(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mohamed Halboussi, on Sunday, that the next prime minister will be the specifications and standards and conditions set by the Supreme Religious Council.
“The supreme authority will have a role in choosing a prime minister according to the specifications, criteria and conditions that he has set,” Halaboussi said in his first televised meeting after receiving the post.
“So far, the largest bloc has not been resolved and it has not yet seen its details.”
He explained that “the best solution to choose a prime minister is an Iraqi dialogue away from any external and regional interventions,” stressing “we want a prime minister of qualitative and agreed between the blocks and not in the language numbers and number of deputies.”
Al-Halbusi expected that “the Prime Minister will be independent and will be stronger than his predecessors because of the distribution of seats of deputies because there is a large bloc or a majority will oppose or question him and I think that the Shiite blocs will provide an acceptable figure within the constitutional deadlines,” warning “to delay the formation of the government of the existence of several important files to her head, Waiting for the Iraqi people who will not be silent for a long time. ”
“There are frequent and organized attacks and an agenda against the House of Representatives instead of being an observer became an observer,” noting that “we will activate the committees of parliamentary affairs in the charges against the House of Representatives and will make legal proceedings.”
He pointed out that “some portray that the problem of Iraq is the salaries and allowances of deputies, but perhaps not much is known by virtue of my previous position as governor of Anbar, the facilities of members of the provincial councils is greater than the deputies.”
“There is a target for the legislative institution and it is necessary to address the root of the problem and who harms the institution, whether inside or outside, and this is determined by it.”
“I do not think that the problems of Iraq will solve the salaries of deputies, but we want to protect and immunity of deputies from any financial temptations and corruption problems and we should create a decent life for deputies to perform their functions in a sound atmosphere.”
He pointed out that “the salary of the MP is 7 million and 400 thousand dinars, which is higher by about one million dinars from the post of governor, which is the rank of Undersecretary and the budget of the parliament less than 1% of the general budget.”
He added that “the parliament was subjected to pressure from government institutions because of the conflict of powers and electronic armies and we should improve the image of the House of Representatives in front of citizens and enhance confidence between them in addition to the legislation of important laws have political differences and stalled since previous sessions.”
The head of the parliament confirmed his intention to fight corruption, saying: “Corruption is a phenomenon and determined to fight it, and unfortunately there is a failure in the work of institutions involved in fighting corruption from the Integrity Commission, the survival of the post of head of integrity by proxy and voted by the House of Representatives is wrong because it will be a tool of the Prime Minister and be bound and Capable of performing its functions as required “.
He stressed that “the file of departments should be closed by proxy because it will close the door of many files of corruption,” denying at the same time what he was expected to buy the presidency of the parliament for $ 15 million, ”
He said,” We came today to change the generation believes in a common dialogue and do not want a rivalry and intersection between the legislative and executive authorities, “We are facing today the problem of changing an old political generation with a new one.”
He called for “the need to release the dues of the provinces from the budget and it is important to distribute the powers as we want the prime minister to enter the field and follow up the institutions of the state ministries and provinces and others.”
“We need to activate the private sector and investor confidence and leave the rent economy. Unemployment is paid to terrorism.” He expressed his hope that “all political parties are ambassadors of their country and not an instrument for their use by foreign countries and agenda.”
“We do not accept Iran’s interference in Syria and we do not accept the attack on Iran from Iraq. We must protect the country and the neighbors. Today everyone is aware of the need for stability in Iraq,” he said. “I will spare no effort to serve all Iraqis.