SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Shiite coordination framework is ready to negotiate on its nominee for Iraq’s premiership, the spokesperson of the state of law coalition told Esta on Thursday in an exclusive statement.
Spokesperson to the Iraqi state of law Baha Nouri whose colation represents the main component of the Shiite coordination framework, has insisted on the coordination stance towards the formation of the new Iraqi government, despite the call from Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to hold an early election and the dissolution of the parliament.
Nouri on a phone conversation told Esta that the dissolution of the parliament would not take place.
“We do not agree with the dissolution of the parliament because Iraq does not only belong to one party or one component but rather the Kurdish and Sunni brothers are part of it as well,” Nouri said.
The spokesperson has stressed the coordination call to form the new government and firmly refused to let the current government hold an early election.
“The formation of the new government is the ultimate choice, we do not agree to let the current government hold an early election,” He said.
“The new government must be formed then the parties will decide about holding an early election” He added.
As the first step to form the new government out of the Sadrist movement, the coordination nominated Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani for Iraq’s premiership in late July.
However, the nomination has triggered political unrest in Iraq, resulting in Sadrist’s supporters protesting and demanding the dissolution of the current parliament and holding an early election by storming the parliament building inside the fortified Green Zone of Baghdad.
“Up to this point, Al Sudani is our nominee for Iraq’s premiership, but not necessarily to keep him, we are ready to negotiate about the nominee” Nouri continued.