The road to the Peace Palace... Three scenarios for the new president
Shafaq News/ Only forty-eight hours remain for the Iraqi parliament session, which is dedicated to choosing a new president, (26) candidates entering the race to the Presidential Peace Palace, from the parliament gate.
Attention is directed to next Monday's session, towards only two candidates, the most prominent of whom is to take over the position, namely Hoshyar Zebari, who comes from the leaders of the Democratic Party, and the current president, Barham Salih of the National Union, where the two Kurdish poles reached the stage of intersection in all dialogues, stopped and all understandings vanished. Which prompted each of them to present their candidate for the position.
Most of the odds indicate that Zebari will be president of the republic, and that the latter will cost the Sadrist bloc's candidate to form the Iraqi government.
In terms of numbers, the tripartite alliance (Al-Sadr, the Democratic Party and the Sovereignty) constitutes about two-thirds of the parliament’s members, as the Sadrist bloc has 73 seats, the Democratic Party has 31, and the Sovereignty Alliance has 67 seats, bringing a total of 171 seats out of a total of 329 deputies.
A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Iyad Ali, told Shafak News Agency, that the Democratic Party, which has the largest Kurdish bloc, is entitled to the position of the presidency, because the political process and in any country in the world is built on the basis of merits and electoral merit makes the Democratic Party qualified for this position. .
Iyad explained, during his interview with Shafaq News Agency, that "the Democratic Party did not and will not take the position from anyone, but rather believes that the democratic process is the decision-maker and the parliament's vote is the one that will grant legitimacy to the position."
He pointed out that "the political process in Iraq has witnessed, since its establishment in 2003, and until now many differences at the beginning of the formation of each government, and what is going on now between the Democratic Party and the National Union is a democratic competition and does not reach the level of disagreement as some expect, stressing that" the last hours It is the guarantee to resolve the file of the Presidency of the Republic."
For his part, the Kurdish observer, Amir Ali, said that the conflict is raging between the two Kurdish parties over the position because of what the political process has been built on since 2003 until now, because everyone finds that positions are his due according to partisan and unconstitutional consensus.
Ali called, during his speech to Shafaq News Agency, the conflicting parties to firmly resolve the file in Erbil, and to go to Baghdad, with one vote, because the position belongs to the Kurdish component and must be resolved in the region.
Sulaymaniyah will be on a hot parliamentary date, to determine the identity of the next Iraqi president, as it was the only governorate that retained the position of President of the Republic throughout the previous period.
However, the observer of Kurdish affairs, Ahmed Khalil, found that the process would be fraught with several scenarios, most notably that one of the two parties would resort to the most numerous Shiite bloc, to resolve the file of voting for its candidates.
As for the second scenario, according to Khalil, who spoke to Shafak News Agency, "the Kurds agree and go together to the Iraqi Parliament, without waiting for any alliance with a Shiite or Sunni force, as the position is a merit of the Kurdish component."
Ahmed Khalil concluded the scenarios for the election of the president, with a "scenario of interference and external influence" on the political parties, as happened in previous sessions.
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