22:55 - 08-30-2022
Today, Tuesday, the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, called on the leaders of the coordination framework to communicate with the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to calm souls and come up with a political solution that addresses the issue of early elections and the management of the coming period.
In a speech on the recent events, the President of the Republic said, "Yesterday's scenes shook the souls of all Iraqis, hurt their feelings and wrung their hearts with grief. We must acknowledge that the political system and constitutional institutions were unable to avoid what happened."
He added, "The position of His Eminence Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr to stop the violence incidents is a responsible, courageous and keen on the homeland, and it is highly appreciated by the Iraqis, and it should be invested in the interest of getting our country out of the current political crisis through responsible solutions that guarantee people's aspirations."
He continued, "The end of violence, clashes and shooting is necessary and important to spare the blood of Iraqis, but it does not mean the end of the political crisis that has been in the country for months... and what we have witnessed is not only an immediate crisis, but a deep crisis linked to the system of governance and its inability."
He pointed out that "the recent elections did not achieve what the citizen hoped for, and faced many problems and challenges... the delay in meeting the constitutional deadlines and forming a new government, and the issue of the resignation of the Sadrist bloc that won the elections, and its grave political and social effects."
He stressed that "the silent majority that boycotted the last elections, which constituted more than half of the Iraqi electorate, is a wake-up call and a punishment for the political performance... We must stop and think a lot...
He added, "Having new, early elections in accordance with a national understanding represents a way out of the stifling crisis in the country instead of political debate or confrontation and strife... and that it guarantees political and social stability and responds to the aspirations of the Iraqis, and there is no inevitable after today to embark on real reforms, and absolutely no position or position." A position more important than the nation's interest, and the most important thing is to fundamentally reform the situation to stop the cycle of crises."
The President of the Republic considered that "quotas that refuse to leave our reality represent dangerous problems and an obstacle to achieving good governance. They are the most prominent causes of bleeding in our country. Rather, they are a reason for deepening the absence of a comprehensive national identity in favor of subsidiary identities that have plunged the country and its citizens into sectarian, sectarian and ethnic tensions."
He pointed out that "the continuation of the current situation will enable corruption more...this cancer that threatens the entity of the state, impedes the chances of our country's progress and shackles our nation's capabilities to transfer our people to another level...and the cases of corruption and conspiracy against the state's capabilities that have recently appeared to public opinion are only an indication of The real catastrophe, and certainly requires serious legal follow-up."
He added, "There is a need for constitutional amendments that must be initiated in the coming period, and through constitutional and legal mechanisms, for clauses that we have all seen as responsible for persistent problems... clauses that have established crises instead of solving them, and distanced distances instead of bringing them closer."
In a second file, he indicated that "the crisis between the federal government and the Kurdistan Region has also become unacceptable, and it has cost the country a lot, and has brought us to this critical moment where we are facing its consequences today because of the procrastination and deportation of problems... A serious dialogue must be launched between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government that puts solutions permanent, not prosthetic.
He called on the leaders of the coordination framework to communicate with His Eminence Al-Sadr to calm the souls, and to come up in this national dialogue with a decisive political solution that addresses the issue of early new elections, the formation of the government and the management of the coming period.
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