After the leader of the Sadrist movement called on his deputies to submit their resignations,, on Thursday evening, signed their resignations. All of them were placed at the disposal of Muqtada al-Sadr, according to what the official Iraqi news agency “Aware” reported. Without exception, Al-Hanana, and they placed it at the disposal of Muqtada Al-Sadr. In a speech he delivered on Thursday, al-Sadr directed his deputies to resign from Parliament, declaring that he had decided to remain in the opposition.
He also stressed that the country's reform would only be through a national majority government. He considered that the political impasse in Iraq is “fabricated.”
A national majority government, neither eastern nor western
Al-Sadr, who won the largest parliamentary bloc in the parliamentary elections, had repeatedly called in the past to form a majority government away from dependency on the outside, under his famous slogan “a national majority government, neither eastern nor western.”
In early April, he gave the coordination framework (which includes factions and parties loyal to Iran) an opportunity to form a government without his current as well, announcing his seclusion for forty days, in order to make way for his opponents.
He also gave in the middle of last month (May) two independent deputies to join his tripartite alliance (Save a Homeland), which includes the Sunni “sovereignty” alliance and the Kurdistan Democratic Party. )
A picture of Muqtada al-Sadr in an Iraqi street (Reuters)
But that deadline passed without the independent MPs showing any response to the Sadrist call. Rather, they announced their rejection of it, adhering to their independent position away from the bloc.
The country has been living in a political stalemate for months, and it does not seem that there is a solution soon in sight, with the two parties clinging to their candidates for the presidency and the lion’s share in forming the government, which prompted Some politicians put forward the idea of holding new parliamentary elections, despite their low chances.
While a number of other politicians filed a lawsuit against the three presidencies (the republic, ministers and parliament), demanding the court The Supreme Federal Council (the highest judicial authority), by dissolving the House of Representatives, which failed 3 times to elect a new president for the country.