Shafaq News/ A medical source in Diyala stated that the death toll of an attack launched by ISIS on a village on the outskirts of Muqdadiya district, northeast of Baquba, on Tuesday evening increased to at least 27 victims and wounded.
The source told Shafaq News Agency, “The outcome of the terrorist attack on Al-Rashad village rose to 12 victims and more than 15 wounded, including women,” noting that “a portion of the wounded did not enter the hospital, and their number may be more.”
The source added that “the outcome is subject to increase due to the severe injuries as a result of the attack.”
In addition, eyewitnesses revealed to Shafaq News Agency, “ISIS gunmen attacked, with medium and light weapons, a gathering of young people in the village of Al-Rashad, and then opened fire randomly at the houses and fled.”
A security source told Shafaq News earlier, that the village of Al-Rashad on the outskirts of Muqdadiya (40 km northeast of Baquba) was attacked by ISIS militants who fled immediately upon the arrival of military reinforcements.
Baghdad – Mawazine News The management of the Real Estate Bank announced, on Tuesday, the extension of the official working hours in the bank until five in the evening. In a statement, the bank stated, “Based on what was stated in the Central Bank of Iraq’s book on 10/21/2021, and in order to take care of citizens and cut off corruption, and with direct guidance by the Director General of the Real Estate Bank, Abdul Mohsen Alwan, it was decided to extend the official working hours of the real estate bank’s employees with all Branches until five o’clock in the afternoon. He added, “The goal of the extension is to speed up the completion of the transactions of the citizens who are detained on the electronic form, and they have an open statement until 9/15/2021 for the initiative of the Central Bank of Iraq.” Ended 29 / h
Baghdad – Mawazine News The Electoral Commission issued a statement, on Tuesday, regarding the conclusion of the process of considering appeals against the preliminary results of the 2021 Parliament elections. The commission stated in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that it “completed all appeals on Monday, 26/ 10/2021 and indicated all aspects related to studying these appeals and dealing with them in accordance with the legal contexts, and took the necessary measures regarding them through the statements it issued on a daily basis since it began receiving the appeals submitted by candidates, parties and alliances. And she added, “The Board of Commissioners took a decision to open a number of stations, according to the appeals that were submitted, which amount to more than (2000) stations distributed in various governorates, based on legal procedures published through the official website of the Commission, where the counting and sorting process will begin from Nineveh Governorate tomorrow, Wednesday. corresponding to October 27, 2021 from eight in the morning until five in the evening, followed by Babil Governorate on Thursday, while Friday will witness the start of the process of counting and sorting the contested stations on the Rusafa side (Baghdad). And she indicated, “It will send its recommendations to the Judicial Authority for Elections regarding these appeals in light of the result of the counting and manual sorting,” calling on the agents of the candidates who challenged the results and the monitoring teams “to attend to observe the counting and sorting process in Baghdad (Hall of Honor / Celebration Square)”. NS
Baghdad / Obelisk: The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, hosted, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, in Baghdad Palace, a meeting that included the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Faiq Zaidan, and a number of leaders and representatives of political forces, where they discussed the general situation in the country and the legislative elections that took place on October 10 current first.
The meeting stressed, according to a presidential statement received by the Obelisk: the necessity of unifying ranks and spreading the spirit of national understanding to ensure security and stability in the country, enhance national unity, maintain the democratic path and give priority to the country’s higher interests, adopt democratic frameworks and practices to protect and promote civil and community peace, and rely on dialogue in solving problems and differences. in views.
The meeting indicated that objections to the electoral process are acceptable and guaranteed in electoral laws and regulations, and must be followed up, and that their expression and dealing with them is in accordance with legal and peaceful methods, with an emphasis on the role of the Electoral Commission and the competent judicial body to follow up the file and take care and complete seriousness in considering all complaints and appeals submitted to The electoral process is professional, impartial and highly transparent as a necessity in order to enhance confidence in the electoral process.
The meeting stressed the importance of concerted efforts and joint action in order to move towards the national benefits that await the country, and the formation of a parliament that expresses the people’s will and aspirations for reform and development, improving living and service conditions, and forming an effective government that protects the higher interests of the country, responds to challenges and entitlements, and ensures equal opportunities for citizens and advancement. economy, trade, development and infrastructure.
Shafaq News/ The Presidency of the Republic revealed, on Tuesday, the details of a meeting hosted by President Barham Salih for leaders of political forces.
Earlier today, Tuesday, a well-informed political source said that an expanded meeting that includes the Presidency of the Republic and leaders of Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs will be held in the coming hours to reach understandings regarding the results of the parliamentary elections and the formation of the next government.
The Presidency of the Republic said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, “The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, hosted today, at Baghdad Palace, a meeting that included the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Faiq Zaidan, and a number of leaders and representatives of political forces, where they discussed the general situation in the country and the legislative elections that took place.” On October 10th.”
The meeting affirmed, “the need to unite ranks and spread the spirit of national understanding to ensure security and stability in the country, strengthen national unity, preserve the democratic path and give priority to the country’s higher interests, adopt democratic frameworks and practices to protect and promote civil and societal peace, and rely on dialogue in solving problems and differences in viewpoints.”
The meeting pointed out that “objections to the electoral process are acceptable and guaranteed in electoral laws and regulations, and must be followed up, and that their expression and dealing with them is in accordance with legal and peaceful methods, with an emphasis on the role of the Electoral Commission and the competent judicial body to follow up the file and take care and complete seriousness in considering all complaints and appeals submitted.” to the electoral process in a professional, impartial and highly transparent manner, as a necessity in order to enhance confidence in the electoral process.
The meeting stressed, “the importance of concerted efforts and joint action in order to move towards the national benefits that await the country, and the formation of a parliament that expresses the people’s will and aspirations for reform and development, improving living and service conditions, and forming an effective government that protects the higher interests of the country, responds to challenges and entitlements, and ensures equal opportunities are provided.” citizens and to advance the economy, trade, development and infrastructure.
Special – balances News revealed adviser to Prime Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs , the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, on Tuesday, “his expectations the stability of the Iraqi economy during the budget year 2022, attributing the cause to high oil revenues. And Saleh’s / balance News /” If what went spending the right form Towards the investment aspects and the creation and development of industry through the inclusion of surplus funds from oil in investment projects to employ manpower and mobilize economic resources. He added that “increasing domestic investment results will lead to an increase in income, and any surpluses that are transferred to investment funds or accounts will bring benefits.” Ended 29/R77
Shafaq News/ An informed political source revealed, on Tuesday, that an expanded meeting that includes the Presidency of the Republic and leaders of Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs will be held in the coming hours to reach understandings regarding the results of the parliamentary elections and the formation of the next government.
The source told Shafaq News Agency, “The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, will hold a meeting in the coming hours with the coordination framework (Shiite political forces), in addition to the Kurdish and Sunni political forces objecting to the results of the early parliamentary elections,” without giving further details.
It is noteworthy that political forces renewed, on Sunday, their rejection of the results of the legislative elections in Iraq, calling on the President of the Republic to intervene.
The forces of what is known as the coordinating framework – made up of Shiite forces other than the Sadrist movement – and the “Azm” alliance headed by Khamis al-Khanjar, and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, held a meeting in the office of the head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, according to a statement received by Shafaq News Agency.
The gathered forces agreed to confirm their rejection of the election results, calling on the President of the Republic to intervene, as he is the protector of the constitution, to “prevent the trend of events towards something more dangerous.”
And earlier today, Tuesday, the coordinating framework (Shiite political forces) warned against not implementing the demands of the demonstrators and sit-ins at the gate of the Green Zone in the center of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
The leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance, one of the most prominent forces of the coordination framework, Abu Mithaq Al-Masari, told Shafaq News Agency, “The 72-hour deadline given by the demonstrators and sit-ins at the Green Zone gate to implement their demands has expired, and for this the Commission and other competent authorities must implement the demands,” stressing that ” Failure to implement it will push the demonstrators to escalate the protest until the demands are met.”
An informed source told Shafaq News Agency earlier today, that a meeting was held to coordinate the sit-in protesters in front of the Green Zone who reject the election results, indicating that there is an intention for the demonstrators to enter the Green Zone and sit in front of the Electoral Commission headquarters.
Shafaq News/ The US ambassador to Baghdad, Matthew Tueller, expressed on Tuesday the United States’ desire to expedite the formation of the new Iraqi government, according to the results of the recent parliamentary elections.
Shafaq News/ On Tuesday, the US State Department welcomed the statement issued by the Security Council on the Iraqi elections, congratulating the “success” of these elections, while urging all parties to respect the rule of law.
Today, the office of the official spokesman at the US State Department, Ned Price, issued a statement on the Iraqi elections, which was received by Shafak News Agency, in which he said, “The United States of America welcomes the statement issued by the UN Security Council regarding the Iraqi elections on the tenth of November.”
“We congratulate the people and government of Iraq on a safe, technically sound and largely peaceful election process,” the statement added.
He pointed out that “the Iraqi elections were an opportunity for Iraqi voters to decide their future through a government that reflects their will.”
“We join the international community in condemning the threats of violence against the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) and Iraqis, and urge all parties to respect the rule of law and the integrity of election procedures,” the State Department statement continued.
And he stated that “the United States of America looks forward to working with the new Iraqi government as it is formed to strengthen our strategic partnership regarding our multiple common interests, including Iraq’s stability and sovereignty, economic empowerment, anti-corruption efforts, energy independence, climate, and protection of human rights.”
The UN Security Council issued a statement (Friday, October 22), regarding the success of the early elections in Iraq, and expressed its congratulations to the Iraqi people and the Iraqi government on the occasion of the recent elections that were held on the tenth of October.
The members of the Security Council welcomed the initial reports that the early elections went smoothly and were distinguished from all the elections that preceded them by important technical and procedural reforms.
The members of the Security Council commended the Independent High Electoral Commission for conducting technically sound elections, and also commended the Government of Iraq for its preparations for the elections and for preventing violence on Election Day.
Hundreds of supporters of the Popular Mobilization Forces, an alliance that includes pro-Iranian factions, began a sit-in near the Green Zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad, to protest against the “rigging” they say marred the early legislative elections.
The Electoral Commission announced its review that it will start the manual counting and sorting in the centers whose results have been challenged.
Yes The Independent High Electoral Commission announced, today, Tuesday, that the final results will be submitted to the Federal Court after the appeals are resolved, while noting that it will take legal methods against those accused of falsifying the results.
Speaking to Dijla, Imad Jamil, a member of the Commission’s Information Department, confirmed the latter’s keenness to conduct the manual counting and sorting process in the presence of international and local observers and candidates’ agents, and to adopt the manual results when they are completed, noting that the comprehensive manual recount process throughout Iraq is not within the jurisdiction of the Commission.