Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, visited with a delegation of the Citizen’s Coalition, including Sheikh Mr. Hamam Hammoudi, Mr. Ahmad al-Jalabi, Mr. Muhammad al-Assadi and Mr. Baligh Abu Kalal, the Prime Minister, Mr. Nouri al-Maliki in his house in Baghdad, on Monday, May 12, 2014, in the presence of the Prime Minister’s adviser his Eminence sheikh Abdul Halim Zuhairi, the member of the State of Law Coalition, Mr. Yassine Majid and one of the leaders of the Islamic Dawa Party, Mr. Tarek Najm.
During the meeting, they discussed the political situation and the developments on the Iraqi arena, as well as the parliamentary elections. The attendees praised the electoral process and the accompanying democratic environment as well as the role of the security apparatuses in protecting the election stations, believing that the electoral experience promotes the democratic experience in the new Iraq. They also applauded the transparency during the elections, and the role of the international entities such as the United Nations and the European Union in particular, in supporting the democratic experience in Iraq, while pointing to some irregularities during the electoral process. Also during the meeting, the parties agreed to keep the dialogue alive between the Citizen’s Coalition and the State of Law Coalition to come up with common visions for the next stage and activate the role of the National Alliance so as to become a wise, effective institution. For his part, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim stressed the need for a partnership between the powerful individuals and the harmonious team who has one single vision to rule Iraq during the next stage based on the national alliance.