Sadr delegation visits Gorran headquarters in Sulaimani

2017/04/24 | 18:25

(Iraq News)- SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region — A Sadr delegation headed by Muqtada al-Sadr’s nephew, Ahmed Sadr, visited Gorran party’s main headquarters in the city of Sulaimani on Monday.The Sadr delegation was received by a high Gorran delegation.

The future of Iraq post-ISIS, news ways of forming alliances and running Iraq after the elections are held were on the agenda to be discussed with Gorran party, Rudaw’s correspondent in Sulaimani has learnt.The Sadr movement is an opposition in the Iraqi government, and is in disagreement with Shiites especially Nouri al-Maliki and the incumbent Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

Hence, they are seeking new alliances — an opportunity in the Kurdistan Region.The Sadr delegation earlier this week had met with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Kurdistan’s Islamic Union in Erbil.

They are due to meet with the Islamic Group of Kurdistan later.

“Our project is for a strong Iraq.

We need the support of the political parties of the Kurdistan Region for its implementation,” Sabah Saadi said in a joint press conference with PUK on Monday.Sadr has long been calling for changes to the election law and the electoral commission whose president is from the KDP.

Supporters of Sadr have, on his call, marched in the streets of Baghdad many times demanding such government reforms.  Sadr’s party believes the change is in the interests of the Iraq people.The next provincial elections are due to be held in September.

Given the ongoing displacement and fight against ISIS, some Iraqi politicians have said they may not take place until 2018.The Sadr delegation and Gorran members are expected to speak at a joint press conference on Monday evening.

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