TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Ammar al-Hakim's announcement about the establishment of National Wisdom Stream can be interpreted as emergence of new currents in the Iraqi politics in the Post-Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) era.
Ammar al-Hakim announced on July 24 that he was stepping down as the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), a major Shiite political party, to form the new National Wisdom Stream.
Explaining about reasons behind his decision, he said Iraqi politicians need a new movement to present national projects. He added that Iraqis are in need of a new “political movement to embrace its components,” making no difference between its groups.
While a number of political cycles sees the formation of new party as “fragmentation”, Hakim underlined preserving solidarity among all Iraqis.
Meantime, Hakim will retain his seat as the Chairman of the Shiite National Alliance, an umbrella group of Shiite political parties that hold more than half the seats in the Iraqi National Assembly.
The developments came as many analysts believe that change of politics in Iraq after the collapse of Daesh caliphate in Mosul would be a natural phenomenon in post-Daesh Iraq, especially a year before the parliamentary elections due to be held in April 2018.
In this regard, the American geopolitical intelligence platform and publisher, Stratfor, said now that the major military battles to oust Daesh militants from key Iraqi cities are over, the country's attention, which had been keenly focused on the security situation, is shifting towards burgeoning political battles.
Hakim seems to be among first Iraqi politicians who has taken steps towards shaping Iraq’s politics in post-Daesh era.
Accordingly, Hakim is now pushing younger members to take over key party leadership posts and that canbe see as another reason behind the decision for forming the National Wisdom Stream.