Announced former MP Wael Abdul Latif, said on Saturday that a new attempt to convert Basra province will be launched effectively ends the month of Muharram by collecting the signatures of the proportion of the electorate in the province in preparation for a public referendum after, as MP for Basra, Khalaf Abdul Samad expressed his support for the project, revealing attempts to form a new political bloc.
Said Abdul Latif, in a press statement that 'the actual steps to turn Basra into a federal region will begin the end of the month of Muharram after by collecting the signatures of a certain percentage of the voters and submit a request to the Commission to hold a public referendum', noting that 'dozens of civilian organizations and groups of youth took it upon themselves in Recently, a rumor federal culture at the local level, which is trying to correct misconceptions about the region, and the importance of the project to convince the undecided to them and their children's future. '
He pointed Abdul Latif in his statement told Alsumaria News that 'the establishment of the Basra province is a balanced solution and optimization, especially with the presence of the intentions of a breakaway when some expressed them through calls to make to maintain a democratic republic, a requirement unconstitutional', explaining that 'the current conditions suitable for the establishment of the territory Basra, more than ever, and the project is highly supported by many of the tribal leaders and clerics, as well as local political forces'.
Abdul Latif pointed out that 'try to get 10% of the vote even if it fails, as happened in 2008 can be repeated until successful, where there is no constitutional or statutory text prevents try again more than once', adding that 'the territory project will be activated political reality, is expected to lead to the emergence of non-affiliated or subject to political forces and political leaders from outside Basra '.
For his part, MP from Basra and former portfolio Khalaf Abdul Samad said in an interview with'alsomria News ', that' the region is the right solution to restore the rights of Basra and compensate for the tribulations of the many crises that have suffered over the decades ', adding that' if every province of Iraq turned into a federal region, that will frustrate attempts by some major powers aimed at fragmentation of Iraq into three statelets Shiite Sunni and Kurdish '.
In a related context, revealed Abdul Samad, which happened during the previous elections to 120 thousand votes for 'the existence of serious consultations for the formation of a political bloc to take it upon themselves to defend the rights of Basra, and will not block be subject to any political pressure from outside the province', noting that 'the block when it was formed will adhere to the primacy of the interests of Basra on all personal and partisan, sectarian and tribal interests'.
The former MP Wael Abdul Latif was the first who tried to make Basra provinces after 2003, where he managed the end of 2008 to obtain the signatures of 2% of the electorate, and made a formal request to the Independent Electoral Commission to hold a referendum on the formation of Basra province, but his attempt did not unsuccessful because it could not get 10% of the votes, a phase which paves if successful, to conduct a public referendum, and in 2010 the majority of the members of the provincial council signed the request claiming it to convert Basra province, and sent the request to the prime minister to issue orders to the Commission for the announcement of a certain period of time, during which the promotion of the project by supporting his political powers, and after a date is set to hold a public referendum in Basra, but the prime minister has not formally responded to that request, while the provincial council move late last year 2013 once again the founding of Basra province, and waved to sue the Council of Ministers in the event of ignoring or rejecting the request the establishment of the province, which was signed by 12 out of 35 members, but the request was frozen or withdrawn within the framework of political understandings.
The first attempt at character separatist goes back to 1921 when a number of clerics and tribal leaders, politicians, merchants and intellectuals visual applied bears their signatures to the British government that said 'the people of Basra does not want something that is good for the people of Iraq, there is nothing I love them than to walk side by to hand him back to the style of the interest on the two teams, and the world in general, but they believe that he can not get to this result, but the granting of Basra politically independent separate '.
It is said that the political forces in Basra vary their positions on the federal application, as opposed some parties and movements altogether, while others supported to varying degrees, as aspiring political parties to form a federal region whose capital is Basra and consists of three provinces, Maysan and Dhi Qar, and the other believes that the the optimal formula for the application of the federal lie founded province whose capital Najaf and includes nine provinces of the south and the Middle Euphrates, it is noticeable that many of the local officials support the project region in hiding but refuse to publicly disclose their views in this regard just because it is contrary to the positions of their parties and movements that are no political leaders in capital and other provinces.
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