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Abadi «wrestle» with al-Maliki of the Dawa Party and losing support in Parliament
Adenosis - Jane Aarav
after months of promises comprehensive and significant reforms, struggling Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in front of opposition threaten his authority, as well as internecine wars against al Daash terrorist.
As the Iraqi forces more towards the restoration of the city of Ramadi western Anbar province, al-Abadi issued a statement in which he said The war against corruption at the heart of his reforms begun and will continue.
But these reforms, announced after a busy summer of protests against corruption and poor performance and poor government administration suffered setbacks and clear.
Parliament has supported these reforms last August, but he returned and his positions demanding Abadi, in consultation with him before the implementation of any reforms.
Among the reform proposals that sought her Abadi, what is to reduce civil servants' salaries, it is proposed that confronted with sharp criticism of the supreme religious authority and even of the Dawa party to which he belongs Abadi himself.
He says Saad al-Sabri, a spokesman for the Information Office of Ebadi, "There are two sources for the opposition.
The first is people who damaged their interests due to the decline of their privileges on the one hand, and the second mafias corruption that is available on a good and deep links to the political elite in the country." .
It was actually the application of some reforms, and, inter alia, cancel the posts of Vice President and the Vice Prime Minister, those cancellations that have faced challenges on constitutional grounds. Among the most prominent critics, leads the scene Interceptor Nuri al-Maliki former prime minister who canceled his current position as Deputy President of the Republic.
It is interesting that al-Maliki has the broadest and most powerful center within the Dawa Party political base compared Balebadi who studied and lived in Britain.
But many of the reform measures, including reducing the salaries of members of parliament and senior officials, enjoyed broad public support.
The salaries of members of parliament is estimated at the equivalent of $ 30,000 a month, including personal protection and benefits provisions, which means that these figures are the highest of its kind in the world.
But in return, the private reducing the salaries of millions of civil servants, including university professors, doctors and other plans, Let them feel they are paying their own price for years of mismanagement and corruption.
And it had to re-calculate the government to raise salaries, which received little junior government officials. But since that time, Abadi retreat from some of the cuts announced by.
He says Farhad Aladdin who serves as political advisor to the President of the Republic Fuad Masum, "that a lot of people look at corruption as the main factor behind what is happening in Iraq today, including The presence of Al Daash and corruption in the Iraqi security services, financial and banking system and others. and had to be reforms that actually targeting corruption, and make it an essential priority.
"As the reforms included abolishing six government ministries, and the integration of some other, which canceled the presence of more than 300 major positions.
But lawmakers say that the reforms imposed from without being explained.For his part, attached member of the Finance Committee in the Parliament Masood Haider said: "We did not stop any reforms. But we have to withdraw the powers we have given to Ebadi because of that his behavior was not constitutional.""The Abadi deliberately neglecting the parliament."
But the sharp decline in world oil prices, along with costly war against al Daash coupled with declining foreign exchange reserves in the country, left the whole Iraq is facing one of the worst and biggest financial and economic crisis since the year 2003.
This situation left-Abadi, despite more than a year after he took office, swim in the sea and the controversial political choppy waves.
Only one high-ranking officials in the Iraqi government, who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity office he commented on this subject by saying, "The biggest challenge facing Abadi is the target of opposition within his own party."
He also "The Dawa party is divided with respect to require support, whether if it was al-Maliki who still thinks he should ask his permission and asked his consent, or to support Abadi as he is prime minister."
He says the Iraqi parliament members who Tnagmoa the first time it seems With public sentiment in Iraq since 2003, these feelings have changed.
In this context, Ammar Tohme says, a lawmaker and head of the virtue in Alberman Iraqi, "because of the large protests at the time 'there was a lot of pressure on parliament. But the decision to reduce the salaries heart of the street against Abadi himself."
As the prime minister seems in a position of danger it is likely to lose the popular support for the decisive leadership of the Shiite. The support reforms shown by the most prominent man of religion and the most important in Iraq and the world, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, was him that made it impossible to stand or opposition to her face.
But last Friday sermons carry an Sistani criticized the reference to reduce the government payroll. Also, Abadi recent visit to the holy city of Najaf in order to appease and calm the clerics, but it bounced. I have met with al-Abadi by 3 adults Shiite references, but was not able to meet with Ayatollah Sistani.
He says Abadi's advisers that the latter was not his intention to see Ayatollah Sistani. But that step of not to hold that meeting but seen widely as representing either a rebuke to Ebadi by the Ayatollah, Awan prime minister lacks the political acumen.
According to one Iraqi officials he commented on this subject by saying "Mr. al-Sistani and reference Shiite Supreme feel frustrated and a big disappointment about Abadi because they supported him in a way it did not support any other politician.
" The same official added, "The reference does not want to be seen by people as if they are responsible for their suffering."
Most politicians are believed to be al-Abadi will remain in office as a result of the absence of any alternative possible or reasonable to replace it.
But this situation will increase the difficulty Abadi aimed to implement reforms position.
But Masood Haider, a Kurdish legislator from the party of the Kurdish change in parliament, has his concluded by saying that "al-Abadi fit to be a good manager of the institution or company, but it is not a good commander.
The commander It enjoys a good charisma that allows him constipated helm of economic reforms and the decisions that are made on a solid and stable ground. "
for the "Financial Times"
translation rumbling Almamori