Kurdistan Democrat: This is what will happen in the Saturday session regarding the electoral districts

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2020-09-22 15:51

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Shafaq News / The Kurdistan Democratic Parliamentary Bloc stated, on Tuesday, that the Presidency of the Council of Representatives will present the proposals of the political forces regarding the nature of the electoral districts to vote in the session next week.

The representative of the Diyar Barwari bloc told Shafaq News, “The election law was passed in the previous period by the political forces, especially the Shiites, in the House of Representatives on the basis of multiple districts, but there was no agreement on the nature and number of electoral districts.”

He added that “the issue of electoral districts is technically complex, in addition to the lack of a census in Iraq, which faces difficulty in adopting it,” noting that “political forces wish to rely on electoral districts and their number according to their own interests.”  

Berwari said, “The Presidency of the Council of Representatives will present the proposals of the political forces for voting in next week’s session,” noting that “the most prominent proposal is to divide the electoral governorate into three or five electoral districts according to the governorate’s population percentage.”

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Muhammad al-Halbousi, demanded, in a previous power today, Tuesday, all political forces and the legal committee to make efforts to complete the electoral districts of the House of Representatives election law, calling for all representatives of the governorates to agree to reach a final formula that meets the requirements of the people and simulates reality, and also directed that it be a session Next Saturday dedicated to completing the law .

The Iraqi parliament passed part of a new election law late last year under unprecedented pressure from popular protests .

However, the differences prevented the completion of the legislation of the law, as the disagreements center around the adoption of multiple districts or one constituency in each governorate, as well as the method of voting directly or through lists.

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An informed source reveals the direct cause of late September salaries

5,261 Sweeteners 09/22/2020 19:08

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Today, Tuesday (9/22/2020), an informed source revealed the latest developments in the employee salaries disbursement file for the current month of September.

The source said to (Baghdad Today), that “the payment of salaries of employees for the current month of September, is currently suspended, pending approval of the budget in the House of Representatives.”

He added that “the Ministry of Finance has suspended the distribution of salaries of state employees, pending approval of the budget, until salaries are distributed.”

He continued, “The lack of financial liquidity has led to the delay in paying salaries to state employees.”

For his part, the reporter of the Finance Committee, Ahmed Al-Saffar, said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), “According to our information, there is liquidity available to pay salaries for this month also depending on the amount of the borrowing.”

And that “the coming months will be funded through the legislation of the General Budget Law, because the project has been sent to the House of Representatives and we expect to approve it within a month.”

He pointed out that “the reasons for the delay belong to the Ministry of Finance, whether technical or administrative.”

On Saturday (September 19, 2020), a member of the Finance Committee in the Iraqi Parliament, Jamal Cougar, revealed how the government will pay employees’ salaries for the coming months of this year.

Cougar said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), “The Iraqi government will pay the salaries of employees for the coming months, through internal borrowing, as it included a paragraph in the 2020 budget law that enables it to obtain an internal loan.”

And he added, “Without the approval of the Iraqi parliament on this paragraph, the government will not be able to pay salaries.”

And Cougar said, “The House of Representatives will be forced to approve the Iraqi government’s borrowing, so that the employees’ salaries are secured and paid on time. ”

He added, “But approval will be conditional. We will not agree to the government to borrow however it wants. Rather, approval will only be to borrow to pay employees’ salaries, in specific amounts.”

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The government announces the steps and mechanisms of the anti-corruption committee and comments on “ leaked names. ”

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The spokesman for the Prime Minister, Ahmed Mulla Talal, revealed, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, the steps and mechanisms of the work of the Anti-Corruption Committee headed by Lieutenant General Ahmed Abu Ragheef, while he confirmed that the names published on social media sites are required to eliminate corruption cases. Flour.

“The Anti-Corruption Committee, headed by Abu Ragheef, will not eliminate the role of the rest of the institutions responsible for combating bureaucracy in government institutions, and it will not target specific names or specific personalities as far as it relies on files on corruption cases,” Mulla Talal said at a press conference in Baghdad.

He added that “there are attempts to distort the work of the committee or broadcast rumors about preventing the travel of officials or talking about the escape of officials.”

He continued, “The government will not reveal any names at present before the investigations are completed, and the names of personalities published on social media are inaccurate, and you will hear real names soon.”

Since the announcement of the Permanent Committee to Combat Corruption and Important Crimes, Iraqis have been awaiting the committee’s moves to investigate major corruption files, headed by Lieutenant General Ahmed Abu Ragheef, who confirmed that the functions of his committee go beyond major cases and work under the supervision of the Supreme Judicial Council.

On social media and the media, the reports circulating about the arrests of former and current officials in the country by the committee do not subside, and while the numbers of detainees or candidates for arrest on corruption charges have reached large numbers, observers and members of the House of Representatives believe that the committee has not yet started with major corruption heads, and it is still It is limited to “juniors,” and needs more political support.

According to the Diwani order announced last Friday, the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, assigned the anti-terrorist forces for the first time, to implement the decisions issued by the Anti-Corruption Commission in corruption cases.

To this day, the arrest of the former head of the National Retirement Authority, Ahmed Al-Saadi, and the director and owner of the “Key Card” company, Bahaa Abdul-Hussein, is the most prominent, at a time when government sources report the arrest of 6 senior officials, in addition to preventing former officials from traveling, but members of the Council Representatives see the moves so far ineffective.

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The Iraqi government withdraws the 2020 budget law from Parliament

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2020 budget

2020-09-22 14:21

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Shafaq News / On Tuesday, the Iraqi government withdrew the 2020 budget bill from Parliament, one day after it was handed over for the purpose of discussion and approval, according to what  the Parliamentary Finance Committee announced .

Committee reporter Ahmed Al-Saffar told Shafaq News that “the government withdrew the general budget for the year 2020 from the House of Representatives for the purpose of making some changes,” indicating that “the withdrawal of the bill came a day after it was sent to Parliament.”

Al-Saffar added, ” The Finance Committee was planning to include the budget on the agenda of next Thursday’s session for the purpose of first reading and voting on it within a maximum of two weeks. ”

Al-Saffar suggested that “the purpose of withdrawing the budget law is to make some changes or reduce expenditures and the financial deficit in the 2020 budget.”

On Monday, September 21, the government’s representative in the Iraqi parliament, Turhan Al-Mufti, announced the arrival of the country’s draft fiscal budget for 2020 to Parliament .

On September 14, the Iraqi Council of Ministers approved the draft federal budget bill for the year 2020, indicating that it was sent to the House of Representatives .

Earlier, the Parliamentary Economic and Investment Committee revealed that the size of the federal budget deficit for 2020 amounted to 45%, indicating that it focuses on securing salaries and financing the ration card, as well as facing the Corona pandemic .

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The Iraqi government withdraws the 2020 budget law from Parliament

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2020 budget

2020-09-22 13:38

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Shafaq News / Today, Tuesday, the Iraqi government withdrew the 2020 budget bill from Parliament, one day after it was handed over for the purpose of discussion and approval, according to what  the Parliamentary Finance Committee announced .

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Talabani discusses with Trump’s envoy, relations between Baghdad and Erbil, and the tasks of the international coalition in Iraq

09-22-2020 08:38 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister in the Kurdistan region, Qubad Talabani, discussed with the US President’s Special Envoy for the Syrian Affairs James Jeffrey today, Tuesday 9/22/2020, coordination between the Peshmerga forces and the international coalition, and the Erbil and Baghdad talks.

A statement by Talabani’s office said in a statement received by Al-Akhbariya, “The two sides discussed the Syrian situation and a mechanism to combat ISIS concerns in Iraq and Syria, and the two parties agreed on the need for more coordination between the Peshmerga forces, the Iraqi army and the coalition forces to end the fear of terrorism and violence.

In another aspect of the meeting, they talked about the draft federal budget law for the year 2020 and the stream of discussions in Erbil and Baghdad, which aim to solve outstanding problems and reach a fruitful and long-term agreement.

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A representative source reveals when Parliament will vote on the 2020 budget

Time: 09/22/2020 15:24:46

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} A parliamentary source revealed the date for the House of Representatives to vote on the fiscal budget bill for 2020.

The source told {Al-Furat News} that “Parliament will discuss the election law in a session next Saturday, while voting on the financial budget will take place after the forty visit of Imam Hussein {p}”, which ends after October 8.

He pointed out, “The budget, after I arrived yesterday to head the parliament, was transferred to the Finance Committee for discussion.”

Yesterday, Monday, the House of Representatives received the draft federal budget bill for the year 2020 sent by the government.

It is noteworthy that the Council of Ministers approved in its extraordinary session, which was held on the 14th of this month, the 2020 budget bill and sent it to the House of Representatives.

Today, Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi called on the political forces to complete the early elections law and limit the session next Saturday to one paragraph dedicated to completing the electoral districts.

Ammar Al-Masoudi

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Mr. Ammar al-Hakim assures Blashardt of the importance of holding elections far from the power of weapons and political money

Time: 09/22/2020 16:55:39

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The head of the Iraqi coalition, Mr. Ammar Al-Hakim, stressed the importance of holding free and fair elections capable of restoring confidence between the public and the ballot box.

In a statement received by Al Furat News, Mr. Al-Hakim said, “We discussed during our meeting with the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jenin Plasschaert, the latest developments in the political situation in Iraq and the international role in helping him in files of common interest.”

He added, “We renewed our support for holding early elections, and we called on the political blocs to resolve the issue of the electoral districts and take into account the challenges of the stage.”

He continued, “We stressed the establishment of free and fair elections capable of restoring confidence between the public and the ballot box, and we stressed that this can only be achieved by holding elections far from the power of weapons, political money and drop campaigns.”

Mr. Al-Hakim stressed “following up on the recommendations of the Twelfth Conference on Combating Violence against Women, following up the file of kidnapped women and providing redress for survivors, and we called on the international organization to play a greater role in this file.”

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Shafaq News / Today, Tuesday, the Iraqi Council of Ministers held its regular session chaired by Council Chairman, Mustafa Al-Kazemi .

The media office of the Prime Minister said, in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that the council was briefed by the Minister of Health on the latest developments in health efforts made in the face of the Corona pandemic and the measures taken in the field of prevention and control of the spread, which led to the recovery rate rising to 80 %, And for the death rate to drop to 2.7% of the total number of injured .

The minister confirmed that Iraq has completed the procedures for joining the Joint Vaccine Purchase Mechanism (GAVI) for Corona .

The Council also reviewed, according to the statement, a briefing from the Minister of Electricity on the reality of providing electric power for citizens throughout Iraq, and listened to the latest measures taken to ensure the provision of the best services, and to overcome the obstacles of distribution and production, as well as the symptoms and their treatments that plague the electric power network .

According to the statement, the council discussed the topics on its agenda, and the council took a number of decisions regarding them, including :

1-    Approval of the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works referring the maintenance and rehabilitation of roads leading to the new port of Arar Border, connecting to the holy Karbala and Anbar provinces, to the specialized companies in the ministry, with the exception of the provisions of Article 3 of the Instructions for Implementing Government Contracts No. 2 of 2014 .

The Ministry of Finance finances the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works at a rate of (1/12) for the operational expenditures of the project mentioned in the above paragraph, according to the actual work or processing volumes, according to Article (13 / Second) of the Federal Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019 .

The Ministry of Planning includes the project of maintaining and rehabilitating the roads leading to the new port of Arar, the border linking to the holy Karbala and Anbar provinces, as a component of the road and bridge maintenance project that it has listed as an ongoing project .

The Ministry of Finance and Planning funded the project of the second corridor of the Karbala road (Razazah-Al-Akhaidir), with a length of 45 kilometers, which is included in the ongoing projects of the Department of Roads and Bridges belonging to the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works, which falls within the corridor linking the holy Karbala governorate to the Jdeideh Arar border crossing with The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in a ratio of (1/12), for the operational expenditures of the project mentioned in the first paragraph above, and according to the coefficients of actual work or processing, in accordance with Article (13 / Second) of the Federal Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019 amended .

2- Selection of Basmajah site for the purpose of establishing the Sports City donated by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques .

Allocate a piece of land numbered (1/974 Jaara), with an area of 631 dunums to the Ministry of Youth and Sports, rather than the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research / University of Al- Rasheed, and transfer of ownership to the Ministry of Youth and Sports .

The Ministry of Youth and Sports implemented the Sports City project, donated by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, in coordination with the Saudi side through the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council .

3- Approval of the extension of paragraph 2 of Cabinet Resolution No. 90 of 2019, so that the above paragraph reads as follows :

Replacement of entry visas for foreign workers in foreign companies who are currently present in investment projects and contracted with government agencies who have expired their entry visa period, and have exhausted the extension period according to the aforementioned article from (multiple feature) to (regular feature), based on a request submitted by their companies In support of the government agencies contracted with, after reviewing the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, pursuant to Article 30 of Labor Law No. 37 of 2015, and the Instructions for Foreigners to Work in Iraq No. 18 of 1987 .

The period extending from the date of the end of entry visas to the date of their replacement (an emergency circumstance), and for workers in the private and mixed sectors, provided that the period does not exceed the date of 2/28/2021, and according to the developments of the epidemiological situation .

4- The Ministry of Planning includes the project of producing topographic base maps within the investment plan of the Ministry of Financial Resources / General Survey of the year 2021 .

5- Approving the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the opening of a general consulate of the Republic of Iraq in the Chinese city of Quanguo, based on the provisions of Articles 25 and 26 of the Foreign Service Law No. 45 of 2008, and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1963 .

6- Agreeing to authorize the Minister of Planning the power to negotiate and sign a draft technical cooperation agreement between the government of the Republic of Iraq and the government of Japan, as amended by the State Council, based on the provisions of Article 80, Article Six of the Constitution .

7- Authorizing the Minister of Finance to negotiate and sign a draft agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent evasion from paying taxes imposed on income and capital between the government of the Republic of Iraq and the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on the one hand, and with the government of the Republic of South Korea on the other hand, as amended by the State Council, Based on the provisions of Article (80 / Article Six) of the Constitution .

8- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs prepares the necessary authorization document on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Minister of Finance, according to the approved contexts, and submits it to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers in order to obtain the signature of the Prime Minister .

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Procedure for the Central Bank regarding the governor’s signature on the Iraqi currency

Time: 09/22/2020 14:50:53

The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Mustafa Ghaleb Makhaif, chaired a meeting of the Currency Affairs Committee in this bank on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, in the presence of all members, and stressed the importance of following the context of the official signature on the exported currency “and not using the signature with a name drawing” that was previously approved by the committee in a previous meeting .

The committee also discussed a number of issues and took a number of decisions that would contribute to raising and improving the level of currency management.

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