Iraq.. 10 initiatives and the political crisis for a “zero” point

The political crisis in Iraq is summed up in the desire of the “Save the Homeland” coalition, which is made up of (Muqtada al-Sadr, Muhammad al-Halbousi, Massoud Barzani) to form a government with a national majority, in which other forces not participate, with the aim of creating an opposition to evaluate the government’s performance, which is rejected by the framework forces that seek to participate. In that ministry, the crisis erupted since the parliamentary elections that took place last October, and continues until the present day.

Specialized reports indicate that the number of attempts made to resolve the so-called “political blockade” amounted to 10 initiatives in just 5 months, starting in January and ending in May 2022.

The first of these initiatives was launched, in January, by the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, to resolve political differences and divisions, when he visited Nechirvan Barzani (President of the Kurdistan Region) and Muhammad al-Halbousi (Spokesperson of Parliament), the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, in Najaf, for consultations on how to continue the political process, but that initiative yielded nothing.

Former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, former Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and the head of the Al-Hikma Movement, Ammar al-Hakim, launched separate initiatives, where they presented their vision on the political crisis, but it was not accepted. by the Iraqi parties.

In addition, three initiatives launched by the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, in different circumstances, and all focused on forming a national majority government, except the last one, which he launched earlier this month. , which provided for the independent representatives (40 deputies) to be given the green light to form a government.

On the other hand, the coordination framework launched two initiatives in recent months, with the aim of resolving the crisis and laying out its conditions, but was unable to resolve the crisis, while the “For the People” coalition launched an initiative that also did not any.

The “For the People” coalition is the largest independent parliamentary coalition, and is made up of 18 representatives of the Emtada and New Generation movements, and adheres to the demolition of the quota wall, which began to disintegrate due to the “results of the Revolution of October”.

In this context, the political analyst Imad Muhammad believes that “the political closure has begun to reflect negatively on the lives of citizens, and suggests that the country is entering the unknown, given the multiplicity of political initiatives and the diversity of the parties when launching them, but it did not lead to anything tangible, which reinforces the need to make concessions from one of the parties, in order to proceed with the formation of the government”, noting that “the project of a government with a national majority is the best way to lead the country during the current stage.

Muhammad added in a statement to “Sky News Arabia” that “the ongoing political maneuvering must lead to a solution, either proceeding with the majority government project, or even with the Sadrist movement going into parliamentary opposition.”

He pointed out that “there is a path that is beginning to be cleared, which is the acceptance by the forces of the coordination framework, to go towards the opposition, which enhances the possibility of reaching solutions and forming a government with a political majority. “

Yesterday, a member of the Coordination Framework, Izzat al-Shabandar, announced the readiness of some parties in the coordination framework to go over to the opposition, suggesting that the political parties would come up with solutions to end the stifling situation.

Shabandar said in a post on Twitter: “The willingness of some parties in the coordination framework to go to the opposition reflects a high level of national responsibility and self-sacrifice, and may constitute a positive initiative to get out of the crisis, especially as it is consistent with the guidance of Muqtada al-Sadr to form a national majority government”.

That tweet caused a stir, before the coordination framework issued a statement denying the will of some of its parties to go to the opposition.

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