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Al-Binaa Alliance calls for holding president accountable

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On Thursday, the Iraqi Al-Binaa Alliance accused the country’s president, Barham Salih, of “violating the constitution and perjury,” and called on parliament to take legal measures against him in light of the accusations.

Earlier on Thursday, Salih apologised for assigning Al-Binaa candidate and current governor of Basra, Asaad Al-Eidani, to form the new government, and stated that he prefers resignation over appointing a candidate who does not possess the support of the demonstrators.

Al-Binaa Alliance is led by two Shia political personalities known for their close ties to Iran, namely former prime minister and leader of the State of Law Coalition, Nouri Al-Maliki, and leader of the Conquest Alliance, Hadi Al-Amiri.

Al-Binaa Alliance indicated in a statement: “As the largest parliamentary bloc, strong evidence, which we adopted in nominating our candidate to the president of the republic, who has pledged to assign him (Al-Eidani) to form the government.”
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