On Sunday, December 29, 2019, the candidate for prime minister, politician Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, addressed a letter to his construction alliance, Hadi al-Amiri, asking him to choose one of the 3 names recently nominated to fill the post of prime minister during the next stage.
A statement issued by Allawi, which he received (Baghdad today), said, “The gravity of the great events that Iraq is going through is compelling and may lead, God forbid, to the unforgiving consequences.”
He added, “Through our follow-up to the contexts of what is going on in the political arena from the near breakthrough looming in the horizon coming from the nomination of three personalities by the Construction Alliance to fill the position of Prime Minister and they are Lieutenant General Abdul-Ghani Al-Asadi and the team, Tawfiq Al-Yasiri and Engineer Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi.”
“I thank the brothers in the Construction Alliance for responding to the demands of the peaceful demonstrators and the nomination of these three independent personalities. We hope that in the end, one of these three personalities will be chosen in coordination with the citizens represented by the peaceful peaceful demonstrators to lead the country to the shore of peace and achieve the demands of the citizens in holding transparent elections.” And fair according to the new election law and laying the foundations for the establishment of a new political system based on justice and equality and the right and legitimate demands of the esteemed citizens and the formation of a government that represents the true voice of the people away from quotas and corruption, and achieving stability T in Iraq and the countries of the region. ”
He also said, “The first steps that must be taken are to stop the state of congestion, confront peaceful demonstrations, seek the release of the kidnapped, treat the wounded, compensate the martyrs, and punish those responsible for the blood that was shed on the altar of dignity, freedom, and parents.” We, and the people of the homeland, must have a pivotal role for the people of the nation in participating in the political process and the next government, in addition to providing new mechanisms that enable the people of the country to correct the course of the political process whenever the national interest so requires. ”
He concluded his statement by saying, “I continue to support the true demands of peaceful demonstrators and the advancement of our country, and I confirm that I am not ready to assume this position unless I seek the consent of the demonstrators, and whether I hold any position or not, I aim to serve the country from any location.”
Earlier in the day, Fadhel Jaber, a member of the Construction Alliance, revealed his coalition’s intention to present three independent names for the position of Prime Minister within the next 24 hours.
Jaber said, in a press interview, that “the three personalities that the construction coalition intends to put forward for the position of the next prime minister are Abdul-Ghani Al-Asadi, Tawfiq Al-Yasiri and Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi,” noting that “Abdul-Ghani Al-Asadi is considered the favorite to be accepted by all parties, including the Iraqi street.” ”