Al-Azm, PUK announce their acceptance of the Framework’s initiative
Shafaq News/ on Saturday, Al-Azm Alliance and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan supported the initiative of the Shiite Coordination Framework about overcoming the political deadlock.
In a joint statement, both sides said, "We support the Coordination Framework initiative, that aims to overcome the deadlock which affected the citizen and the homeland."
The statement stressed the necessity to form the next government, reconstruct the cities destroyed in wars, address the outlaw weapons, return of displaced and address all the special constitutional rights.
Since the Iraqi Parliament held its first session on the ninth of last January, the situation became more complicated with the Framework insisting on having the "Shiite" largest bloc because the prime minister is entitled to the Shiites, while the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr refuses to engage in an alliance with the Framework forces and adheres to excluding the leader of the State of Law coalition Nuri al-Maliki from any alliance.
On the other hand, the dispute between the two Kurdish poles continues; the Kurdistan Democratic Party says the position of the President of the Republic is a "Kurdish entitlement, and not for a specific party." At the same time, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan asserts that this position is its right.
The scene became more critical after al-Sadr announced his withdrawal from negotiations to form the next government and choose the next prime minister giving this task to the Framework to solve in 40 days but the Framework "failed."
The Sadrist Movement leader then called for independent deputies to form the next Iraqi government within 15 days.
The Shiite Cleric renewed his call to some of the Framework's forces to join the Alliance with the Sadrist bloc.
This situation created differences of opinions among the independent representatives over the initiatives of the Shiite rivals, the Sadrist movement, and the Coordination Framework.