Quotas partisan stand in front of Haider al-Abadi reforms

Iraqi prime minister says that decisions on anti-corruption package is hobbled by political insistence on the principle of sharing of government posts.

Middle East Online

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi revealed in a tweet on Twitter that the issue of implementation of reforms in the country have become entangled as a result of an order to insist on the party quota system brought about by the political process since the change of President Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003 and enshrined in the Constitution of the country in its chapters.

The Abadi in Ngridth posted on the site "Twitter" on Monday that "some want to fall apart everything and law of the jungle prevail in Iraq," in reference to the insistence of the ruling political blocs on the principle of quotas partisan in the sharing of government positions with the continuation of the popular discontent.

The Iraqi Prime Minister has suggested a roadmap for the implementation of comprehensive reforms and a cabinet reshuffle in accordance with the "professional and competent" but that his calls remained at a standstill because of the factional quotas brought about by these obstacles.

Analysts say that al-Abbadi faces a dilemma difficult, as Tweet showed the size of the gap between intention in the implementation of the road map put forward for the implementation of the reform and the fight against corruption, demanded by the protest demonstrations in Baghdad and several other Iraqi provinces.

It appears that the increasing differences with the Iraqi political blocs Abadi is its commitment to the sharing of sovereign positions in the new government of technocrats that the Prime Minister is trying to set up, which was confirmed by an MP for the Kurdistan Alliance Dry longings.

And on the representation of Kurdish ministers in the upcoming change Dry said "the Kurds do not have any problem in choosing ministers technocrats because we have the many personalities that have proven their efficiency and has the ability to ministries assigned to them in a professional and independent management."

On the other hand see the Deputy for a coalition of state law, led by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, it is necessary to choose characters from the popular movement of the non-partisan and involvement on the committee that would name technocrats minister in the new Iraqi government leaders.

High Nassif MP said that "in light of the worsening situation on the ministerial change is a requirement turnout and can not form a new government without consulting the Iraqi street by no means Hence, it is imperative for the three presidencies to involve street in the Commission, which will cost the selection of ministers through the selection of a member of the demonstrators non-partisan and will be speaking with elderberry and express their attitudes and aspirations. "

High and stressed that "the cabinet reshuffle may not have the blessing of the masses in the event of non-participation on behalf of the independent non-partisan demonstrators in the selection of new ministers Without the mass popular demonstrations and pressure change what happened."

The MP stressed "the need to open the door to academic elites and technocrats, independent of the sons of the Iraqi people who are interested in the ministerial work who have the qualifications to submit their CVs, so make sure not to be limited to the new selection belonging to political parties."

And the granting of Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, on February 12 last Abadi 45 days to form a "government of technocrats" far from partisan tendencies and threatened last Friday broke into the Green Zone after the deadline without the formation of a new government of technocrats is finished.

It agreed three presidencies in Iraq (the Republic and the Cabinet and Parliament) and the leaders of the political blocs on Thursday Abadi reform plan included a cabinet reshuffle in accordance with the comprehensive reform program ahead of a day of protest Sadr movement "leader Friday.

The current Iraqi regime and divided positions on the basis of ethnic and sectarian. And received the patronage network that the blame for the spread of corruption and increase the burden on the state despite a drop in oil revenues and increasing costs of the war against the organization of the Islamic state, which controls swathes of the country's territory, including the city of Mosul, which is the stronghold of the President.

He adds experts say al-Sadr and other leaders of the National Alliance, a loose grouping of Shiite parties have expressed their support for the plans Abadi, during their meeting with him in the city of Karbala, south of Baghdad.