Legal expert: Decisions of the Council of Ministers manual screening and cancellation of the results of the outside and displaced persons are enforceable

Policy  2018/06/05 22:19  1240

Baghdad today – special

The legal expert Tariq Harb revealed on Tuesday the legality and constitutionality of the decisions and recommendations of the Council of Ministers which he approved during today’s session on the violations that accompanied the electoral process that took place on 12 May .

“The Council of Ministers distributed the tasks to the relevant bodies of the Public Prosecution, the Integrity Commission, the Chamber of Deputies, the Electoral Commission and the Office of Financial Control, ” he said in an exclusive interview with Baghdad today .

The legal expert added that “the decisions and recommendations of the Council of Ministers to the concerned parties are binding and can not be rejected by any party .”

The Cabinet approved the conclusions and recommendations contained in the minutes of the Supreme Committee, which was formed by Cabinet Resolution No. 198 of 2018 .

The recommendations included, according to the Information Office of the Prime Minister :

– Count and manual sorting by at least 5% in all centers .

– Abolishing the results of the elections abroad and the displaced to prove serious and deliberate fraud and collusion as stated in the recommendations and conclusions of the High Committee .

– The Council of Ministers directs the National Intelligence Service, the National Security Apparatus and the intelligence services of the Ministry of the Interior to prosecute the manipulators and take legal action against them in accordance with the law .

– The Council of Ministers requests the Prosecutor to initiate criminal proceedings based on the report .

– The Council of Ministers shall transmit the said report to the Integrity Commission for investigation and to take deterrent measures .

– The report shall be referred to the Chamber of Deputies for taking appropriate measures as mentioned in paragraph 2 of the above recommendations .

– As a precautionary measure and as a result of serious matters in the report requiring the presence of officials of the Electoral Commission from the rank of assistant director general and above, it is decided that the approval of the Prime Minister must be obtained before traveling abroad .

The Electoral Commission announced on May 19, 2018, the final results of the legislative elections, topped the list of “Saron” with 54 seats, followed by the alliance, “Fatah” with 48 seats, and the coalition, “victory” with 42 seats, followed by the coalition, “State of Law” With 26 seats, the Kurdistan Democratic Party with 25 seats, while the coalition won “national” 21 seats, and stream “wisdom” 20 seats, while the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan won 18 seats .

Political parties participating in the election race cast doubt on the integrity of the voting process in a number of governorates including Kirkuk, Sulaymaniyah, Nineveh and Anbar, as well as other parts of the country .

In the legislative elections held on Saturday, 12 May 2018, 320 political parties, coalitions and electoral lists competed as follows: 88 electoral lists, 205 political entities and 27 electoral alliances, through 7,367 candidates, fewer than the number of candidates for the 2014 elections Which exceeded 9 thousand .

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Newspaper: Mutlaq and Allawi and Jubouri told Abadi support for his second term .. This is what promised them

Policy  2018/06/05 22:58  1182  Editor: hr

Baghdad today – follow-up

The newspaper “Al Arab” London, in a report published on Tuesday night, Wednesday, that Sunni political forces announced their support for the nomination of the current Prime Minister, Haider Abadi, for a second term in exchange for the implementation of some promises.

“The main Sunni political figures in Iraq are trying to provide the necessary support to Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi to remain in office for a second term in the latest images of the transformations of the political world in Mesopotamia,” the newspaper said in its report.

“Since the announcement of the results of the general elections that took place last May, the Sunni political forces have held consultations with various parties, but they have not reached clear understandings, except for the movement of the solution led by businessman Jamal Karbouli, Abadi for a second term. ”

Saleh al-Mutlaq, the leader of the Dialogue Front, said in a statement that he invited the Speaker of the Parliament, Salim al-Jubouri, and the leader of the National List, Iyad Allawi, and representatives of different Sunni political forces, including the coalition led by businessman Khamis Khanjar.

The newspaper quoted a politician who attended the invitation, saying that “I have been informed Abadi by the Sunni leaders supporting him for a second term.”

The newspaper pointed out that “Sunni political forces that participated in the elections are divided into four main directions, with small local forces; the first led by Allawi, the second led by the dagger, the third led by Karbali, and the fourth led by former Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi.”

“At present, it can be said that Abbadi has the support of three quarters of the Sunni politicians in Iraq, putting him in a good negotiating position with the Shiite and Kurdish parties.”

The newspaper quoted sources as saying that “Abadi promised the Sunni leaders in the house of Mutlaq to prevent the Iranian-backed factions from tampering with the security file, and confirmed his readiness in the event of a new government to launch a large-scale reconstruction campaign for Sunni areas destroyed during the era of control of an organization calling on large parts of the country “He said.

The sources added that “the Sunni leaders, chose to support Abadi, after they confirmed the support of the international community for his survival.”

“Because of the multiplicity of Sunni lists participating in the elections, the seats were divided on a number of competing trends within the same sectarian space, which, according to observers, turned everyone into junior players.”

“These young players can not weigh any list they have, but they can provide some political momentum.” The Sunni momentum seems to have been effective for my slaves, according to an Iraqi politician, “as the other parties heard and cared about.”

The politician, who was quoted by the “Arabs”, that “Moqtada al-Sadr sent signals of his readiness to support Abbadi in a second term, in the event he got sufficient Sunni support.”

He added that “resolving the matter of the candidate for the post of prime minister, will mean overcoming a major obstacle in the way of the formation of a quick new Iraqi government,” revealing that “the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani, did not mind opening the door for dialogue with Abbadi in the event of support of the Sunnis and Sadr.

And goes the Iraqi politician, that “to proceed with the construction of this political front, would attract the leader of the Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri of the Alliance of conquest, to join the largest parliamentary bloc.”

The sources specify the list of political forces excluded so far from mobility and negotiations to form the largest bloc. “The coalition of state law led by Nuri al-Maliki, at the forefront of this list, followed by the movement of Asaib Ahl al-Haq led by Qais al-Khazali, which expanded its gains from one parliamentary seat in the 2014 parliament to 15 seats in the 2018 parliament, Led by Karbouli. ”

The Iraqi political observer quoted by the newspaper in its report, that “the Sunni politicians who realized that their presence in the Iraqi political equation has been floating after losing their popular base will be reluctant to join the alliance of Sadr al-Abbadi only if offered secondary or supplementary positions, the purpose Including showing goodwill and appeasing Arab countries that still see sectarian representation as a kind of balance that distances Iraq from the Iranian axis. ”

The observer believes that “the logic of Sunni politicians can be considered backward compared to what the Iraqis expect from political change, ending the stage of sectarian strife to begin the stage of reconstruction and state building, fighting corruption and liberating public freedoms and restoring Iraq’s relations with its Arab surroundings.”

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URGENT Jabouri welcomes cabinet decisions on elections and calls for tomorrow’s meeting

 

Release Date: 2018/6/5 20:57 • 279 times read
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The media office of the Speaker of Parliament, Salim al-Jubouri, welcomed the decisions of the Council of Ministers on the fraud and manipulation of parliamentary elections.
According to a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, that the conditions of the elections and the similar rigging and manipulation have reflected negatively on the overall situation of the country and created new crises did not need to enter the country and the humiliations and humiliations, so all the measures taken to detect fraud and manipulation ”
The Information Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives praised” the high and welcomes the decisions taken by the Council of Ministers in its session held Tuesday, which included several measures to correct the course of the electoral process and restore confidence in the democratic approach in the country.
” Yan that “these important decisions, which are in support of the decisions taken by the House of Representatives in this regard can represent a major turning point and a significant change that can contribute to the acceleration of the formation of the government and stability of the situation.”
He called Jubouri office “members of the House of Representatives to attend the meeting on Wednesday to complete the role played by the Council in standing against fraud and manipulation and maintain the integrity of the political process.”
The Council of Ministers approved the conclusions and recommendations contained in the minutes of the Supreme Committee, which was established by Cabinet Resolution No. 198 of 2018, which included a manual counting and sorting of at least 5% in all centers. The results of the elections abroad were also canceled. The Council of Ministers directs the National Intelligence Service, the National Security Apparatus and the intelligence services of the Ministry of the Interior to prosecute the manipulators and take legal action against them in accordance with the law. ”
The Council of Ministers also requested the Attorney General to initiate criminal proceedings based on the report. The Council of Ministers referred the report to the Integrity Commission for investigation and the taking of deterrent measures. The report is referred to the Chamber of Deputies for taking appropriate measures as stated in paragraph 2 of the above recommendations. As a result of the serious report that requires the presence of officials of the Electoral Commission from the rank of assistant director-general and above decides that the approval of the Prime Minister before traveling outside Iraq.
The House of Representatives, voted in an extraordinary session held on 28 May last, a parliamentary decision to cancel the elections abroad and conditional voting in the camps for displaced people in Anbar, Salahuddin, Nineveh and Diyala, provided evidence of the falsification of the will of the voters except the votes of minorities covered by the quota and the counting and sorting manual With less than 10% of the ballot boxes in the electoral centers. If a discrepancy of 25% of the results has been proven manually, the counting and counting shall be done manually to all governorates and the political entities shall be immediately provided with an electronic copy and photocopies of the ballot papers and the results of the election. at”.
The Electoral Commission announced its rejection of the parliamentary resolution for violating the laws in force and warned of its repercussions may reach the outbreak of civil war in Iraq, “stressing that” the results of the elections were identical to what is in the ballot boxes and the Iraqi people not to pay attention to those who want to turn on the electoral process, “to the extent She finished

Abadi: There is no problem in the drinking water and continue with Turkey and Iran on the file

Political

Since 2018-06-05 at 17:46 (Baghdad time)

Baghdad – Mawazine News

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday that the government will continue with the Turkish and Iranian sides to resolve the issue of water releases, pointing out that electricity production is on the rise and we will provide the requirements of citizens soon.

“The government is continuing with the Turkish and Iranian sides to resolve the issue of water releases and not to damage Iraq and its people and its economy and agricultural resources, and the topic has been subject to many dialogues and negotiations between the two sides,” Abadi said during his weekly conference after the cabinet meeting.

“There is no problem with drinking water but with irrigation allocations and we assure citizens that the water reserves are adequate for this year,” Abadi said. “Electricity production is on the rise and we will meet the requirements of citizens soon.”

“We have issued our directives through the Ministerial Council for National Security to make the most of our resources and preserve them and adhere to water quotas and non-bypass between the provinces and ensure the irrigation of agricultural areas.”

Al-Abbadi said that there are campaigns to intimidate and intimidate Iraqis and spread false images about the Tigris River. Some of these campaigns are not innocent and we hope that there is an approach to spread terror and panic among Iraqis and call on our people and the media to pay attention to the sources of information and exercise their national and responsible role.

“The situation in the Qandil mountains in northern Iraq is not new and this problem has been over for 40 years and they have been in existence since the 1980s and we do not accept any transgression on our soil. What is raised in the media happens with the elections and any violation is a breach of sovereignty,” Abadi said.

 

 

Jubouri issued a position of decisions Abadi on “election fraud”

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The head of the House of Representatives Salim al-Jubouri, on Tuesday, welcomed the decisions of the Council of Ministers on the fraud and manipulation of parliamentary elections, calling on MPs to attend the meeting Wednesday.

The media office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives said in a statement to the twilight news that “the circumstances of the elections and the similar rigging and manipulation have negatively affected the general situation of the country and created new crises that the country did not need to enter its mazes and delusions, so all the measures taken to detect fraud and manipulation But is in the interest of the country and preserve the security and future generations. ”

The Information Office of the House of Representatives praised “the high and welcomes the decisions taken by the Council of Ministers in its session today, Tuesday 5 June 2018, which included several measures to correct the course of the electoral process and restore confidence in the democratic approach in the country.”

The statement added that “these important decisions which are in support of the decisions taken by the House of Representatives in this regard can represent a major turning point and a significant change that can contribute to the acceleration of the formation of the government and the stability of the situation,” calling for “members of the House of Representatives to attend the meeting on Wednesday to complete the role Who played in the Council to stand up against fraud and manipulation and maintain the integrity of the political process.

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President Barzani marks a new opportunity to solve the problems between Erbil and Baghdad in accordance with three principles

 

One country can not determine the fate of an entire country …

President Barzani marks a new opportunity to solve the problems between Erbil and Baghdad in accordance with three principles

Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani said on Tuesday that despite some observations on the May 12 legislative elections and their subsequent results, there is a new opportunity that has emerged and through which issues and problems can be resolved.

“It is very important to focus on the principles of partnership, harmony and balance, not as in the previous stages, where one party determines the fate of an entire country and the three principles are followed,” Barzani said in a series of tweets on Twitter .

“We are seriously trying to reach common ground, and we sincerely hope that compliance with these principles will resolve the issues between Arbil, Baghdad and other political issues in Iraq,” Barzani said in another editorial.

The result of the elections of 12 May last legislative, showed the issuance of the alliance, “Sowron”, supported by the Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr 54 seats, while the second alliance of the “conquest” led by Hadi Amiri (including the most prominent factions of the militias of the crowd) with 47 seats, and the coalition Haider Abadi Prime Minister outgoing “victory” third with 42 seats. And the coalition of “state law” fourth with 26 seats, while the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by President Barzani, ranked first Cordstania and the fifth Iraqi with 25 seats.

Abadi policy endorses recommendations on electoral violations and reveals fraud (attached to recommendations)

 

Al-Abbadi announces recommendations on election violations and reveals fraud (attached to recommendations)
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Shafaq News / Prime Minister Haider Abadi on Tuesday to separate the role of the judiciary, and the Independent High Electoral Commission.

“We are following up on the results of the elections, and we must separate the role of the judiciary and the election commission,” Abbadi said at a weekly press conference following his meeting with his government team. “The cabinet voted on the recommendations and conclusions of the committee to consider the election appeals.”

He pointed out that “the committee formed by the Prime Minister revealed cases of fraud in some polling stations and the Commission bears responsibility,” saying that “relying on devices not examined in the elections have caused us to problems.”

The Council of Ministers in its meeting on Tuesday chaired by Abbadi on the conclusions and recommendations of the Higher Ministerial Committee on the violations of the elections, which included:

1 – counting and manual sorting of at least 5% in all centers.

2. Abolishing the results of the elections abroad and the displaced persons to prove that they have committed serious and deliberate fraud and complicity, according to the Committee’s findings and recommendations.

3. The Council of Ministers shall direct the Intelligence Service, the National Security Apparatus and the intelligence services of the Ministry of the Interior to prosecute the manipulators and take legal action against them in accordance with the law.

4. The Council of Ministers shall request the Prosecutor to initiate criminal proceedings based on what is stated in the report.

5. The Council of Ministers shall transmit the said report to the impartiality commission for investigation and to take deterrent measures.

6. The report shall be referred to the Chamber of Deputies for taking whatever it deems appropriate, as stated in paragraph 2 of the recommendations.

7 – as a precautionary measure and the serious matters that require the presence of officials of the Electoral Commission from the rank of assistant director general and above decides that the approval of the Prime Minister must be obtained before traveling abroad.

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Ankara announces a new agreement with Baghdad on filling the dam, “Alesso”

Ankara announces new agreement with Baghdad on filling the dam "Alesso"
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The Turkish ambassador to Baghdad Fatih Yildiz said on Tuesday that Turkey and Iraq have reached a new agreement on when to start filling the dam “Alesso” giant.

Yildiz wrote on his Twitter page that a joint agreement had been reached on the period for the dam operation from June 1 to November 1, 2018 at the bilateral meeting held in Ankara on May 15.

He added that it was agreed to hold a second meeting between the delegations of the two countries on November 2, 2018, saying that filling the dam “Alesso” does not mean cut off the flow of water, so will continue the flow of natural water Tigris and the amount agreed between 1 June to 1 November .

Iraq has been witnessing a significant decline in water levels of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers for years because of the water policies followed by Turkey and Iran, as well as the mismanagement of the crisis in the country, according to observers.

The water levels of the Tigris River in the cities of Baghdad and Mosul have dropped so dramatically that it is possible to cross the river on foot after the Turkish government announced the start of the filling of the Elso dam, which was built on the river’s source in Turkish territory. The Iraqi side and the low level of its water.

In the meantime, the Iranian authorities cut the water of the “small Zab” from the province of Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq again, which caused a crisis for the water project in the district of Qalza Daza province.

According to the declaration of the Directorate of dams in the Kurdistan Region, the Iranian action caused the crisis of providing drinking water.

Iraq wins membership of an important council in the United Nations

In the policy of June 5, 2018 Comments on Iraq wins the membership of an important council in the United Nations closed 76 visits

Baghdad / SNG

Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works Istbork Ibrahim Al-Shawk, Chairman of the National Commission for Human Settlements in Iraq, elected Iraq to the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (Habitat) for the period (2019-2022) for the Asia-Pacific Group.

“The election of Iraq to the Council was an active member of the program, and this will enable Iraq to obtain international support, especially for the reconstruction of the liberated areas, which are affected by the terrorist operations left behind in Iraqi cities,” the statement said.

He pointed out that “Iraq has already submitted a draft of a number of resolutions in the previous sessions of the Governing Council approved the establishment of a fund to support the reconstruction of cities that are subject to human-made conflicts or natural disasters, as well as the formation of national committees for human settlements in countries.”

Iraq is one of the first countries to set up national committees for human settlements since 1978. The Habitat program provides technical support for a number of projects, especially in the preparation of the national policy for housing in Iraq and the shelter of displaced people and the reconstruction of some liberated cities.

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The judiciary issues a clarification on the appeals of the results of the elections and confirms: canceling them is not our mandate

Political Since 2018-06-05 at 11:40 (Baghdad time)

Baghdad Mawazine News

On Tuesday, the Supreme Judicial Council issued a clarification on the appeals of the results of the elections, stressing that there is no provision in the law that gives the judiciary the authority to take a general decision to cancel certain results both inside Iraq and abroad.

The Judiciary Council said in a statement received by Mawazine News, a copy of it, that “the jurisdiction of the judiciary for the elections is determined by the text of Article (8) of the Electoral Commission Law No. (11) of 2007 and its summary in the event of the conviction of those who participated in the elections, To the Board of Commissioners whose decision is either positive or negative, as evidenced by the complainant. ”

He continued: “If the complainant is not satisfied with the decision issued by the Board of Commissioners to challenge it before the Electoral Commission under Article 8 mentioned above and the Judiciary shall decide on this appeal individually concerning the complainant, the complainant only within 10 days from the date of referral of the appeal, Support the decision contested or revoked according to the facts and evidence provided by the appellant, “stressing that” this method to object to the election results is the only method provided by the law of the Electoral Commission No. 11 of 2007 can not be skipped to another method because there is no legal basis for the judiciary based on him that”.

The Judicial Council, “the existence of a text in the law gives the judiciary authority to take a general decision to cancel certain results both inside Iraq or outside as requested by some,” pointing to “the absence of a provision in the law gives the authority to the judiciary request the Commission to re-calculate a certain percentage Of the election results. ”

He explained that it is “known to all that the judiciary issues its decisions based on the provisions of the law allows him to make a decision in a certain direction and without these texts can not take an absolute decision based on information circulating in the media or just to satisfy a certain desire.”

He pointed out that “the House of Representatives is the one who initiated the law to amend the law of the elections of the Council of Representatives No. (45) for the year 2003, where Article (5) of this amendment to the abolition of Article (38) and that the process of counting and counting using the acceleration of electronic results and thus lost The House of Representatives canceled under this amendment the process of manual counting and sorting.

As for the allegations of forgery, the judiciary explained that “article 8 paragraph 1 of the Electoral Commission Law No. 11 of 2007 provided for (the exclusive authority) of the Board of Commissioners regarding the referral of any criminal case to the competent authorities if there is evidence of misconduct in the fairness of the electoral process, “Everyone should respect this law and apply it strictly, and it is not permissible for anyone who violates it.”

“In the event of a complaint of forgery attributed to the Board of Commissioners, this requires the review of the alleged to the competent investigating court to provide evidence to prove the existence of forgery and attributed to the person who did, and then take the appropriate decision on the person who committed the crime of forgery in accordance with the provisions of the law Punishable by imprisonment or imprisonment for the perpetrator of the crime. ”

The Judicial Council pointed out that “the number of complaints submitted to the Board of Commissioners regarding the objection to the election results amounted to (1881) complaints, and appeals against the decisions issued in those complaints that reached the judiciary until 4/6/2018 amounted to (1221) Shall be settled within the legal period of (10) days from the date of referral to the judiciary. ”

As for the remaining appeals, the Council said that “the judiciary is waiting to be referred to it by the Board of Commissioners to be resolved within the legal period, ie 10 days according to the text of Article (8) paragraph VI of the Electoral Commission Law.”

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