The Coordination Framework’s Roadmap to the Iraqi Local Elections

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The Coordination Framework's Roadmap to the Iraqi Local Elections
The Coordination Framework's Roadmap to the Iraqi Local Elections

On Tuesday, a political analyst with extensive experience stated that the political factions within Iraq’s Coordination Framework, which consist mostly of Shiite groups backed by Iran, will only collaborate in the governorates that have a mix of ethnicities.

An anonymous analyst shared with Shafaq News Agency that the Coordination Framework will implement a four-pronged coalition strategy for the central and southern provinces. The strategy includes the ‘State of Law Coalition’, ‘We Build (Expanded Fatah)’, forces from the ‘State Administration’ (led by Haidar al-Abadi and Ammar al-Hakim), and the ‘National Base’ (led by Muhsen al-Mandalawi and a group of independent lawmakers).

According to a source, mixed governorates, specifically Diyala, have their own distinctive characteristics. The “Our National Diyala Coalition” is expected to have influential political figures from various parties, including the State of Law Coalition, Badr, al-Sheikhia (represented by Amer Al-Fayez), and the National Covenant.

On the other hand, the Al-Safwa Coalition will witness a merging of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq and Khadamat (Services). It is also important to note that the ‘National Wisdom Stream’ is following its own path.

The ‘National Framework Coalition’ in Saladin and Kirkuk aims to be an inclusive entity that represents all the Framework forces. In Nineveh, the ‘Hadba National Coalition’ will dominate the political chessboard, aiming to represent all Framework affiliates, with the exception of the ‘National Covenant’, which has chosen to ally with Najm al-Jubouri, the incumbent Nineveh governor.

Jawad al-Yasiri, a House of Representatives committee member for Regions and Non-Regular Provinces, recently suggested that certain political groups may be trying to delay the upcoming local elections.

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