The National Alliance will not submit its candidate today and it did not discuss the replacements for Maliki in its meetings
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Ahrar bloc, of the Sadr Movement, Bahaa al-Araji said the components of the National Alliance did not agree on providing a candidate for prime minister in Tuesday's session of the House of Representatives, because State of Law coalition is still stuck to Maliki's nomination.
Araji said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The National Alliance has become in a critical juncture, which imposes to oblige to constitutional timing by providing a candidate for prime minister to head the next government after the President gives the mandate to the largest bloc."
He pointed to the existence of two choices about the lack of agreement of the components of the National Alliance, the first is to provide a single candidate represents all the blocs and components of the National Alliance and enjoys the national admissibility,
which is something unlikely, because of the state of law is still stuck to Maliki's nomination or there will be two coalitions, one is the national coalition, and the second is the state of law, which means breaking the NA practically . "
Araji added, "the meetings of the National Alliance did not discuss the candidates to replace al-Maliki to head the next government so far, and the national coalition cannot agree even on the mechanics of the selection of a prime minister"
denying leaks about naming some of the candidates of the leaders of the blocs and components of the National Alliance. Indicating that the parliament's session will be limited to discuss the situation of the displaced and review the work of special committees on the general budget, "/ end
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All I can say is "Ugh".
I should have known better than to get my hopes up.
even after they have made a decision and signed a contract,
they come back and want to change it.... then after you do the job, they don't want to pay you....
it's constantly, one upsmanship....
It is my understanding that if the largest block does not deliver a canidate for PM in the allowed time frame then the POR has the right, by law, to APPOINT a new canidate from whom ever HE see's qualified for the job. If this is true and the NA/SOL does not put forth a canidate, MOVE ON to the next step in the process. Just my opinion.
This is the State of Laws only hope at this point.
They are attempting to stall until the NA is forced to break apart which this article mentions.
If that happens the SOL can petition that they are the largest bloc since the NA has dissolved.
This is the only way they can circumvent the signed document and the ruling in 2010.
The part that I dont understand is how they can prevent a vote within the Alliance for PM.
Why cant the remaining members announce a vote will take place, put up whoever you want including Maliki and vote or dont show up, either way we will be voting on such-day with or without you??
I have been trying to post this from Ralph
Date: Monday, August 4, 2014
Subject: The first signs of a split Shiite .. statement devoid of name-Maliki and al-Shahristani .. and Ameri .. with Najaf and Liberal waving Year
Fallujah News / Baghdad ... despite the fact that the National Alliance tried to pre-empt the parliamentary session Tuesday, consensus on a single candidate for prime minister, but the signals several suggest the difficulty of it, and receive vague on what happens in the House of Representatives, which is supposed to witness the recognition of the largest bloc, which would cost President of the Republic to form a government.
The president of the Liberal bloc parliamentary Zia al-Asadi, said that the controversy over the 'signature' Nuri al-Maliki and the Declaration of the National Alliance as the biggest bloc, does not make sense,
because the man was present at the press conference which was attended by all the leaders of the coalition, and declared themselves the largest parliamentary bloc,
before the parliament session, as the same press conference and official document impeccable, pointing at the same time that the masses of Badr and independents (about 50 seats in Maliki's coalition) have become their positions clear now to reject the third term and a commitment to the need for change, in compliance with the opinion reference Najaf you want to open the door to political reform,
which was forced to intervene after the deterioration in the country, and the inability of the Shiite parties to get out a clear position, against the demand of local and international conduct review and change.
But a coalition of state law pre-empted the parliament session to issue Monday afternoon, a statement was described as unclear, confirming that he is the biggest bloc, despite acknowledging that he remains an integral part of the mass of the Shiite alliance.
The observers noted that the statement remained devoid of any mention of Maliki's nomination, in the first official sign to the possibility of withdrawing his candidacy, and the first official sign almost,
to adherence to the rule of law being the mass of the largest, in a blow and a clear idea of the Shiite alliance standardized, it may be that mean that the Shiites will enter to parliament divided,
for the first time since the fall of the former regime, which was expressed by the President of the Liberal bloc, clearly, when he talked about the option of split and go towards the formation of a new block transient communities, excludes al-Maliki, and share with the Sunnis and Kurds to form a coalition government.
Thanks Ralph and Tlar great news. This implies they have a plan and are following it.
This just confirms why the SOL stole 2 million ballots from the Sunni's and 7 MP's from Diyala by confiscating half of the ballots there from their citizens. The SOL won 95 contests.
7 were stolen straight up from the citizens in Diyala Bby Maliki's goons going door to door taking citizen ballots.. The 2 million ballots they stole from the Sunni's represent 1 out of every six votes cast in the election.
There is 328 MP's so one out of six would be 54 MP's. Adding the stolen ballots that netted them the 54 MP's to the 7 they stole in Diyala, means that of the 95 total they received in this election there are only 34 hardcore SOL guys that actually won an election.
That was approximately the number the polls had shown they would receive before the elections.
The SOL leadership knows they can't count on these 61 guys to support their position of a third term, so they are trying to keep power by this announcement only.
50 have already announced their opposition to the SOL leadership.
The SOL does not want to test the waters so they will never accept a vote within the NA or a ruling by any authority.. They will just continue this argument "we are the largest block" in an attempt to stop the process. They will have to have it taken from them. This has been going on for over a month.
I am beginning to believe that if the parliament can't break this deadlock, the coalition will have to take this to the courts. KJ, I am not familiar enough with parliamentary law as to whether if this drags out until the point they are in violation of the constitution, that the President can then pick a nominee of his choice.
That would be the best way but I am leary that this may not be the case, otherwise the coalition would just threaten them with it as a final backstop.. tlar