The first consists of SIIC
head Ammar al-Hakim and outgoing vice-president Adel Abdul-Mahdi and the second by Sadruddin Qabbanji and Shiekh Hamam Hamoudi.
As a result, the APS source on April 3 said, the SIIC
now was altering its political course.
There appear to be about five reasons why SIIC
did poorly in the balloting.
The two most discussed alternatives to Maliki are Vice-President Adel Abdul-Mehdi, of SIIC
, and Ayad Allawi, a former PM and a secular Shi'ite.
) to team up in the food business and signed a contract with an SIIC
group firm, Shanghai SIIC
Modern Agriculture Development Co.
25, by the SIIC
quoted Hakeem in his meeting with Kurdistan Region-s Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, saying that there is a genuine will to solve the problems between the Region and Center, regarding the issues of oil and security cooperation, pointing out that such a will has been realized during the talks between the Prime Minister and Nechirvan Barzani.
Members of the SIIC
political bureau attended the meeting with the sheikh," he added.
Spanish real estate developer Colonial (MCE:L1CAR) said on Thursday its French unit Societe Fonciere Lyonnaise (EPA:FLY), or SFL, was in exclusive negotiations to take some 30% in SIIC
de Paris (EPA:IMMP), a unit of Spanish rival Realia (MCE:RLIA).
Sadr Insists on Iraqiya, SIIC
and Kurdish Involvement in Coalition with Maliki
Undoubtedly, the meeting can be a start-point to get out of Iraq's political impasse, but we cannot be hopeful that we can achieve results only through this single meeting," SIIC
member Seyed Forat al-Shar told FNA on Wednesday.
But what complicates the matter is that the Sadrists and the SIIC
are bitter rivals and both insist on their own candidate becoming PM for a four-year term.
Gulf News did not name the party in question, but judging by Mutlaq's pronouncements, he was alluding to a Ja'fari group backed by Iran - probably the SIIC
Founded in Iran in the early 1980s, with its Badr militia armed and trained by the IRGC, the SIIC
is led by Hujjat ul-Islam Ammar al-Hakim who recently visited Syria and met with President Assad.
party swept Shia areas in the first provincial elections after the invasion, but in elections this January it suffered major losses.
Shahroudi, an Iraqi of Iranian origin, is one of the co-founders of Hakim's SIIC
and has recently praised this party for endorsing the SOFA.