A leader in the coordinating framework reveals names he "believes" to have the support of al-Sadr to take over as prime minister
A leader in the coordination framework told Shafaq News Agency, "The leadership of the coordination framework owns several personalities to take over the position of prime minister, and they are: the former prime minister and head of the victory coalition Haider al-Abadi, the former minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, the governor of Basra Asaad al-Eidani, the former deputy and presidential advisor Republic, Ali Shukri.
The leader, who asked not to be named, added, "Some of the names presented have the support of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, and there may be consensus on choosing one of the names after the first session of the House of Representatives."
The source pointed out that "the coordination framework delegation will meet in the coming days with the Sadrist bloc to discuss the issue of choosing the prime minister and forming the next government."
Earlier on Sunday, the Sadrist movement published "large" advertising banners in the streets of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, to support the formation of a "national majority" government, which is the form of government advocated by the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr.
While a source from within the coordination framework revealed, on Saturday (the first of this January), political pressures are being exerted on the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to return his movement to the Shiite house and form the next government, while pointing out that the framework is going towards forming the largest bloc with the participation of all.
On Wednesday (December 29, 2021), a delegation representing the coordination framework visited Al-Hanana, the residence of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada Al-Sadr, to discuss the formation of the next Iraqi government.
The Sadrist bloc topped the elections with 73 seats out of 329, followed by the Progress Alliance with 37 seats, the State of Law coalition with 33 seats, and the Kurdistan Democratic Party with 31 seats.
The Sadrist bloc seeks to form a majority government in alliance with the Sunni and Kurdish forces that won the elections, contrary to what was customary in previous sessions that witnessed the birth of consensual governments with the participation of all political forces.
But other Shiite forces within the coordination framework are working to find a foothold in the next government to preserve their gains despite losing many seats in the parliamentary elections that took place last October.
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