Ahmed al-Dabbagh - Baghdad
For the third time in less than three months, Iraqi President Barham Salih is assigned a new figure to form the long-awaited Iraqi government since the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in early December.
After Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi and Adnan Al-Zarfi, Saleh selected this time the head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service Mustafa Al-Kazemi to form this government, to present it to the House of Representatives within the specific constitutional period of 30 days.
The struggle for the formation of the Iraqi government is almost like the epic of the conflict of thrones, as the representative of Watan Muhammad Iqbal Alliance described the situation in his tweet on Twitter.
Iqbal adds to Al-Jazeera Net that with the change of attitudes of political blocs and other opposition, Al-Kazemi's chances increased, and he was thus commissioned.
On the position of his bloc, he stressed that they are with political accommodation, believing that whoever comes without consensus, his government will not meet with success, especially with the challenges of political, economic and health conditions.
|Al-Aboudi justified Zarrafi's rejection of the president’s violation of the mechanisms used in the nomination (Al-Jazeera)|
As for the deputy of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Sherwan Al-Dobardani, confirms that the position of the Kurdish bloc is to support any person who has the approval of the Shiite blocs that have the right to nominate him.
And on the rejection of some of the armed parties to nominate Al-Kazemi previously, he indicates that he was not officially charged at the time, and therefore the post-commissioning position differs from what preceded it.
Naeem Al-Aboudi, the official spokesman for the “Sadqoun” bloc (the political arm of Asaib Ahl al-Haq), indicates that his bloc’s refusal to Zarfi came against the background of the president’s violation of the mechanisms used to nominate a person from outside the big bloc.
Regarding the possibility of the coups turning against Al-Kazemi after the removal of Al-Zarfi, Al-Aboudi confirms that this is unlikely because all the Shiite blocs supported Al-Kazemi’s assignment of an official letter to the President of the Republic, explaining that the Prime Minister-designate did not set any conditions in exchange for accepting the assignment.
|Hanin al-Qaddo is more likely to obtain Al-Kazemi's confidence in Parliament (Al-Jazeera)|
Prolong the crisis
Several positions are almost compatible and contradicting at the same time, as Hanin Al-Qaddou, a member of the Hadi al-Amiri faction led by Mustafa Al-Kazimi, commented that Mustafa al-Kazimi will gain the confidence of parliament after the consensus of the Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs.
As for the indictments of accusing the Hezbollah Brigades of Al-Kazemi of assassinating the leader of the Iranian Quds Force Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, deputy head of the Popular Mobilization, Al-Qudo affirms to Al-Jazeera Net that the problem lies in sharing positions, and that the opposition parties will be in an embarrassing position if they do not support Al-Kazemi, because he has a comfortable number of Total number of deputies of 329.
As for the position of the Victory Bloc led by former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi - whom Zorfi is one of its leaders - MP Nada Shaker Jawdat told Al-Jazeera Net that the stalling of political blocs and skills is aimed at prolonging the life of the Abdul Mahdi government, which benefits all the blocs.
Regarding the Sunni position, the deputy of the Iraqi Forces Union, Ahmad al-Jubouri, affirms that "they are with the national consensus, especially the consensus of the Shiite blocs, but he believes that assigning more than one candidate and foiling it by the joint blocs in the Abdul-Mahdi government aims to keep the person of Abdul-Mahdi in office." .
He added that these blocks consider Abdul-Mahdi as their governmental spring, given the services he provided to them and the disruption of parliamentary oversight after his resignation, with the parliament not being able to hold an resigned government infested with corruption.
For his part, legal expert Amir Al-Daami believes in his interview with Al-Jazeera Net that Al-Kazemi largely matches the demands of the demonstrators calling for a non-partisan and independent prime minister.
He believed that what facilitated the assignment of Al-Kazemi - after the accusations of some factions - was to nominate the President of the Republic Zarfi to head the government, based on the Federal Court’s decision to authorize him to choose the taxpayer without referring to the major bloc not stipulated in the constitution.
|Al-Jubouri believes that assigning more than one candidate aims to keep Abdul-Mahdi in his position (Al-Jazeera)|
Two darkest options are bitter
Al-Daami believes that the Shiite blocs had two options, one of which was bitter, either to accept the rejected Iranian candidate (Zarfi), or to nominate the Shiite house of Al-Kazemi, especially since accusations by some factions have not been proven.
Regarding the possibility of his passing in Parliament, Al-Daami believes that the features of the government and Al-Kazemi’s understandings will determine whether or not his passing will be likely, while it is likely that the pangs of forming his government will be difficult with the presence of those who are betting on gaining time by placing obstacles and keeping Abdul Mahdi as a picture of the prime minister.
On the contrary, political researcher Raad Hashem believes that the Shiite parties find in Al-Kazemi the best of preserving and governing the equation of the balance of Iraq’s relationship with both America and Iran, and preventing a war between them on the Iraqi arena, as the Al-Fateh block is betting on its superiority over Abdul-Mahdi who failed to Manage the balance equation.
Regarding the factions ’position on Al-Kazemi, he believes that the coming days will witness a gradual decline in their rejection, so that their reaction will be limited to issuing statements, in order to overlook his opposition publicly.