The stormy first session of the new Iraqi parliament, and the tensions, strife, and disagreements it witnessed, were nothing more than an extension of a series of crises re-enacted in the new parliament following the recent and previous legislative elections. The election of Muhammad al-Halbausi as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the election of two deputies, one of the Bloc Pectoral and the other of the Kurdish component.
This indicates the possibility of finding a solution to the seemingly complex but not impossible crisis in itself, although it is for the Iraqi consensus to seek a solution by adopting a step-by-step policy and by “installment”. , Finally, inevitably, to complete the next steps and to elect a president for the republic, to select a prime minister to form a new government.
It is true that the long-running crisis and controversy was reflected in the first session of parliament and the ‘biggest faction’ with the constitutional right to nominate a prime minister was prevented from being identified, but the lesson lies in unity. The Sunni component (progress and perseverance), as well as the Kurdish component, which allowed for re-election, al-Halbusi voted overwhelmingly for the head of parliament, although the “coordination structure” forces withdrew from the session, following the controversy. Sadrist block in the “biggest block”. The Kurdish component appears to have united after the presentation of a candidate for the presidency to avoid a repeat of the 2018 election scenario, although Barzani’s party has refused to re-elect Barham Salih. While Bafel Talabani insists on his re-nomination, the two parties have confirmed that they will field a candidate. The “coordination structure” is really the problem of the losers and the winners in the legislative elections. The defeated forces sought to annul the election results in a variety of ways, from appeals and complaints to the judiciary, demonstrations and sit-ins in front of the “Green Zone” and the use of military force, and attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Mustafa al-Assad. -Kazemi, whose investigation is still ongoing, but they failed and eventually accepted the decision of the federal court.
In the inaugural session of the new parliament, the ‘coordination faction’ could not be surprised by presenting the list of 88 parliamentarians and registering the ‘largest faction’ in the face of the federalist movement which won 73 seats in the parliament. He was taken to hospital before returning to a meeting of parliament and electing a new speaker.
Of course, the force is now on the court of the Shia component, which is now governed by two options, consensus and understanding that comforts the other component, of course, as it moves towards achieving security and stability, moving forward. The reform process and the formation of a national majority government, which the Sadrist movement has emphasized, and which is clear from the understanding with the Sunni and Kurdish elements, or is leading to an increase in anonymity throughout Iraq. It shatters the dream of a ‘coordination structure’ by forming a consensus government like the previous governments.