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After reportedly reaching Najaf, where was Sadr for 100 days?

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Leader of the Sadrist Movement Muqtada al-Sadr has arrived in Najaf after he had a tour outside Iraq, a source said, without revealing further details.

Sadr has stopped holding meetings and writing on Twitter since the end of December last year.

Saairun Alliance Parliament member Raed Fahmi said that Sadr has refrained from intervening in the current phases of the government formation, adding that he will speak out in case the government got off the reform track.  

Fahmi said in an interview that Sadr has affirmed he would intervene in the early stages of the new government formation, adding that Sadr's "silence is considered a chance [given] to the government, [to] watch its performance."

Gov't formation dilemma

Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi has worked on completing the formation of his government since he took post last October.

On October 24, Abd al-Mahdi managed to get the parliamentary approval on 14 out of 22 ministries. However disagreement between political blocs especially on security ministries have thwarted Abd al-Mahdi's efforts to complete the cabinet in a short time.



While Fatah Alliance has frequently tried to force the others to accept Faleh al-Fayadh as the interior ministry candidate, Sadr affirmed his rejection to Fayadh and other partisan candidate for interior ministry.

Sadr said that he would instead support the nomination of military leaders who fought against ISIS during Iraq's fight to rid the country of the terrorist group's caliphate.

However, earlier this year, Saairun Alliance MP Mohamed al-Ghazi affirmed replacing former candidates for interior and defense ministries, in the new government of Abd al-Mahdi, to solve disputes between political parties, and help complete the government.

"The names that were previously controversial between the two alliances were excluded from the competition," Ghazi said.
Last Modified: Wednesday، 27 March 2019 12:06 AM
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