Abadi and Allawi discuss ways to protect the electoral process from fraud and manipulation


History of edits:: 2018/6/20 23:41 • 13 times readable
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Vice President Iyad Allawi on Wednesday discussed ways to protect the electoral process from fraud.
A statement to the Prime Minister’s Office, received the agency {Euphrates News}, a copy of him that Abadi “received Vice President Iyad Allawi, and during the meeting discussed the political situation and the Prime Minister’s initiative to meet high-level among the leaders of the political blocs and preparations for it through the Preparatory Committee to establish the foundations of An agreement for the next state program, in addition to protecting the democratic and political process and ensuring their proper functioning. ”
The statement added, “has also been discussed” ways to protect the electoral process from fraud and manipulation and maintain the achievements achieved and strengthened by the construction and reconstruction and a better future for the Iraqis. ”




Abadi explains his call for a political meeting .. And reassured: the state did not enter the constitutional vacuum (expanded)


Release Date: 2018/6/20 22:18 • 54 times read
(Baghdad: al-Furat News) Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, his call for political blocs to meet after the end of the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, “stressing” the lack of entry of countries in the constitutional vacuum “currently.”
“Our security forces salute the heroine who continued the night by day to protect the citizens during their celebrations of Eid al-Fitr,” Abadi said at his weekly press conference after the cabinet session. “The terrorists’ attempts have been continuing since the elimination of an oppressor in Iraq. And carry out terrorist acts in the cities, but our forces are now carrying out large-scale clearing operations, including areas where terrorists can hide. ”
“Terrorists are now working in small cells, in desert areas and in unpopulated areas, and our security forces are still carrying out large pre-emptive operations and the intelligence effort is very much in detecting terrorist cells even before they are formed and pursued outside Iraq,” he said.
“There are cells for the fledgling fled to the north and some of them hid in mountainous areas and our forces are now chasing them.”
Abadi said, “We launched a national initiative before the Eid al-Fitr to meet a broad national includes all political blocs to agree on the next program of the state administration and not only the government,” noting that “the state consists of institutions and authorities and it needs to re-examine the construction of these institutions and laid the foundations for state administration on the basis of Constitution and Law “.
He explained that “the national agreement aims to accelerate the steps of the formation of state institutions after the elections and correctly,” noting that “there is a broad welcome by the political blocs of the initiative we launched for the national meeting.”
He called on the political blocs to cooperate to form an operating room or as we called the Preparatory Committee to lay the foundations of any political agreement to build the state’s next program, stressing that “we do not want to be the demands of the blocks of mass or special demands of the party we want national demands are a national document of what we offer to the citizen.”
He added that “the tasks of the political blocs is not the rule, but is to provide what is good for the citizen and provide protection for him and move the economy and the work of comprehensive reforms in the administrative side and provide thousands of job opportunities and improve the standard of living for citizens.”
He called Abadi “political blocs during the national meeting to be held soon national preference over narrow interests and completion of the constitutional benefits to the convening of the next parliament and the formation of the new government after the end of the process of counting and sorting and consider appeals and violations.
He also called on “all political blocs to respect the constitutional contexts,” stressing that “we will not allow ourselves to be part of any fraud,” noting that “the process of rigging the elections is a crime, and the state fights all the fraud.”
“He called on the Iraqi security services to search for evidence to prove fraud in the election process, find the forgers and hand them over to the judiciary,” he said.
He also called on “the judicial authorities to expedite the issuance of arrest warrants against the counterfeiters in the elections.”
“The electoral process is expensive for us because it is the voice of the citizen and the voice of citizen Aziz on us and any attempt to falsify the citizen’s voice is a major crime against the Iraqi people and the right of the country,” Abadi said.
He added that “the subject of fraud in the elections is now the hands of the judiciary, which took over the responsibility of the administration of the Electoral Commission,” noting that “the government is committed to the constitutional times, and I call on all political blocs to adhere to these times.”
He stressed that “all the political blocs told us ready to attend the national meeting, which we initiated to hold, and the main blocks identified representatives of each block to coordinate with the Preparatory Committee for the national meeting.”
He pointed out that “the general program of the state administration must be determined politically,” pointing out, “We have two tracks, namely, the election scrutiny and accelerate the measures of the blocs that form the next House of Representatives, which should have understandings and meetings and this part of the mission of the state and political blocs are not far from the state because Parliament Is formed and the parliament is formed government. ”
The prime minister warned of “the reflection of political differences on security, economy, services and citizens, and to find links between the political blocs is one of the most important functions of the state,” stressing that “our task is to bring the distance between the political blocs,” warning of “any dispute reflected on the street.”
He added that “there are false messages from some political blocs that led to intimidation of citizens, and the duty of the state is to protect the citizen,” stressing “should not be the interest of the political blocs above the interest of the country, and must be the concern is the citizen and protect him.
“We will not allow the violation of the law and endanger security, we have stepped up our security plans to pursue terrorism and we are taking the terrorists in several steps and continue in this framework and continue to fight organized crime.”
And reduced the “security breaches that occur” helpless “by the violations of individual and not large and terrorism failed miserably to harm citizens resorted to external roads and desert areas.
“We have directed the anti-terrorism apparatus and other forces to pursue small terrorist cells that try to tamper with security,” he said. “The sound bombs used are for groups that want to breach the security and are taking place without losses and their aim is to intimidate people and destabilize security.
He disclosed that “the elements who exceeded the police today were handed over to the police and transferred to the judiciary and are now under investigation.”
Abadi said that “the Supreme Judicial Council is to take over the task of the Electoral Commission and assigned nine judges instead of nine commissioners,” noting that “the state did not enter the constitutional vacuum now, and are keen not to occur a constitutional vacuum.”
He added that “all the blocks confirmed their keenness to participate in the national meeting, which we initiated, and the preparatory committee for this meeting is to consider the details.”
He denied that “there is any coordination between the Iraqi government and the Turkish side on the subject of the implementation of raids on elements of the Workers Party inside the Iraqi territory in the mountains Qandil,” noting that “the problem of the Qandil mountains is an old problem is a border area is very rough and the border is not clear and the Turkish army is conducting military operations Against anti-Turkish groups in line with the Turkish elections. ”
He pointed out that “the firm position of Iraq is to prevent any acts hostile to neighboring countries and we do not allow any group to carry out hostile action against neighboring countries, and to agree to any hostile action against Turkey.”
“We do not allow the Iraqis to carry arms outside the state, so how do we allow foreigners to carry them inside our territory?” He said. “It is not permissible for the Labor Party to carry out military operations inside Iraqi territory because it is a foreign and non-Iraqi party and our invitation to Turkey is to respect Iraqi sovereignty and not to carry out any military action inside The Iraqi territories and we will not allow any violation of the sovereignty of Iraq and from any party. ”

Source policy reveals the decision of the Federal Court on the elections

Source reveals the decision of the Federal Court on the elections
 Twilight News    
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Shafaq News / revealed a political source familiar with, on Wednesday, that the session of the Federal Court on Thursday will witness a declaration of revocation of parts of the latest amendment to the election law.

The source said the twilight news that “the Federal Court overturns the decisions of Parliament to cancel the votes of the outside and displaced, being unconstitutional,” noting that “it is also expected to be maintained the decision of counting and sorting by hand.”

“This will contribute to the settlement of all parties, whether winning or losing,” the source added.

The Federal Court has set a date Thursday to announce the constitutionality of appeals filed by the President of the Republic and the Independent High Electoral Commission, on the amendments of the Iraqi Council of Representatives on the election law.


The Council of Ministers votes on a set of resolutions in its ordinary session today


20-06-2018 06:47 PM

A statement issued by the Information Office of the Council of Ministers said Wednesday that it held its regular session under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi.

The Council of Ministers referred to the amendment of the Council of Ministers Decision No. 335 of 2017 regarding the definition of airports allowed to enter imported gold, fees, inspection fees, import licenses and customs fees to be presented to the Council of Ministers in future sessions.

The Council also voted on the exclusion of water directorates of the provinces of the instructions to implement government contracts No. 2 of 2014.

He added that ‘the study of the transformation of the Central Agency for Standardization and Quality Control from central funding to self-study has been studied, indicating that the session has witnessed             Vote on the draft instructions to facilitate the implementation of the law of seizure and confiscation of movable and immovable property belonging to the pillars of the former regime No. 72 of 2017 ‘.

He pointed out that the Council voted on the instructions to form a committee to exempt the housing housing for those covered by the law of seizure and confiscation of movable and immovable property belonging to the pillars of the former regime No. 72 of 2017 and mechanisms of its work.

He pointed out that the position of water in the southern governorates has been clarified according to the Order No. 133 of 2017, pointing out that the approval of the exception of water directorates of the provinces has been approved from the instructions of implementing the government contracts No. 2 of 2014 and the instructions of implementation of the federal budget for the fiscal year 2018 for the purpose of expediting the implementation of the statements of prolongation For the purpose of carrying out such statements from the directorates above.

“The Cabinet also voted to grant allowances to the staff of the rapid intervention squad,” the statement said.



Paris to host 2018 Arab Banking Summit


Economy News _ Baghdad

The Euro-Arab Banking Summit of 2018 will be held in the French capital of Paris under the title “Medium Banking Dialogues” for the period from 28 to 29 June. It will be organized by the Union of Arab Banks under the patronage of French President Emmanuel Macaron.
The Arab Banking Summit will be attended by finance ministers from Arab countries, the governors of Arab central banks, the Association of Iraqi Private Banks and a number of government and private banks.
The Executive Director of the Association of Iraqi Private Banks, Ali Tariq, in an interview with “Economy News”, “The International Banking Summit organized by the Union of Arab Banks under the auspices of President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macaron in cooperation with the Association of French Banks (FBF),” noting that ” To focus on strengthening Arab-European banking relations and discuss several aspects of regional security, education and the environment. ”
“The fields of cooperation will be opened to boost funding for medium and large projects, including gas, oil and water,” Tarek said.
“The summit will witness the honoring of t
he Arab banking personality for the year 2018.”


Deputies: Federal decision tomorrow is binding on all

” Do not talk ” …

Mohammed al-Baghdadi

20/06/2018 – 13:10


The head of the parliamentary legal committee, on Wednesday, that the decision to be issued by the Federal Court on the amendment of the election law, will be binding on all.

“The decisions of the Federal Court are binding and irrevocable and can not be challenged or discussed,” Mohsen al-Saadoun told Basnews. “What will be issued by the Fed on Thursday will be binding on all the political forces that are losing or winning the elections.”

The Kurdish MP, that «the Federal Court will issue its decision, after a thorough legal and lengthy study of all paragraphs of the amendment of the law, and this decision will be considered from the historic decisions of the Court».

On Thursday (21 June), the Federal Court set a date for the appeal of President Fuad Masoum and the Council of Commissioners and the Kurdistan Democratic Party to amend the election law.

The Iraqi Council of Representatives, which includes many of the deputies who failed to retain their seats, has decided to manually recount votes nationwide, and approved the amendment of the election law, and canceled the elections abroad and the special vote in the Kurdistan Region, following Abadi talk about “serious violations” during the elections, Which aroused widespread dissatisfaction.

Iraqi political forces, most of whom were unable to win the May 12 elections, demanded the cancellation of the election results and the organization of new elections, headed by Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri.


Saadoun: Federal Court will reject the parliament’s decision to cancel the elections abroad and private

The parliamentary legal committee confirmed on Wednesday that the Federal Court will cancel the third article of the Third Amendment Law in the law of the elections of the House of Representatives, which provides for the cancellation of elections abroad, indicating that the parliament violated the Constitution by canceling the election results.

Saadoun said in a press statement that ‘the Federal Court will cancel the third article of the Third Amendment Act to the amended law of the House of Representatives in the parliament, which provides for the cancellation of the results of the elections abroad and the special vote’ noting that ‘Article 61 of the Constitution did not grant the right to legislative authority to cancel the election results , But its task is to legislate and amend laws and can not cancel them.

He continued, that ‘re-counting and counting, whether in whole or in part depends on the results of the investigative committees the problem of violations that accompanied the elections and through which will decide the Federal Court’.