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Why Abadi renews counter-corruption alleged efforts

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Many Iraqi officials, especially the high-level ones, only show good intentions toward citizens just before and during elections, and then turn to give up working to serve Iraqis shortly after he wins.

This is the case with all prime ministers who took post in Iraq after the US invasion in 2003, starting with Ayad Allawi and ending with Haidar al-Abadi, including Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Nouri al-Maliki.

Abadi, who, when he took office, vowed to make reform, and fight and eliminating corruption, but his achievements were unsatisfying. Instead, corruption has become more rampant.

Some think that Abadi has exploited the victory over ISIS, to deviate people from reviewing the poor counter-corruption progress.

After spending four years in power, Abadi left post and failed to return to it. He now returns to claim an anti-corruption campaign.

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.

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 that the State of Law Coalition and the Nasr Alliance may announce that they will merge at any moment.

Attempts to return Abadi

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.
Last Modified: Thursday، 25 April 2019 12:57 AM
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