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.

Great mass
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.

Source: Agencies

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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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URGENT A senior US official will arrive in Baghdad suddenly within hours

28 August 2018

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Baghdad Post

Special sources confirmed, in Baghdad Post, that a senior US official will arrive in Baghdad suddenly within hours and the government of the Green Zone does not learn “fake sovereignty.”

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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.

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