Al-Maliki's coalition intensifies its movement to announce the largest bloc and form the government
Shafaq News/ The State of Law coalition, one of the most important forces of the comprehensive coordinating framework for Shiite forces, confirmed on Thursday that they are in the process of accelerating the procedures for forming the largest bloc after naming the replacements of the Sadrist bloc's representatives who resigned from Parliament.
The representative of the coalition, inside Al-Hamidi, told Shafaq News Agency, "The parliament session that was held today in the presence of more than 200 deputies witnessed the constitutional oath of 64 new deputies (the biggest loser from the reserve lists) and the absence of about nine others for unknown reasons."
He pointed out that "the coordinating framework will accelerate its movement to hold intensive meetings with all parliamentarians, especially the replacements, most of whom come from the same (Shiite) component to form and announce the largest bloc, in addition to resolving understandings with the rest of the political parties to agree on forming the new government."
Al-Hamidi added, "After that, the enactment of laws that affect the citizen will begin, the most important of which is approving the general budget for the current year, in addition to preventing violations and violations here and there, as well as promoting the service reality and other files of common interest."
To this, a parliamentary source confirmed, to Shafaq News Agency, that "the session to choose an alternative for the first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives has not yet been determined, as the alternative has not yet been agreed upon, in addition to the fact that it is necessary to refer to the Sadrist movement if it is agreed to name an alternative, to obtain To bless the Sadrist movement and accept it as an important position in the legislative institution.”
Today, Thursday, the Iraqi Council of Representatives held an extraordinary session to swear the constitutional oath of the new replacements for the resigned Sadrist bloc MPs.
Earlier today, Ahmed Al-Asadi, deputy for the coordination framework, announced the approval of the political blocs to proceed with the formation of the new federal government, according to the principle of "partnership, balance, and consensus", which are the conditions announced by Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani.
Al-Asadi said in a statement to the blocs, read out in the House of Representatives today, that the political blocs agreed to proceed with the formation of a national government in accordance with the principle of balance, consensus and partnership that achieves the aspirations of the people, respects constitutional principles, and works to resolve differences between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, legislate the oil and gas law, return the liberated and poorest areas, and provide Job opportunities for youth and imposing the prestige of the state on everyone.
In his statement, Al-Asadi stressed the importance of the current stage and pledged that solutions would be at the level of the challenges, expressing the responsibility of the forces participating in forming the government to confront the challenges entrusted to them, in addition to reminding them of their respect for the decision of the Sadrist blocs.
On Wednesday, Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani announced that the Kurdistan Region requires its participation in the next federal government to abide by the three principles of "partnership, balance, and consensus" by the Iraqi political parties.
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