Iraqi parliament issued crises for the government … and is preparing to interrogate al-Abadi

BAGHDAD – Baraa al – Shammari

August 2016 28

البرلمان العراقي يصدّر أزماته للحكومة... ويحضّر لاستجواب العبادي

Iraq’s parliament is trying to overcome the internal differences that nearly toppled its president Saleem al-Jubouri, through a new movement aims to transfer the crisis to the government and independent bodies. After the vote on the dismissal of Defense Minister Khaled al – Obeidi, and questioned Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari, and the lack of conviction Bojobth, Iraqi lawmakers attend the questioning of Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi, and officials of independent bodies. The Iraqi parliamentary source familiar with a number of MPs they started collecting signatures for a request to the Presidency of the parliament to interrogate al-Abadi and other government officials related to charges of corruption and reforms, and formation of a government of technocrats. The source added, for “new Arab”, that the interrogation will also include presidents and general managers in independent bodies.
In parallel, the MP announced that “the will of the movement,” Hanan al, its intention to interrogate al-Abadi and Chairman of the CMC, Safa al-Din spring. On the other hand, he made it clear in a televised interview, that the questioning of the Minister of Defense hearing article has accordance with the constitutional frameworks, and “everyone respect their results, even if it is not satisfactory,” according to the saying.

Obeidi is still in the Defense Ministry by order of the prime minister

And he saw a member of the Iraqi parliament from the coalition of state law, full-Zaidi, that “the next stage will be a bus interrogations,” revealing in a press statement that the Abadi may be in the list of respondents, “may be the withdrawal of confidence from it.” He explained that the parliamentary vote, on Saturday, by an absolute majority on the lack of conviction answers Zebari , “would be a prelude to the withdrawal of confidence from the parliament in the coming sessions.” The Iraqi Council of Representatives held last Thursday, a meeting of the questioning of the Minister of Finance, on the background of corruption charges filed with the Board MP for the coalition of state law, Haitham al-Jubouri. The latter confirmed the existence of meetings to develop a questioning in parliament Abadi mechanisms, noting that mechanisms should include a comprehensive program for the reform of the executive branch.

In contrast, called by a coalition of Iraqi forces, Mohammed al-Mashhadani, the House of Representatives to work hard to question the prime minister, and executives of others, and not just to declare and waving interrogation. He called in an interview for the “new Arab”, the legislative power to sack corrupt officials, as happened with the Defence Minister, if it wants to prove its credibility in front of the Iraqis. He added that he must be “on the parliament to reconsider the composition of the independent bodies, like the Office of the elections, and the Integrity Commission, the Communications and Media Commission, the body pilgrimage,” noting that the ruling Dawa party, which belongs to al-Abadi, largely dominated by these bodies.

The Iraqi constitution gives independent bodies, most notably the “Electoral Commission, the Human Rights Commission, the Commission on Public Integrity, body Hajj, the CMC, the Sunni Endowment, and the Shiite Endowment,” the status independent of the legislative and executive branches, and the granting of the right to choose their chairmen of the Parliament on the recommendation of Prime Ministers. In a related context, he said the leader of the coalition of state law, Jassim al-Bayati, said Abadi nominated 20 figure to fill important positions in independent bodies, likely in a statement, that the prime minister is having difficulty passing those names, prior to obtaining the approval of the political blocs.

In the meantime, Iraqi government sources said that al-Obeidi, was still at the Defense Ministry, confirmed for “new Arab”, that he had received orders from the prime minister obliged to remain in the ministry’s headquarters to pending appeal made by the Federal Court’s decision on his dismissal. But a member of parliament from the coalition of state law, high Nassif, demanded that al-Obeidi remove from the ministry. She said that “the dismissal was in accordance with the legal one hundred percent of the procedures in the parliament,” al-Obeidi calling for the commitment to implement the will of the people and not to underestimate the legislature’s decision. Iraqi parliamentary and confirmed the presence of a defense minister article informational system, based in the center of Baghdad, and is working to fabricate news in their own interests and disturb public opinion, pointing out that al-Obeidi spent on this system of public money.

Deputies proceeded tocollect signatures onthe request tothe chairmanof theparliament to interrogate al- Abadi

Parliament ‘s victory
War of words and exchange of charges between the legislative and executive branches indicate the triumph of the parliament so far, according to political science professor at Baghdad University, Hassan Alaidani, who confirmed for “new Arab”, the House of Representatives was able to sack the defense minister, and the questioning of the Minister of Finance in preparation for his dismissal, as well as for preparation for questioning the prime minister. He added that the government had failed to mobilize support needed in parliament to dismiss his boss, al – Jubouri. “The parliament was able to turn the tables and put it on Abadi and his ministers in the dock”, stressing that the dismissal of al-Obeidi will make more daring to question the executives and dismissal of officials, including Prime Minister legislature.

The current Iraqi parliament after the announcement of the results of parliamentary elections held on April 30 / April 2014 and comprises 328 deputies. He received State of Law coalition led by former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri alMaliki , 91 seats, the Kurdistan Alliance 62 seats, and the Sadrists 34 seats, the Bloc citizen 29 seats, and are united 23 seats, and a coalition of the National 21 seats, and a coalition of Arab 10 seats, remaining seats went to other small blocks. Was formed after broad political coalitions, the national Kalthalv Shiite, which included: a coalition of state law, and the Sadrists, and the mass of the citizen, and the Alliance of Iraqi forces, the Sunni, which included: united, Arab coalition, and deputies from the coalition in Iraq.

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