A spokesman for the Iraqi Forces Alliance revealed the condition of the alliance to accept the candidate to head the next government.
In response to the names proposed for the prime minister’s office, Faleh Al-Issawi said in press statements, “We have no objection to the names that have been put forward to take over as prime minister, succeeding Adel Abdul-Mahdi, who resigned.”
He pointed out, “We will object to the candidate strongly in the absence of a national balance in the matter of ministerial portfolios and high positions according to the constitution.”
The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, called in a message addressed to the parliamentary blocs, today, Wednesday, concerned with the nomination of the Prime Minister, to resume constructive and serious political dialogue in order to agree on a new candidate for the presidency of the Council of Ministers who enjoys popular approval and submit it to the Presidency of the Republic in order to issue the commission order.
The President of the Republic has also given the relevant parliamentary blocs the decision to nominate the candidate to the next Saturday, February 1, 2020. In the event that the matter is not resolved, he will exercise his constitutional powers by assigning to him who finds him the most acceptable representative and popular, and within the framework of the outcomes of the consultations he conducted during the last period with the political forces And popular events.
Al-Issawi responded to the House of Representatives decision to exit foreign forces from Iraq by saying “the country is not managed by one party regarding early elections and the exit of the coalition forces,” noting that “those affected by the exit of these forces are the western provinces that witnessed security disasters and terrifying displacement due to ISIS terrorist gangs.”
In what he considered the United States of America as “a supportive partner for the Sunni component in the return of the displaced and the building of the liberated provinces,” saying that “it is her credit to us because it gave us power after the removal of Saddam’s regime.”
Al-Issawi described the parliament’s decision to leave the coalition forces from Iraq as “strategic”, noting that he “torpedoed the national partnership for 16 years,” calling on the political blocs to “take into account other components and governorates that are still suffering from the ISIS threat.”
A spokesman for the Iraqi Forces Alliance concluded, “The decision has been passed and will be applied, and it is legitimate; but it is not binding and it came at the wrong time.”
On January 5, the House of Representatives voted on a parliamentary decision of 5 measures that obliges the government to cancel the request for assistance from the international coalition to fight ISIS terrorist gangs, led by the United States of America.
The decision also included asking the government to work to end the presence of any foreign forces on Iraqi soil, and to prevent them from using Iraqi lands, water, and air for any reason, in addition to requesting the Foreign Minister to go urgently to the United Nations and the International Security Council and to submit a complaint against the United States of America, due to It committed serious violations and violations of the sovereignty and security of Iraq.
As for the final clause of the text of the parliament’s decision, he called on the government to investigate the circumstances of the American bombing and inform the House of Representatives of the results within seven days of the date of the decision, which is valid from the date of voting on it.