Iraq’s new parliament meets Monday .. These are the most important benefits


Iraqi President Fuad Masum has issued a decree calling for the House of Representatives to convene next Monday, paving the way for MPs to elect a new government.

The call for the parliament comes after the ratification of the Federal Court on the results of the elections held on May 12 last.
A statement issued by the presidency that infallible held dialogues with all political forces on the speed of resolving their understandings to achieve the constitutional benefits arising from the convening of the House of Representatives.

The first session of parliament will be chaired by Mohamed Ali Zinni, 79 years old as the oldest deputy. Under the constitution, the president of the council and his deputies will be elected after the performance of the oath and knowledge of the blocs of the House of Representatives.

In accordance with the law of the provisions of candidacy for the post of President of the Republic, the candidacy for this position is open three days after the election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Constitution requires the election of the President of the Republic within one month in accordance with the procedures stipulated in the law of the provisions of candidature for this position.

And within fifteen days of the election of the President of the Republic to assign the leader of the largest bloc to form a government, and the taxpayer to submit its government program and its ministerial staff within a month of his mandate.

The Independent High Electoral Commission in Iraq called on all parties, coalitions and successful candidates to register the new parliamentary alliances, following the approval of the Council of the Commission on the procedures and forms for the process of forming political alliances parliamentary.

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Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the leader of the 42-seat Al-Nasr coalition, has joined forces with a list led by the prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (54 seats) and the national led by Iyad Allawi (21 seats) and wisdom Headed by Ammar al-Hakim (19 seats).

In contrast, the former Prime Minister and leader of the list of state law Nuri al-Maliki (26 seats) with the opening list headed by Hadi Amiri (48 seats).

Large Kurdish lists and a bloc of Sunni (Sunni) forces remain in the middle position, and so far have not decided to join any of the two major Shiite alliances. Because of the proportional electoral system, one list can not obtain the absolute majority.

It is noteworthy that the Iraqi parliamentary elections took place on May 12 last, and announced the Commission days after the results of electronic screening, but the outgoing parliament decided on June 6, the re-counting of the manual counting of votes after the political blocs and the government that “serious violations” And “manipulations” accompanied the election. The recount of practical votes delayed three months, but did not result in much difference from the preliminary results.

The uncertainty over the composition of the new government has raised tensions at a time of growing public discontent over the poor state of basic services, high unemployment and slow pace of post-war reconstruction of the Islamic state.

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Barham Saleh’s alliance reveals the conditions of the Kurdish opposition to join the larger bloc

Policy  2018/08/27 22:42  1037  Editor: gf

Baghdad today – Arbil

Arslan Abdullah, leader of the Justice and Democracy Alliance led by Barham Salih, said Monday (August 27, 2018) that opposition parties have several conditions for joining the alliance of the largest bloc to form a government.

Abdullah said in an interview with (Baghdad today) that “one of the most important conditions that we agree with the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the National Union is the normalization of the situation in the disputed areas covered by Article 140 and the share of the Kurdistan region of the budget and return to the previous rate of 17% and the subject of salaries of Peshmerga and real partnership In the State Administration. ”

He added that “these basic points can be negotiated together with the two parties and consider them the conditions of the general Kurds, and what is important to us is the implementation of these conditions and we have no positions at all.”

He added that “the implementation of these demands will be with him and our conditions are essential and we may go to the option of the opposition if not implemented and we were hoping to get into one team goes to Baghdad, but that we go two teams better than dispersed in several quarters,” pointing out that “the parties were negotiating On the demands to give up after the formation of the government in exchange for positions and gains they are always looking for.

The opposition forces in the Kurdistan region said on Sunday (26 August 2018) that they agreed to form an alliance representing four Kurdish blocs in the new Iraqi parliament, away from the ruling parties, the Democratic and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, and announced a similar position to the rest of the Kurdish parties on disputed territories Including Kirkuk.

The four blocs, the Movement for Change and the Alliance of Democracy and Justice, the Islamic Union and the Islamic Group in a joint statement, after a meeting in Sulaymaniyah, that “was agreed at the meeting on the formation of a coalition of the four blocks in the House of Representatives.”

“The coalition to be formed to represent the Kurdish opposition will confirm during the negotiations the formation of the federal government on a radical solution to the problems of the federal government with the region … in particular the re-normalization and joint administration of security and administrative areas of the disputed.”

She pointed out that “the opposition coalition will work to establish constitutional institutions to ensure partnership and harmony and balance of all components of Iraq.”

The Kurdish opposition parties have a total of 11 seats, while the new generation alliance won four seats but was not officially announced joining the opposition four-party alliance.

The President of the Kurdistan region, former Massoud Barzani, said on more than one occasion that the solution of the problems of Iraq can be if the commitment to the three principles of “real partnership” in the federal government and the consensus in the adoption of national decisions and balance in the institutions of the state.

Although there is a division between the Kurds within the region, but the goals, programs and positions of most parties look very similar in Baghdad to a large extent.

The four blocs have already contested the results of the parliamentary elections and said that the rigging and manipulation, especially in Sulaymaniyah.

The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, recently, that “the Kurds unite before going to Baghdad during the negotiations,” and ruled out “the success of any government marginalized.”

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Democratic Kurdistan confirms the compatibility of visions with the nucleus of the largest bloc


Release date: 2018/8/27 23:00 • 180 times read
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Abdul Salam Barwari, on Monday, agree visions with the blocks of the nucleus of the largest bloc.
Berwari told the {Euphrates News} that “the visit of the delegation of the nucleus of the largest bloc to Erbil today received mutual satisfaction and mutual understanding,” pointing out that “the delegation came to the visions and points of the main program of the government is compatible with the points that we set the two Kurdish parties on the formation of the largest bloc and the next government “He said. 
He pointed out that “the Kurdistan Democratic Party decided to join any larger bloc guarantees guarantees not to repeat the previous mistakes in the political process, so that the gathering of parties that visited Erbil confirmed their commitment to the Constitution, but will be clear promises in writing the government program.” 
“We still stand at one distance from all the political forces and we want a party that gives certain fixed points in the government program and not to repeat mistakes. We are still hearing the media that everyone will abide by the constitution but we do not think there will be guarantees to implement the agreements.”
“Dialogue continues with all political forces,” Berwari said 

Barzani discusses with McGregor and Seleman alliances formation of the Iraqi government

Barzani is discussing with Mkgorek and Seleman alliances formation of the Iraqi government
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The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Najirvan Barzani, with the special envoy of US President Brett McGurk, on Monday, the latest developments in the region and dialogue between the Iraqi political parties and the Kurdistan region to form a new Iraqi government.

A statement issued by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said that Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met Monday with US special envoy to Iraq Brett McGröck and US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman.

He added that the two sides discussed the latest developments in the region and the dialogue between the Iraqi political parties and the Kurdistan region to form a new Iraqi government to form a national government, and in this regard was valued the role of the Kurdistan Region in those talks.

The statement pointed out that in another part of the meeting was discussed the results of meetings and meetings of delegations of different alliances in Iraq, which visited Erbil with the Kurdish political parties and the security situation in the region.

The Association of Private Banks participates in the activities of the first conference of the Union of Iraqi Artists in Mosul



Economy News _ Baghdad

Under the joint auspices of the Central Bank of Iraq and the Association of Iraqi private banks were held in the city of Mosul on Monday the activities of the first conference of the Iraqi Artists Association. 
The events, which included the Governor of Nineveh Nofal Aakoub, a press conference and a meeting with the governor and visit the branch of the Iraqi Artists Syndicate in the city to see the needs. 
The events were attended by Iraqi artists’ captain Jabbar Jodi and Deputy Captain Asya Kamal along with representatives of the Central Bank of Iraq and the Association of Iraqi Private Banks.
The delegation visited the right side of the city of Mosul and saw the extent of the destruction caused by terrorism and the efforts exerted by the federal government, the local government, or the civil society organizations and the displaced people of Mosul to rebuild their city and rehabilitate their homes. Including the removal of rubble and ruins of its streets and alleys and the return of Tamana to its inhabitants returning from the camps of suffering and displacement and  
briefed the attendees during a meeting with the Governor of Nineveh on community initiatives represented by the donations of the well-wishers of the people of Mosul, The reconstruction of their devastated city.
The governor welcomed the participation of civil society organizations, especially the Association of Private Banks, in all social activities aimed at restoring normal life to Mosul and reconstructing the causes of terrorism. 
The Iraqi Artists Association also talked about the activities of the union and its role in this field, hoping to speed up the renovation of the building of the branch of the union in Mosul to contribute artists to enrich the city in their artistic activities. 
The representative of the Association of Iraqi Private Banks Mohammad Munther on behalf of the Association President Wadih Al-Hanalal talked about the community’s efforts, especially in Mosul. He also talked about the activities of the Association and its role in rehabilitating unemployed youth and creating jobs for them through special programs and courses. In helping the displaced and reconstructing cities devastated by terrorism.


“reply will be in two days” .. Obeidi reveals the results of the negotiations of four blocks in Kurdistan

"The response will be in two days" .. Obeidi reveals the results of the negotiations of four blocks in Kurdistan
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The head of the “Bayarq al-Khair” bloc in Nineveh Khaled al-Obeidi, on Monday, the results of the negotiations of the alliance, “Sarun” and “victory” and “wisdom” and “national” in the Kurdistan Region.

“Our negotiations with the brothers in Kurdistan focused on putting forward our political and service program and our vision to build a strong state to form the largest bloc,” al-Obeidi said in a tweet on Twitter.

“I can say that the atmosphere of the talks was positive, and there is an understanding of what has been put forward, and we promised the brothers in the region to respond to what was put in the negotiations within two days.”

The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, renewed on Monday, during a meeting with the delegation of the four blocs are: the alliance, “Suron” and “victory” and “wisdom” and “patriotism” at his residence in “Birmam” in Erbil province, The need to adhere to the three principles of governance in Iraq, “partnership, harmony and balance.”

A high-level delegation representing the coalition of “Saron”, the alliance “victory”, the coalition “wisdom” and the coalition “national” Monday morning to the city of Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region.

The delegation includes Nassar al-Rubaie and Jassem al-Hilfi from the alliance of “Saroun, Khalid al-Obeidi, Adnan al-Zarafi from the coalition of” victory “, Ahmad al-Fatlawi and Abdullah al-Zaidi from the stream of” wisdom “, and Kazem al-Shammari, and thunder Dahlaki coalition” patriotism. “

The blocs, “Saron” supported by the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, and the coalition of “victory” led by Prime Minister Haider Abadi, and “wisdom” led by Ammar al-Hakim, and “national” led by Vice President Iyad Allawi announced on Sunday, The formation of what they called the nucleus of the largest bloc in the Iraqi parliament.

Sadr and Abadi represent the first axis of the Shiite blocs winning in the elections that took place in May, while the second axis consists of the alliance, “the conquest,” which includes factions of the popular political crowd led by Secretary General of the Badr Organization Hadi Amiri, and a coalition of state law led by Vice President Nuri al-Maliki.

It is noteworthy that both axes are competing for the naming of the largest bloc and the formation of the next federal government through an alliance with the two main parties in the Kurdistan Region, namely the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, and “National Axis” which includes most of the Sunni winners of the elections.

The powers need 165 seats, out of a total of 329, to form the largest bloc to be entrusted with the formation of the next government.

Two Kurdish parties reveal the results of their meeting in Sulaymaniyah

Two Kurdish parties reveal the results of their meeting in Sulaymaniyah
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A delegation of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, on Monday, a meeting with a delegation representing the Alliance for Democracy and Justice in the headquarters of the latter in the province of Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region.

After the meeting, Barham Saleh, the alliance’s president, and a governor capable of holding the national union held a joint press conference.

Saleh said that the Kurds should be insistent on the Iraqi constitution, which recognizes the rights of the Kurdish people.

On the election of the Parliament of Kurdistan, Saleh said that this issue was one of the axes of the meeting, adding that he has many observations on the register of voters and the procedures for the elections, because the elections “should be a basis for reassuring the people of the region, not cause hesitation and concern for them.”

Saleh said that his alliance talked a lot about national dialogue and joint action and unity of the Kurdish parties.

For his part, said a member of the delegation of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, a capable ruler that his party wants to go to the Kurds to Baghdad a unified delegation and joint.