The final official results of Iraq’s legislative elections showed that Sadr’s Muqtada al-Sadr-backed alliance won the largest number of seats in the country, making future alliances the final say in shaping the new government. According to the final results of the High Electoral Commission, none of the electoral coalitions exceeded the 55 seats in parliament […]
The final official results of Iraq’s legislative elections showed that Sadr’s Muqtada al-Sadr-backed alliance won the largest number of seats in the country, making future alliances the final say in shaping the new government.
According to the final results of the High Electoral Commission, none of the electoral coalitions exceeded the 55 seats in parliament following a May 12 vote that saw the lowest turnout since the first multi-party vote in 2005, two years after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime.
The Sadoun alliance, which combines Sadr, the Communist Party, and some technocratic parties, is in the first place with 54 seats. The Fath Alliance led by Hadi al-Amri, which includes the popular factions, played a crucial role in supporting the security forces to defeat a second- And the third with 24 seats of the coalition “victory” headed by Abadi, while the coalition of the rule of law headed by al-Maliki in the fourth place with 26 seats, and formed post-Saddam Iraq, the political system in a complex way to impose parliamentary alliances, which began negotiations over a week ago.
After every legislative election, the winning blocs enter into long negotiations to form a majority government. It is not necessarily that the first bloc winning the legislative elections loses its ability to form a government, due to alliances between the parliamentary blocs, so it is theoretically and theoretically possible to exclude “seculars” from the government formation. As in 2010 the formation of a parliamentary coalition that collects the largest number of parliamentary seats, and calls the Prime Minister.
Observers believe that the visit by the leader of the stream of wisdom, Ammar al-Hakim to Hananah and his meeting with the leader of the coalition of the followers of Moqtada al-Sadr did not come out with actual results on the ground through which can be a starting point of consensus between them towards other forces and start dialogue with the largest bloc to ensure the formation of the new government.
According to informed sources, “the ways of the wise door of the chest to find approaches and the appropriate ground under the conditions prepared for the declaration of an alliance, especially that Hakim aware of the harmony of the list of wisdom, unlike Souron, which has a complex ideological.”
According to political analyst Wael Rikabi, Hakim adopted mediation between Sadr and Maliki to soften the situation between them.
“The last meeting between al-Sadr and al-Hakim in al-Hananah marked the formation of the largest bloc, but the difference between al-Sadr and al-Hakim is that the first can not negotiate and dialogue with the existence of a state of law with them, unlike Hakim, who has no veto over anyone,” he told al-Rikabi.
“Despite the meeting of the two parties did not escape much, but I imagine that Hakim asked Sadr to soften the situation with Maliki and there is a return to the National Alliance and to subject the Sadrist movement to the opinion of the largest bloc in the event of inability to form.
Sadr said after the press conference held with Hakim that he is past “reform and will not give up, and explained the chest in his twitter to him,” Take the positions and chairs, go home. ”
Since his election victory, Sadr has reiterated that the next government will be a “patriarchal” government that is far from partisan quotas.
Observers explained that the vision of Sadr in the formation of the next government is different from the vision of the wise and this may lead to a decline in opportunities for rapprochement between them.
At the same time moving on the other party leader of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki towards the largest bloc, which seeks to form a government of the majority.