Tlar My gut feel is that Maliki convinced the old guard that he can break the coalition. They believed him out of necessity and muscled the nomination through.
If this article turns out to be true and not just press, I think the SOL just committed political suicide. All or nothing. Hopefully a very bad move on their part. Tlar
State of Law coalition nominates Maliki for a third term
Follow-up - and babysit - announced a coalition of state law, led by Nuri al-Maliki, on Thursday, the nomination of its leader for a third term as prime minister, after several days of announcement of results of the parliamentary elections.
The semi-official al-Iraqiya: "The State of Law coalition decided at a meeting of the coalition and all its components, this evening, to nominate its leader, Nouri al-Maliki for a third term as prime minister.
The parliamentary election results announced by the Electoral Commission for elections in the 19 of May 2014, for State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on first place by winning 92 seats, while dissolved blocks Sadrists came in second with 34 seats, while the coalition of citizens, led by Prime Council Ammar al-Hakim on third place with 31 seats.
Tlar In a short time the NA will hold a secret ballot on this nomination. The heads of the blocks will each cast a vote. Sadr along with Hakim and Shahristani and Badr, the SOL and a number of minor blocks will vote up or down on this nomination.
Whether Maliki will survive this vote remains to be seen. He will lose if the heads vote as they have been talking. The SOL has put themselves at great risk here.
They have put their proverbial arse on the line to back this guy. We should know shortly whether Maliki survives. Maybe the SOL felt this is the only way it could go in order to appease Maliki.
We will never know their reasoning for doing this in the face of the opposition. He still has to face the full parliament if somehow he can get the NA in line.
The opposition against a third term just held a meeting of 200 MP'S consisting of Shia, Kurds, Sunni's and Turkman. Either way we should know shortly whether or not Maliki is out or this is to go on until June 15th for a full vote in the house.. tlar
HandOverFist Let the "horsetrading" begin. Picture of Hakim holding hands (claiming victory?) with Maliki. Also, article.
http://www.niqash.org/articles/?id=3444 Why the ** are these people holding hands?
Dwsdad Never underestimate a powerful rich man
Skylimit It's never over till it's over with Iraq. There's so much outside money and political pressure pushing backdoor deals with the key players. tlar thanks for your great input and I hope your guess regarding the outcome holds true.
With O extending the DFI protection and the possibility of Maliki getting a third term my June window is looking iffy. IMO if this doesn't go by the end of June I'm going to hunker down for a long wait.
Aaanth tlar, just out of curiosity... what do you consider a "short time?"
Danny griffin yea i thought hakim was against maliki a trhird term. or is the the wrong hakim. if he gets in again, these people deserve what they get. if that happens, maybe they will rise up and drag maliki somewhere and hang him. that may be the only way to get rid of that ass wipe piece of crap vermon.
Tlar Hakim built the coalition to defeat a third term so we know he is the leader and would never back Maliki. What is a short term to me concerning this situation is sometime between the next two weeks and maybe as early as a couple of days. It's whenever the NA votes on this nominee.
This came as a total shock to me as most of you know. I believed the SOL would come around to their senses as I thought the SOL would realize that Maliki can't win and they would not even pick him.
It is possible that the heads of the SOL who have been stealing money left and right, hiding it in Jordan, have decided its an all or nothing situation and are going for broke.
Or it is possible that Maliki lied saying he has got this or that block behind the scenes as he is known to do, and the heads of the SOL bought into to it. We will never be privileged to what happened but as long as the coalition holds together he's toast. Maliki is playing Russian roulette.
His life is on the line. So we will just have to be patient and see how this unfolds. Will the coalition stick together? Personally I think so. But we will just have to wait and see how these events unfold.
Either way nothing has changed. Between now and June 15th we will know the truth and most likely a few days before. Tlar
danny griffin tlar if maliki wins is the arbil and the federation council toast. i thought the federal council would neuter maliki if he did get in, but maliki never honored the arbil and no doubt will payy no attention to the arbil. i thought the federation council was piece and part of the arbil.
maliki has never honored that so if he is in it seems both the arbil and federation council are no longer. what are your thoughts on that. thanks.