Baghdad Former Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari confirmed the readiness of the opposition and supportive political blocs for the elections scheduled for next October, but none of them will win the majority of votes.
Zebari said, in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA), that “all the opposition and supportive political blocs have prepared for the elections next October, but none of them will win the majority of votes.”
He explained that “opinion polls and statistics indicate that there are no national leaders that cross the components and sectarianism, and therefore we demanded the adoption of a single constituency in the new election law, but that did not happen.”
He added, “We need a strong leadership and all Iraqi politicians participated in building neighboring and regional countries. We have also made important efforts to remove Iraq from the international sanctions list, but we do not want to form new dictatorships after 2003,” noting the need for a peaceful transfer of power as approved by the elections.
Regarding the possibility of amending the constitution, Zebari explained that “a review of the constitution is possible within the mechanisms available in accordance with the law, but it requires a real political will and consensus.”
Source: National Iraqi News Agency