Posted 17 September 2010 - 11:49 AM
The three presidencies distributed among the main forces, source
Friday, September 17th 2010 7:33 PM
Karbala, Sept. 17 (AKnews) – The Iraqi political scene is witnessing a new consensus about the distribution of the sovereign posts in the country. The Kurds will get the presidency of the parliament, al-Iraqiya will have the Republic presidency and the National Coalition, represented by the Iraqi National Alliance (INA) will get the prime minister's post, said on Friday a leader in al-Iraqiya list led by former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.
Mahmoud al-Daami outlined that a parliamentary meeting will be held next week to elect its presidency as a first step to elect the other sovereign presidencies.
"The candidate of the INA Adel Abdul Mahdi has more chances now than its rival Nouri al-Maliki ... A parliamentary meeting will be held next week to elect the head of the parliament as the first step, to will be followed by choosing the president of the Republic and the prime minister."
The candidates of the INA and SLC met in Baghdad on Thursday afternoon for the first time since the nomination of Abdul-Mahdi. Maliki and Abdul-Mahdi discussed the crisis of government formation and the mechanism that will be followed to form the next government and name the next prime minister.
In late July, the INA had broken off all talks with the SLC on the ground of the latter’s refusal to nominate a candidate other than Maliki for the prime minister’s position.
But the two sides resumed talks in the recent weeks as the SLC agreed to an internal election within the NC to elect a nominee for the prime minister’s position.
The SLC and INA had formed a 14-member “Wise Men Committee” in August to decide on a mechanism whereby the NC members can select their PM choice between Maliki and Abdul-Mahdi.
Al-Iraqiya, led by former PM Ayad Allawi came first in the March elections by securing 91 seats. The State of Law Coalition (SLC) led by Maliki ended up second with 89 seats. The INA came third with 70 seats.
Iraq has witnessed a broad political mobility to form the new government after the announcement of the election results. Although five months later the blocs have not agreed on who is to form government and which candidates will have the prime minister’s post.
The country witnessed a constitutional crisis after the deadline for choosing the president of the state, the parliament speaker and his two deputies was breached, in conjunction with the close withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from the country.
Reported by Hassonu al-Hafar
"Bhishma said, 'Abstention from injury to others, truthfulness, the absence of wrath (forgiveness), compassion, self-restraint, and sincerity or candor, O monarch, are the indications of righteousness. There are persons who wander over the earth, praising righteousness but without practicing what they preach and engaged all the while in sin, O king.'"
The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana, Volume 4, Book 13