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Mishaan Al-Jubouri, a representative from the Alliance to Save the Homeland, said that the independent MPs will present a political initiative during the next few days.
Al-Jubouri said in a televised press statement: “The independents have difficult choices, and they do not want to run for an executive position, and this is a position that counts for them, as they will be keen to attend the presidential election session.”
He added, “They will announce an initiative in which they will not tilt one political hand at the expense of another.”
Al-Jubouri suggested that “the independent representatives will present a candidate for the new government, and I believe that he is the current Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, as an independent figure, and he is the most likely to be the candidate for the position.
Iraq is experiencing a stifling political crisis described as a “political blockage”, as a result of differences between the forces winning parliamentary seats over the next prime minister and how to form the next government, and differences prevail among the Kurds over the presidential candidate.
The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, seeks to form a majority government that is rejected by the forces of the coordination framework, which demands a consensual government in which all political forces in Parliament participate, similar to previous sessions.
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