The Iraqi Parliament continues voting on the electoral districts

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Kirkuk

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The Iraqi Parliament

Constituencies

2020-10-28 18:38

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Shafaq News / After midnight on Wednesday – Thursday, the Iraqi parliament (parliament) completed voting on electoral districts after passing the paragraph on the disputed Kirkuk governorate between Erbil and Baghdad.

This came in a session chaired by Muhammad Al-Halbousi, Speaker of the Council, and the presence of 168 deputies.

Parliament had recently voted on electoral districts in the rest of the provinces, and postponed the vote on the Kirkuk clause due to differences between the Kurdish, Turkmen and Arab political forces.

According to the new election law, the distribution of electoral districts is as follows: 17 in Baghdad, 8 in Nineveh, 6 in Basra, 5 in Dhi Qar and Sulaymaniyah, 4 in Babylon, Anbar, Arbil and Diyala, and 3 each in Kirkuk, Najaf, Salah al-Din, Dahuk, Diwaniyah, Karbala and Wasit And Maysan, and two seats in Muthanna.

The article on electoral districts was the most prominent controversial paragraph between the political blocs, and it took months to agree on it.

And relies on the new election law to organize early parliamentary elections on the sixth of next June.

The document published below details the electoral districts in Kirkuk:

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Minister of Finance before Parliament to discuss the “white paper” and the “fiscal deficit”

Economy

Parliament

Ali Allawi

Hosting

2020-10-28 14:29

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Shafaq News / The Iraqi Parliament intends to host Finance Minister Ali Allawi and other directors, to discuss the fiscal deficit and the government reform paper.

A statement by the Media Department of the Iraqi Parliament said in a statement received by Shafaq News, that Hassan Al-Kaabi, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, “directed to host the Minister of Finance, Director General of the Customs Authority, Director General of the Tax Authority and Director General of the Retirement Authority to discuss the white paper and the financial deficit.”

This came in the parliament session on Wednesday.

The Iraqi government presented a bill to Parliament authorizing it to borrow an amount of 41 trillion dinars to cover the fiscal deficit for the remaining months of this year.

However, the reporter of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Ahmad Al-Saffar, told Shafaq News Agency, on Wednesday, that his committee had agreed to reduce the value of borrowing to 15 trillion dinars only.

Earlier today, Wednesday, Ahmed Mulla Talal, spokesman for Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, issued an explanation of the statements he made during his weekly conference on the borrowing law and securing the salaries of employees.

“The decline in state revenues in the past several months is not sufficient to pay its salaries and other urgent obligations,” Mulla Talal said on his Twitter account. “On this basis, the government requested from Parliament additional borrowing authority to fill the financing gap until the 2021 budget presentation.”

“The 2021 budget will be a reform budget par excellence and based on the requirements of the white paper, and measures will be taken directly aimed at improving state revenues and controlling expenditures,” he added.

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Parliamentary agreement to turn the page on the election law

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Election law

2020-10-28 14:27

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Shafaq News / A source in the Iraqi parliament stated, on Wednesday, that there is an agreement on the entirety of the election law in the parliament session held at this time.

The source told Shafaq News Agency that “Parliament is currently discussing the health insurance law for the purpose of voting on it,” pointing out that “the first paragraph concerning the electoral districts of Kirkuk Governorate has been postponed until the end of the meeting of political forces with the legal committee to reach a final agreement.”

The source, who asked not to be named, confirmed that “there is an agreement to vote on the basis of the electoral law permanently for today’s session.”

The source pointed out that “the Parliamentary Legal Committee is currently holding a meeting with the deputies of Kirkuk governorate in order to reach an agreement regarding the normalcy and division of electoral districts in the province.”

Parliament had passed the electoral districts for the country’s provinces, with the exception of Kirkuk, as disagreements still exist regarding them between Kurdish and Turkmen representatives.

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The Iraqi parliament reduces the amount of borrowing that Al-Kazemi requested to 15 trillion dinars

Economy

Borrowing Act

2020-10-28 14:26

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Shafaq News / The Parliamentary Finance Committee announced, on Wednesday, that it had reached an agreement to determine the amount of borrowing to secure employees’ salaries, the ration card, and the expenses of the Ministry of Health .

The committee’s reporter, Ahmad al-Saffar, told Shafaq News, “The Financial Committee has calculated the money the state needs monthly, and thus it was found that it needs 5 trillion dinars per month, at a rate of 15 trillion for the last three months of the year 2020. ”

Al-Saffar added, “It is possible to grant borrowing between 15-20   trillion for insurance as a maximum, not 41 trillion, as the government requested by the borrowing law .”

Al-Saffar added, “The Finance Committee agreed to determine the amount of the borrowing and to cover the basic expenses such as salaries of employees and retirees, social care, ration card and the expenses of the Ministry of Health, with the transfer of other needs and benefits to the 2021 budget bill .”

Earlier, the head of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Haitham al-Jubouri, addressed Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to dispense with the legislation of the fiscal deficit financing law (the borrowing law).

Yesterday, Tuesday, the Iraqi government ruled out that parliament would reject the borrowing law, and it might even reduce the proportion of borrowing to finance the country’s budget deficit.

Earlier today, Wednesday, Ahmed Mulla Talal, spokesman for Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, issued an explanation of the statements he made during his weekly conference on the borrowing law and securing the salaries of employees .

Mulla Talal said on his Twitter account that the decline in state revenues in the past several months is not sufficient to pay its salaries and other urgent obligations. On this basis, the government requested from Parliament additional borrowing authority to fill the financing gap until the 2021 budget presentation .

“The 2021 budget will be a reform budget par excellence and based on the requirements of the white paper, and measures will be taken directly aimed at improving state revenues and controlling expenditures, ” he added.

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After the finance book … Al-Kazemi’s spokesman issues an explanation regarding salaries

Economy

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Ahmed Mulla Talal

2020-10-28 08:06

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Shafaq News / On Wednesday, Ahmed Mulla Talal, spokesman for Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, issued an explanation of the statements he made during his weekly conference regarding the borrowing law and securing the salaries of employees.

Mulla Talal said on his Twitter account that the decline in state revenues in the past several months is not sufficient to pay its salaries and other urgent obligations. On this basis, the government requested from Parliament additional borrowing authority to fill the financing gap until the 2021 budget presentation.

“The 2021 budget will be a reform budget par excellence and based on the requirements of the white paper, and measures will be taken directly aimed at improving state revenues and controlling expenditures,” he added.

Earlier, the head of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Haitham al-Jubouri, addressed Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to dispense with the legislation of the fiscal deficit financing law (the borrowing law).

Al-Jubouri said in an official letter addressed to Al-Kazemi, which was reviewed by Shafaq News Agency, commenting on the statement of the government spokesman, Ahmed Mulla Talal, at the press conference yesterday, Tuesday, in which he indicated that there are solutions at the Ministry of Finance to provide cash liquidity to secure salaries in the event that a project is not voted The Fiscal Deficit Law, “Please indicate your opinion regarding dispensing with the legislation of the fiscal deficit financing law in order to focus on the desired economic reforms.”

Al-Jubouri attributed his demand to cancel the law to “the existence of the possibility to cover salaries without the need to legislate the deficit financing law, and to impose new financial burdens on the state that cast a shadow over the economic situation.”

Yesterday, Tuesday, the Iraqi government ruled out that parliament would reject the borrowing law, and it might even reduce the proportion of borrowing to finance the country’s budget deficit.

This came according to the spokesman for the Prime Minister, Ahmed Mulla Talal, in response to the Shafaq News Agency’s question in a press conference following the government’s weekly.

Our correspondent asked, “What is the government’s plan to finance the deficit if Parliament refuses to pass the borrowing bill?”

Mulla Talal replied, “I asked the same question to the Minister of Finance (Ali Allawi) during the European tour, as the minister expected Parliament to reduce the lending rate” and not reject the project entirely.

He pointed out that “the government is able to secure the salaries of employees,” adding that “doubling that of private revenues is very important, and that the percentage of dependence on oil is very large, and this is a mistake.”

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Cabinet Secretariat clarifies about the Thursday holiday

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The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers issued today, Wednesday, an explanation regarding the holiday tomorrow, Thursday.

A spokesman for the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, Haider Majeed, said, according to the official agency, that “tomorrow’s holiday marks the birth of the Prophet, as it is included in the list of annual official holidays and does not need an announcement from the General Secretariat.”

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The start of the meeting of the Parliamentary Finance Committee and the Ministry of Finance regarding the “ borrowing law ”

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The meeting of the Parliamentary Finance Committee began today, Wednesday, with the advanced cadre of the Ministry of Finance to discuss the draft law on financing the fiscal deficit and agree on a final formula leading to its passage in Parliament.

The (Baghdad Today) correspondent said, “The meeting of the Parliamentary Finance Committee with the advanced staff in the Ministry of Finance, started this morning, Wednesday, in order to put the final touches on the draft law on financing the fiscal deficit.

In addition, a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Jamal Cougar, explained in a televised statement that the most important question we will direct to the Ministry of Finance is to know the total spending data.

Yesterday, Tuesday (October 27, 2020), First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hassan Karim Al-Kaabi chaired a meeting of the Finance Committee regarding the draft law on financing the fiscal deficit .

Al-Kaabi said in a brief statement, which he received (Baghdad today), that “Al-Kaabi chaired an important meeting of the Finance Committee to discuss the draft law on financing the financial deficit .”

The House of Representatives had finished, in a previous session, the first reading of the draft law on financing the fiscal deficit, which includes financing the salaries of employees and retirees.

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The Minister of Peshmerga announces the date of the opening of the joint coordination center with the Iraqi army

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2020-10-28 04:29

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Shafaq News / The Minister of Peshmerga, Shorash Ismail announced on Wednesday the opening of a joint coordination center between the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army at the beginning of next month .

This came during his meeting with the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the International Coalition Forces in Iraq and Syria, Major General Kevin Kobsey, and the senior delegation accompanying him, which includes military advisers from the coalition .

During the meeting, which was attended by high-ranking officers in the Ministry of Peshmerga, they discussed relations between the ministry and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, as well as the issue of forming a joint coordination center between the Peshmerga forces and the army forces in areas experiencing a security vacuum .

Ismail referred to the rapprochement between the Ministry of Peshmerga and the Iraqi Defense Ministry, noting that on the date 1-11-2020, the joint coordination center will be opened in Erbil and then in Baghdad, which will contribute to maintaining the security and stability of the region .

For his part, Copsey said, “Joint action between the forces in the context of confronting terrorism and terrorists will bring us closer to achieving victory, and it will be an important factor in breaking the thorn of terrorism in the region .”

The reform file in the Ministry of Peshmerga was another focus of the meeting, where the minister said, “We have come to a good stage in organizing and implementing the paragraphs related to the reform process, noting that the role of the coalition advisers in cooperation and coordination with the teams of the Ministry of Peshmerga implementing the reform process is of great appreciation and concern to us .”

Major General Kevin Kobsi praised Badro and the courage of the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces in confronting terrorists and maintaining the security of the region, saying that “the international coalition wants the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army to reach a final agreement and for this agreement to become a correct basis in facing the risks, reaffirming the international coalition to continue providing support The logistical and military forces of the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army.

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The Iraqi parliament completes voting on electoral districts

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Parliament

Election law

Vote

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2020-10-28 04:15

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Shafaq News / The Iraqi parliament will hold a session later this evening, Wednesday, to complete voting on the electoral districts for the election law .

The Iraqi Council of Representatives voted after midnight Monday – Tuesday on the paragraph on electoral districts in Nineveh Governorate in the election law, while it postponed the issue of Kirkuk governorate, which is disputed between Erbil and Baghdad.

Parliament had voted a few days ago on the electoral districts in 16 governorates, with the exception of Kirkuk and Nineveh provinces, due to the failure to reach consensus on the division .

According to the new election law, the distribution of electoral districts will be as follows: 17 in Baghdad, 8 in Nineveh, 6 in Basra, 5 in Dhi Qar and Sulaymaniyah, 4 in Babylon, Anbar, Erbil and Diyala, and 3 each in Kirkuk, Najaf, Salah al-Din, Dohuk, Diwaniyah, Karbala and Wasit And Maysan, and two seats in Muthanna .

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Parliamentary Finance: The government submitted the borrowing request without specifying the destination of the exchange

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Economy News _ Baghdad

The Parliamentary Finance Committee confirmed, on Wednesday, that yesterday’s meeting regarding the government’s request for borrowing was unclear because the borrowing amounts were not specified for the exchange and this we did not accept, indicating that the government is trying to pressure Parliament and put it between two fires, but the committee will host today the Minister of Finance and a number of ministry officials To determine the law of disability and exchange points.

Committee member Jamal Cougar said in a press interview, “The meeting of the Finance Committee did not resolve the government’s request for a new borrowing because the government did not clarify where the amounts were spent.”

Cougar added, “The committee will hold, today, an expanded meeting with the Minister of Finance, Director General of the Budget and the Governor of the Central Bank for the purpose of clarifying the funds requested by the Ministry and to which party will be disbursed.” on him”.

He pointed out that “the Ministry of Finance is trying every time to put the House of Representatives in an embarrassing position and put it between two fires of acceptance and rejection.”

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