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Alsumaria News / Baghdad

 

Al-Arabi newspaper reported that the new political movement began to form the largest bloc capable of forming the new government, indicating that the leaders of the coalition victory began contacts with political alliances.
 
The newspaper quoted an informed source as saying that "after the emergence of the preliminary results of the Iraqi elections, which showed the progress of the alliance of the Sadrists of the Sadrist movement, began this morning what can be considered a political movement first to form the largest bloc capable of forming a new government," noting that " Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi , began contacts with other political alliances winning the elections, in order to persuade them to join within the largest bloc whose constitution requires its presence to nominate the new prime minister.

 

 
The source added that "there is a great rapprochement between the alliance of victory and others," pointing to "open lines of communication with the alliances of wisdom headed by Ammar al-Hakim , and the decision led by Osama Najafi, and the National Coalition led by Iyad Allawi ."
 
He stressed that "there is an intention to approach the Kurdish parties that get the largest number of seats after the announcement of the results in the provinces of the Kurdistan region ."
 

In return, the alliance began dialogue with a coalition of state law in an attempt to form an influential bloc in Parliament.

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The media quoted a member of the coalition of state law Juma al-Atwani the intention of four lists signed an alliance to form the largest bloc within the parliament, has entered the lists of the rule of law led by Nuri al-Maliki and Fatah leadership

Hadi al-Amiri meeting in the Green Zone last night and the presence of a representative of the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad, to discuss the possibility of alliance with the list of victory led by Haider al-Abadi to form the largest bloc and the announcement of the formation of the majority political government.

This is the movement of political blocs to announce alliances before the announcement of the final results by the Commission to form the largest bloc in parliament to ensure access to the post of prime minister.

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Sadr hints at new coalitions

 

 Since 2018-05-14 at 20:05 (Baghdad time)

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The leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr, on Monday, the form of new alliances after the announcement of the results of the legislative elections for a final.

Al-Sadr said through a tweet on "Twitter", seen by Mawazin News, that "(s) B (wisdom) and (national) to be (will) the people demand and build (a new generation) and see (change) (Baghdad) the capital and to be (our movement) (democratic) towards the establishment of a paternal government of (cadres) technocrats do not have a party. "

It is noteworthy that the spokesman of the leader of the Sadrist movement Salah al-Obeidi confirmed, earlier on Monday, that the alliance Sosron does not insist on naming a candidate for prime minister, while referring to the existence of a single condition in exchange for supporting the nomination of Haider al-Abadi to head the next government.

This announced the Prime Minister Haider Abadi, earlier in the day, Monday, his willingness to work and cooperate in forming the strongest government free of corruption, while called on the political blocs to respect the results of the elections.

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BAGHDAD / Tomorrow Press: to 
visit Jerusalem , the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qassem Soleimani, on Tuesday, the Iraqi capital Baghdad to discuss the shape of the next government with the political forces taking place on the seats in the Iraqi Council of Representatives.

And learned "Al-Press" informed sources, that Sulaimani will hold talks on Tuesday with leaders of the Shiite blocs winning the parliamentary elections to form an alliance leading the new Iraqi government. 
The sources said that Sulaimani's visit comes after the announcement of the Electoral Commission results of more than 90% of the number of votes, and the emergence of the features of the blocks winning the elections. 
The sources pointed out that this visit is not announced in conjunction with the emergence of signs of Saudi support for the alliance and continue to seek to establish a coalition of Sunni forces have won a number of seats qualified to enter into an alliance with the bloc of Sausun, supported by the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr. 
A source close to the coalition of the rule of law, led by Nuri al-Maliki, said on Monday that a coalition may sign, including 4 blocks won the last parliamentary elections.
The source told "Al-Ghad Press" that "the signs of the formation of an alliance led by the rule of law led by Nuri al-Maliki, and includes the opening headed by Hadi al-Amiri and the national led by Iyad Allawi," pointing out that "the leaders of the three alliances entered a tripartite meeting now and may be announced in the next few hours "He said.
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"The Iraqi government" met with the meeting of the largest bloc "under the auspices of Iran"

"The Iraqi government" met with the meeting of the largest bloc "under the auspices of Iran"



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After the announcement of the preliminary partial results in the Iraqi elections, the features of the next parliament, which will form the next government, have become clear. According to these results, the Alliance won the first place among its rivals, but not by a large margin from the other electoral lists, "As he called it, to form a government of technocrats, as desired by Sadr, who supports the Mass Suron, and there are reports of interference by the Iranian embassy to gather some political entities to form the next government. 
Muqtada al-Sadr in a tweet through his official account in the site of social networking Twitter, announced the form of alliances and the future, which intends to move towards the formation of the government, excluding any alliance with the lists of "conquest" of the crowd of my people and the "rule of law," which is headed by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki And the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan of the late President Jalal Talabani.

Establish a paternalistic government 
and Sadr said in a Ngridth, "we are " moving "to" wisdom "and" national "to be" the will of "our people our demand and build a " new generation "and seeing" change "toward reform and a" decision "Iraqi Fenrf" banners of victory ", and to be "Baghdad" the capital "our identity" and to be "our democratic movement" towards the establishment of a patriarchal government of "cadres" technocrats do not have a party. 
The tweet pointed to the intention of Sadr alliance with the stream of wisdom, headed by Ammar al-Hakim and the National Coalition headed by Iyad Allawi and the block of will led by Hanan al-Fatlawi. 
As expressed in the twinkle about his intention to ally with the mobility of the new generation, which is headed by young Kurdish businessman Chaswar Abdul Wahid, in addition to the Kurdish change bloc and with the Iraqi decision coalition, headed by former House Speaker Osama Najafi.
He also intends to be a list of good deeds led by former Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi and the alliance of victory, headed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the Baghdad Alliance led by Mahmoud Mashhadani and the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Massoud Barzani and concluded the twinkling intention Sadr to be the cluster of competencies headed by Haitham Jubouri within the coalition of Sadr seeks him.

The Iranian embassy intervened to form the largest bloc 
This and local media quoted a political source, the intention of four lists signed an alliance to form the largest bloc within the parliament, has entered the lists of the rule of law and Fatah and national meeting now waiting for the accession of the fourth bloc has not been announced so far. 
But Al-Arabiya television revealed a meeting before the legislative elections five days between Nuri al-Maliki and Hadi al-Amiri, Iyad Allawi and Salim Jubouri, in the presence of a representative of the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad, to form a large bloc and the announcement of the formation of the majority political government and be cross-sectarian. 
And is moving political blocs to announce alliances before the announcement of the final results by the Commission at an unprecedented pace to form the largest bloc in the first parliamentary sessions to ensure the acquisition of the post of prime minister, and remains the next hours that determine the outcome of the formation of the government expected.

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Sadr receives a phone call from Abadi 2018/05/15 13:58 Baghdad today – Baghdad Sadr's leader Moqtada al-Sadr received a phone call from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday. Sadr's office said in a statement received by "Baghdad Today" that "the leader of the Sadrist movement received a telephone call from Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi today, congratulating Sadr to conduct the electoral process in a secure democratic atmosphere and the victory of the National Alliance and take the first place in the electoral lists competing in parliamentary elections Of 2018 ".  Sadr said, according to the statement, that "this victory is an achievement for the Iraqi people and its national entitlement first and foremost." The spokesman for the leader of the Sadrist movement, Salah al-Obeidi, said that the current supporter of the Alliance, which won the highest votes does not insist on naming a candidate for prime minister, while noting the existence of a single condition in exchange for supporting the nomination of Haider al-Abbadi to head the next government. Al-Obeidi said in a television interview (Baghdad today) that "there is no problem in the nomination of Abadi to head the next government if he made pledges according to specific schedules in exchange for his support for the prime minister," adding that " Do not belong to parties and lead their positions away from the pressure of their masses. " He pointed out that "there is no major list is locked in the way to form the next government," noting that "lists that have a methodology in the fight against corruption are large lists and not small." He said that "the voting in the Iraqi elections of 2018, the rejection of previous figures, and the results of the previous elections."

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Launched by the chest answered dagger and whispers .. Enchanted tweets draw the features of the government

 

 Since 2018-05-15 at 12:27 (Baghdad time)

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Three prominent traumas painted the features of the next government coalition, which appears to be the closest to the formation, as it revealed its supporters and supporters, while the coalition of state law and the conquest coalition outside the map.

The most prominent of these tweets was the chanting of the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, who sent an encrypted message in which he identified parties who could engage with them to form a governing alliance.

Sadr ruled boldly two opening lists headed by Hadi al-Amiri, and the rule of law headed by Nuri al-Maliki.

The two lists, which were excluded from the text of the mantra that was like a green light sent by Muqtada al-Sadr to the rest of the forces that are consistent with his project of fighting corruption and ending partisan quotas and crossing over sectarianism.

Sadr said in his twitter, "We (b) B (wisdom) and (national) to be (the will) of the people demand and build (a new generation) and to witness (change) towards reform and to be (the resolution) Iraqi raise (Pyarq) (Victory) (The capital) of our identity and to be our (democratic) movement towards the establishment of a patriarchal government of uncontested technocrats. "

Sadr's message, which adopted a graceful language was a step to begin the dialogues he sent on the basis of what is announced results, which included a list in the forefront, included the stream of wisdom led by Ammar al-Hakim, where Sadr wanted political wisdom to attract the stream of Ammar al-Hakim to his project and remove Hakim from Convergence with Iran.

The letter also included the National Coalition led by Iyad Allawi, a coalition of the majority of Sunni components, to be a clear will represented by the aspirations of the Iraqi street, in reference to the twinkle, to the assembly of the electoral will led by Hanan al-Fatlawi one of the faces close to Maliki previously.

It seems that the language of Sadr lured parties in the political scene of the rapid answer, then suspended the Iraqi businessman and politician, the Secretary-General of the Arab project Khamis Khanjar, on Tuesday, the chanting of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada al-Sadr, the last, on the elections.

The dagger, published in his Twitter and Facebook pages, was read by Mawazin News and came to emulate the language of the Sadrists in the path of reform, supported by rationalism and wisdom and the moderation in the application of laws to achieve national ) And its protection in Iraq (democratic), and (the victory) is the real preservation of the (identity) of Iraq. "

Sadr's encrypted message prompted the former Saudi ambassador to Baghdad, Thamer al-Sbahan, to answer Sadr's coded cry also included expressions of support and called on Iraqis to overcome the difficult circumstances experienced by the country, two days after the parliamentary elections.

In a tweet on Twitter on Monday, May 14, 2018, the Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs at the Saudi Foreign Ministry wrote in a commentary on the statement of the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr: "You are really wise, And you took (the decision) (for change) towards an Iraq that raises Biyarik (victory) independence and Arabism and (identity) and Iraq to you. "

Al-Sobhan said in a second tweet, "Calls for the Lord to reconcile all the brothers in Iraq to overcome the difficult circumstances that have passed through it, and that the future of Iraq and the Iraqis will be better with the efforts of all his loyal men."

The semi-final results of the Iraqi elections, announced by the competent commission, confused the political scene after it included figures that exceeded most expectations.

 

Even hours before the IHEC conference to announce the results, the leaks tended to tip the list of "victory" led by Abadi, with a rival from the list of "Saron" supported by the Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, while ranked third in the list of "conquest" supported From Iran, led by Hadi al-Amiri.

But the official semi-final results, announced by the commission on Monday morning, revealed a clear superiority of the list backed by Sadr, and fierce competition between Abadi and Amiri ranked second.

The Sadrist list, which includes Sadrists and candidates from the Iraqi Communist Party and other Sunni politicians, won first place in four provinces, including the capital, Baghdad, where 200,000 votes were counted on the Fatah list, which ranked second.

In parallel to the wave of tweets launched after midnight, there have been reports of efforts to form a new alliance between the state of law and the Al-Fath alliance and the stream of wisdom.

The source pointed to the leader of the wisdom movement, Ammar al-Hakim, to persuade the allied parties to establish a new path far from the alliance of Abadi and Sadr, while other sources pointed to the movement of the stream of wisdom for the purpose of adopting a unified position of the inauguration of Adel Abdul Mahdi to head the next government.

In comparison, learned / Mawazin News / that four lists intend to sign an alliance to form the largest bloc within the parliament, has entered the lists of the rule of law and Fatah and national meeting on Monday evening waiting for the accession of the fourth bloc, which has not been announced until now, which is likely to be the Kurdistan Democratic Party.

And is moving political blocs to announce alliances before the announcement of the final results by the Commission at an unprecedented pace to form the largest bloc in the first parliamentary sessions to ensure the acquisition of the post of prime minister, and remains the next hours that determine the outcome of the formation of the government expected.

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Abadi telephoned Sadr and offered his congratulations by winning

 

 Since 2018-05-15 at 14:04 (Baghdad time)

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Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Tuesday congratulated the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr on the victory of the alliance of "Sawsan" and won the first place in the electoral lists.

"Sadr received a telephone call from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi today, congratulating him on conducting the electoral process in a secure democratic atmosphere," Sadr's Information Office said in a statement received by Mawazine News.

The Prime Minister, according to the statement, "congratulated the victory of the Alliance and the achievement of the first place in the electoral lists competing in the parliamentary elections of 2018."

For his part, Sadr said that "this victory is an achievement for the Iraqi people and its national entitlement first and foremost."

The list of the Alliance, "Saron" supported by the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr in the preliminary results of ten provinces in the Iraqi parliamentary elections, and the solution of the "victory alliance" led by Prime Minister Haider Abadi ranked third.

 

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Sairun Alliance says no negotiations with the corrupt on forming govt.

May 15 2018 10:20 AM
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A leader within Sairun Alliance of Moqtada al-Sadr said on Tuesday there will be no negotiations with the government when it comes to forming the coming government.
He added the Alliance will be able to form the coming government in case sectarian quotas are renounced.
"The Alliance, backed by the Sadrists, have enough seats to form the government," he asserted.
He noted:"It is too early to talk of this issue, forming the government, but I assert there will be no negotiations with the corrupt who spilled the blood of the Iraqis", in reference to the pro-Iran politician Nouri al-Maliki.

http://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/story/27361/Sairun-Alliance-says-no-negotiations-with-the-corrupt-on-forming-govt

 

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Masoum and Maliki discuss the results of the elections and the requirements of the next stage

 

 Since 2018-05-15 at 14:17 (Baghdad time)

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President Fuad Masum and his deputy Nuri al-Maliki discussed on Tuesday the results of the parliamentary elections held last Saturday (12 May 2018) and the requirements of the next phase. 
"The two sides discussed a number of issues related to the results of the elections of the Council of Representatives and the requirements of the next phase," the statement said. 
"The meeting focused on the need to prepare all the requirements to ensure the country's success in moving ahead with plans to promote stability and reconstruction, strengthen national unity and protect the country's highest interests and prestige at all levels." 
The voting process began on Thursday morning (10 May 2018), and the general election began on Saturday morning (12 May 2018).
The Independent Electoral Commission (IECI) announced Saturday (12 May) that the participation rate in the elections was 44%. 
The elections were contested by 320 political parties, coalitions and electoral lists, as follows: 88 electoral lists, 205 political entities and 27 electoral alliances, through 7,367 candidates. 
The parliamentary seats are distributed to the 18 Iraqi provinces based on their respective census. Baghdad receives 71 seats, Ninawa 34, Basra 25, Dhi Qar 19, Sulaymaniyah 18, Babylon 17, Erbil 16 and Anbar 15. 
Diyala has 14 seats , Kirkuk 13, Najaf, Dahuk and Salahuddin 12 seats each, Diwaniyah, Karbala and Wasit 11 seats in each province, Maysan 10 seats, and Muthanna 7.
The Independent High Electoral Commission, after fair Sunday night, the preliminary results of the elections in 10 provinces, while counting continues in 1018 polling pen.

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President of the Republic Fuad Masum and his deputy Nuri al-Maliki stressed on Tuesday the importance of enhancing stability and reconstruction. 

"The President of the Republic, Fuad Masoum, received today, Vice President Nuri al-Maliki, and discussed with him a number of issues related to the results of the elections of the Council of Representatives and the requirements of the next phase."

"The meeting focused on the need to prepare all the requirements to ensure the success of the country in moving ahead with plans to promote stability and reconstruction and strengthen national unity and protect the country's highest interests and prestige at all levels."
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Iraq enters the stage of deals to form a coalition government
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The leader of Moqtada al-Sadr extended the negotiating hand to form a coalition after the legislative elections in which the Iraqis declared their rejection of the ruling political class .

With unprecedented reluctance and two anti-political lists, Iraqis sent a clear message to their politicians, who have not changed since the fall of Saddam Hussein 15 years ago .

Voters did not hesitate to demand "change" and "new faces" in power. After the counting of votes, Sadr's coalition was dissolved first, followed by a coalition of grass-roots factions, which played a crucial role in assigning Iraqi forces against a pro-Fatah organization .

"We want change," said Salah Jamal, a 24-year-old young man from Sadr City in eastern Baghdad, adding: "We tried everyone. Since 2005, we have not seen anything, and today, the experienced does not try, we came to the new . "

But post-Saddam Iraq shaped its political system in a complex way that required parliamentary alliances to prevent the return of dictatorship and individual rule .

After all the legislative elections, the winning blocs enter into long negotiations to form a majority government. It is not too far that the first bloc in the legislative elections loses its ability to form a government, due to alliances between the parliamentary groups .

But the new negotiations will be complicated, amid tension between Washington and Tehran, due to the US withdrawal from Iran's nuclear deal .

In addition, Sadr's character and approach are problematic both for the United States and for Iran. Washington will not forget the Mahdi Army, which lost US troops during the invasion in 2003 .

The Iranians always remember the hostile attitudes of the al-Sadr descendant, who are known for their well-respected religious leadership. The latest was his visit to Saudi Arabia, Iran's arch enemy .

The outgoing Prime Minister Haider Abadi arrived in power in 2014, after an implicit agreement between Washington and Tehran, but the task looks different today. According to political sources, the Iranians have already begun meetings with various parties, avoiding Moqtada al-Sadr .

One possible alliance is between al-Abbadi and the popular crowd list led by Hadi al-Amiri, head of the Iranian-backed Badr Organization. The third man will be Nouri al-Maliki, the predecessor of Abbadi, who always tries to return to power, but he represents many Iraqis the corrupt face of the political class. Muqtada al-Sadr benefited from weekly demonstrations against corruption and resentment of the corrupt .

Amiri, along with other candidates from the popular crowd, said he risked his life on the fronts against the organization of the Islamic state, while Iraqis accuse their officials of seeking to increase wealth at the expense of the public interest .

Sadr issued a statement on Monday evening, via Twitter, hinted through the play of speech to the intention of cooperation, saying the names of blocks that do not mind him to ally with them, excluding "conquest" (crowd) and Maliki .

The Electoral Commission announced that voter turnout was 44.52 percent, the lowest since the start of multi-party elections in 2005. With no final results announced, rumors and expectations increased. For example, south of Baghdad, 20 candidates announced their actual victory in the governorate Babylon, noting that it was allocated only 17 seats .

The partial official results announced by the Independent High Electoral Commission on two days, including 16 of the 18 provinces, and the provinces of Kirkuk and Dahuk are still waiting to announce their results .

 

 
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Written by: Adnan Hussein
The Iraqi parliamentary elections, which have just ended, have not been the same since the first post-Saddam House elections in 2005. This time, the large blocs formed on the basis of a sectarian (Shiite-Sunni) and Arab-Kurdish (Arab). The newly elected House of Representatives will consist of a double number of blocs, but with lower weights. The major Shiite bloc (the National Coalition) is unlikely to re-emerge after the many splits it struck: the Sadrist movement came out and ran the election with the Communist Party and other civil groups. State of Law »split into two groups led by the first Prime Minister Haider Abadi, and the former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki,« stream wisdom »led by Ammar al-Hakim grew outside the Islamic Supreme Council separate from him.
The Sunni bloc was also split, and its groups were divided between small sectarian lists, or some of its leaders went to the "National Coalition" led by Iyad Allawi. Kurds, who have shown in the past better homogeneity than others break up their unity, and the Kurdistan Alliance is no longer their common umbrella. Each party will be weak representation in the next parliament, and will seek to join the Shiite or Sunni blocs to ensure a role in the next government, and is likely to keep the Kurdistan Democratic Party to the top among them, which qualifies him to be a preferred partner of the next government.
One of the most significant features of these elections was that the percentage of boycotts or abstentions that characterized all previous electoral processes rose markedly this time, with the participation rate falling from 60 per cent in the 2014 elections to less than 50 per cent, And the punishment of the people for powerful forces, especially the forces of political Islam felt by the public, which claimed his representation that he failed 15 years after taking power after the fall of Saddam's regime.
The Shiites, the largest bloc of the population, have not been touched by the parties that spoke in their name and in the name of their "oppressor", which contributes to improving their living conditions and putting an end to this injustice ... The opposite is true. The Shi'a population is the most affected by the collapse of the public services system (health, Sanitation and transport) and high levels of unemployment and poverty. Most people realize that this is because the leadership of the Shiite parties is submerged in administrative and financial corruption, whose levels have been rising year after year, despite government pledges to combat this phenomenon, which causes the disappearance of hundreds of billions of dollars in economic and social development allocations.
What happened under the previous government, led by the largest bloc in Iraq's Shi'ite National Assembly, has had a huge impact on increasing the Shiites' resentment of their "parties." Although the areas occupied by a pro-Sunni organization in that year were Sunni, Among the victims was a large one. In one day, for example, the terrorist organization in a mass massacre killed 1,700 young Shi'a trainees at Camp Speicher who were left to their fate after the withdrawal of army and police forces from the area surrounding the camp, as happened in other areas occupied by " resistance. The victims of the war against Daqash, and for the restoration of the occupied territories in later years, were mostly Shi'a members of the army and the federal police and the "popular crowd." The families of the fighters who died in the war have long complained that their "government" did not properly sponsor their interests, adding to the resentment and disillusionment with the Shiite parties and their government.
As for Sunnis, their resentment towards their "parties" is also great. The policies of these parties focused on provoking sectarian tendencies and conflicts, which led to the disaster of the occupation «Daashi». The resentment of the Sunni parties was further exacerbated by the occupation, which caused the displacement of most of the Sunni population, and living in miserable camps that lacked the most basic conditions of life. Adding to the feeling of hostility to these parties is that their leaders have exploited the ordeal to seize a portion of the money flowing from home and abroad, dedicated to the relief of the displaced.
In the Kurdistan region, the picture was not better. The majority of the Kurds found that their parties were not at the level of their gains and what was hoped to consolidate these gains. The leaders of the Kurdish parties have also been involved in administrative and financial corruption, and have engaged in the struggle for power, influence and money among themselves. The lack of appreciation (in terms of timing in particular) in organizing the referendum on the right to self-determination last year, has greatly affected the increase of resentment on these parties, practically lost the Kurds much of their gains achieved over half a century.
In this highly detailed painting, the new government should be formed, which is supposed to be strong to meet the requirements of the post-"calling" phase, especially in terms of building a state of citizenship after the fall of the state of sects and nationalities of quotas, as expressed by the message contained in the large percentage of boycotts or abstinence In this election, as well as in terms of reconstruction that must include all of Iraq, not the devastated areas, because of the occupation of «urges» and its consequences, and this is precisely a government committed to the greater task of combating administrative and financial corruption to which the biggest cause of the collapse of the economy Iraqi non-oil, and to provoke civil and political conflicts and bring "dashing."
Of course, the new government can not be in the form of previous governments, and its formula based on sectarian and national quotas. This would mean re-producing failure and increasing the level of resentment to a level that could threaten social unrest that is difficult to control. Just as the recent elections did not resemble their predecessors, the new government, and indeed the entire political process, must not resemble its predecessors.

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Thank you Yota.......hard to have a total take away on these elections.........

 

My take away is that the general dissatisfaction with "governments as usual" everywhere..... continued with this election in Iraq.

 

Sadr represents the poor in Iraq, and therefore his influence will be good......as this government is formed, the poor won't be left behind.

 

Some months ago Sadr endorsed Abadi, saying he should have a second term.  Sadr is not fond of Maliki.

 

Sadr Is Pro Iraq, and believes Iran and the US need to back off a bit in their attempts to control Iraq.

 

Abadi still may have the largest coalition.........but Sadr is set up to have some major influence in putting the team together, which I believe will be good for the average citizens in Iraq......

 

JMO.......CL

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9 minutes ago, coorslite21 said:

Thank you Yota.......hard to have a total take away on these elections.........

 

My take away is that the general dissatisfaction with "governments as usual" everywhere..... continued with this election in Iraq.

 

Sadr represents the poor in Iraq, and therefore his influence will be good......as this government is formed, the poor won't be left behind.

 

Some months ago Sadr endorsed Abadi, saying he should have a second term.  Sadr is not fond of Maliki.

 

Sadr Is Pro Iraq, and believes Iran and the US need to back off a bit in their attempts to control Iraq.

 

Abadi still may have the largest coalition.........but Sadr is set up to have some major influence in putting the team together, which I believe will be good for the average citizens in Iraq......

 

JMO.......CL

Great overview. Thanks, CL.

 

Abadi seems like a warm, friendly, "rally-around" type of person from his platform, and quite the diplomat. It appears the trickle down effect of his taking over as PM has definitely been tangible, and Iraq is better off because of it.

 

Sadr seems to have...softened/compromised (?) his take since 2003-2004. Will he be a diplomat for change ie. be willing to work with others as time moves on? 

 

Corrupt politics will always be around, but the people get it...boycotting the elections...man...even a non-vote with less than 50% was a message. They want change but probably want to see it to believe it. And who can blame them?

 

Maliki and his ilk will have less influence but only if corruption becomes the exception rather than the norm. 

 

They gotta work together, kill the rampant sectarianism of the past, and not look back. Tough for any Middle East country probably, tons of history, etc.

 

 

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Sadr calls for brotherhood in phone call with Barzanis

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Then Kurdish president Masoud Barzani welcomes Muqtada al-Sadr to Erbil during high tensions between Erbil and then Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki in 2012. File photo: AFP
 
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Masoud and Nechirvan Barzani called Muqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday to extend their congratulations on his election win, Sadr’s office stated. 

They wished “his eminence success,” the statement said. 

Masoud Barzani is former president of the Kurdistan Region and current leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). 

Nechirvan Barzani, his nephew, is KRG prime minister and deputy leader of the KDP.

Sadr thanked them for their wishes and expressed his hope that “the brotherhood of the Iraqi people be strengthened and for the love ties be solidified between the different sects, components and ethnicities.”

A Shiite cleric, Sadr ran on a non-sectarian platform pledging to tackle corruption. His movement joined forces with the Communist Party on the Sayirun alliance.

They have emerged as the surprise leader after the release of preliminary results. 

Fifteen days after final election results are released, the new parliament must hold its first session during which the speaker will be chosen. A new president will be elected within three days of the legislature convening and the president will then ask the largest parliamentary bloc to form a cabinet. 

Traditionally, the speaker of the parliament has been a Sunni Arab, the prime minister a Shiite, and the president a Kurd. 

Sadr and Erbil have frequently taken a similar stance with respect to Iraqi politics over the past decade, including opposition to Nouri al-Maliki during his tenure as prime minister. 
 
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Speaker of the House of Representatives discusses with the American envoy the post-election phase and the joint cooperation between the two countries 

 May 13, 2018 11 Views

Speaker of the House of Representatives Dr. Salim al-Jubouri on Sunday received the American president's special envoy to the international coalition against the organization calling on the terrorist, Brett McCurk.

During the meeting, they discussed the security and political situation in Iraq and the region, ways of continuing cooperation between Iraq and the United States in the fight against terrorism and the prosecution of factions calling for the criminalization and achieving peace and stability throughout the region.

They also discussed the requirements of the next phase, especially after the parliamentary elections, and the need for cooperation and coordination between political parties and blocs in order to create a government capable of carrying out its responsibilities towards the people, providing services and improving the living conditions of citizens.

For his part, McCork said the United States is keen to continue its cooperation with Iraq in the fight against terrorism and to work together to create conditions for stability and achieve bilateral interests between the two countries.

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13/5/2018

 

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The head of the parliamentary wisdom bloc Habib terminal, Tuesday, that the current Prime Minister Haider Abadi is the closest to take over the presidency of the next government, revealing the start of political talks to form the largest bloc in the coming days.

 "Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has all the advantages to renew his mandate, including victory over terrorism and the achievement of the victory alliance with good results in the elections," he said in a statement.

He added that "the talks to form the next government has started since the announcement of preliminary results and will crystallize during the coming hours to come out of the largest bloc," noting that "the largest bloc will be far from sectarianism and will include all components to the page of sectarianism and quotas.

He stressed that the "stream of wisdom will require the head of the next government to support the trends of state-building and law enforcement and start fighting the corrupt"

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Fahmi: close to victory and wisdom and Kurdish parties and Sunni forces to form the next government and the agreement may take place within days 2018/05/15 15:41 Baghdad today – Baghdad The leader of the alliance of Saher Raed Fahmi, Tuesday, that his coalition has already moved towards the coalitions of victory and wisdom and the forces of Kurdish and Sunni to form the next government. Fahmy said in a televised interview that "they are close to victory and wisdom and the alliance of Baghdad and Sunni and Kurdish forces to form the next government," stressing that "there is a possibility to hold a broad coalition to achieve the parliamentary majority within days" He pointed out that "the talks to form a government will not last long and must agree on a unified program to form the majority bloc." On the nomination of the current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for a second term, Fahmy explained that "the alliance of others has many candidates, including Abadi," asserting: "Not important is the person of the candidate, but is able to implement the agreed program." He added: "others have the right to submit its candidate for prime minister, and this is also due to the extent of the consensus that will occur, and when the choice of the next prime minister." The spokesman for the leader of the Sadrist movement, Salah al-Obeidi, earlier in the day Tuesday, an explanation of the tweet published by Sadr yesterday, which some considered explicit call for the alliance blocks mentioned in his twitter, denying at the same time the closure of the door to the alliance with the rule of law and conquest, Lonely. Al-Ubaidi said in a televised statement, "Baghdad today," in response to a question about the chanting of Sadr, whether the blocks he mentioned are concerned with the next coalition only: "No one has any objection to a block or boycott it, and the list of opening we have no objection to Participation in the government, as long as within the program, "noting that" our problem with the imposition of personalities, whether ministers or the Prime Minister. " "I have not seen the tweet of Thamir al-Sbahan or Khamis al-Dangar. We have been running the elections and many operations are going on without relying on an opinion from outside Iraq, whether from Iraqis abroad or other countries, to be a tail for anyone," he said. , This is what we do not want, the list is not supported by any of the neighboring countries like the other blocks supported, and support is clear, and I do not want to call them. Al-Obaidi said: "We have a national program to cooperate with all these blocks mentioned by al-Sadr in the twinkle, without there being a requirement to have a share." The leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr has chirped on Monday, an encrypted message counted by observers to reveal his alliance to form the next Iraqi government, hours after the results of preliminary legislative elections showed the victory of its list. Sadr said in his twitter: "We (s) b (wisdom) and (national) to be (will) the people demand and build (a new generation) and to witness (change) towards reform and to be (the resolution) (The capital) of our identity and let our (democratic) movement establish a patriarchal government of uncompromising technocrats. For their part, observers saw that the glee of the chest is a "coded message" to announce the shape of the ribs of his new coalition to form the next government. Where the twinkle marked the name of the lists, which does not put the leader of the Sadrist lines red coalition with them to build the next government, where the twinkle mentioned the most prominent names of competing lists on the Iraqi arena, and a small number has won a limited number of seats according to preliminary results of the elections. Only the names of my "Fatah" and "State of Law" lists, close to Iran as observers note, are clearly and explicitly opposed by Sadr.

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As intense negotiations begin in forming the new government, deals are being struck ( in smoke filled dimly lit rooms with adult beverages at the ready )with the opening phrase - “ Do you want to be an idiot or a rich man ?” ( sarcasm ) 😎

 

Theres a new roller coaster in town. . . Hang On ;)

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Looks like things are progressing nicely. I especially love Sadr’s determination to get someone to finally hold Maliki accountable as the Chief Commander when ISIS rolled into town!!!  Seriously doubt the country could even be in better hands right now! 

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To me this is the best news.  Abadi and Sadr will bring this home.  Yes, Sadr has always been anti-USA, but he has always been pro Iraqi people and getting oil profits to the people. With these two teaming up, I feel we will get Maliki in the ground and HCL/RV post haste.  JMHO.  Im liking these election results big time.

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