Special – Mawazine News The coordination framework sent, on Saturday, reassuring messages to the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr regarding the outcomes of the parliamentary session that it intends to hold soon. And the representative of the framework, Ali Al-Jamali, confirmed in an exclusive interview with the agency (Mawazine News), that the coordinating framework seeks that the next session of the House of Representatives not be sham. Al-Jamali indicated that there are messages and reassurances from the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, regarding matters related to amending the electoral law, most notably setting a date for early elections from one to two years. He added that the demand of the Sadrist movement is to hold early elections, while the main demand of the rest of the blocs is to amend the election law, as well as the existence of mutual requests and satisfaction may be a solution for all political parties. Ended 29/R77
1,217 Policy 9/17/2022 15:42 Baghdad today – Baghdad Today, Saturday, the leader in the coordination framework, Turki Al-Atbi, revealed a consensus between the framework forces on a principle that addresses the problem of early elections. Al-Otbi told (Baghdad Today), “Some political forces are offering the option of going to early parliamentary elections to resolve the political blockage in the country, and this proposal has already been discussed more than once in the coordination framework meetings during the past weeks.”
He added, “There is consensus among the framework forces on a unified principle regarding the introduction of early elections, which includes submitting the request to the parliament sessions after their return, and they are discussed according to the approved tracks, and the parliament comes out with a decisive decision as it represents all the components of the people,” noting that “elections are an important decision that does not It can be decided by a political bloc or alliance, and it needs legal cover.”
He pointed out that “even the next government will have an opinion on the file of early elections, which will cost the country’s treasury from 250-300 million dollars and great efforts by the commission in different directions,” stressing that “the decision of the fate of the early elections will be within the corridors of the House of Representatives.”
A source close to the coordination framework, revealed earlier today, Saturday, an “extraordinary” meeting of the framework’s forces, the aim of which is to discuss the file of repeating the sessions of the House of Representatives. The source said, to (Baghdad Today), that “the framework forces agreed to hold an extraordinary meeting tomorrow, Monday, in Baghdad, in the presence of the leaders of political parties and blocs, or their representatives, in order to discuss the file of repeating the sessions of the House of Representatives after a hiatus of several weeks.”
He added, “The framework sees the resumption of parliament sessions through pressure in accordance with the legal tracks as a priority as a beginning to end the political crisis,” stressing that “the forces will discuss the file of submitting a request for the signatures of all the parliament’s deputies and their allies to the presidency of the House of Representatives and developments regarding it.” He pointed out that “so far, the choice of the candidate for the position of the first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives has not been decided, in light of the presence of 4 options so far,” adding: “But efforts are continuing in order to agree on a personality and put it forward in the first sessions of the parliament in order to vote.”
Shafaq News/ The victory coalition led by former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi revealed on Saturday that there is an international trend to solve the political crisis in Iraq through dialogue, pointing to the importance of the Sadrist movement and the impact of its withdrawal from the political process on forming the government.
“Dialogue is still on the table to resolve the crisis, and there is an international trend to push the political forces towards the national dialogue,” the spokesman for the Al-Nasr coalition, Ahmed Al-Wondi, told Shafaq News.
He added, “Most of the political forces support a political dialogue, and this serves as a clear message, and that the spiritual atmosphere of the fortieth visit will push towards resolving the crisis and conducting a dialogue between the political forces.”
Al-Wondi noted that “the position of the victory coalition is clear from the beginning, and it is against the withdrawal of the Sadrist movement, because it led to the failure to form the new government and provide services to citizens.”
He continued, “The Sadrist movement constitutes an important part of the political process, and its exclusion and non-participation in any government will complicate the political scene in Iraq,” stressing that “the victory coalition is pushing for dialogue, and that Muqtada al-Sadr and most of the national forces agree and share with the vision of victory, and the coming days will be useful for a solution.” the crisis”.
In earlier times, many representatives and politicians stated that the House of Representatives will reconvene its sessions after the end of the fortieth visit to elect the president of the republic and form the new government, but the Sadrist movement is still insisting not to engage in the formation of the government and the political process.
Yesterday, Friday, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi revealed the request of European countries to communicate with the Iraqi authorities to resolve the current crisis, stressing that “several European countries, contacted Tehran, regarding the crisis in Iraq, and were told that the matter is up to the Iraqis themselves.”
Baghdad – Mawazine News About 150 world leaders will participate next week in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, amid divisions over the war in Ukraine. A few days before the annual rally, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “Our world is ravaged by war, wracked by climate chaos, wracked by hate, and shamed by poverty and inequality.” Guterres added that geostrategic divisions “have never been this large since at least the Cold War… and are crippling the global response to these enormous challenges,” calling on world leaders to “work together” to find solutions. Observers believe that the unification of global efforts has become a distant hope, as evidenced by the discussions about the Ukrainian president’s participation via video.
This year, there will be a return to the usual protocols, for any leader to speak before the General Assembly from Tuesday, in person, with the “special exception” of Vladimir Zelensky. Ukraine’s President Zelensky was authorized, by a special vote in the General Assembly, on Friday, to send a pre-recorded message to the assembly, despite the dismay of Russia, which denounced what it called “the politicization of a procedural issue.” “A number of countries are concerned that while we focus on Ukraine we are not paying enough attention to other crises around the world. It is not the case,” US Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas Greenfield, told AFP. “Things are going on as usual. We cannot ignore what is happening in the rest of the world,” she added, stressing in particular the food crisis, which will be the focus of many events. For its part, the French presidency said that President Emmanuel Macron “will be keen on … dialogue with the southern partners to dispel the idea that the West is against the rest of the world,” and that the “climate emergency” will also be “at the heart of all issues of concern.” Ended 29 / h
Shafaq News/ The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, affirmed on Saturday, his adherence to the slogan of reform in the political process and fighting the corrupt in the joints of the Iraqi state, while denouncing the abuse of some countries during the commemoration of the ceremonies of the fortieth visit of Imam Hussein.
Al-Sadr said in a tweet to him on social media platforms on the occasion of the end of the Arbaeen ceremony of Imam Hussein, “We should not depart from the essence of the revolution of Imam Hussein, and the goals for which he came out, and it is known that the most important of which are (reform) and (fighting corruption), as he says: Life with the oppressors of Burma.
He went on to say, “The abuse of some visitors from outside Iraq, especially the Iranian brothers, with great regret, this is not our morals, nor what the people of the house taught us.”
Al-Sadr continued by saying, “The matter is also connected to the attack on some countries that some consider hostile to the Husseini rites or in violation of the policies of some, as in the Gulf countries and their rulers,” adding that “this is also not our morals, for even if he accepts their hostility, we want to guide them, not antagonize them.”
Earth News / Today, Saturday, Minister of Interior Othman Al-Ghanimi announced the success of the forty-year visit plan and the start of the reverse grouping process for visitors.
The media office of the Minister of Interior stated in a statement, received by Earth News, that ” the Minister of Interior, Chairman of the Supreme Committee to secure the Arbaeen visit, announced the success of the security and service plan for the blessed visit . “
He added , ” The process of grouping visitors in reverse to their areas of residence has begun . “
Shafaq News/ A senior Kurdish official disclosed a “fundamental” change in the negotiations between the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, stipulating the revival of a “unified front” for a comprehensive settlement of the situation in the Kurdistan region before going to Baghdad with one candidate for the position of President of the Republic, according to what It was published by the London-based newspaper “Al-Sharq al-Awsat” issued today, Saturday.
The newspaper quoted the source as saying, “It is almost certain that the two main parties will not go to the Iraqi parliament session with candidates for the post of president.”
He added that “the two parties agreed to revive a united Kurdish front, as in the past, which has nothing to do with the calculations of negotiations with the political forces in Baghdad.”
He stated that this bilateral front “will not first negotiate the position of the president, but rather a new political equation within the Kurdistan Region.”
According to a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, the negotiations are now in an “advanced stage, after the two parties reached a new formula to reverse the negotiation path, by making the position of the President of the Republic one of the outcomes of the settlement, not a prelude to it.”
The Kurdish source refused to comment on whether President Barham Salih, who belongs to the Patriotic Union, will continue in a new term or withdraw his candidacy, but he made it clear that “the changes desired from the negotiations within the region will make it easier for the two parties to resolve the Baghdad file, without the influence of (the coordination framework).” Shiite or the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr.
Shafaq News/ Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi suggested on Saturday that the current political crisis in the country will be the most difficult since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime at the hands of the forces of the United States of America and its allies.
Al-Kazemi said in a statement on the occasion of the end of the ceremony of the fortieth visit of Imam Hussein in Karbala, that “Iraq is going through a political crisis that may be one of the most difficult crises after 2003, but we have hope and determination to find solutions to overcome this crisis, in order to cross and move towards a secure and stable Iraq.”
He added, “My appeal to all political forces is, let us take inspiration from this forty-year occasion, and to put Iraq and the Iraqis in mind,” adding, “Iraq and Iraqis deserve to sacrifice for them. Iraq is a trust in everyone’s neck.”
The political scene in Iraq has undergone a dangerous turn since the supporters of the Sadrist movement led by the prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the parliament building in the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, and protested against Al-Sudani’s nomination for the position of prime minister of the next federal government, and withdrew from it by order of their leader after an armed clash With the security forces and elements of the armed factions.
The Sadrist bloc had obtained the highest votes in the early legislative elections that took place in October of 2021, but the efforts of the leader of the current failed to form the new federal government due to the Shiite coordination framework standing in its way by obtaining a fatwa from the Federal Court with the so-called blocking third in a contract The session for electing the President of the Republic, which paves the way for naming the Prime Minister.
The three-way alliance between the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Masoud Barzani, the Sovereignty Alliance headed by Khamis al-Khanjar, and the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr was broken following the resignation of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies, and the movement’s withdrawal from the political process by order of al-Sadr.
The political scene is living in a crisis situation and a dead end unprecedented in the history of Iraq, as more than 300 days have passed since the early elections without being able to form a new government in the country, and the survival of the caretaker government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi.
On the tenth of last October, Iraq held early legislative elections to get out of a political crisis that swept the country after large demonstrations in the central and southern regions in 2019 in protest against the widespread unemployment in society, the spread of financial and administrative corruption in government departments and institutions, and the deteriorating reality The service and the livelihood, which prompted the former prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to resign under popular pressure.
As soon as the preliminary results of the elections were announced, the voices of political forces and actors rose in their rejection of losing many seats, accusing them of major fraud in the ballot, which was denied by the executive and judicial authorities, at a time when the United Nations and international organizations praised the integrity of the electoral process.
Shafaq News/ An American economic report revealed today, Saturday, that Iraq ranked 47th globally and fourth in the Arab world in the largest economies in 2022, while the United States ranked first in the world and Saudi Arabia at the Arab level.
The American (CEOWORLD) magazine, which covers a wide range of topics from banking and finance to management and investment, said in a report seen by Shafak News Agency that “Iraq ranked 47th in the largest economies in 2022.”
The magazine added that “the United States is by far the largest economy in the world for 2022 out of the 100 countries included in the table with a total output of 25.346 trillion US dollars, followed by China in second place with a total GDP of 19.919 trillion US dollars, and then Japan with a gross domestic product.” It amounts to 4.912 trillion US dollars, then Germany came fourth with a total GDP of 4.256 trillion US dollars, while India came fifth with a total GDP of 3.534 trillion US dollars.
And in the Arab world, according to the magazine, “Saudi Arabia came first in the 18th place globally with the largest GDP, amounting to 1.040 trillion US dollars, followed by the United Arab Emirates second and 32nd globally, with a total GDP of 501.354 million US dollars, followed by Egypt third and 35th globally with a total GDP of 435,621 One million US dollars, followed by Iraq fourth and 47th globally, with a gross domestic product of 297.341 million US dollars, and then Qatar ranked fifth and 225.716 million US dollars.
The magazine noted that “the global gross domestic product is nearly 94 trillion US dollars, and the United States accounts for more than one-fifth of this number alone,” noting that “the world’s fastest growing major economies are China, India and Brazil.”