At a time when facing resistance from his party, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi struggling to get support for the political shake which he says is critical to efforts to confront Daash group.
In an attempt to regain momentum after the parliament voted last week to prevent the government from passing Abadi important reforms without the consent of the House of Representatives, continues Abadi weekend with the top religious authority that had previously supported his quest to fight corruption. But he returned from meetings with senior clerics in the holy city of Najaf without securing new support raised the possibility of further isolation at a time trying to fend off the threat of disgruntled MPs vote to censure him.
Abadi Sistani, who was supported by never met but it seems that his patience ran out as a result of the slow pace of reform. He says analyst Ahmed Younis, "Abadi seems as if he is moving in a minefield, it was now obliged to act in a manner satisfactory to all parties."
History suggests that it proceed with caution, philosophy of al-Maliki also did not consult before making decisions propagated depose him last summer after the displeasure of his party and his community and the people of America and Iran.
And it supported the religious establishment and the poles of power in Iraq Abadi assume the post of prime minister after the consensus that has a chance to heal the political and sectarian divisions.
Abadi biggest challenge is the rampant corruption in the army, which collapsed in front of progress Daash what make the state look incompetent. After supported by popular protests across Iraq and the supreme authority, Abadi announced in August for campaign reforms focused on dismantling the patronage system and root out inefficiency and corruption that has undermined the battle with Iraq Daash.
But soon they stumbled those proceedings because of legal challenges and opposition from influential stakeholders. After the frustration took protests Abadi describe as weak and ineffective. Sistani also expressed his dissatisfaction with reforms delay calling Abadi to take bolder action in the face of opponents.
Although al-Sistani rarely hosts politicians, the Najaf meeting was support Abadi against militias and politicians from the likes of al-Maliki, who seek to maintain the privileges that target these reforms, and their destination than that for a split between the Shiite leaders in Iraq increases the fragmentation of the country, which is fighting the greatest threat since 2003.oicol MP Sami al-Askari, a coalition of state law, for a trip to Najaf-Abadi "It's a setback, I'm sure Abadi miserable returned from Najaf because if it were met with Sistani moves to manage the budget in parliament."
A spokesman for al-Abadi said that such a meeting was required. A source close to the prime minister that failure to get the meeting is considered negative.
With the fading of popular mandate and the mandate reference, perhaps Abadi will not be in a position to help him challenge the opponents of his reforms.
The toughest demands have come from within the State of Law coalition who voted last week on the need for Abadi further consultations before making decisions, while opposition MPs focused on reforms and it stems from the large differences between the two camps within the rule of law; Abadi al-Maliki.
Supporters of al-Maliki Abadi considered very close to the United States, which arms and train Iraqi forces and lead the air campaign against Daash. Also, al-Maliki is popular among militias that consider him as a bulwark against Sunni insurgents.
Military and say, "Abadi sometimes feel that this is a threat to his authority, therefore trying to weaken al-Maliki." Abadi did not succeed in promoting one of the major reforms of the abolition of the posts of Vice President of the Republic, including al-Maliki to keep his job and took for himself a confrontational path with al-Abadi. Military and adds "The more pressure Abadi increased Maliki whenever lost the support of the rule of law" .oainfe members of the state law speculation that the Abadi began courting parties outside the coalition to form a new alliance supports the reforms, and warned that the move would require him to major concessions and exposed to attacks from his base . But the House of Representatives say the Abadi probably still need broader support to ensure a smooth pass his proposals in Parliament and prevent the vote of no confidence.
Support given to Abadi of the clergy, whom he met in Najaf who oppose al-Maliki, is important in any future confrontation. A source close to the prime minister that the support of other parties to the rib Kaltaar or Supreme Islamic Council in Iraq, will increase the power of al-Abadi in preventing any coup from within the electoral alliance.
The source added, "He wants to ensure the number in Parliament prevents any step to withdraw confidence, Few support the Kurds and Sunnis means they do not have the 60% required for the withdrawal of confidence. It's a proactive movement."
from: Daily Star
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