View Full Version : Pressure Grows On Iraq’s Premier Maliki To Give Up On A Third Term

07-31-2014, 04:22 PM
Iraq’s politicians have taken some important steps towards forming a new government. A speaker of parliament and a new president were elected in July 2014. Now President Fuad Masum must pick a candidate for prime minister from the largest bloc in parliament, which is the National Alliance (NA) made up of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law (SOL), the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq’s Citizen’s Alliance, Moqtada al-Sadr’s Ahrar bloc, and Ibrahim al-Jaafari’s National Reform Trend. That’s the last major barrier as Premier Maliki has refused to step aside despite opposition from within the NA, his own State of Law, the religious establishment in Najaf, and Iran.

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07-31-2014, 07:05 PM
He is already out !

dinar shore
07-31-2014, 08:07 PM
I hope and pray that 'camel face' will not weasel himself into a third term but if in fact he has been forced out by the incoming Parliament, his next step will literally be on his private Lear jet exiting Iraq forever. Assuming that the two PM candidates from Maliki's SOL party are not selected by the President of Iraq, then it will be Mahdi or Chalibi (sp?) to get the nod for PM. If Maliki is stupid enough to hang around after the selection, he will be arrested for an endless list of criminal acts committed during the last eight years. I just want him gone. JMT.

07-31-2014, 08:17 PM
and another article said he decided last Sat... to step down !!

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) On Wednesday, the MP for the Liberal bloc, Riad al-Saadi indicated that the National Alliance has five candidates for the post of prime minister, including al-Jaafari and al-Shahristani while noting that the outgoing Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki, withdrew his candidacy for the post because of political pressure.
Saadi said in an interview with IraqiNews.com that “the National Alliance has five candidates for the post of prime minister,” noting that “three of these candidates are from the National Coalition: Ahmed Chalabi, Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Aadi Abdul-Mahdi and the other two are from the State of Law Coalition; they are Khodair al Khozai and Hussain al-Shahristani.”
Liberal bloc MP, Riad Ghali al-Saadi.

al-Saadi noted that “the outgoing Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki, withdrew his candidacy for the post,” attributing the reason that “there was pressure from other political blocs.”
al-Saadi added “Shahristani has a lot of policies and relations, but Maliki nominated Alkhozai because he is from his party.”
The religious authority Mr. Mahmoud Hashemi considered, on July 29, 2014, that the nomination of a president of the new government in Iraq must be determined as a set apart by the polls, stressing the adherence to the constitutional entitlement of the new government.

http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-pol...-5-candidates/ (http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politics/urgent-prime-minister-maliki-withdraws-3rd-term-candidacy-national-alliance-nominates-5-candidates/)