5/23/2011 2:42 PM
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: A legislature of the State of Law Coalition, led Iraq’s by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said on Monday that his Coalition wishes to help that talks with al-Iraqiya Coalition, led by former Prime Minsiter Iyad Allawi, would achieve success.
“The State of Law Coalition wants to see that talks, scheduled to take place today (Monday) with al-Iraqiya Coalition, would achieve success,” Ali al-Shilah told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
He said that the State of Law leading member, Hassan al-Suneid, would lead the State of Law negotiators in the meeting, representing what he termed as “media fabrications that may be stated by some of al-Iraqiya members,”
“Al-Iraqiya members in the said meetings are more realistic, but some of its media sources try to inform the street that major problems exist between both sides,” Shilah said.
The Official Spokeswoman for al-Iraqiya Coalition, Maysoun al-Damaloujy, had stated for Aswat al-Iraq on Sunday that “the only difference between both Coalitions is related to the mechanism of electing the Chairman of the National Council for Strategic Policies (NCSP), saying that al-Iraqiya wanted the election to take place by the Parliament, whilst the State of Law rejected that.
Noteworthy is that the President of North Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, had set an initiative on 16/9/2010, comprising the formation of an 8-12 members to settle the political crisis that followed the nationwide elections, and the discussion of forming a government of national-partnership.
Al-Iraqiya Coalition possesses 90 of the 325-member Parliament seats, whilst the National Coalition, possesses 160 seats and the Kurdistan Coalition possesses 35 seats.
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