Hawzah News Agency- (Baghdad, Iraq) An informed source said that Ammar al-Hakim, the leader of the ISCI, has been appointed the head of the Iraqi National Alliance (INA) for one year.
The appointment came at the end of a meeting held by the alliance’s members to discuss a number of political and security issues on Sunday, September 4.
Hakim will now be replacing Iraq’s Foreign Minister and former Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari as the head of the alliance.
The INA, which comprises Shia political parties, has the majority of seats in the parliament and accordingly has the right to form the government and appoint the prime minister.
The alliance includes four political parties, namely the State of Law Coalition, headed by Nouri al-Maliki, the ISCI, the National Reform Trend Party, headed by al-Jaafari, and the Sadrist Movement, with prominent Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as its leader.
Over the past few months, hundreds of Iraqis have been gathering at Tahrir (Liberation) square in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and elsewhere in the country every Friday, urging the containment of corruption and also the formation of a technocrat government in the country.