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The most prominent political blocs that will boycott the presidential election session
25 March 2022
Ultra Iraq - Editorial Team
Attempts are still going on to attract members of the House of Representatives to attend the presidential election session by the Triple Alliance, while some blocs are still hesitant, including those who openly declared their position and said they would boycott the session.
The leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Rizan Sheikh Diler, revealed attempts by the "triple alliance" to communicate with her party to participate in the presidential election session and not boycott the session tomorrow.
A leader in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan confirmed that she would not attend the presidential election session
Sheikh Dler told "Ultra Iraq", "The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan rejected any attempts by the Sadrist bloc, the Sovereignty Alliance, and the Kurdistan Democratic Party to attend the parliament session tomorrow, indicating that" this refusal is because this alliance is looking to impose its word and its candidates only, and does not care to involve other political parties and give them their due.”
She added that "the National Union adheres to its goals and its candidate, Barham Salih for the presidency of the Republic, stressing that" the National Union party's deputies did not attend the parliament session, and this is by a decision of the bloc and the leadership council of the party also in its last meeting hours ago, while noting that "the National Union's reluctance to attend the session comes Among the 120 deputies will not attend.
She explained that "the dispute was Kurdish-Kurdish, but now it has become Shiite-Shiite over a session regarding the entitlement of the Kurdish component, pointing out that "it may have been easy in the beginning with the possibility of the democrat giving up his adherence to the position and granting it to the Patriotic Union as it has been known for years." , while noting that "today the solution has become very difficult by the necessity of finding understandings between the Shiite parties so that the understanding of the Kurds is a reality."
She indicated that "the tripartite alliance still wants to impose its influence and marginalize the rest of the parties, so there will be no solution."
Earlier in the day, the General Secretariat of the "Iraqi National Project", headed by Jamal Al-Dari, confirmed its non-participation in the presidential election session.
The secretariat said in a statement that "the Iraqi national project reaffirms its keenness to preserve its promises to its voters and public, that it will not be part of any camp or axis outside of national affiliation and within the framework of the state and respect for its prestige."
She stressed that "the current negative polarization situation requires him to stay out of any of the competing forces, and he will participate effectively, effectively and with full transparency in the political and parliamentary effort when the political process is settled on a correct and balanced approach, but before achieving this he will remain in the camp of his masses, without engaging in the current conflict. nor in alliances to which he was not invited and did not participate in formulating their political agenda.
She pointed out that "the Iraqi national project will not attend the parliament session on Saturday morning, March 26, 2022, hoping for the end of this unfortunate scene in the country."
This morning, moves were made by the Kurdistan Democratic Party towards the "Azm" coalition headed by Muthanna al-Samarrai, which has about 12 seats, in an attempt to dissuade him from his position and persuade him to attend tomorrow's session, but no official position has been issued so far.
Meanwhile, many bloggers published [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] declaring a "healthy illness" that had hit them, while indicating that this was aimed at not attending tomorrow's session.
Earlier, the "Coordination Framework" confirmed that the session of the House of Representatives on Saturday will not be achieved due to the lack of a quorum, noting that the "guarantor third" that it produced is able to modify any deviation in the course of the political process.
Rizan Sheikh Delir said that the National Union's reluctance to attend the session is among 120 deputies who will not attend
The framework said, “Based on our moral duties and sensing various dangers, we worked in the coordinating framework to unite the Shiite house and unify their word, and invite the rest of the political forces from the components of the Iraqi people to the table for discussion and discussion, and deal in a positive national spirit with various issues, moving away from personalization and mistrust. And sectarian and factional blocs, which led to the production of one-third of a guarantor capable of stopping any project that harms the rights of the components of the Iraqi people, especially the largest bloc of it, and amending any deviation in the course of the democratic process and ensuring that those who do not believe in Iraq’s unity and independence and do not work to preserve its wealth, information and security, and keen on negotiations will not take over. formation of the next government.
He stressed that "next Saturday's session will not be achieved due to the lack of a quorum," pointing to "the continuation of constructive dialogues with the rest of the other forces to unify ideas and visions and achieve more understandings that speed up the completion of the upcoming elections."
Former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said in a tweet on Twitter, "The coordination framework and its allies adhere to the third guarantor of the integrity of the political process, preventing political chaos, and preventing the production of a weak government that harms the interests of citizens and weakens the prestige of the state."[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
The House of Representatives published the agenda for tomorrow's session, Saturday, March 26, and included the election of the President of the Republic.
The fourth session of Parliament will take place more than 5 months after the legislative elections were held on October 10.
Parliament had approved the names of 40 candidates for the position of President of the Republic, most notably the Kurdistan Democratic Party candidate "Reber Ahmed Barzani" in front of his rival, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan candidate Barham Salih.
The session comes in light of what politicians call a "political blockage" between the Triple Alliance on the one hand and the Coordination Framework and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan on the other.