Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi Admits Political Crisis in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Tuesday admitted that Iraq is going through a political crisis and the failure to form a new government is hampering normal life in the country.

In his speech, marking the 41st anniversary of the founding of the Badr Organization, a faction of the pro-government Hashd al-Shaabi militia, Al-Kadhimi said that they were striving to find solutions, but “unfortunately we sometimes opt to invent obstacles and political obstruction.”

“There is a political crisis in Iraq, and we must admit that there are constitutional disagreements,” Al-Kadhimi added.

Al-Kadhimi said that the Iraqi people are “worried about their future” and they believe in the current system of “true democracy.” 

Al-Kadhimi called on the political parties to stop accusing each other, and said won’t let Iraq return to the chaos, and dictatorship once again.

The Iraqi legislators had earlier failed for a third time to elect a new president since the country’s parliamentary elections on Oct. 10, deepening the war-scarred country’s political crisis.

Half a year after parliamentary elections, Iraq still does not have a new president or prime minister.

Parliamentarians must first elect the head of state and the president then appoints the head of government, a post now held by Al-Kadhemi.

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