the skills of his negotiating team to create a mixed government." The political parties are satisfied with the extent to which their government passes and allows them to move, and the third option offers an apology for the task of forming the new government.
He stressed, "There are political parties that do not want to form a strong new government. Rather, they are working to impede the formation of the new government, so that the current government, headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi, will remain, as it is benefiting from the current situation, too, and for this it imposes obstacles in front of every new taxpayer."
Al-Masoudi added that, "Until now, there is no agreement to pass the government of Mustafa Al-Kazimi, as conflicts are continuing, and dialogues are continuing." According to a deputy in the Iraqi parliament and a politician close to Al-Kazemi, the latter has come before two options, either to approve the nominations of political blocs and exclude those who reject them, and to subject the ministries of defense and the interior to the same mechanism as the rest of the ministries in quotas, or stick to his opinion.
According to a member of the Iraqi parliament, “Shi’ite political forces have indicated to al-Kazemi that he cannot pass through the parliament’s door with such a government formation and imposed their conditions on him,” stressing that “some of them have been negotiating with al-Kazimi without the other’s knowledge within an unfair competition for Iraqis between the blocs Political. "
He revealed that political forces demanded Al-Kazemi to enter the Iraqi Intelligence Service, as well as the position of Director of the Prime Minister’s Office, and the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, within the negotiation, and create the position of Deputy Prime Minister for Security Affairs, and the position of Deputy Prime Minister for Energy and Economy in efforts to create more positions in the government to allow its distribution to Political blocs.
He stressed that the Prime Minister-designate faces a side conflict between the "State of Law", "Badr", and "Walkers" blocs, over the position of the Ministry of the Interior, and each party claims its right to the position and submitted candidates from it to the Ministry, and the same is true for the Sunni political blocs fighting over the position of the Ministry Defense.
On the other hand, the deputy of the "Iraqi Forces" coalition, Intisar Al-Jubouri, said that political forces "are trying to block efforts to form every new government, in order to maintain the current government, headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi," adding, "For this there are Shiite political parties imposing their opinion on a president The minister-designate Mustafa al-Kazemi, rejecting and accepting the candidates even the ministerial portfolios from the share of other components, to force him to apologize.
Al-Jubouri indicated that "the Shiite political forces' rejection of the entire cabinet is part of a political deal, especially as objections to the candidates are made without any evidence that they owe anything, but we fear that there is a deal to keep the situation as it is, and this does not serve the country, especially It is going through economic and health crises, and it needs a strong government with full powers. "
It is noteworthy that, on the ninth of this month, the President of the Republic Barham Salih appointed Al-Kazimi to form the new government. According to the constitution, the prime minister-designate has one month to present his squad to parliament for a vote, ending on the ninth of next month, amid fears of a repeat of the scenario of Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi and Adnan al-Zarfi with Al-Kazemi. Ended 29 / h