Members of the House of Representatives said that the Iraqi parliament voted unanimously Monday to prevent the government from passing important reforms without the consent of its members in an attempt to curb the prime minister Haider al-Abadi amid resentment of his leadership style.
It came this act on the part of Parliament after Abadi reforms initiated individually Parliament considered a violation of the Constitution included the abolition of the posts of Vice President and Deputy Prime Ministers in addition to the salaries of state employees cut. He declined to be named one of "under this resolution is no longer there are more absolute powers to the prime minister," the House of Representatives.
Any escalation in political tension could undermine the government's efforts in addressing the economic crisis and the formation of a united front against Daash group which constitute the worst threat to Iraq since the US invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.
Over the past week threatened to 60 members of a coalition of state law to withdraw parliamentary support for the reforms Abadi - aimed at eliminating corruption and incompetence - if it does not respond to their demands to consult before making decisions. Many of the deputies who signed the letter are the supporters of self-Abadi Nuri al-Maliki, who critics claim as a person and a polarizing despot in his part denied the allegations.
Abadi announced his campaign reform in the month of August after the departure of mass protests against graft and poor electricity and water services in the country is one of the largest oil producers in OPEC. The reforms aimed at the abolition of the highest political positions that have become a means to favor some powerful in Iraq, and to root out inefficiencies that have undermined the fight against militants Daash.
Says confident Hashemi, head of the Iraqi Group for Strategic Studies he identified with Parliament to the authorities of Abadi, it is likely that the looming confrontation on the horizon "The question now is whether will remain Abadi? I think that the step parliament is a litmus test, is likely to be the next scenario is to withdraw confidence from the al-Abadi" .
He also added, saying that the increasing parliamentary objections to the procedures Abadi acute shortage of cash Abadi lead eventually to "direct confrontation with his party." The graft and poor morale in the military establishment of the most important reasons Daash invasion of northern Iraq last year without resistance and then control of the third of the country. This was the extremist group are still fueling the sectarian civil war in parts of Iraq. And decided to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in (9 August 2015) the abolition of the posts of Vice President and the Prime Minister "immediately", and conduct a thorough and immediate reduction in the number of protections for all state officials among them the three presidencies, ministers, MPs and special grades and general managers and governors and members of the provincial councils and their grades, As the face of the removal of all senior positions for partisan and sectarian quotas.
The Deputy for the National Alliance, this week, the Federal Supreme Court reinstated the Vice President of the Republic to their sites, as he emphasized it promised dismissal unconstitutional decision, which was denied by the judiciary. A judiciary spokesman Abdul Sattar Bayrakdar "The Federal Court did not hold a hearing to discuss the Vice-Presidents," stressing that it "has not yet made any decision on the Vice-President of the Republic."
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