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Protests in Iraq 

For the third week protests against the corruption and deterioration in services like electricity and water continued all over the south and middle parts including Baghdad.  Thirteen people killed by the Iraqi forces and police as well as the militia of the parties and at least 730 injured.  

This is not the first time such protests occur but it was happening since 2011, however services decline, corruptions, deterioration of economy, absence of any kind of rebuilding, continuity of the same corrupt politicians and decline in all aspects of life such as health are getting worse.   
People had enough and they lost trust in all the politicians who are living in the Green Zone stealing the money and separated themselves in concrete walls from the people.  

The people cannot trust the Iraqi parties in the power so as only 20% of the Iraqis went for election last time and until now the results went into hand counts while same faces and same parties cooking deals of distributing power again with new cycle of corruption between themselves irrespective of the results of these 20%. 

The situation in Iraqi is so bad due to the corrupted governing parties and the whole government as a result of that and no one knows what will happen next but the people will revolt more until there is changes.   The only way to get things moving rightly is to overthrow all parties in power because they are thieves only and no way can be changed.

The Iraqi election is corruption 

Election in its classical definition means one party win the government and another one go to the opposition.  By this equation one group put a program for its agenda in all sectors and services and the opposition party observe and balance and or support the government decision based on the national security and welfare.   

In Iraq the situation is different.  All the parties wanted to be in power and power divided between them so that they can continue in their corruption and stealing the money of the nation.    Almost all parties in Iraq since 2003 are based on sectarian and or religious or national issues.   No development in services at all since 2003 in regarding to the main and basic issues like electricity, water and health.   During the government of Nori Almalki for 8 years his government was responsible for ISIS (Daesh) invasion.  He failed to prevent that and the resultant outcome was disasters.   Instead of being judged and accounted he was make as deputy president and all those who were corrupts escaped any kind of punishment including the oil ministers and electricity etc.  

In this election people voted for parties who are more to be secular not religious neither sectarian and who got national agenda without outside intervention like from Iran or others. New electronic system used in counting votes.   The looser especially among Nori Almalkin (pro-Iran) groups and due to their declining in number of votes from above 90 seats 2014 to just above 20 seats in 2018, they rejecting the votes and consider it as corrupted.   Also this is applied for the chair of parliament and his 2 deputies.   

Now it is the duty of the UN to force those who wanted to manipulate the results for their agenda to accept the votes and to go to the opposition.  In short to get mature and understand democracy unless they afraid that they may go into corrupt trials if new government comes! 

Following the Results of the Iraqi Elections 2018 

Three coalitions nearly got the same numbers, the coalition called Saayron (the proceeding or the walker) then Alfatah followed by Alnasr of the prime mister Alabadi.    The Iraqi parliament seat are 329 and any coalition needs 165 seat to be able to form a government.   

Saayron got a bigger chance to form coalition.  It is slightly got more seats than the others but most important it consist parties of all kinds of Iraqi secretors.   The parties are mixture of socialist, civil oppositions, nationalists, and supporters of Muqtada Alsadir.   More important this coalition is not influenced by Iran and the members called for national government without sectarian divisions.  

There are many influential members lost votes such as the chairman of parliament and both his deputies and some others.   

Now different parties have to negotiate formation a coalition of 165 seats to be able to lead for the goveremnt formation.   Most likely Saayron will proceed and all indications point to formation of a coalition away from the influence of Iran dominated allies. 

The Election in Iraq

On May 12TH2018 Iraq will have its election for the Iraqi parliament from which the government will emerge.    However almost nearly all the competing parties and coalitions are corrupted.    They failed for the last 15 years to prevent corruption and many of them were involved in it.  On the other hand almost all of them are based on sectarian agendas of Sunni or Shiah or Kurds or Arabs etc.   

Almost all services in Iraq remained very damaged and an example for that is the electricity issue which remained without solution for 15 years.   The selection of the top minsters were dependent on shares between the parties all of them.   There is no actual oppositions parties as all of them wanted to be in the government. 

It is therefore the election in Iraq is one of the worst in the world as it is based on sectarian shares.  However the highest religious authority of Sayed Ali Sistani presented a declaration about such issues and asked the people to reject those who failed and those who corrupts in their jobs especially those who were seen in the government and failed.   The people respect the religious authority and same calls came from the Sunni religious authorities.   So it remains to see what the people will decide if there is no forgery of the results.  This time they used new electronic systems for election and counting which may give the results quickly.

We will wait and see on 12 may 2018. 

Corruption more dangerous than Daesh in Iraq

In a few weeks time there will be a new election in Iraq.   Iraq suffers from serious problems that will never end easily by deceptive election.   On the top of these problems is the corruption among the top political parties with only very rare exception.   Corruption become part of the Iraqi systems from the top to the bottom.  It added big burden in addition to the ethnic system of power in the wheel of advancement and rebuilding. 

The only way to clean the corrupts is to have new faces not belonging to the present sectarian based system of government.   This is impossible for the time being.   The other burdens on the face of rebuilding and progression are the problems of the Kurds, the problems of the Daesh after math, and Daesh itself still exist in many parts of Iraq.  

One of the big problems in the Iraqi power control is the absence of national loyalty among the political parties.  Most of them are loyal to foreign countries based on sectarian or doctrine issues or simply money.  

The healing of Iraq never going to happen soon if ever it is going to occur while the same faces on power.  

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