Who held up the election law approval session? details



Thursday 12 December 2019 | 12:55 pm

Baghdad / … MP from the Al-Fateh bloc Abdul Amir al-Dubai said, today, Thursday, that some political blocs withdrew from yesterday’s parliament session, which was dedicated to voting on the election law due to the inclusion of voting on the resignation of the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers and director of the Prime Minister’s Office, Adel Abdul The Mahdi.

Al-Dubai said to “Eye of Iraq News”, that “some of the objections came because of the absence of this paragraph on the agenda of the parliament session, which led to the withdrawal of some of the blocs,” noting that “some political blocs in fact want to cancel the resignation of the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers and director of office Prime Minister and back away from it. “

A parliamentary source had revealed, earlier, that the Saeron Bloc had withdrawn at the beginning of yesterday’s parliament’s session due to the inclusion of the resignation of the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, as well as the Al-Fateh block due to the resignation of the Prime Minister’s office to vote, and they joined the session after lifting that paragraph from schedule of work. Finished 2




Erbil to Start Handing Over Oil to Baghdad on 1st January: Iraq

BasNews 12/12/2019 – 23:27 Published in Kurdistan

ERBIL – The Kurdistan Regional Government will start to hand over 250,000 barrels per day to the Iraqi government on the 1st of January, 2020, Iraq’s Minister of Oil said on Thursday.

After a chain of meetings between the sides, the Kurdistan Region and Iraq reached an agreement earlier, based on which Erbil will begin handing over 250,000 bpd of crude oil to the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company (SUMO).

Speaking to Al-Sabaah newspaper, Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer al-Ghadhban, said that “the KRG and Iraq Federal government are serious in solving the oil issue, in which several negotiations with the Kurdish delegation occurred regarding how to move forward,” as cited by Kurdistan 24.

“The last two meetings were an intensive discussion on the national budget bill, finding joint mechanisms on how to calculate the Kurdistan Region’s share,” al-Ghadhban continued.

The Iraqi minister explained that the agreement between Erbil and Baghdad will be put into effect on the 1st of January, 2020.


An upcoming meeting reveals the insistence on resolving the prime minister candidate, before the legal deadline expires

Baghdad / Obelisk: The Presidency of the Republic of Iraq, on Thursday, December 12, 2019, confirmed that a candidate for prime minister will be released, before the legal deadline expires, after three days.

The Iraqi Council of Representatives approved the request to resign the Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi and his government in the first of this month, to turn into a caretaker government.

Salar Mahmoud, a spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, said, “Although the issue is complex and sensitive, the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, is determined to resolve the nomination of a candidate for prime minister according to constitutional procedures and terms.”

Mahmoud added, in a press statement read by the “obelisk”, that Saleh “will meet with the heads of the blocs, the presidency of the parliament and political parties, to resolve this issue within the specified legal deadline, and we are confident that the identification of the candidate of the Prime Minister of Iraq will be soon.”

According to Article 76 of the Iraqi constitution, the President of the Republic must, within 15 days from the date of ratification of the resignation of the Prime Minister, assign the largest parliamentary bloc candidate to form a government.

The information monitored by the “obelisk” indicates that the new candidate must have street support and acceptance by regional and international parties and the agreement between the political blocs on the most appropriate personality and that the personality be independent, and not be dual national.

Mostly Shiite political blocs are leading the efforts to form the largest bloc, to choose the next prime minister, within constitutional contexts, and proven paths since 2003, but they are faced with categorical rejection by the demonstrators, who are not already confident of any political solution issued by the current political class that is making unremitting efforts to settle Fast and satisfactory alternative to Abdul Mahdi.



Liberation demonstrators: We remain peaceful and condemn what happened in Al Wathba Square today

Baghdad / news

On Thursday, protestors of Tahrir Square issued a statement launching the incident of the corpse’s body hanging on the columns of a traffic sign in Al-Wathba Square, central Baghdad.

The statement, which Al-Akhbariya received a copy of, stated, “We went out peacefully for the sake of reform, bloodshed and putting criminals in the hands of the judiciary, we went out to restore the prestige of law and state sovereignty, we went out in order to live in peace and peace. We are still, and will remain our permanent motto. ”

He continued, “On the basis of this lofty principle, what happened today in Al Wathba Square is a crime condemned by demonstrators, condemned by humanity and religions and punishable by law.”

He explained, “Let the whole world know what happened, according to the testimonies of civilians and the security forces, one of the residents of Al-Wathba Square area, under the influence of drugs, fired on peaceful demonstrators, which led to the martyrdom of a number of them, without any interference from the security forces, This pushed some of the people involved in the intruders, “and in a malicious scheme to discredit the peaceful demonstrators,” to attack the home of the shooter, and the scene evolved according to what the criminals planned to reach.

And the statement continued, “Peaceful demonstrators in Baghdad, peace and love, while demanding the relevant institutions from the security forces and the judiciary to hold the thieves and criminals accountable, are demanding at the same time to reveal the true perpetrators involved in this incident who is behind them, as we will not allow the tarnishing of the image of our white revolution, as we declare our innocence. The peaceful people from what happened today in the morning of Al Wathba Square, and we also declare our innocence of any behavior outside the scope of the peace that we started and we will maintain until the last of our true demands. ”


Parliamentary Finance: Iraq will enter a temporary budget in 2020

Baghdad / Obelisk: The Finance Committee approved in the House of Representatives that Iraq will enter in 2020 with a “temporary budget”, due to the delay in sending it by the current caretaker government because of a procedural legal problem “stating that” this case is similar to what happened in the past year, before the formation of the government of a president Minister Abdel-Mahdi.

Committee member Ahmed Al-Saffar said in a press statement, “It was hoped that the budget will be sent to Parliament last Thursday, but we were surprised that the Prime Minister apologized for sending it because there was no authority to send any draft law to Parliament, including that budget, because his government is now a caretaker government.” “.

He added, “The House of Representatives inquired about this and it appeared that the Prime Minister could send important bills to the Council in the first week of the caretaker government, but the Prime Minister’s legal advisers were the ones who informed him of the legal opinion of not sending any draft law to the House of Representatives,” stressing “The council, in turn, cannot read, discuss, and vote on the budget if it is sent during the current December.”

Al-Saffar explained, “We are still awaiting the arrival of the draft budget law to parliament during the current week. A group of proposals looms on the horizon for proposals to search for a legal way out, including addressing the President of the Republic to send it quickly,” revealing that the Ministry of Budget has Which is estimated at “162 trillion dinars”, and the average public revenue in it has reached about “114 trillion dinars”, and the deficit rate is “48 trillion dinars”.

And between Al-Saffar, that Iraq will be forced to adopt a “temporary budget” that will be spent on a monthly basis for salaries and operational budget only, and the investment budget, contracts and job grades will be excluded from voting until the 2020 budget.

A member of the Finance Committee explained, “The scenario of last year was repeated this year when former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sent the 2019 budget before the vote to the government of Prime Minister Ali Abdul-Mahdi, from the government, to the Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to the government, from the authority of Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to the government, from the authority of Adel Abdul-Mahdi to the government, from the authority of Adel Abdul-Mahdi to the government, from the authority of Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to the government of Adel bin Mahdi, In view of the limited time, a committee was formed from both the parliament and the government to discuss the changes that occurred in the budget and then discuss and vote on it, but the matter varies this year as the reform package is like returning the Disconnected from service, opening up for appointment, social security, and housing need to vote on the 2020 budget.

And he stated that “without voting on the budget, these reforms remain ink on paper.”

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Al-Rasheed signed a contract with the Ministry of Interior to settle the salaries of its employees

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Economy News – Baghdad

Al-Rashid Bank announced that it had signed a contract with the Ministry of Interior to settle the salaries of its employees.

The bank said in a statement received by “Al-Iqtisad News” that after signing the contract, the employees of the Ministry of Interior will be able to receive their salaries “electronically via electronic payment tools (Nakheel) Master Card”.

He added, “The contract was signed on 9/12/2019 by the bank, Inaam Sebahi, the deputy general manager, and by the Ministry of Interior, the contract manager.”

” The Bank has published a new meal from ATMs ATM to its network deployed in all provinces of Iraq to provide the best services to our valued customers.”


Rafidain Bank heralds the military

Editing Date: 12/12/2019 11:24

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Al-Rafidain Bank announced today, Thursday, that it is ready for the endemic military to include their salaries in the bank with loans.

The media office of the Rafidain Bank said that “security institutions are still in the process of choosing the bank to which their salaries are to be localized, so the bank is ready to receive their requests for the purpose of localizing their salaries and then granting them advances.”

He added that “the instructions of the government and the central bank regarding the settlement process are clear, which is to give the employee complete freedom in choosing the bank for the purpose of localizing the military salary.”