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Abadi's coalition objects to Maliki's appointment as VP

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The Nasr (Victory) Coalition, headed by former Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, expressed on Wednesday its refusal to give Nouri al-Maliki the post of vice president due to lack of consensus on him.

Maliki announced on Monday that there has been an agreement to hand him the vice president post.

The Iraqi constitution stipulates that the president should have at least one deputy, while the political process in the country during the last parliamentary session had come up with the nominations of three candidates for the post, including Maliki.

Nasr's Ali al-Sunaid said that choosing a vice president should be based on political agreement. He explained that Maliki's early declaration aims to pressure the political blocs.

He also stressed that there is no political agreement to grant Maliki this position, adding that even Iraqi President Barham Salih does not insist on giving Maliki the post.

He said that most of the political forces object to granting Maliki the post, adding that it is very hard for Maliki to be passed by the majority of parliament.

 

Last Modified: Wednesday، 12 December 2018 09:13 PM
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