Cabinet reshuffle

19:18 12/2/2016

Mohamed Abdul-Jabbar carp

Followers not surprised by the invitation, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to a cabinet reshuffle. It has expressed this intention while ago in some of his meetings with the media. Late at night on Tuesday Abadi openly called for an "ministerial change substantially," students from the House of Representatives and the political blocs to cooperate with him in this area.

The fundamental question here is not why the change is being prime minister or cabinet reshuffle without the boot so with such an invitation? In fact there Maanaan are preventing it; the first constitutional political and II. As for the constitutional inhibitor it is to the fact that the prime minister is not the sole authority to edit his or exemption or dismissal of ministers. Article 78 of the permanent constitution, which is the basic material in the practice of any Iraqi Prime Minister to give his duties to the prime minister, "the right to dismiss ministers," but the "right" unconditional and unrestricted "consent of the House of Representatives," as stipulated in the same article. This brings us to the political constraint inhibitor. The House of Representatives is a political blocs and not just members of the deputies voices are calculated individually. And the approval of the House of Representatives on the order especially if the level of a "ministerial change materially" as requested Abadi require access to political consensus and not just numerical sounds. Especially as the Prime Minister explained the fundamental change by choosing "professional figures and technocrats, academics," meaning that he was considering a professional government and not government policy. This would represent a shift in the political line taken by the ruling political class since 2003. He has been associated with the political line of the party and quotas Baltuaqat who produced governed by coalition governments, inter norms and standards do not always respond to the concept of comprehensive reform, which is talking about the Prime Minister. It is true that the prime minister of a comprehensive reform of the vocabulary of administrative reform, financial reform and economic reform, but his call to form a government on a professional basis in fact represent a reform of the political system at its peak, a top executive government. Prime Minister simply wants to change the criteria and methodology of forming a government and this is not smooth; it requires a bold historic decision by the political blocs by moving from political government to the government of technocrats. And if she wants to keep the political blocs on the equation of "elections" in the formation of the government, it must verify through candidates specifications set by the Prime Minister during any of the professional figures and technocrats and academics. And thus achieve his concept prime minister to fight corruption, which was expressed in one of his speeches and concluded that the fight against corruption is to change the curriculum, environment and procedures not only change the people; the adoption of any objective approach and not individualistic approach. There is no doubt that al-Abadi chose the hard way. And not in front of him, but to do it if he wants to achieve comprehensive reform system. For this openly we went to the House of Representatives and the political blocs and called on them before the people to cooperate with him in this area. We did it openly and not in closed meetings and behind the scenes in order to make people witness to what he does and says.