On Monday, the Sadrist bloc renewed its adherence to the majority government, while indicating that its political struggle is a struggle for reform.
Al-Adari said in a tweet via Twitter, followed by Mawazine News, “After we proved to everyone that we are not committed to power and gave a golden opportunity to the independents to form the government and prime minister, the response came from some of them with rejection, but we are moving forward with reform,” noting that “our political struggle is a struggle for Reform is not for the sake of sharing the spoils of power.” He added, “One of the most important signs of reform is our never-ending demand to form a national majority government away from power-sharing and consensus that harmed the country and people.” Ended 29/R77
Today, Monday, Representative Adnan Al-Jabri confirmed the desire of independent representatives to put forward an initiative to end the political closure and the crisis of completing the three presidencies, while confirming that they are a condition for their participation in the session of electing the President of the Republic and supporting the Prime Minister-designate. Independent MP Adnan Al-Jabri said, “There is no division among the independent representatives, but rather a lot of participants and dialogues. The meetings have been intensified in the recent period to put forward a solution initiative and a roadmap to end the current political closure and proceed with the formation of the government.” He added, “There is no pressure on the independents, and their position is strong, and they are the ones who will draw the features of the next government and support the speedy formation of the government.” He added, “Most of the independent and emerging forces in the House of Representatives are in agreement to correct the course of the political process, and the Iraqi people hope that the independents will put forward an initiative to end the current crisis because it gave them more seats than well-known political forces obtained, and hoped for solutions from them.” Regarding the person who has the greatest support from independents to take over the prime ministership in the next phase, Al-Jabri stressed that “no names have been specified, but rather specifications and criteria have been set for naming the prime minister and members of his cabinet, completing the three presidencies and achieving these criteria will push the independents to support the holding of the presidential election session.” He continued, “Many personalities meet the specifications and set standards, which gives more space to name a non-controversial figure and assign him to the premiership.” He stressed that the House of Representatives should not remain idle in the event that it is not possible to complete the constitutional entitlements, as it is elected, and it is important that it continue to exercise its role in legislating laws and monitoring the caretaker government. Ended
Shafaq News/ The headquarters of Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said today, Monday, that the meeting of the leaders of the “Save the Nation” coalition discussed forming the next Iraqi government and the Sadrist movement’s initiative.
And he said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that the National Rescue delegation, which includes Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, leader of the Azm coalition Khamis al-Khanjar and a leader in the Sadrist movement, Hassan al-Adhari, arrived in Erbil today,” noting that the delegation headed after arriving at Erbil International Airport to Permam, where The headquarters of Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani.
And he indicated, “The delegation met with Masoud Barzani and discussed with him the Iraqi political situation, the formation of the new Iraqi government and the initiatives of the Sadrist movement,” explaining that the meeting was attended by “Fadel Mirani, Secretary of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, and Riber Ahmed, the Democratic candidate for the post of President of the Republic.”
The meeting comes a day after the announcement made by the spokesman of the Democratic Party, the resumption of meetings with the Iraqi political parties in order to break the state of political closure controlling the Iraqi scene, following the announcement of the results of the parliamentary elections and the formation of the “Save the Nation” coalition.
The comprehensive coordinating framework of Shiite forces, and the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, had each put forward an initiative to resolve the blockage, as the framework initiative consisted of nine points, and was accompanied by nine commitments, which included a pivotal role for the independents in naming the prime minister, provided that it is within the framework of the Shiite component, followed by Al-Sadr’s initiative to invite independent representatives to form an independent bloc to form the government away from the coordination framework, after a period of forty days granted to the framework in order to form the government in isolation from his current.
With the end of the deadline comes a new failure in the attempts of the framework or the movement to find an understanding with the other forces in order to set a new date for holding a parliament session, dedicated to electing a new president of the republic, and completing the constitutional entitlements represented by forming a new government.
Baghdad / Obelisk: The financial advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, confirmed on Monday, May 9, 2022, that the financial policy in Iraq is between a “hammer and an anvil,” noting that the financial abundance is a historic opportunity for Iraq, and spending it is not easy.
Saleh said in a statement followed by the obelisk, that “the financial surpluses that are obtained recently came from the rise in oil prices in the world and are linked to the war in Russia, and it is not possible to know how long this war will last, but there are expectations that it will remain until 2024, and thus Iraq will achieve a great financial abundance.” .
He added, “The financial policy in Iraq is between a rock and a hard place. The hammer is the existence of a large area of poverty, amounting to 30% of the Iraqi population, and therefore the irregularity of the ration card pushes the poor to obtain basic commodities such as oils, rice and sugar outside the ration card.”
Saleh pointed out that “80% of the income of the poor goes to food, while the amount of what the rich and the middle class spend on food does not exceed 30% because their income is large,” noting that “the absence of a ration card would increase the area of poverty in Iraq.”
He continued, “As for the anvil, it is to go to investment projects, as there are major projects in Iraq that are suspended, and their operation will add an added value to the national economy and employ thousands of workers, such as fertilizer and petrochemical projects, important factories in the oil industry and many other areas of production.”
He stressed, “The necessity of balancing the hammer of social spending and the anvil of investment spending, and this is not easy, and it must be studied intelligently and with high wisdom, and people must take their rights to a decent living, which is an important issue and at the same time ensures the sustainability of development also in the future because it is a historic opportunity for Iraq.”
Saleh pointed out that “it is expected that there will be an abundance of money available by the end of this year, amounting to 26 billion dollars and perhaps more.”
He stressed that “these resources must be employed very carefully to employ the unemployed and to create income-generating projects that employ manpower.”
A government bank warns: Do not deal with fake offices and pages
Economie| 11:40 – 09/05/2022
Baghdad – Mawazine News , Al-Rasheed Bank warned, on Monday, those who wish to apply for advances and loans against dealing with “fake” offices and pages that claim to grant advances and loans in cooperation with the bank.
The media office of the bank stated, in a statement received by Mawazine News, that “the granting of advances is through the application of Al-Rasheed Bank, as for loans, it is done through reviewing its branches in Baghdad and the provinces.”
The statement stressed, “The bank is keen not to introduce an intermediary between it and the customer and is not responsible for any transactions outside that.” Ended 29/N33