A legal expert talks about the largest bloc in Parliament according to the new law

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Legal expert, Tariq Harb, confirmed today, Sunday, that the concept of the largest parliamentary bloc will be determined in the first session of the House of Representatives, and not before it.
Harb said in a statement to (Baghdad Today), “Any talk at the present time about the largest bloc is meaningless, because the process of assigning the prime minister is the last stage of the political process, so the talk should focus on the blocs that support the parliament candidate, as According to the law, the Speaker of the House of Representatives must be chosen first, then the President of the Republic, and then the Prime Minister is assigned,” noting that “there is a great political and media ignorance in this matter.”



Iraqi governorates disrupt their work on the anniversary of the assassination of Al-Muhandis and Soleimani

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02/01/2022 22:45

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Baghdad / Obelisk: Nine Iraqi provinces announced, on Sunday, January 2, 2022, the suspension of official working hours next Monday, on the occasion of the second anniversary of the assassination of Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis and Qassem Soleimani.

This came in official statements issued by the local governments of the governorates of Basra, Babil, Dhi Qar, Wasit, Diyala, Karbala, Najaf, Muthanna, and Diwaniyah, during which they announced the suspension of official working hours on Monday, the third of January.

At the dawn of January 2, 2020, the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, General Qassem Soleimani, were assassinated in an air strike carried out by an American drone near Baghdad International Airport.


Al-Rasheed Bank announces the suspension of accounting operations tomorrow, Monday

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Al-Rasheed Bank announces the suspension of accounting operations tomorrow, Monday

Mmsrv Rasheed announces stop calculations (withdrawals and deposits) in its branches on Monday instead of Sunday for the purposes of the application 
announced the Rasheed Bank for directing its branches in Baghdad and the provinces closed the doors of the bank and stop withdrawals and deposit for Monday , 03/01/2022

The media office stated that it had previously been reported that banking operations were suspended on Sunday, and that it coincided with the official holiday, it was decided that tomorrow will be Monday instead of it.

He added that the directive came for the purposes of application and is applied annually, and the
bank will resume its work on the next day


“The prime minister has an exclusive right for al-Sadr.” “Al-Hanana” announces the “largest bloc”: this is its number and its many

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Shafaq News/ A source close to the headquarters of the leader of the Sadrist movement in “Al-Hanana” revealed that the Sadrist bloc’s seats had risen to more than 80 parliamentary seats, as a result of the alliances, indicating that the formation of the largest bloc is near completion.

The source told Shafak News Agency; “The Sadrist bloc has completed its negotiating dialogues with the parties close to it, which contributed to the movement’s obtaining more than 10 seats, in addition to the 74 seats revealed by the election results.”

The source added; The Sadrist bloc will announce in the first session of the House of Representatives its formation of the largest bloc after joining a seat from Wasit Governorate, along with two seats from Basra, affiliated with the Tasmeem alliance led by Governor Asaad Al-Eidani, as well as a seat from Nineveh Governorate, along with a number of independent representatives who also expressed their desire to enter into an alliance With the Sadrist bloc, which increased the seats of the bloc, whose number now exceeds (85) seats in a preliminary form, and the number may increase to more than that soon in the event that parties join what is known as the coordinating framework.

And he added, “The aforementioned number doubles after the official announcement of the alliance with the (Progress) party led by Muhammad al-Halbousi, which has approximately (40) seats, along with the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Masoud Barzani with (31) seats, and some deputies who belong to small lists will join the Sadrist bloc.” He pointed out that “until the date of the first session, the Sadrist movement will announce its largest bloc.”

And he added, “The doors are open to all the forces wishing to enter with the current in a strategic alliance that serves the political process and establishes the pillars of the strong state.”

He pointed out that “the issue of naming a candidate to head the government remains subject to Mr. Al-Sadr exclusively, and he will be revealed at the appropriate time.”

The Sadrist bloc participated in the parliamentary elections with more than 100 candidates who won, 74 of whom won. The Sadrist bloc seeks to form a strong majority government capable of implementing the national government program proposed by al-Sadr.

Al-Sadr and the Shiite coordination framework held two separate meetings; The first in Baghdad resulted in breaking the deadlock in the relationship between the coordinating framework forces and the leader of the Sadrist movement. The second was held in Al-Hanana, Sadr’s residence, with a delegation representing the framework led by Hadi al-Amiri and the membership of the leader of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq movement, Qais Khazali, as well as the official of the Popular Mobilization Authority.

The meeting did not come out with agreements between the two parties except for reconciliation between (Al-Sadr and Khazali) after a rupture that lasted for several years.

The framework sees in Sadr’s conditions (merging the Popular Mobilization Forces with the security institutions), limiting arms to the state, forming a majority government, not a consensual government based on electoral merit, not party, as a deliberate impotence to force the framework to abandon their demands and accept the majority government.