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ISCI Initial-State Configuration Interaction ) elected on Tuesday Ammar al-Hakim Sayyed Ammar al-Hakim (Arabic: سید عمار الحكيم) is the son of Abdul Aziz al-Hakim leader of SIIC and he serves as Secretary General of Al-Mihrab Martyr Foundation. , son of recently deceased leader Abdel Aziz al-Hakim, preventing a power tussle that may have harmed its image, the Beirut daily AN NAHAR reported Wednesday. Ammar al-Hakim has been groomed groom
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b. for some time to take over the ISCI from his father, who died last week while receiving cancer treatment in Tehran. Abdel Aziz al-Hakim had headed the ISCI since 2003, succeeding his brother, Mohammad Baker, who was slain in a bombing six years ago.
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Shura is an (Arabic شورَى) word for "consultation" or "council". It is believed to be the method by which pre-Islamic Arabian tribes selected leaders and made major decisions. Central Council of the ISCI, the consultative council which chooses the group's leader, said it unanimously chose Ammar al-Hakim to head the ISCI. "The council would like to stress that it will proceed with the same course of faith in its religious authority and obedience to its directions, moderation, and putting the higher interests of Iraq above factional and personal ones." The death of Hakim Sr. generated confusion in the Iraqi political scene while alliances between Iraq's Shiites have undergone major transformations ahead of January 2010 elections, and when recent progress toward stability has been rocked by bomb attacks.
The newly elected Hakim, a cleric in his 30s, vowed to redeem past mistakes and renew one of the most prominent Shiite parties in the country. "We will work hard to improve the ISCI institution, benefit from past circumstances, and accurately diagnose mistakes. We will renew the ISCI in keeping with the principles of (Mohammad Baker al-Hakim), which (Abdel Aziz) Hakim followed," Ammar al-Hakim stated. He also called on Iraq's undecided political powers ahead of the elections to join "this big and diverse canvas in the Iraqi national coalition." He said, "I call for forming a wide national front that includes all national lists, blocs, and coalitions in the country." He stressed his keenness on "openness to the region, Arabs, and the world."
"Voting for Ammar al-Hakim is normal because of the symbolism Symbolism
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Noun 1. between Sunnis and Shiites, many voters have grown tired of appeals to faith, and instead want rulers who are pragmatic and effective. ISCI has formed a new, mostly Shiite alliance to compete in January's national polls without the smaller Dawa party of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, with whom it swept to power in 2005 as part of a broad Shiite coalition, raising questions about possible fractures among Shiites. (See MER mer
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