Blackshart: 800 UN observers will participate in the Iraqi elections

political| 10:23 – 02/10/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jenin Plaskharat, confirmed that 800 UN observers will participate in the Iraqi elections.
Blaskharat said in a joint press conference with Basra Governor Asaad Al-Eidani, that she is “excited to visit Basra Governorate, and that the issue of the elections that will take place on the tenth of this month has taken the largest part of discussions with officials in Basra,” noting that “these elections are important for Iraq and are a first step.” On a long road.”
She added, “It is necessary that the elections take place in a transparent and fair manner,” expressing her hope that “things will go well in Basra province.”
She pointed out that “the United Nations mission is different from previous missions, and that the mission of 2018 was limited to a small part of security assistance only, and that the current mission will provide huge technical assistance,” noting that while she was speaking at the press conference, observers are being deployed, and they will be Many observers were deployed on the election day, and the mission’s contribution will be much greater than that of 2018.
She pointed out that “as a result of the technical assistance provided by the United Nations mission to the Electoral Commission and the relevant institutions, the elections will be very different,” expressing her optimism “in the technical aspect of the voting process.” “.
She noted” the existence of a large number of international observers from the United nations and the European Union and the League of Arab States, as well as observers of local organizations, and everyone will oversee the elections. “
She added, “The number of observers from the United Nations is 800, including people who provide assistance,” noting that “October of 2019 witnessed demonstrations in large numbers, during which many were martyred and injured, and that one of the main demands of the demonstrators was holding early elections, and that These elections will take place on October 10, to honor the people who took to the streets and gave their lives.”
Bla Schart expressed her hope that “everyone who can vote in the elections will participate because the vote of the electorate has value, and that transparent elections will be a first step on the road leading to an Iraq capable of serving its citizens.”
She stressed that “everything will be monitored before the elections, and more than one simulation will take place.” Ended 29/ 87

New instructions for buying and selling foreign currency for the year 2021 and the stability of the dinar exchange rate

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Samir Al-Nusairi*

 Central banks in the countries of the world mainly aim to achieve economic stability by achieving stability in the monetary system and the financial system through their programs and strategies that aim to maintain stability in the exchange of their local currencies against other foreign currencies and to build sufficient foreign cash reserves to cover their local currency in circulation.

 In accordance with special international standards issued by the International Monetary Fund, banks are also evaluated based on other criteria related to facing crises, challenges, economic, political and security shocks, natural and epidemic disasters in their countries, controlling stable rates of inflation and interest rates, and applying internationally established regulations and rules for combating money laundering and terrorist financing.

Therefore, the Central Bank of Iraq issued last week new instructions to banks and exchange companies and mediation in the sale and purchase of licensed foreign currencies. And externally, which leads to controlling and maintaining the stability of the exchange rate and compliance with the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Law No. 39 of 2021.

The Governor discussed what was mentioned in the instructions with the heads of the boards of directors and the authorized managers in a specialized workshop in which he explained the objectives of issuing the instructions and the procedures required of banks to implement them as of 10/17/2021, with an emphasis on the need for banks to practice their real work as established in their Law No. 94 of the year 20034 and focus on banking finance and the many banking products that contribute to the transition of banking work from banking to contributing to development.

The economic conditions and crises, the financial deficit and the decline in the financial position of the public finances, which led to a change in the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar for the purpose of overcoming the above crises with the Central Bank taking many measures and initiatives to stimulate the economy and revitalize the economic cycle, which contributed to the passage of nine months after the exchange rate change that the rate of control is controlled Exchange in the trading market for about a month at the target rate of 1470 dinars against the US dollar. Therefore, the new instructions regulate the process of selling foreign currency in the currency window, through which it will be implemented to maintain the stability of the exchange rate, control the movement of foreign currency locally and internationally, and abide by international standards for compliance rules and combating money laundering and terrorist financing. 

We do not forget here how the dollar devoured the local currencies of neighboring and regional countries, which suffered from a circumstance similar to that of Iraq, such as Iran, Turkey, Lebanon and Syria, where their local currency collapsed in very large proportions. While the Iraqi dinar exchange rate stabilized within the target rate of the Central Bank, despite the speculation in the market.

In order for the economic analyzes to be accurate and not extreme of the reality of monetary stability in Iraq and the effects of the expected economic, epidemiological and expected shocks on the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar.

In order not to take the expectations of media intimidation and create a state of fear among the public and the banking sector. I am certain, and through an insightful economic and analytical view of the state of the monetary trading market, and from a neutral and transparent point of view, we note that the steps, measures, and balanced financing initiatives of the Central Bank and the availability of foreign cash reserves at the rate and percentage that Its sufficiency is determined to cover the monetary mass in circulation and to cover imports, as the foreign cash reserve is fully secured and Iraq ranks fourth in the Arab world. The Central Bank will make exceptional efforts in accordance with the monetary policy applications and to maintain the stability of the target rates of exchange rates.

*Economic and banking consultantViews 852 Date Added 09/30/2021

The Mayor of Baghdad launches an invitation to celebrate the National Day

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The Mayor of Baghdad launches an invitation to celebrate the National Day

{Local: Al Furat News} The Mayor of Baghdad, Alaa Maan, announced, on Saturday, the launch of immersive celebrations in all regions of the capital on the occasion of the Iraqi National Day, which falls on the third of October, coinciding with the approaching electoral wedding to choose the Iraqis to represent them with honesty and sincerity for the future. More prosperous and bright. 

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Muin said in a statement that {Euphrates News} received a copy of it, “These celebrations that start this evening and will continue until tomorrow night will include the launching of fireworks and the distribution of Iraqi flags among the citizens, in order to raise the symbol of Iraq and its banner that beat with victory and included the purification of the martyrs, and raised the place of victories and fluttered with grace. Peace”.
He called on citizens to “participate in the National Day and raise the Iraqi flag high in all streets, squares and buildings.”
And the third of October is the anniversary of the Iraqi national independence in 1932, the year the sovereignty of Iraq was recognized in international forums, and its place was taken as a fully qualified member of the League of Nations.

Al-Kazemi issues six directives during an expanded meeting with the election security and the commission

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Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi held, on Saturday, an expanded meeting with the Supreme Electoral Security Committee and the Electoral Commission, and issued several directives. 

Al-Kazemi’s office said, in a statement received by Shafak News Agency, that the latter “said during his meeting with members of the Election Commission and the Supreme Security Committee: We meet with you today and a week ago on the exceptional task assigned to him, represented in the early parliamentary elections in Iraq.”

He added, “All of Iraq is counting on your assertive insistence on ensuring the integrity of the electoral process and maintaining its security,” noting that “Iraq and its people have suffered a lot because of corruption, spoilers and fraud in every electoral process, and it is time for them to gain confidence in their state through secure ballot boxes, away from the hands of counterfeiters”.

He stressed that “your mission today is historical, and it can change the fate of a country and lift the injustice and injustice that it has experienced since the former regime, and also after 2003.”

He pointed out that “all 18 governorates will be elected in one day, and this matter requires great efforts on your part, especially with regard to the security aspect and securing the electoral process.”

Al-Kazemi urged “the Iraqi people to walk steadily towards the polls,” praising “highly Al-Sistani’s position in inviting citizens to participate in the elections.”

They said, “I say to all Iraqis: The future of your children is determined by the elections, so nothing prevents you from choosing who you think is the best.”

He also said, “We seek at the hands of the clergy and social activists to urge the elections and not to boycott, so that the results do not come back negative, and those who do not deserve and who are not the fittest will face the responsibility.”

He pointed out that “these are the first elections since 2003 to be held and the prime minister was not nominated for the elections, which means that there is no pressure on the commission,” stressing that “I began personally supervising the Supreme Security Committee for the elections.”

He stressed, “We must establish fair elections that restore confidence in the political system, the electoral process and rehabilitation.” 

At the end of the meeting, Al-Kazemi issued a set of directives, which stated: 

The security forces must activate the security and intelligence efforts, and prevent any party from affecting the voters.

Refusal to exploit the security forces by any political party, and any form of exploitation will be severely held accountable, and the forces must abide by complete impartiality.

It is strictly forbidden to block roads in any electoral district, with the intent of influencing voters in favor of any political party.

Cooperating with the Independent High Electoral Commission and with international supervisors, and facilitating their tasks.

– It is prohibited for officers to exercise any influence on soldiers and ranks when they cast their votes, in favor of any political party.

– All violations will be recorded, and will be submitted to the Electoral Commission to deal with it legally, regardless of its source.

In the document .. Finance suspends the expenses of the popular crowd and reveals the reason

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In the document .. Finance suspends the expenses of the popular crowd and reveals the reason

{Political: Al Furat News} The Ministry of Finance announced the suspension of the expenses of the Popular Mobilization, due to the lack of matching between the monthly funds and the actual expenses.

Saleh indicates that the quota has been exceeded in the percentage of female candidates for the elections and describes the electoral law as advanced

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Shafaq News/ On Saturday, Iraqi President Barham Salih described the upcoming parliamentary elections as “historic”, stressing the electoral and political empowerment of women. 

The Presidency of the Republic said in a statement received by Shafak News Agency, that Saleh received today, at the Peace Palace in Baghdad, a delegation that included a number of activists and civil society organizations across the country, indicating that the elections were discussed and the need for wide participation in them, especially women.

The statement quoted Saleh as saying during the meeting, that the elections that will take place in a few days are an important historical and pivotal event for the country, and it must be a shift towards achieving what is required for Iraq in terms of reforming the situation, and establishing a rational government that meets the Iraqis what they deserve from a free and dignified life.

Saleh added that the electoral empowerment of women is an important and essential point in the elections, noting that the number of women voters is about half of the total number of voters, and that women candidates for these elections amounted to about 30% of the number of candidates, exceeding the quota, which is an important indicator of women’s insistence on active participation. , stressing the need to provide them with the opportunity to freely participate in the elections and choose whomever they deem best.

He added that the current electoral system enables women to have a good presence in the legislative institution through a quota, although it is not commensurate with our expectations and aspirations towards greater participation, pointing out that the electoral law is advanced compared to the laws of many countries, and we hope that it will develop further in the sessions. the next election.

The Iraqi president stressed that the issue of women in society is necessary and closely linked to development, economy and social stability, and without empowering women, the economy cannot develop and development cannot be achieved.

He pointed out that targeting women candidates through squatting is an unfortunate, painful and unacceptable situation, and work must be done to prevent this and ensure that it does not happen again.

An American official reveals Biden’s opinion on Iraq and the Kurdistan Region

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Shafaq News/ The US Consul General in Erbil Roberto Palladino said on Saturday that US President Joe Biden believes that the establishment of security in the Middle East is linked to the stability of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. 

Palladino said in a press conference held in the Jumanki oil field in Dohuk: The United States is committed to supporting the Kurdistan Region, adding that President Biden believes that the establishment of security in the Middle East is linked to the stability of Iraq and the region.

He noted that America will remain in the region and Iraq until the need for that no longer exists, stressing that the United States will contribute to the region’s stability process in terms of security, and its development in terms of economics.

The US consul in Erbil continued, “We are working for the major companies operating in the energy field to come to the region, and to have an active role in the investment process.”

The imminent deployment of joint forces of the army and the Peshmerga at the “blue line”

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Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Joint Operations Command confirmed today, Saturday, the imminent deployment of joint forces from the army and the Peshmerga at the “blue line”, which separates the forces of Kurdistan Region and the federal forces.

The spokesman for the leadership, Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji, told Shafaq News, that “there is high coordination between the Joint Operations Command and the Kurdistan Region,” noting that this cooperation “led to the formation of two mixed brigades from the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga forces, to occupy the areas of common interest called the Blue Line. which separates the forces of the region and the federal forces.

Al-Khafaji stated, “These forces will not be deployed in the disputed areas in the border areas between the borders of the region and the federal regions,” noting that “these areas are exploited by ISIS elements, and for this the task of the joint forces of the army and the Peshmerga is to fill the gaps in these areas, which are used by ISIS to launch some of their terrorist operations.

Al-Khafaji added, “The two brigades will be under the command of the Ministry of Defense, and their names have been agreed upon, and we are waiting for those designations to be approved, in order to start arming, equipping and training them,” noting that “the next few days will witness the deployment of the two brigades, and this will achieve military security cooperation between the central government.” and the Kurdistan Region by opening the joint centers of the two brigades.

The Electoral Commission reveals the reason for denying members of the Popular Mobilization the special vote

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Shafaq News / The Independent High Electoral Commission in Iraq revealed, on Saturday, the real reason for depriving members of the Popular Mobilization from voting for the early parliamentary elections.

Commission spokeswoman Jumana al-Ghalay told Shafaq News Agency, “The Electoral Commission is very keen on the participation of Iraqi citizens, whether he is a voter or a candidate, and the Commission addressed the Popular Mobilization Authority, for the purpose of providing the Commission with the names of the Commission’s members, but it was not provided with the names for the purpose of placing them in the special voter register. Issuance of biometric cards.

Al-Ghalay added, “The Electoral Commission included the members of the Popular Mobilization in the general vote, because the names of the members were not received by the commission, and the commission does not know the reason for this, and it may be for security reasons, administrative or technical reasons.”

She explained that “the Electoral Commission is committed to time schedules that cannot delay its work, since each stage has a specific timetable for its completion, and for this the Commission is proceeding with its work, since any breach in the timings will affect the date of the early parliamentary elections.”

The Independent High Electoral Commission had sent four official letters to the Popular Mobilization Authority for the purpose of providing the commission with the names of the commission’s employees so that the names could be added to the special voter register, but the names were received by the commission after completing the 50-day period of updating the voter register, according to the statement. to boil.

Al-Kazemi holds an expanded meeting with the Supreme Security Committee for Elections and the Commission

political| 01:59 – 02/10/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News:
The Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, held, on Saturday, an expanded meeting with the Supreme Security Committee for Elections and the Electoral Commission.
And his media office said, in a statement received by Mawazine News, that “the Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, held today, an expanded meeting with the Supreme Security Committee for Elections and the Electoral Commission.”
The elections are scheduled to take place on Sunday next week. Ended 29/A 43