This will happen during the first session of the new parliament


Date of release: 2018/5/30 0:07 • 171 times read
As the date of the end of the third parliamentary session approaches, reference should be made to the first session of the Chamber of Deputies for the fourth session and the measures it should include in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and the relevant Federal Supreme Court rulings.
“The first session, which is called by the President of the Republic within [15] days of the date of ratification of the Federal Supreme Court on the results of elections to the membership of the House of Representatives, and
opens this meeting, headed by the oldest member according to article [ 54] of the Constitution, which was headed by Dr. Adnan Pachachi for the first parliamentary session, the second session was headed by Dr. Fuad Masum, the third session was chaired by the late Dr. Mahdi Hafiz.

He added: “Winners approved by the Federal Supreme Court in accordance with the competence provided for in Article [93 / VII] of the Constitution, to the first meeting to echo the section provided for in Article [50] of the Constitution to become all deputies, and then the blocks are officially registered To know the parliamentary bloc most responsible for submitting the candidate in charge of forming the ministry based on the provisions of Article [76 / I] of the Constitution, and the mandate within fifteen days from the date of the election of the President of the Republic in the hope that the official will complete the task within thirty days from the date of commissioning, As stipulated by Article 76 / II of the Constitution.

“But the president of the basic age mission is the first session of administration, and open the door to run for thepost of President of the Council of Representatives and his deputies by secret ballot and direct its members, so that the meeting recognizes those who have been elected and he could run too similar to the rest of the House of Representatives.
This means that the president of the age does not have the right to end the first session because the article [55] came as explicit text “The Council of Representatives elected in the first meeting of the President, then the first deputy and second deputy, by an absolute majority of the members of the Council, 54], which stipulates that “… the meeting shall be held under the chairmanship of the oldest members to elect the President of the Council and the two Vice-Presidents, and no extension may be allowed for more than the aforementioned period.” This means that the President and his deputies must be elected at the first meeting exclusively.

He also stated that “the elderly person is not entitled to interrupt the session and keep it open by any argument, because this violates the ruling of the Federal Supreme Court, which is responsible for monitoring the constitutionality of laws and legislations.” The ruling of [55 / federal / 2010] 2010, to “make the first meeting of the House of Representatives [open] and to an unspecified time without the support of the Constitution has constituted a violation of its provisions and confiscated the concept of the first meeting and the objectives of the article [55].”
This provision contributed at the time to end the open meeting, The House of Representatives and the election of the President of the House of Representatives and his deputies and the President of the Republic and then the formation of the ministry after that Those procedures have been delayed for months. ”

“Based on this offer, we reach the conclusion that the first meeting of the House of Representatives should begin with the President of the age, and ends with the President of the elected and Vice-Presidents may not be lifted or made open without completing such procedures, as provided for in the above constitutional articles, High “.


Masoum is discussing with his deputies the results of the elections

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President of the Republic Fuad Masum held a meeting on Tuesday evening, with Vice President Nuri al-Maliki and Iyad Allawi and Osama Najafi, to discuss the results of the elections.

The Presidency of the Republic said in a statement that the agenda of the meeting included “discussing the developments related to the elections of the Council of Representatives in its fourth session held on 12/5/2018, and the problems resulting from the adoption of electronic voting and the subsequent accusations of violations or interventions in the results of a number of Electoral centers inside and outside Iraq “.

The meeting called on all concerned bodies, including the Independent High Electoral Commission, to comply fully with the provisions of the Constitution and the laws in force in this regard and to follow the fundamental ways to consider appeals and complaints.

The meeting also stressed “the need to respect the true will of the voters and take all necessary measures to safeguard the integrity of the democratic process and protect the supreme national interests of the country.”

the House of Representatives decides to resume its meeting tomorrow

The House of Representatives decides to resume its meeting tomorrow
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Shafaq News / The Presidency of the Iraqi Council of Representatives decided on Tuesday, to resume the meeting on Wednesday.

A government source told Ashqaf News that the House of Representatives decided to resume its meeting tomorrow at 12 noon.

The Iraqi parliament – whose mandate is nearing completion – adopted in an extraordinary session on Monday to discuss the election file, adopted a resolution calling on all concerned parties and in accordance with its competence to take the means to restore confidence to the elections.

Eighty-five deputies submitted a request two weeks ago to hold a hearing to discuss what they said was the rigging of a young voter on May 12, in preparation for a vote to cancel the election results.

A parliamentary source told Ashqaf News that the decision of the session of the House of Representatives takes the degree of “recommendation”, stressing that “non-binding.”

He added that “Law No. 45 on the elections of the House of Representatives is valid and can not be higher than the law and objections to the results can be submitted as appeals to the Electoral Judicial Court in accordance with the provisions of the law.”

Several political figures have already issued accusations of election fraud, including National Alliance leader Iyad Allawi, who called for the cancellation of the results, accusing the Electoral Commission of committing “atrocities and scandals” during the running of the ballot.

It is noteworthy that the Council of Ministers decided last Thursday to form a committee of judicial institutions and security and oversight to study appeals, stressing the granting of the right of access to all the documents relating to the elections.

Iraqi Parliament Cannot Annul Election Results: MP


Iraqi Parliament Cannot Annul Election Results: MP

ERBIL — A Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament said that article 61 from the country’s constitution has defined the parliament’s authority, which excludes the power of annulling any election results. 

MP Farhad Qader’s remark is in reaction to parliament’s decision to annul the ballots of expats and internally displaced people in four provinces after some political factions expressed dissatisfaction at their results. 

“Such decisions by the parliament are non-biding, meaning that they are merely suggestions and the government and other institutions are not obliged to accept the decisions,” the Kurdish lawmaker wrote on his Facebook feed. 

Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission is expected to hold a meeting on Thursday and respond to the parliamentary decision. 

Riyaz Bardaran, head of the commission, said on Tuesday that the decision may escalate the political tensions and lead to a civil war.

Smart card adopts advanced payment systems


(Independent) .. Smart card company confirmed the continuation of the organization of its work by adopting the best global systems in the detailed payments .

The media advisor Ghazi Kanani said: “The specialized teams in Key Card work to follow developments in the field of payments in various countries of the world, and work to adopt these developments locally .

He added that the company is working on the transfer of advanced technology in this important joint, which carries great advantages to the domestic financial sector, and is working to change the form of financial transactions .

Kanani pointed out that the field of work the size of the Iraqi market in dire need to begin where the world ended in this area, where it requires the reality of flexible and secure transactions, and this is what the company provides .

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Moqtada al-Sadr meets the Emir of Kuwait


Release date: 2018/5/29 21:28 • 19 times read
(International: Euphrates News) met with the leader of the Sadrist movement, Mr. Moqtada al-Sadr, on Tuesday evening, the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Al-Sadr arrived in Kuwait on Saturday evening and was received by Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Sabah Al-Sabah.
This visit comes at the official invitation of the State of Kuwait to develop relations between the two countries and the two brotherly peoples. “

The Association of Private Banks organizes a Ramadan evening in the presence of the World Bank in Erbil



Economy News Baghdad :

The Association of Iraqi Private Banks organized a Ramadan evening in cooperation with the Governance Center for Directors in Erbil and in the presence of a number of economic institutions, including the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank, the Civil Society Organizations Department and a group of effective civil society organizations in the region .

And presented at the beginning of the evening documentary film shows the activities of the Association of private banks during the past years and community initiatives provided in addition to international conferences held inside and outside Iraq and others .

“The Association of Private Banks is very interested in implementing governance in all institutions operating in the country because it will increase its activity, which will reflect positively on the country’s economy,” said Wadih al-Hanal, president of the Association of Iraqi Private Banks .

He pointed out that “the Association of Private Banks is ready to become a strategic partner of the institutions wishing to implement governance in Iraq,” adding that “Iraqi banks are currently working to implement the system of governance, which will increase banking services .”

He pointed out that “the development of Iraq’s economy is through opening the way for the private sector and the government to facilitate its actions and end the suffering of this vital sector by involving it in all economic sectors.” He pointed out that “the world’s experiences proved that the only solution to build the economy is through the private sector, “He said.

The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) Head of Mission, Ziad Badr, announced that IFC is working to establish a Governance Center in Baghdad and Basra .

“Corporate governance is an important step in transforming family businesses into large institutions that ensure continuity for generations,” Bader said. “IFC supports governance in several countries through the establishment of locally managed institutions .”

“The Corporate Governance Center, established last year in Erbil, is a success story because it has a cohesive board that worked together and managed to provide the support and funding required for their success,” he said. “IFC has launched governance bodies in several countries such as Jordan and Egypt, In Baghdad, Basra and other provinces . “

“IFC intends to work on a partnership with the Association of Private Banks on governance as well as with the promising station organization to give the new blood a greater role in leadership in the context of governance and this is the most important message,” he added.

“The World Bank is the patron of the Governance Center for Managers, which gives strength, immunity and credibility to our work, as well as the Institute’s support to the private and public sectors, ” said Mahmoud Raouf Karim, Chairman of the Governance Center .

He added that “the governance center for managers consists of 10 members, all volunteers to serve companies and official bodies to serve the national economy.” He explained that “the World Bank has equipped us with trainers to conduct training courses aimed at upgrading the level of companies, banks and human cadres, which will work to develop the institution and increase productivity .”

He pointed out that “the success of companies must be a fabric between the Board of Directors and the executive, which will become clear that the goal of maintaining the sustainability of the company and its survival for several generations .”

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