Iraq: Coordination Framework forms committee to select PM candidate
The framework for coordination constitutes a committee to choose a candidate to head the next government and agrees to accept the nomination of ministers from the Sadrist bloc.
Today, on Wednesday, the Coordination Framework announced the formation of a committee to choose a candidate to head the next government, which will submit its framework report in the coming hours, provided that the candidate doesn't have any affiliation.
The head of the Al-Fatah Alliance, Hadi al-Amiri, and the former Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, announced during a meeting for the framework that they would not run for prime minister and agreed to nominate the Sadrist bloc ministers.
In a statement, the Coordination Framework leaders stressed that the candidate should not be affiliated with any party but should represent all framework forces, adding that the candidate's points will not be counted on behalf of any party.
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The statement explained that the leadership would be collective in taking crucial and strategic decisions in all political, economic, and social agreements and that the prime minister and his ministerial team should be in charge of management.
The leaders confirmed that the outgoing government has no authority to make any agreements and will not be officially recognized.
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In a related context, the Coordination Framework announced its rejection of what it described as the "espionage and leaks" methods, calling for agreement on a road map to deal with the current stage in the country.
The Coordination Framework also refused to target any religious or national figure and symbols, political force, or security institution, calling to adopt values and high competition in political action.
It also called for a unified stance and national solidarity away from tension and in favor of a national responsibility to overcome sedition.
It is noteworthy that Iraq suffers from a political blockage due to differences regarding presidential elections and government formation.
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