The President Discusses with a Number of Heads of Universities, Top Academic Figures, Heads and Representatives of the Professional Unions on Nominating a PM Who Would Be Acceptable by the People

2019/12/11

As a part of the President's efforts being made to meet and listen to the views of the various official and popular parties, President Salih met separately today at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad, with a number of Heads of Universities, Top Academic Figures, Heads and Representatives of the Professional Unions as well. 
During the meetings, the President and members of visiting delegations examined the current situation in the country and the efforts being made to nominate a new PM for an interim government in accordance with the constitutional timeliness and legal frameworks. 
 Together, they emphasized the importance of involving the different elites on reaching to the national final decision about selecting a new Prime Minister heading an interim government which has an essential duty to meet the required reforms as well as setting the stage for holding a fair and free elections in accordance with a fair election law.
 Additionally, the new candidate must be acceptable by all sectors of the Iraqi people, to meet people's aspirations and their hopes to live in freedom and dignity. 
 They underscored the need to keep the demonstrations to remain peaceful as well as confronting of those who sow sedition among protestors, outlaws who attack the protestors and violate public security.  
Through an open and constructive dialogue, the President was briefed the guests' views about ongoing protest movement and its legitimate demands. 
The discussions at the meetings focused on the way that guarantees the peaceful demonstrations to be starting point for conducting a genuine and fundamental reforms of the political process furthermore to embark the reconstruction phase of the homeland and protecting citizens' rights.


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