A legal expert determines the authority responsible for approving the re-counting and manual counting

10/13/2021 15:41

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Baghdad / Obelisk: Legal expert Ali Al-Tamimi identified, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the party responsible according to the law for approving the re-counting and manual sorting of all stations in the country.

Al-Tamimi said in a statement to (Al-Masala), that there are many appeals before the judicial body formed under the law of the Commission, which reached more than 8 thousand boxes, and there are more than 3 thousand complaints submitted to the Board of Commissioners, and the judicial body formed under the Law of the Tripartite Commission cannot decide to re-count. Sorting is complete throughout Iraq, not even the Board of Commissioners, as there is no legal text that allows this. However, these bodies are restricted to deciding on the complaints and appeals submitted to them.

He continued, since the House of Representatives does not exist and is dissolved, the one who can take this decision to recount and sort manually throughout Iraq is the Council of Ministers after knowing the results of the manual counting of the purified stations, which the Electoral Commission has initiated, which is the Council of Ministers after making this decision, the matter is referred to the court Federal to have its final say based on Article 93, Paragraph III of the Iraqi Constitution, and as it happened in 2018.

He pointed out that the defining boundary in the matter is the results of the contested funds and also that there were forms in the stations in which the verification devices were disabled, and the problem is that the government is now a caretaker and may not be able to move much, but the Federal Supreme Court remains the decisive factor in the matter.

Al-Tamimi stressed that “the most numerous bloc will remain the one with the highest votes, and the situation will not change much, and it is concerned with the nomination of the next prime minister away from all alliances in accordance with Articles 76 of the Constitution, the decision of the Federal Supreme Court 25 in 2010 and Article 45 of the Legislative Elections Law.”



Al-Kazemi meets Plasschaert and talks about the elections

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Baghdad – Mawazine News

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi received, on Wednesday, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Plasschaert.
A statement by Al-Kazemi’s office, a copy of which was received by Mawazine News, stated that, during the meeting, a review of the entire electoral process that took place on the tenth of this October, and the progress of completing all its aspects.
According to the statement, the Prime Minister valued the participation and support that the Iraqi elections received from international observers and the United Nations.
The statement added, “Blaschart offered Al-Kazemi my congratulations on the successful implementation of the elections, and praised the logistical and security plans put in place by the government, which had a positive impact on the smoothness of the electoral process and the success of its conduct.”
Plasschaert reiterated that the United Nations Mission in Iraq is a supporter and enhancer of the procedures of the Independent High Electoral Commission, and confirms the continuation of UN support for its work; In order for the results to come out in an honest manner that expresses the will of the Iraqi voters. Ended 29/R77


Baghdad Operations announces its plan to commemorate the Prophet’s birthday

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Baghdad Operations announces its plan to commemorate the Prophet's birthday

{Umniah: Al Furat News} Baghdad Operations Command announced its own security plan on the anniversary of the Prophet’s birthday. 

A source in the operations told {Euphrates News} that “the plan does not include any cuts to major streets, but within the Adhamiya area, which will witness the celebration, especially near the vicinity of the imam (Abu Hanifa al-Numan)”. 
He added that “the security plan for the revival of the occasion is witnessing preliminary preparations.” 
The source confirmed, “The central celebration will be in the Adhamiya area and in the Al-Khilani area in the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al-Kilani.” 

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The Secretariat of the Council of Ministers will suspend the official working hours next Monday

political| 03:30 – 10/13/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine Ninouz

The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers decided, on Wednesday, to suspend official working hours next Monday, corresponding to 10/18/2021, on the occasion of the Prophet’s birthday. 

It is worth noting that the Cabinet Secretariat suspended official working hours last Sunday and Monday on the occasion of the early parliamentary elections. Ended


Finance decides to restructure Rafidain Bank

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Economy News – Baghdad 

An official source in the Ministry of Finance revealed that the ministry has restructured Al-Rafidain Bank as part of the reforms it is undertaking in the white paper. 

The source, who preferred not to be named, told “Economy News”, “The Ministry of Finance is currently working on restructuring the Rafidain Bank, which is represented by several measures, including the separation of the bank’s board of directors from the Ministry of Finance and the introduction of a technical system instead of the current system used.” 

He added that the reforms also include the selection of a new manager for the Rafidain Bank, noting that the next phase, which will start after two years, may be a merger of the bank’s branches.


Adviser Saleh: Completion of the draft budget for the year 2022



Baghdad / Al-Mawrid News
, the economic advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, revealed today, Wednesday, the completion of preparing the draft budget for next year 2022, and calculating the price of a barrel of oil at a rate of 50 dollars per barrel, and confirmed that its discussion will take place after the selection of the next government.
Saleh told the official newspaper, “The budget for the year 2022 has been completed, but it was not discussed in the Council of Ministers, because the government is in the process of conducting business, and it is one of the draft laws,” noting that “the budget will be presented to the next government and its observations will be confirmed on it, then it will be transferred to the House of Representatives.” It is expected that it will take time to pass it until the formation of the new parliament.”
He pointed out that “the Ministry of Finance has set, according to the next budget, 50 dollars per barrel of oil, and the rest was considered as a hypothetical deficit that will be repaid from the differences in the rise in oil prices,” noting that “the new government will have a government curriculum that may agree with the budget or not, and in the event of delay in its approval, we will adopt On the Financial Management Law 1/12 of the actual current expenditures implemented for each month for the year 2021.
In a related matter, Saleh pointed out that “raising the level of the economy depends on the volume of investment projects, as the more it increases, the more the employment rate rises and the income improves, but the most important obstacles lie that the volume of investment in Iraq is weak and the budget is absorbed by the operational part.”
He added, “The activation of the Public-Private Partnership Law is presented to the House of Representatives, and if it is activated, many state projects will turn to partnership with the private sector or foreign companies, and thus will improve the economy in various fields, and there will be a large business movement.”
And he indicated that “this model of laws exists in the world, and there is a global statistic indicating that 28% of the world’s investments are from this type of partnership,” noting that “Iraq needs a partnership in implementing projects to move its economy and vaccinate it with major companies and global expertise.”
Saleh expected, “the economy will recover during the next five years, and crude oil production will exceed 6 million barrels,” explaining that “the Iraqi economy will coexist strongly with the cycle of oil assets, as global demand for hydrocarbons will increase with the high rates of growth in the global economy and the entry of the epidemic represented by the Corona pandemic. the sluggish cycle, and inversely to the growth of energy markets.


The Commission sets the end of this month as the date for announcing the results of the elections

10/13/2021 09:15

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Electoral Commission has set, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the date for announcing the final results of the early parliamentary elections.

Imad Jamil, a member of the IHCHR media team, said in a press statement, which was followed by (Al-Masala), that the time for submitting appeals against the election results, the commission’s consideration of them and the decisions of the Federal Court in their regard, indicates that the final results may be announced after 20 days, i.e. at the end of this month or early next November. .

He explained that the announced results are preliminary and can change significantly, noting that “the calculations of the political blocs in the candidates winning seats in the House of Representatives differ from the Commission, as it is not possible to select 4 winning men in one district from a particular bloc if the least votes are not removed from them and given to A woman may be from another party in order to preserve the women’s quota of 25%.

And he indicated that the results are not yet final, and the commission will not abide by them because it has not announced the numbers of winners, their names and seats for each of them.

He stressed that the commission had received complaints from the first day of the elections’ end, stressing that there are no complaints so far about vote tampering or that it can change the election results.

Shafak News publishes the number of parliamentary bloc seats based on the results of the new elections

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Shafaq News/ The results of the manual counting and sorting of 8547 electoral stations showed some changes in the number of seats of the blocs participating in the Iraqi elections.

The results witnessed the loss of the Sadrist bloc a parliamentary seat, the Alliance of Progress four seats, and State of Law two seats, while the Al-Fateh Alliance increased three seats, and the Democratic Party two seats.

The founder of the Digital Rights Network and a specialist in electoral analyzes, “Hamzouz”, told Shafak News Agency, that these changes are “for the expected seats based on an analysis of the preliminary numbers received from the commission, which represent 94% of the total total, there may be some variables because they are preliminary results and subject to appeals and complaints. There is 6% remaining, but I don’t think this will affect the scene significantly (the rate of change is 3-4 seats).”

The expected seats are distributed as follows: 

Sadrist Bloc 72 seats, Alliance Advance 37 seats, State of Law 35 seats, Kurdistan Democratic Party 34 seats, independents according to the ballot paper 38 seats, Al-Fateh Alliance 17 seats, Kurdistan Alliance 16 seats, Azm Alliance 12 seats, New Generation 9 seats, extension 9 Seats, Canon Sunrise 6 seats, State Forces Alliance 5 seats, National Contract 5 seats, Tasmeem 4 seats, Babylon 3 seats, Our Masses is Our Identity 3 seats, the Resolute Movement for Reform 2 seats, the Iraqi National Project 2 seats.

The preliminary results also showed that several coalitions would get one parliamentary seat, and they were as follows: The Arab Alliance in Kirkuk, the Al-Watan Party, the United Iraqi Turkmen Front, Haqq, the Kurdistan Justice Group, a seat for each component (Sabeans, Shabaks, Yazidis and Faili Kurds), Hammurabi coalition for The Christian component, Loyalty and Change Bloc, Aqdar Watan, Euphrates Movement, Coming, National Masses, Wasit Independent People’s Gathering, National Bond Gathering, National Approach Alliance, My Country’s National Movement, National Hopes Alliance, National Product.

For his part, Director of the Media and Mass Communication Department at the Electoral Commission, Hassan Salman, told Shafaq News Agency, that 8547 electoral stations with data and votes were not announced with the results of the primary elections because of the need for a new settlement and conformity to add them.

He added, “A second group has 3,681 electoral stations in which obstructions occurred in the transmission, and they were sorted and they will be transferred to Baghdad at Jundi al-Majjool Center in the Green Zone, and the manual counting of these stations will be re-counted.”

Salman pointed out that “the total number of stations is 12,228, and the counting and sorting will be done manually.

The results of the primary elections witnessed objections from several blocs, led by the Al-Fateh Alliance, which represents the Popular Mobilization, by registering a significant decline in the new parliament, according to the preliminary results.


The International Monetary expects significant growth in the Iraqi economy and a decline in inflation in 2022

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Shafaq News/ The International Monetary Fund expected a significant growth in the Iraqi economy to reach 10.5 percent in 2022, and a decrease in the inflation rate to 4.5 percent.

The fund said in its annual report for the month of October 2021 on its economic outlook, which was seen by Shafak News Agency, that the gross domestic product is expected to grow significantly, outperforming all oil-producing countries, to reach 10.5 percent, compared to 3.6 percent in 2021 and 15.7 percent in year 2020.

The fund added that the inflation rate in Iraq is expected to decrease in 2022 to 4.5 percent from 6.4 percent in 2021, after recording 0.6 percent in 2020.

And the IMF reduced its estimates of the current account balance for Iraq, suggesting that it would decline to 4 percent this year from 6.2 percent, compared to -10.8 percent in 2020. 

The Fund reduced its forecast for global growth in 2021 to 5.9 percent from 6 percent in July, while keeping its previous forecast for global growth in 2022 unchanged at 4.9 percent.

The Fund trimmed its estimates of growth in the United States and other major industrial countries this year, noting that supply chain bottlenecks and inflation pressures are constraining the global economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.