The cabinet plays a huge role in Iraq. The prime minister is the decision maker and Iraq itself is a strategically important country for the region. Everyone in the region as well as international powers are waiting for the results of the consultations and bargains between the competing powers to know which party will lead the political process and who the next prime minister will be.
Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sairoon Alliance, is the luckiest because he won the largest number of parliamentary seats. Despite his victory, the results of the elections have made an already ambiguous situation even more mysterious as the victor won the largest number of seats however this is not the majority in a parliamentary system that selects a prime minister based on the calculations of the majority of seats formula. The Iraqis may have to wait for weeks before a winner is announced and until then all possibilities are open.
The significance of the phase of Haidar al-Abadi, the outgoing prime minister, is that it created a new national situation. Iraq lived through a phase of lack of weight after Saddam Hussein was toppled and during the time when the Americans were in Iraq and during Maliki’s dictatorial rule. The state and government did not have an identity except when Abadi became premier.
The government was weak as a result of the past circumstances, despite that he fought terrorism, prevented the separation of the Kurdistan region and prevented the country’s disintegration. Iraq, like all countries in the region, needs a strong political leader who stands against local militias, political powers and the pockets of terrorism and extremism whether Sunni or Shiite. He must also have the courage to confront Iran’s project, and this is the most important aspect for Iraq’s present and future and definitely the most difficult.
The victory of the Sairoon Alliance, which represents the Sadrist bloc, and winning the largest number of seats in these elections which included 7,000 candidates and the fact that parties which support Iran got the least number of votes convey the Iraqi people’s message that they are against Iran. They are not against the neighboring country Iran but against General Qassem Soleimani, the Quds Brigade, the Popular Mobilization, the Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq and the rest of the militias which Soleimani planted during the past phase of vacuum in Baghdad to control the state and the country.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر