Resigned Iraqi PM, Pentagon Chief Discuss Recent Attacks on US Military Bases

Basnews English 16/12/2019 – 13:52

ERBIL — Adil Abdul Mahdi, the former Iraqi Prime Minister who resigned from his position earlier this month, held a phone call with US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday to discuss a range of issues including the recent rocket attacks which targeted the military bases home to US troops.

Esper, according to a press release, expressed concern over the increasing rocket attacks, urging Iraq to take the necessary measures to prevent the repetition of such incidents.

The former Iraqi PM, who now leads the cabinet until a new prime minister is appointed, also reviewed the developments in the international efforts against the Islamic State (IS) with Esper. They agreed that the military coordinations between Iraq and US should continue to eradicate terrorism.

On the ongoing protests in Iraq, Abdul Mahdi expressed concern over the possibility of further escalation in violence. He urged restraint to prevent deterioration of the fragile situation in Iraq.

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Legal expert: Saleh will not be prime minister .. And caretaker government continues

Editing Date: 12/16/2019 20:22

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The legal expert, Tariq Harb, confirmed that: Abdul-Mahdi continues in his post because the vacancy granted to the President of the Republic is not fulfilled in Article 81 of the Constitution.

He said in a press statement, “Abdul-Mahdi continues with his government to manage matters even if he is not pending the handover of the new government, as there is no vacancy for the President of the Republic to assume the position of Prime Minister in accordance with Article 81 of the Constitution.”

And he added war, ” Freedom is achieved by the death of the resigned prime minister or his illness that prevents him from performing his duties, kidnapping or absence, and intentionally not attending the official working hours, such as sitting at home or traveling and leaving Iraq, or having a physical objection preventing him from performing his duties as natural conditions, in this case the President of the Republic performs the duties of the Prime Minister and us In the previous year 2010, when Maliki held the position seven months after the end of the four years and the election of a new parliament and the President of the Republic did not assume the post of Prime Minister because the required vacancy in Article 81 of the Constitution was not achieved despite the fact that Abdul-Mahdi did not complete the four years specified for his government constitutionally and he He who resigned and was not sacked by parliament, as he did not withdraw confidence from him. ”

He clarified that “there is no constitutional field for the President of the Republic to assume the position of Prime Minister because the vacancy has not been achieved. Article 64 of the Constitution referred to the day-to-day government and mentioned the government’s resignation.” is over

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Khalaf: The Iraqi banking sector has a rich experience

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A member of the Board of Directors of the Union of Arab Banks, Chairman of the Board of the Development Bank, Ziyad Khalaf, announced that the Iraqi banking sector has a rich experience that made it exceed the political and security conditions and fluctuations.

Khalaf said in his speech at the Arab Banking Conference that was held in Cairo, “This conference is taking place under difficult exceptional circumstances that the entire region is going through, especially in the countries of Iraq and Lebanon, and that this conference is of great importance as it is taking place on the margins of these conditions and their economic and financial implications in order to address the resulting effects And the implications of the reality and course of our Arab banking sector. ”

He added that the current conditions require us to exert all our efforts to set a road map aimed at mitigating the effects of the expected shocks that will be resolved in the economies of our countries as a matter of national and professional responsibility. Nationalism and the widening of the phenomenon of unemployment, so these circumstances require our banks to adopt conservative policies and strategies in the field of credit and lending, in addition to activating the roles of oversight departments in a significant way, and that contributes to reading the economic situation and To Mali correctly and take the necessary measures and measures to activate contingency plans and alternative plans to ensure the continuity of the banking business and meet customer requests.

He stressed that the political conflicts and the security instability experienced by a number of Arab countries, including my own, Iraq are a result of the deteriorating and critical economic conditions that many Arab societies, particularly the youth group, suffer from, as 30 million Arab citizens are below the poverty line and the unemployment rate in the Arab world. It is 10% versus 5% globally.

He pointed out that banking in and of itself, regardless of time and place, necessarily implies risks, challenges and anxiety, in order to objectively link to capital investments, which are characterized by an absolute sensitivity to political, economic and security fluctuations.

And that the reality of the banking sector in Iraq and its rich experience through its confrontation with these conditions and political and security fluctuations and over the course of five decades where the banking sector went through many and various throats and was able to overcome them wisely and knowledgeable of the Iraqi banking leaders and cooperation with the Central Bank of Iraq, and despite the conditions and challenges that the banking sector faced, it was able Out of its contract and its effects and what helped in achieving its successes is the strength, durability and solidity of the Iraqi economy, and because of its large and well-known wealth, which it is hoped to invest and manage properly during the next stage.

He added that the skill of the banking leadership with inspiration and implementation of international banking standards issued by international banking institutions and follow-up to the periodic reports of the World Bank for Iraq made them overcome many difficulties, especially after legislation supportive, guaranteeing and immune to proper banking work, most notably the Anti-Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism Law, and other laws and instructions And the required standards.

Khalaf expressed his optimism about correcting the track and adopting the necessary reform programs to boost the economy and achieve the necessary economic development, as a result of the popular movement. A bright future awaits Iraq in particular, and the Arab world as a whole, with its great wealth requirements and the broad need to rebuild and rebuild with huge and massive investments.

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Legal expert: The Abdul Mahdi government can continue to conduct business for an additional year

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 Baghdad / Obelisk: Legal expert Tariq Harb said, Monday, December 16, 2019, that the government of resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi can continue an additional year because an important condition has not been met.

Harb stated in a statement: “Abdul-Mahdi continues with his government to conduct matters even for a year until the handover of the new government, as there is no vacancy for the President of the Republic to assume the position of Prime Minister according to Article 81 of the Constitution, as freedom is achieved with the death of the resigned Prime Minister or his illness that prevents him from performing his duties or His abduction or absence, and intentionally not attending the official working hours, such as sitting at home or traveling and leaving Iraq, or having a physical objection to prevent him from performing his duties as normal conditions.

He added: “In this case, the President of the Republic fulfills the duties of the Prime Minister and we have in the previous year 2010, where Maliki remained in office for seven months after the end of the four years and the election of a new parliament. The President of the Republic did not assume the position of Prime Minister because the required vacancy in Article 81 of the Constitution was not achieved despite Abdul-Mahdi did not complete the four years specified constitutionally for his government, and he who resigned and was not sacked by Parliament, as he did not withdraw confidence from him, as there is no constitutional scope for the President of the Republic to assume the position of Prime Minister, because the vacancy was not achieved.

The constitutional context, according to the requirements of Article 76 of the Constitution, obligates the political blocs in Parliament to present their nominees, provided that the mandate comes from the President of the Republic.

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Deputy Speaker of Parliament surprised Barham Salih: You were informed more than a year ago about the largest number

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Shafaq News / A member of the Presidency of the Iraqi Parliament said that it had previously determined for the Presidency of the Republic the largest number of parliamentary blocs.

This came in a reply message sent by Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hassan Al-Kaabi to an inquiry made yesterday by the President of the Republic regarding the largest parliamentary bloc, which is responsible for submitting a candidate to form the new government.

In his address to Barham Salih, Al-Kaabi stated, “You have already been notified of the largest number of parliamentary blocs in the parliament, and on their basis you commissioned its candidate, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to form the current government.”

It was not clear yet the features of the new candidate to assume the post of prime minister in the next government whose features have not yet been determined, and whether it is a transitional government for a specified period, or a government that completes the term of the resigned government.

The 15-day deadline was nearing the end under which President Barham Saleh could constitutionally appoint a candidate to form a government in accordance with the constitution.

Attached is the answer to Kaabi, with the special book on the largest bloc, which was sent more than a year ago to the presidency

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Legal expert reveals the reason for Saleh’s request to determine the largest bloc

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2019-12-16 | 06:44

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The legal expert, Tariq Harb, revealed, on Monday, the reason for calling on the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, to determine the largest bloc, while noting that there is no vacancy for the post of prime minister even after the specified constitutional deadline has expired.

In a statement to Alsumaria, Harb said, “The President of the Republic Barham Saleh approached the parliament and asked him to determine the largest number of parliamentary blocs, which came because he did not approve the prime minister’s candidate, Mohamed Shi’a Al-Sudani.”

He added, “There is no larger parliamentary bloc because no bloc has been declared the largest so far.”

 

He added that “some say that the position of the prime minister will be vacated and taken over by the president of the republic.” Constitutional deadline. ”

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Al-Eidani presents a consensual candidate for the prime minister .. The demonstrators are talking about an upcoming announcement of their candidate

Baghdad / Obelisk: Informed sources reported to “Obelisk” an initial agreement to nominate Asaad Al-Eidani as Prime Minister.

The sources said that the political blocs are in a hurry to name the prime minister to resolve the political crisis since the start of the protests that overthrew the government of former Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on the twenty-ninth of last November.

The sources said that the consensus is heading towards Al-Aidani.

Many difficulties arise in front of the nomination of a name that is accepted by the street and the consensus between the blocs in Parliament to form a new government, while the constitutional deadline granted to the President of the Republic to announce the assignment of the person who will head the government, which has a duration of 15 days from the date of the resignation of the previous government.

 But the protesters still refuse to name any candidate put forward by the parties, where Idani among the number of candidates.  

The protesters are calling for the nomination of a prime minister from the middle of the demonstration arenas, provided that his government’s mission is temporary, which is to run the country for six months, and work to prepare a new election law.

But the demonstrators have not yet revealed the name of their candidate, who promised to announce it, which came in a press statement issued by the protesters, which was distributed in Tahrir Square in Baghdad and a number of cities in Iraq, and recited through loudspeakers, that the masses of the demonstrators demand the Iraqi President, Barham Salih, in the name of all Iraqis and the sit-in squares in All of the governorates that refuse to nominate any candidate proposed by political parties and forces, to side with the street and hear his opinion of the candidates, and to take into account the specifications set by the protesters in the personality of the Prime Minister.

 

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The President of the Republic has the freedom to choose the Prime Minister without the largest bloc

Baghdad / Obelisk: Informed sources indicated, Monday, December 16, 2019, that the President of the Republic, Barham Saleh, has the freedom to choose an alternative to resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi without looking for the largest bloc, pointing out that the largest bloc ended after the nomination of Adel Abdul-Mahdi for the post of Prime Minister .

She added, “The largest bloc ended with the nomination of Adel Abdul Mahdi for the position of Prime Minister, and the President of the Republic today does not need to request the largest bloc to present a figure for the aforementioned position.”

For his part, legal expert Ali Al-Tamimi said in a press statement to “Al-Masala” that “the second candidate for the position of Prime Minister is not related to his nomination with a larger or more bloc, and therefore the President of the Republic is free to choose the personality he finds suitable for this position, after the resignation of the largest bloc candidate, Adel Abdul-Mahdi.” “.

And that “Article 76 of the Constitution in its paragraphs 1 and 2 mandates the president of the republic, the candidate of the largest bloc that emerged in the first session of parliament, to form a government, while paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of the same article confirm that the president of the republic assigns another candidate or alternative to the post of president of the republic in If I fear the biggest block candidate. ”

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The Presidency of Parliament sets tomorrow to hold a meeting of the heads of the blocs to resolve the electoral law proposals

Editing Date: 12/16/2016 15:12

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} A member of the Presidency of the House of Representatives, Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, on Monday convened a meeting of heads of political blocs tomorrow, Tuesday, to resolve proposals received from various blocs regarding the election law.

Al-Kaabi said in a statement to his office on the sidelines of his presidency today, Monday, of a meeting of the Parliamentary Legal Committee and representatives of political blocs to discuss proposals received from various blocs regarding the draft law on the House of Representatives election, that “it is necessary to reach a fair and easy draft law that is capable of meeting the aspirations of the masses who have demands Right, as well as putting the necessary guarantees for the integrity of the electoral process and the commission’s announcement of the results within a record period. ”

He pointed out, “It is necessary to speed up the voting on the draft law in a way that meets the demands of the masses,” stressing “the importance of agreeing to develop a common vision to resolve the existing problems regarding the draft law on the House of Representatives and to vote on it within a time close to this week.”

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