Abadi and Amiri hold a meeting to discuss the political situation in Iraq

 

09:09 – 19/09/2018

BAGHDAD ( 
Reuters) – Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and head of the Fatah alliance Hadi al-Amiri held a meeting on Saturday to discuss the political situation, an informed source said Wednesday. 
The source said in a press statement that “Prime Minister Haider Abadi held, this evening, with the President of the Fatah Alliance Hadi al-Amiri meeting in Baghdad and discussed the political situation,” without giving further details. 
The political scene in Iraq is a wide movement among the winning forces in the elections that took place on 12 May 2018 to form the largest bloc in preparation for its mandate to form the next government after the parliament ended the election of its presidency. 
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Halabousi to US Secretary of State: keen to form a government away from external influences

Release Date: 2018/9/19 20:22 
[Ayna-Baghdad] 
Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halbusi, that the decision to form the next Iraqi national government away from external influences.
“Al-Halbusi received on Wednesday a phone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who praised his election as Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, and expressed his optimism that this step would be an embodiment of the will of the generation,” a statement from his office said. New and important future role in leading the country towards stability and comprehensive development. ” 
He added that “the communication discussed the overall political and service situation and the continued full support of Iraq economically for the delivery of services to all cities of Iraq, and discussed the role of the international coalition in the war and the efforts to restore security and stability to liberated cities.” 
Halabousi valued during the call “the role of the United States in supporting and supporting Iraq during the stage of liberation of the preacher,” referring to “
He added that “Iraq is on an important stage after folding the page of terrorism, which requires the activation of legislation and laws necessary to develop the Iraqi economy and provide investment opportunities and benefit from international expertise in this area.” 
Al-Halboussi also stressed his keenness to “be the decision to form the next Iraqi national government away from external influences, and choose a strong government to be able to play its role in the fight against corruption and building state institutions and develop their administrative and economic capabilities to ensure a decent life for all people without discrimination.”

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Democratic Kurdistan: Barham Saleh is not our candidate for the presidency

 

Date of release: 2018/9/19 17:59 
(Baghdad: al-Furat News) Secretary of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Fadhil Mirani, said on Wednesday that Barham Saleh is not a joint candidate for the Democratic and Patriotic Party of Kurdistan for the presidency of the Republic of Iraq.

Mirani said in a press statement that “Barham Salih is not a joint candidate for the Democratic and Nationalist Party of Kurdistan for the presidency of the Republic of Iraq,” noting that “we will have a candidate for this position without naming him.” 
The spokesman for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Saadi Bireh, , That the National Union nominated Barham Saleh for the post of President of the Republic

Officially .. Barham Saleh candidate of the Kurdistan Union for the presidency of Iraq .. Know his biography

 

Sulaymaniyah, Iraq – September 19: The leadership council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) announced on Wednesday the nomination of Barham Salih to the presidency after his vote earlier this day for his return to the party and his election as deputy secretary-general.

Saleh’s nomination came as the successor to current President Fuad Masum.

Saleh received 26 votes out of 40 votes, representing the total votes of the party’s leadership council.

 

And comes as a biography of the candidate for the presidency of the Republic

 

Barham Ahmed Saleh was born in 1960 in the city of Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan. He was arrested twice by the Ba’ath party regime for belonging to the Kurdish Liberation Movement and spent 43 days in security detention camps where he was tortured. The examinations of the preparatory school in the prison and graduated obtained the first place in Kurdistan and the third at the level of Iraq at a rate of 96.5%. He left Iraq for the UK to complete his studies after his release.

Academic Biography:

He completed his undergraduate studies in civil engineering from Cardiff University in 1983 and then a doctorate in statistics and computer engineering applications from Liverpool University in 1987. He also worked as an engineering consultant at a consulting firm in the UK.

Political Biography:

Joined the ranks of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in late 1976 in organizations in Europe and was responsible for the Office of Foreign Relations of the Union in the British capital – London was elected a member of the leadership of the Union in the first conference of the party in 1992 where he was assigned the task of managing the office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the United States, He also became the representative of the first government in the Kurdistan region to the United States of America. He had a prominent role in the definition of the cause of the Kurds

Positions held by:

He served as President of the Kurdistan Regional Government for the period from January 2001 to mid-2004. After the fall of Saddam Hussein, he served as Deputy Prime Minister of the Interim Iraqi Government in 2004, then Minister of Planning in the Interim Iraqi Government in 2005 and Deputy Prime Minister in the first government Elected in 2006 where he assumed the task of economic file and chairman of the Economic Commission.

He founded the American University of Iraq – Sulaymaniyah and currently serves as the Chairman of its Board of Trustees

He was appointed to form the sixth portfolio of the Kurdistan Regional Government, where he assumed the post of head of the territorial government since October 2009 to 2011.

And in 2014 nominated with Fuad Masum by his party to fill the post of President of the Republic of Iraq, but he was excluded in the election held between them by members of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan to be infallible is the only candidate who was later elected in the Iraqi Council of Representatives President of the Republic so far.

And resigned from the post of deputy secretary general of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the party also on the back of differences with the leadership of the party and the legacy of former Secretary-General Hero Ahmed and later founded a political party under the name of the coalition of justice and democracy and fought the elections to the Iraqi parliament for the fourth session and got only two seats. )

The United Nations calls for the election of the President of the Republic and the formation of the Iraqi government as soon as possible

03:42 – 19/09/2018

BAGHDAD – 
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jan Kubic, on Wednesday, during his meeting with First Deputy Speaker Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, to elect the President of the Republic and the formation of the new Iraqi government as soon as possible. 
The Office of the First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, in a statement received / Mawazine News, a copy of it, “Al-Kaabi, received a cable of congratulations from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Kubic, on the occasion of assuming official duties.” 
“The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) looks forward to working with al-Kaabi and the new parliament,” Kubic said, stressing that “the mission is ready to continue and expand cooperation.”
He added: “I hope that your efforts and the efforts of other members of parliament and Iraqi political forces and political leaders to elect the new president of the Republic and the formation of the Iraqi government as a matter of urgency.”

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National Union ends its meeting with the return of Barham Saleh to the party and his nomination for the post of President of the Republic

BAGHDAD – The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) ended its meeting on Wednesday with the agreement to return Barham Saleh to the party in order to nominate him for the presidency of the republic.

A source familiar with the party for “appointed Iraq News”, “The leadership council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan voted for the majority of its members to nominate Barham Saleh for the post of President of Iraq after announcing his return to the party.”

He pointed out that “the party meeting ended with the nomination of Saleh representing the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan for the presidency in return for his return and his party (the coalition for justice) to the ranks of the National Union.”

The source added that “the official of the body working in the Political Bureau of the Union, Mullah Bakhtiar, objected to the nomination of Saleh and withdrew from the meeting of the leadership of the National Union, although he was aspiring to fill the post.”

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Disruption of permanence throughout Iraq tomorrow Ashura

Date of release: 2018/9/19 14:34

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, to disrupt the official working day of Thursday, the tenth of Muharram Haram on the occasion of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein peace be upon him.

The official spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government, Sven Dzei, announced the disruption of the day to tomorrow all the departments and institutions of the provincial government on the occasion of Ashura. End

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