On October 10, Iraq will have completed a year since early elections, without its political class being able to form a new government.
While the aim of holding those elections was to implement one of the most important conditions of the popular “October Uprising” that entered the Iraqi political discourse with this name since 2019, when it erupted on the first of October of that year, the outcomes of those elections, which came through a law New, it has not met the desire of the political class that has adopted the partisan, ethnic and sectarian “quotas” system since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime at the hands of the US invasion forces on April 9, 2003.
The results whose integrity was questioned by the losing powers resulted in the emergence of new forces, represented by the victory of a large number of independent representatives. It should be noted that the new law, which was enacted in the wake of that “uprising” that was brutally suppressed, provided more than one party, including what the Iraqi political class used to call the “third party”, the opportunity to win the individual vote and the base of the highest votes.
Mr Al Kadhimi has served in a caretaker role since a general election last October, as Iraqi political factions continue to squabble over forming a government.
An Iraqi legislator has demanded that the American ambassador to Baghdad Alina L. Romanowski be summoned over the killing of a teenage girl during US drills near a military camp close to Baghdad International Airport.
Ahmed Taha al-Rubaie, a lawmaker from the southern Iraqi province of Basra, called on the Baghdad government to immediately summon Romanowski, and hand her a strongly-worded note of protest over the killing of 15-year-old Zainab Essam Majed al-Khazali.