Baghdad: Iraqi President favors the early legislative elections for the settlement of political crises; resulting in the deadly clashes which killed dozens of people and wounded hundreds more.
The continued dispute between the intra Shi’ite parties continue to hamper the formation of a new Iraqi government, making it unable to elect the new president by two-thirds majority of 329 seats under the country’s constitution and prevents the formation of new government since the elections on Oct. 10, 2021.
The former Prime Minister Haider-al Abadi requested all the political groups to agree to a transitional period which would ultimately end with holding early elections in the country. While addressing the recent unrest he said:
“Shout out to you! Stop this chaotic fight that does not serve the country nor protect the citizens, listen to the call of reason, conscience and religion and the cries of widows and orphans who gave their dearest to protect the country, so do not destroy the security and security of the citizens after all those sacrifices, money and power disappear”.
Salih in his speech told that: “Holding new, early elections in accordance with a national consensus represents an exit from the stifling crisis”. He further added “It guarantees political and social stability and responds to the aspirations of the Iraqi people”.
Thirty of Al Sadr supporters were shot dead and almost 570 were injured during the clashes. The loyalists of Al Sadr stormed the Republican Palace on Monday after their leader’s announcement that he is quitting politics. Al Sadr supporters had been sitting outside the parliament for weeks in protest. On July 30 they stormed the legislature’s interior.