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Baghdad: Omar Abdul Latif
While most of the media’s attention turned to the political movement of the “Shiite” blocs regarding the entitlement of the prime minister position in the next government and the conflict over the election results, a “Sunni” movement is being led by the head of the “Progress” coalition, Muhammad al-Halbousi, the former parliament speaker and head of the “Azm” alliance. Khamis al-Khanjar to form the largest bloc of the component that can ally within the majority government.
The new “larger” Sunni alliance will have priority for obtaining the position of the presidency of the next parliament, in addition to solving the problems of the liberated areas, and set today, Thursday, the date for announcing a new “Sunni” alliance consisting of the winning representatives from the “Azm” blocs and other blocs that have two, three or more seats. In addition to independents.
The winning member of the House of Representatives from the "Azm" coalition, Muhammad Nuri Al-Abed Rabo, told "Al-Sabah": "The alliance is still continuing with (progress) and understanding regarding major files that concern the country in general and the Sunni regions in particular."
Through the mobilization of the new alliance, Azm seeks to form a bloc of more than 30 members of the winning representatives who entered the last elections unilaterally or the blocs that have a number of seats and decided to form a bloc outside the (Progress) coalition.
Al-Abed Rabbo said: The Speaker of the House of Representatives is part of the “Sunni” component, but he is “not monopolized by a particular bloc or personality,” adding that choosing a personality to head parliament is “a premature issue, and the current time is to form a bloc and to reach an understanding on many matters that may go beyond the presidency. Parliament, including the problems in the liberated governorates on the ground.”
For his part, political researcher Hikmat Suleiman Al-Dulaimi stated that “there are private, backed-up talks between the leaders of the (Progress) and (Azm) coalition, adding that “most of the members of the last bloc refuse to announce an alliance and are waiting for the outcome of the Shiite-Shiite dialogue regarding the formation of the government".
The leader of “Azm” Khamis al-Khanjar is betting on the refusal of the “coordinating framework” forces to return Muhammad al-Halbousi to the presidency of the parliament. The next parliament speaker will be from (Al-Anbar) province.”
It is noteworthy that the members of the "Progress" bloc refrained from making any statement to "Al-Sabah" regarding the matter.
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