After a rivalry with Lebanon, an Israeli newspaper: Iraq is the "most crooked" country in the world
Baghdad Observer/ On Monday, an Israeli newspaper considered Iraq the "most crooked" country in the world after competing with Lebanon as a result of the overall political and general conditions experienced by the two countries, while indicating that the new Iraqi government was formed as a result of "misleading political opportunism" that benefited from Muqtada al-Sadr's resignation. And the withdrawal of his current from Parliament.
The Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, said in a report translated by the Baghdad Observer Agency, that "Iraq and Lebanon are in a competition situation over the title of the most crooked country in the world, as they suffer from the same disease represented by ethnic and religious divisions, and Iran's interference in their political affairs," to conclude that Iraq, in This competition, is the title winner.
Formation of the Sudanese government
The Israeli newspaper clarified its idea, a note about “the agreement of the political forces in Iraq in October on the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister, where the Prime Minister presented his government two weeks later to Parliament, which approved it, while Lebanon witnessed elections last May, but that Parliamentary agreement has not yet appeared."
After the Israeli report indicated that “the two countries suffer from the same disease represented by ethnic and religious divisions,” he clarified that “the divisions in Iraq are between Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds, while in Lebanon they are between Sunnis and Shiites, Christians and Druze, while ministerial portfolios in the two countries are distributed according to the sharing system. Ethnic, as the president of Iraq is Kurdish, while in Lebanon he is Christian, and the prime minister of Iraq is Shiite, while in Lebanon he is Sunni, while the speaker of parliament in Iraq is Sunni, and in Lebanon he is Shiite.”
According to the Israeli report, "the two countries are competing for the world's most twisted state, while Iran is interfering in their political affairs, as Hezbollah represents Iran's interests in Lebanon, while Iran in Iraq has power over some Shiite parties and militias."
The report considers that the important difference between the two countries lies underground, as Iraq possesses the third largest oil reserves in the world and unspecified quantities of gas, while Lebanon stands on the contrary, as its treasury is empty and lacks sources of income, although it It may be filled up a bit after the recent agreement with Israel on offshore gas resources."
Iraq's economic resources
The report stressed that "despite the resources that Iraq possesses, it is far from being able to meet the needs of its population, and it is forced to buy electricity and gas from Iran, while about a third of the citizens live below the poverty level."
The report continued, "As is also the case in Beirut, the formation of a government and the election of a president in Baghdad do not constitute a guarantee for achieving political stability or economic recovery."
He considered that "the government was formed as a result of misleading political opportunism that benefited from the resignation of the leader of the largest political bloc Muqtada al-Sadr and the withdrawal of his current from Parliament, so that the Coordination Framework bloc became the largest parliamentarian and elects the president, then the prime minister and his government."
middle political generation
After the report described Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani as "part of the middle generation of Iraqi politicians," he referred to his partisan and ministerial career, noting that he "abandoned the pro-Iranian Dawa Party to run in the recent elections as an independent candidate, and that he is trying, in vain, to show that he is not a man." Iran is in Baghdad or is under the influence of the United States," accusations have been leveled against him.
The report criticized the ministerial program plan that Al-Sudani read before Parliament and was greeted with cheers, in order to rehabilitate Iraq, saying that “it is possible that no one has read it, because there are similar ministerial plans on which dust or mold gathers inside the drawers of former prime ministers.”
The plan of the Sudanese government’s ministerial program identified “economic reforms, the fight against corruption, and a foreign policy aimed at strengthening relations with the world, building power stations, new arrangements to provide water and creating job opportunities, along with ideas for a new electoral law.” The end of days couldn't look any better.
The report considered that "it is better for Al-Sudani and the bloc on which he is based, to meet Al-Sadr's demands related to new elections within a year and to prepare a new electoral law, if they want to spend their first year in power in relative calm."
One year is not enough
The report stated that "one year will not be enough for reconstruction after decades of devastation, or for positive economic results," adding that "it is unlikely that Parliament will be able to draft a new electoral law, as it requires the redrawing of electoral districts in a manner It may damage the traditional power of local leaders, ethnic and partisan groups, who know how to take advantage of the demographics in their areas.”
New election law
On the other hand, the report pointed out that “drafting a new electoral law in Lebanon required four years, and even after it was approved in 2017, it showed that the desired changes were cosmetic and did not lead to the abolition of the ethnic and religious quota system, which still determines the rules of the political game and the distribution of resources. In the country, noting that "the Iraqis should expect the same."
The report concluded by noting that "the failures undertaken by the Iraqi government are of interest, not only because they can bring people out into the street, provoke clashes and lead to the undermining of what some call "the stability of the state", but also that "the most worrying thing, especially in the West, is related to Whether the Iraqi government will be more loyal to Iran than the governments that preceded it, and whether it will strengthen its relations with the United States, and how it will turn into a part of the regional strategic fabric.
The Israeli report provided its answer to this question, saying that "Iraq, under any government, depends on Iran economically and is close to it in religious terms, but it is not a prisoner of war there."