August 4, 2014 by Amir Abdallah
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A special source confirmed to IraqiNews.com that “the Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki agreed to withdraw his candidacy for a third term as Prime Minister in exchange to three conditions”.
The source explained that “the first condition of Maliki is obtaining the position of vice president. The second condition is to keep the staff of the Council of Ministers and the current Secretariat of the Council of Ministers without any change.”
The source added that “al-Maliki also conditioned providing 2,500 security elements in order to provide protection to him” adding that “al-Maliki said that if the three conditions are available, he is ready to withdraw his candidacy for the post of prime minister.”
al-Malik’s chances in extending his term for the Iraqi government back down to the lowest level for losing support of the most prominent Shiite religious parties to which he belongs.
However, the State of Law Coalition denied yesterday that Maliki will withdraw his candidacy. The observers commented that “al-Maliki will cling to his job to the last breath!”
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