Arab newspapers, both paper and electronic, dealt with the announcement of Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, his intention to submit his resignation officially to the House of Representatives.
The resignation came after Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric, Ali al-Sistani, condemned the use of excessive force against protesters, killing more than 40 people on Friday, the bloodiest day since protests began two months ago.
The book saw that the resignation of Abdul Mahdi is the beginning of the end of the system of sectarian quotas, while others felt that his departure could fuel the situation and exacerbate the instability in Iraq.
“Postponing all demands”
“The departure of Adel Abdul Mahdi can only be seen as a paradigm shift in the volcano of the Iraqi revolution against Iranian influence, unless it is seen as a primary crack in the sectarian quota system run by Tehran,” says Salam Sarhan in the London-based Arab daily Al-Arab.
“All the other demands to amend the constitution and the election law should now be postponed temporarily,” the writer adds in an article entitled “Submission by Adel Abdul Mahdi.” The focus should be on preventing the installation of a new Iranian puppet and raising the ceiling of demands on the personality, who is forming the government and those who choose the portfolios. Ministerial”
“The postponement of all demands is necessary, because the course of determining the reforms and their implementation will depend on the independence and competence of the new prime minister and his ministerial staff, and most importantly his handling of the protests, interacting with their demands and revealing who killed the protesters.”
Sarhan said that “the resignation did not come under the pressure of the crime of massacres or the anger of the rebels and the overwhelming majority of the population of the country, but came in response to a call for change of leadership issued by the Supreme Reference Ali al-Sistani, that is, it did not celebrate the rising street and massacres committed since the beginning of last month.”
He adds: “The demands to move Iraq to a civilian state, not upright, while waiting for the opinion of the religious authority, any interference from it or even waiting for its opinion in political life is a major cause of the destruction of Iraq or any country in the world, and it undermines its religious position on the one hand and undermines opportunities for transparency, efficiency and professionalism In political action on the other.
Wael Essam, in the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, said that Abdul Mahdi’s resignation “does not constitute a real change”, or even a change of government, because the government and its president will be re-selected through the political and partisan forces themselves, which dominate the executive authority after winning the elections.
He explained that the fundamental serious change that could represent an achievement of the protest movement, is the early elections.
“Because this option poses a threat to the parties and political forces that dominate power in Baghdad, they fear that early elections could lead to the loss of their sovereign positions and the rise of popular forces and party currents closer to the protesters.”
“That is why the ruling parties seem to be trying to play their cards and resort to calming steps that have little value in the infrastructure of the political system, such as changing the prime minister.”
The resignation does not mean “tolerance, forgiveness and innocence,” said Juma Abdullah in the Voice of Iraq newspaper. So the day of great reckoning is approaching.
“The resignation of Abdel-Mahdi means nothing if the demands of the Tishrin Revolution are not immediately fulfilled without delay, if the demonstrators do not put their silence and agree on every decision.” “Half-solutions cannot be accepted. The murderers and criminals cannot be reconciled. And his dignity. “
On the other hand warns Aziz Khazraji in the newspaper “Voice of Iraq” of the danger of “burning Iraq” after the resignation of the prime minister.
He says that Abdul-Mahdi “is not considered part of the corrupt,” because the age of his government process does not exceed a year, spent most of the arrangement and satisfy the large blocs that nominated him.
He adds in an article entitled “The resignation of Abdul Mahdi civil war will begin” that the demonstrations that have expanded “and injustice and quota began before this current government.”
On the spread of corruption, he said it was clearly manifested in the rate of salaries, protections, petty cash and public transfers.
Al-Khazraji continues: “The media, which circulated some of the demonstrators’ slogans demanding the resignation of Abdul-Mahdi, was because of their ignorance of corruption and the hidden black days and major conspiracies that want to show the semi-Shiite government alone as being corrupt, which will cause the burning of all of Iraq civil war Those flames:
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