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‘Overthrowing’ Abd Al-Mahdi, who benefits from it?

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The idea of overthrowing Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi, who was appointed in October last year, first emerged when Sami al-Askari, a member of the State of Law Coalition headed by Nouri al-Maliki, spoke about the matter openly.

He said in a televised speech that there are attempts to bring back former Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, adding that some of his allies promised to bring Abadi back to his post after a year, hopefully until 2022.

Askari tried to distance the State of Law Coalition from the matter by ruling out the possibility that the Coalition could merge with Abadi’s Nasr Alliance.

Also, Lebanese Al-Akhbar said earlier in April that Nasr Alliance is leading a movement to open the case against the State of Law’s Coalition related to the waste of public money during his rule.

The official investigations fuel political conflicts. Some opponents are trying to exploit them according to serve their interests, the report said.

The report said that 78 MPs submitted, days ago, a request to the presidency of the parliament to form a fact-finding committee to discuss the circumstances of the Camp Speicher Massacre committed by ISIS in June 2014, as well as cases of squandering public funds during the government of Maliki.

MP Yousef al-Kalabi of the Nasr Alliance, allied with Saairun Alliance, National Wisdom Alliance, and Iraqi National List have accused Maliki and his government of spending huge sums of money outside the controls adopted in the draft federal budget in 2014, to implement alleged economic projects and services.

Merge plan emerges

However, time has proven the opposite. A parliament member of the Nasr Alliance  later in April said that the party is holding dialogues with the State of Law  with the aim of allying with it.

There is a rapprochement between the two parties, which enables them to merge, MP Nada Shaker said.

A leading figure in the Dawa Party, Abdul Halim al-Zuhairi, confirmed on Monday that the State of Law Coalition and the Nasr Alliance may announce that they will merge at any moment.
Last Modified: Wednesday، 17 April 2019 11:39 PM
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