CaptSpiffy It was brought up yesterday by Delta that Maliki had gained some seats to get to 105. Now, a question that has come to mind is, If Iraq's constitution gives the PM a 2 term limit, then WHY is Maliki even in the picture??? Giving him a 3rd term goes outside the constitution all by itself.
Why would the Parliment , the new president and the deputies even consider this? Maliki is doing all that he can to gain immunity to avoid presicution, when eventually IMO, they will get him. I believe that will happen. The President of the Parliment should nominate the new PM ASAP.
Rocko The two term law was never passed. Maliki stonewalled it.
Tlar Maliki had his guy in the courts ratify his ability to run for a third term. tlar
Coalition forces will not vote for any candidate for prime minister from outside the National Alliance and discuss reject Maliki's nomination.
There is no doubt that the National Alliance and after the announcement of the formation has become the largest parliamentary bloc, according to interpretations of the Federal Court to the provisions of the Constitution and the judge that the biggest bloc in the Parliament is offering its candidate for prime minister in accordance with the timing of the constitutional,
and here was our vote in favor of Dr Haider Abadi, Vice President of the House of Representatives as a candidate National Alliance and not for any other entity.
Thus, we see that any attempt to circumvent this sense, is completely unacceptable to us because it means the order of constitutional provisions in accordance with the size partisan and personal.
The alliance of the Iraqi forces confirms the foregoing and announced repeatedly that he will not vote for any candidate for prime minister from outside the National Alliance,
and we demand the brothers in the coalition of the need to speed up the resolution of naming their candidate in accordance with the timing of the constitutional that would be acceptable to the other partners, according to a government program to be agreed upon in order to achieve the legitimate interests of and fair to our fans ,
again expressing our rejection of the third mandate of Mr. al-Maliki and considered it outside the framework of any discussion.
iamhere: I may be reading this wrong but could this be about the VP position? filling it in so M cant have it?
Tlar: iamhere, Bingo. You get the prize. A week in Bagdad all expenses paid. tlar
Iran seeking successor to Iraqi PM Maliki: official
(Reuters) - Iran is trying to work with Iraqi factions for a replacement for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to form a new government in Baghdad but there are few suitable candidates, a senior Iranian official said on Tuesday.
Iran has become the main power broker in its neighbor to the west since U.S. forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011, leaving the country in the hands of a Shi'ite Muslim-led government headed by Maliki, a key ally of Tehran.
Maliki's critics accuse him of fuelling the Sunni Islamist insurgency that has overrun parts of northern Iraq, saying his anti-Sunni bias has inflamed sectarian tensions and allowed Islamic State rebels to cultivate support among Iraqi Sunnis.
"We have reached the conclusion that Maliki cannot preserve the unity of Iraq anymore, but Ayatollah (Ali) Sistani still has hopes," said the Iranian official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, referring to Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric.
"Now, Ayatollah Sistani also backs our view on Maliki."
The official said Tehran's Iranian ambassador in Baghdad had held consultations with political factions and some potential candidates on the subject, but acknowledged that finding a suitable replacement for Maliki was difficult.
"There are not many candidates who can and have the capability to preserve the unity of Iraq," the official said.
Maliki's bloc won the most seats in a national election earlier this year but efforts to form a new government have been hindered by objections by other factions, especially minority Sunnis, to Maliki becoming prime minister for a third term.
Coalition-building has been further complicated by the rise of Islamic State insurgents who seized Sunni regions of northern Iraq in June almost unopposed, and have since declared a mediaeval-style caliphate enforcing austere sharia law.
Shi'ite Iran considers the Islamic State insurgency a major security threat and has increased its military presence in Iraq to counter it. At least three members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps have been killed in fighting with Sunni militants in Iraq since mid-June. [ID:nL6N0Q90P8]
The United States and other Western powers hope that Iran will use leverage arising from its deep ties to both the Iraqi government and a number of Iraqi Shi'ite shrines to help defuse the Sunni insurgent crisis.
BlueyesinLevis: Hakim and Sadr have distanced themselves from Tehran all along.. that is how they got this far.. it was Sadr and Hakim who told Tehran to shove it... we aint sticking with your boy Nouri.
-Iran will always have some influence.. but I am hoping for a new era of Iraqi independence from the grasping tentacles of Shiite extremism from Iran.