Baghdad (NINA) –The confirmations of the winning blocs in elections over necessity to form a national unity government did not help to avoid disputes among these blocs and even among political entities of the same bloc.
Despite the announcement of the State of Law's Coalition and the Iraqi National Alliance related to forming a new alliance to be the largest bloc in the parliament and form the government, the issue of government formation did not proceed.
The explanation of the federal court related to the largest bloc aroused long political arguments.
The Article 73 of the constitution states that the President should task the candidate of the largest bloc of forming the next cabinet within 15 days from electing the President.
The explanation of the federal court became another reason for increasing the disputes between the two major winning blocs represented by the Iraqiya Slate (91 seats) and the State of Law's Coalition (89 seats).
The leader within the IS Usama al-Nijeifi considered that the conflict on the PM post is the main dispute between the IS and SLC.
He stated to the National Iraqi News Agency Saturday "The conflict on the PM post is the main reason for disputes and lack of understanding between IS and SLC."
"This issue forbids holding serious negotiations or meetings among the political blocs," he added.
He stressed "The IS demands its constitutional merit over forming the government as the winning bloc in elections while the SLC does not admit this merit which is another reason for the stress in relations between the two blocs."
Nijeifi emphasized the importance of "Holding meetings between the leaderships of the IS and SLC as the major winning blocs in elections."
For her part, the leader within the Ahrar Trend of the Sadr trend Asma al-Musawi justified the delay of forming the next government by adherence of the SLC to its candidate for the PM post Nouri al-Maliki.
Speaking to NINA, she said "The settlement could be done via two steps," noting that "the first step is to confirm the right of the INA and SLC to form the next government."
The second step should be taken by the SLC via nominating another candidate other than Maliki or to accept the candidate of the INA, she stressed.
The adherence of the winning blocs to their candidates for the PM post aroused expectations among politicians that none of these nominations would assume the post since these nominations cause the disputes among blocs, according to the leader within the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council Jalal al-Saghier.
Speaking to the National Iraqi News Agency, he said "I expect nominating new candidates for this post since the current candidates are a cause for the political crisis."
"I do not rule out possibility of choosing a settlement candidate because the current nominations have former experiences in leading the government," he added.
The political expert Haider al-Musawi stated to NINA that "If the blocs agreed on a certain nominee for the PM post to form the next cabinet, the crisis would not stop at this extent since the other key posts require further agreements among blocs."
"The Speaker post requires massive majority, while the Speaker post requires two thirds which is difficult to achieve by the INA and SLC," he added. /End/