Al-Sadr responds to the coordination framework: Political obstruction is easier than agreeing with you
Shafaq News/ The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, renewed on Wednesday his position of refusing to agree with the Shiite coordination framework to form the next Iraqi government.
Al-Sadr's position comes after the failure of the Iraqi parliament for the third time in a row to hold a session to elect the country's new president.
Al-Sadr said in a tweet on the social networking sites "Twitter" today, addressing the coordination framework / I will not agree with you, as consensus means the end of the country, not consensus in all its forms.
He stressed, "What you call a political blockage is easier than agreeing with you and better than sharing the cake with you. There is no good in a consensus government."
Al-Sadr also asked, "How will you get along with the blocs while you are striving against all the components and all of them?"
The partners you are trying to win over to your camp.
The leader of the Sadrist movement addressed the people, saying: O Iraqi people, I will not bring you back to your previous tragedies, and this is a false promise. The country will not be subject to subordination, occupation, normalization and quotas, and the people will never bow to them.
The leader of the "Al-Fateh" coalition Hadi Al-Amiri, one of the leaders of the coordination framework, called earlier today, the tripartite coalition - to save a homeland - for a dialogue to solve the outstanding problems, which obstructed the formation of the Iraqi government and the nomination of a president of the republic.
Al-Amiri said in an interview with reporters after a meeting in his office of the forces boycotting the parliament session, "We believe that the path of breaking wills and excluding other parties will not lead to the stability of Iraq. Our words to the political forces, especially the tripartite alliance, are that our hearts are open to finding a solution to get out of the political blockage."
After the failure of a first attempt on February 7 last, the Iraqi parliament announced last Saturday that it was unable again to elect a president of the republic, due to the lack of a quorum of two-thirds (more than 220 deputies out of 329) due to the boycott of the coordination framework that represents prominent Shiite parties, such as the “Dawla” bloc. The Law” headed by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and the “Al-Fateh” coalition, the umbrella under which the pro-Iranian Popular Mobilization factions belong.
There are forty candidates for the presidency of the republic, but the actual competition is limited to two figures representing the two most prominent Kurdish parties: the current president since 2018 Barham Salih, the candidate of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, and Reber Ahmed, the candidate of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. It is assumed that the candidate gets the votes of two-thirds of the House of Representatives to win.
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