Abu Raghef reveals to the Euphrates the number of ministries of the government of Abdul Mahdi and how distributed {expanded}

Release date: 2018/10/13 0:20

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The spokesman for the current national wisdom, Nofal Abu Raghef, the number of ministries in the next government appointed by Adel Abdul Mahdi.

“The government will include 22 ministries, three of which will be for the Kurdish component and one for the components of the minorities,” said Abu Ragheef. “There are 18 ministries, nine of which go to the Coalition for Reform and Reconstruction, and the other nine to the building coalition, regardless of the names of these ministries.”

“We are with the comprehensive technocrats, taking into account the political technocrats,” he said. “We should not forget the partners who got an important position under the chairmanship of the parliament, and that should be considered.”

“We want a ministry of sovereignty and a ministry of services and we believe that the elections for us are three ministries and we will not insist on specific names, but we do not accept that the sites are taken by the names of entities and employ them, as we do not accept the imposition of candidates,

He pointed out that “the difference of wisdom for the rest of the forces is to bear the responsibility of his men in addressing the task.”

“As for the government program, Abdul-Mahdi was consulted and promised to submit his ministerial cabinet program, most notably the transformation of the economy from rent to product, expansion of decentralized administration and other issues,” he said. “The program is in the process of being finalized.

“We do not cling to government sites and ministries and our candidates in the previous ministries have achieved great successes and today we do not insist on a specific ministry and the importance of continuing to provide different performance in the faces and programs to achieve the aspirations of the people.”

“The stream of wisdom is the earliest in the empowerment of young people and women, and the imitation of this experience from other blocs is something we cherish and a guide to the success of our idea,” Abu Raghef said.

He called on “Abdul-Mahdi to go on with his return and the cabinet cabins and there is a decisive end in ending the agencies and to find a political balance in the change of independent bodies.”

He said that “the stream of wisdom is undisputed is the initiative and the response,” noting that “the reform alliance, which succeeded in passing the President of the Republic and moved away completely from the election of the Speaker of Parliament while building coalition won the round of selection of the Speaker of Parliament.”

“A political faction after 2003 can not block the passage of a political project, and what happened in parliament by choosing the presidencies is an unprecedented situation, as well as opening the door for electronic nomination to form the ministerial cabinet.”

Abu Raghef expressed his “hope that the Kurdistan Democratic Party will participate effectively in the next government.”

He stressed that “Abdel-Mahdi is one of the most visionary and defenders of the parliamentary system, and we believe the electronic nomination new movement, but we must advise the public that the Iraqi regime is a parliamentary, how come at the moment we destroy everything ?!”

He pointed out that before assigning Talmhdi to form a government, “we have reached a political blockage in reaching an alliance between the reform and reconstruction and the coalition of construction and the problem reached the complaint at the Federal Court, but in front of the pressure of the Supreme Council and the Iraqi street pushed us to agree on this mandate.”

“We have to wait a full year for the government to determine the position of going to the opposition, but we are strongly supporting the government of Abdul Mahdi,” Abu Raghef said. “This is our official opinion, but conditional.

“Iraq is meant to be a backyard for the liquidation of its accounts, which is unacceptable, but today everyone understands that it is in his interest to stabilize Iraq and be a bridge of communication,” he said.

The official spokesman for the wisdom stream, “The external intervention has been significantly reduced in the Iraqi arena.”

“We reject the election of the speaker of parliament, but we do not want the political scene to become more tense and there are priorities now, which is to form the government within the constitutional ceiling and implement the programs,” he said.

He added that “the stream of wisdom will have a firm stance of cheap credits in the purchase and sale of votes and we will have a difficult account for those who sold him for the money.”

On the truth of the news about his candidacy for ministerial and government positions, including the Ministry of Culture or the receipt of the post of governor of Wasit or the spokesman of the next government, Abu Raghef confirmed these candidacies, but stressed the lack of urgency events, “expressing” confidence in this mandate and remains subject to political merit and not competing for any site.

“Political Islam has not ended, but it has fallen significantly, and we do not mean the Islamic religion,” he said. “It is consistent and advanced and we believe that it is in the interest of the Islamic religion to keep it away from conflicts and political disputes and not to exploit this holy address.”



Abdul Mahdi Office: Closing the nomination for the post of Minister and the selection of 601 of the more than 15 thousand completed applications


Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press:
Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced on Thursday that more than 600 requests from more than 15,000 applications had been accepted through the electronic portal to run for the post of minister.
The office said in a statement received by “Al-Ghad Press” a copy of it, that ” the electronic portal was closed on schedule at exactly four o’clock on the afternoon of Thursday, October 11, 2018.”
The number of candidates has reached (17188) by 12%, and the number of candidates with a master’s degree (2200) (15%) and males (85%) while the percentage of independent candidates was (96%).

The statement pointed out that the current procedures and the following are the “completed electronic sorting and exclusion of applications that do not meet the legal and technical conditions, including: (age, number of subordinates, specialization, etc.).
“The Committee of Experts began studying the applications (601) to determine the best candidates to be invited to the interviews,” pointing out that “the next steps include direct interviews with the team and the examination of qualifications, including: (validity of certificates and others), and then conduct direct interviews of the distinguished with Prime Minister-designate “.

An expert calls for the establishment of the “Generations Fund” to invest surplus budgets in achieving economic development

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Economy News Baghdad 

Economic expert Abdul Jalil al-Rubaie on Thursday called on the government to set up a “generation fund” of surplus budgets before and after the economic and political crises in the country.

Al-Rubaie said in an interview with the “economy news” that “the fund is implemented globally by Arab and foreign countries and are allocated funds from surplus budgets to address previous economic crises,” noting that “Iraq is one of the countries that often face economic and political crises.”  

“The government can use that money to absorb university graduates and establish projects and build housing units for future generations, which will be a solution in reducing the unemployment rate in the case of the use of the money properly.”

The former member of the Finance Committee Majida Tamimi, revealed earlier that “the total surplus achieved during the first six months of the budget of 2018 amounted to 7.444 trillion dinars.”


The agenda of the session of the House of Representatives on Saturday


Political situation

Friday, 12 October 2018 5:04 pm

Baghdad / … The House of Representatives, Saturday will hold its seventh regular session.

The agenda of the session includes “the consideration of appeals submitted on the validity of the membership of some deputies, the formation of permanent parliamentary committees of the House of Representatives, and a general topic for discussion on the special grades.”

It is scheduled to hold the meeting at a time Zara


Detecting a major economic boom in the 2019 budget


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BAGHDAD / The economic expert on behalf of Antoine on Thursday revealed that the initial draft of the budget law of 2019 included a major economic boom for the country by increasing investment expenses at the expense of operating expenses, which contributes to the increase of work and attracts large hands.

Antoine told “Iraq News” that “the fiscal budget of the country for the year 2019, included an increase in investment expenditures by 32 trillion dinars, pointing out that this increase has become this budget more than current operating expenses, which is contrary to the budget of 2018, which was operational higher Of investment “.

He added that “this increase in investment spending, will revive the private sector and investment in the country, which contributes to increase the recruitment of labor and reduce unemployment rates in the country.”

The draft draft law of Iraq’s budget for the next year 2019 revealed that the estimated revenues were calculated from the export of crude oil based on the rate of 56 dollars per barrel and an export rate of 3 million and 880 thousand barrels per day, including 250 thousand barrels per day of the quantities of crude oil produced in the provinces of Kurdistan Based on the disbursement of 1182 dinars per dollar.

The draft indicated that the total deficit planned for the federal budget for fiscal year 2019 amounted to 22 trillion and 873 billion and 365 million and 557 thousand dinars.

“The deficit will be covered by the deficit from the abundance of rising crude oil prices or the increase in crude oil exports,” she said.

The draft said that “the share of the Kurdistan region of the total actual expenditure by the souls of each province after the exclusion of sovereign expenditures, noting that the failure of the Kurdistan region to pay the federal revenues received to the federal public treasury will be deducted the quota set for them and the reconciliation is carried out later.

The draft banning the recruitment of all state departments in the manner of contracting with the possibility of renewal of previous contracts in the case of necessity and calculated the duration of the contract to install permanent owners of the actual service and stop appointments in the three presidencies (the House of Representatives and the Presidency of the Republic and the Council of Ministers and its affiliates).

The amendment of the tax rate of the Real Estate Tax Law No. 162 of 1959, amended under section 6 of Coalition Provisional Authority Order No. 49 of 2004, from 10% to 12% of the annual revenues of real estate properties.


Kurdish deputy reveals important figures on the budget for the region for 2019

Date of release: 2018/10/12 19:20

(Baghdad: al-Furat News) Revealed a deputy for the Kurdistan Islamic Group in the House of Representatives, for important figures concerning the budget of the Kurdistan region for the year 2019.

“The share of the Peshmerga in the financial budget of the Federal Ministry of Defense has been set at 37 billion dinars,” MP Ahmad Haji Rashid said in a press statement, pointing out that the total sum of 444 billion dinars. ”

He added that” Military, 738 billion and 91 million and 187 thousand dinars, “noting that” the budget of the Federal Ministry of Defense 7 trillions and 868 billion and 284 million and 700 thousand dinars and the number of employees of the ministry 184 thousand military. ”

Rashid,” The financial budget for 2019, also includes allocations To the forces of the popular crowd, “pointing out that” the share of the Kurdistan region is 8 trillion and 970 billion and 467 million And 226 thousand dinars. “Finished


Al-Abbadi’s office responds to the legality of the adoption of the budget of 2019 and determines the end of the government’s mandate


Editorial Date: 2018/10/12 17:52 
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The office of Prime Minister outgoing Haider Abadi, on Friday, the statements of a former deputy on the legality of the current cabinet in the adoption of the draft financial budget for the year 2019.
The spokesman for the office Saad al-Hadithi in a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} “in response to the statements made by the former deputy (Arafat Karam) of the statement on the lack of the Council of Ministers the authority to complete the draft federal budget for the year 2019 and included in this statement of legal and political fallacies and false accusations “We would like to make it clear that the current cabinet is not yet in office.” 
He added that “the Council will continue to carry out its duties and carry out its constitutional duties until the vote of confidence in the new government in parliament, and the development of the draft budget is the duty of the government in accordance with the timing of the Financial Management and Public Debt, which should be submitted to the House of Representatives in the first half of the month of October The current government and bear the full responsibility and do not shorten according to the Constitution until the formation of the new government. “
Al-Hadithi said that “the policy of this government is to work for all citizens according to the basis of citizenship and equality among Iraqis in the rights and duties and the equitable distribution of resources between them and do not differentiate them on the basis of sectarian or religious or national affiliation has proved this through what it achieved and through the general approach adopted by the administration The state”. 
“The parties that caused the problems and crises to the Iraqis in general and to our citizens in the Kurdistan region, especially to review what they have done and correct their mistakes instead of continuing the same policy, which is based on the accusation and unjustly wedge the division between the spectrum of the Iraqi people one.” 
The Prime Minister, Haider Abadi, announced last Tuesday the Council’s approval of the draft budget bill for the year 2019 and sent to Parliament for approval.

Abdul Mahdi faces the biggest bumps by way of forming his government

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With the acceleration of the pace of political events in Baghdad after a paralysis lasted four months, Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi himself today in front of a difficult test to form his next government, between calls for the selection of ministers technocrats and others rejecting the abolition of party quotas.

After many hurdles in the formation of alliances after the legislative elections witnessed by Iraq in May last, resulted in sudden political agreements on the election of Mohamed Halabousi as President of the Parliament, and then the election of Barham Saleh President of the Republic, and the appointment of Adel Abdul Mahdi in record time to form a government, It seemed almost impossible hours before that night.

Abdul Mahdi started a government-led campaign to launch a Web site that enabled Iraqis for two days to apply for a ministerial post, in an unprecedented and unusual move in Iraq.

In the other mold, the large political blocs in parliament seek to nominate their candidates, but they offer them as independents.

“All the parties are dealing with the same mentality. The party has seven or eight seats, and it has deputies. It has a ministry that will do everything it can to keep it, because it considers it an electoral entitlement,” said Ahmed al-Asadi, a spokesman for the al-Fath coalition. “He said.

But in contrast, Asadi believes that “the distribution of portfolios will be different this time,” pointing out that the quota will be according to political alliances and not based on the quotas of components, including Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds.

Therefore, the Iraqi political analyst Hisham al-Aqabi that Abdul-Mahdi “in front of a great handicap and a difficult task,” as the political blocs “appear to be consistent, but in internal dialogues everyone wants to get the benefits.”

“The independent does not remain independent.”

The prime minister-designate pointed out on several occasions that previous experiences confirm that no one remains independent if nominated by a party, and therefore he is going ahead with the plan to minister outside the party framework.

The speech is almost in line with what is called for by the prominent Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr, who dissolved his coalition first in the legislative elections.

Sadr insists on a technocrat government far from partisan quotas, which are traditionally recognized in Iraq. “We have prevented the nomination of the ministries, but to be the prime minister’s hand, not a gift for blocs and parties or to be subject to quotas,” he said in a tweet last week. “It has to be independent technocrats, otherwise we would have a position.”

He himself called for opening the door of general nomination for specialists and competencies.

But despite this opposition and warning tone from Sadr, a senior official familiar with the negotiations told AFP, asking not to be identified, that “it is impossible for the political blocs to put candidates from outside for ministerial posts.”

It is likely that “the highest proportion of the names of ministers in the new government will be a surprise, as happened to the three presidencies.”

The same official confirms that the winning blocs in the elections will submit four candidates for each ministry, from which the prime minister-designate will choose the person he deems appropriate.

Website strength?

The same official said that the decision to name Abdul Mahdi came after the approval of the Supreme Shiite authority on him, although it does not meet the conditions stressed by the same reference, especially in terms of not involving officials who have participated in power in previous years.

As a result, observers see the political scene, that makes Abdul Mahdi “in the circle of control as it was the most appropriate among the candidates, but not desired.”

In this sense, draws the Iraqi political analyst Hisham al-Hashemi that Abdul Mahdi “will seek to follow the steps of maneuver and political silence.”

The quotas in Iraq have long been based on turning a blind eye to the mistakes of powerful allies in power, even if this reflected negatively on the image of the prime minister, in order to maintain continuity and not to jump and remove him from office.

Hashemi confirms that the outgoing Prime Minister Haidar Abadi, for example, had a “strategy not to anger the powerful partners in power,” which is the reason for his success, and therefore can not be prime minister-designate to “play the eagle.”




The agenda of the parliament session tomorrow

Editorial Date: 2018/10/12 16:41

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The House of Representatives, Saturday will hold its regular session.

The agenda of the session includes “the consideration of appeals submitted on the validity of the membership of some deputies, the formation of permanent parliamentary committees of the House of Representatives, and a general topic for discussion on the special grades.”

The session is scheduled to be held at 1 pm


Abdul Mahdi and Allawi are discussing the formation of the government and the provision of jobs

Editorial Date: 2018/10/12 14:54

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Prime Minister-designate, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, discussed with the President of the National Coalition Iyad Allawi, the latest political situation and the formation of the government.

A statement issued by his office received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of the two sides discussed “support the government to carry out its duties of reconstruction and provision of services and employment opportunities and stability and the advancement of the economy and the importance of uniting efforts to move the country to achieve what the citizen aspires.”