Parliament sets the date for its next session

50 Policy 2020/10/26 00:25

Baghdad today – Baghdad

Today, Monday, the House of Representatives announced the date of its next session.

The Media Department of the House of Representatives said, in a brief statement received (Baghdad today), that “the parliament session will be held tomorrow at six in the evening.”

Passing the fiscal deficit law for the payment of salaries … A deputy determines a time period before the final vote in Parliament

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Baghdad Today _ Follow up 

Today, Sunday, a member of the House of Representatives for the Finance Committee, Jamal Cougar, set a period of time before the final vote on the fiscal deficit law to finance salaries and disburse them to employees known in the media as the borrowing law.

Jamal Cougar said, in a televised interview, followed by (Baghdad Today), “Parliament conducted the first reading of the Fiscal Deficit Financing Law, and after 72 hours it should hold the second reading, and between the first reading and voting on it, Parliament needs 6 days.”

Cougar added, “The government requested 41 trillion dinars to finance the salaries of the remainder of 2020, and we find that this number is large and meetings will be held with the Minister of Finance to amend and reduce it.”

The reporter of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Representative Ahmed Al-Saffar, revealed, on Saturday 10/24/2020, the latest developments in the file for discussing the draft fiscal deficit law, and the possibility of voting on it in Parliament in preparation for the distribution of salaries of employees, retirees and those entitled to social care.

Al-Saffar said in a televised interview, followed by (Baghdad Today), that “the Finance Committee understands the need of citizens to distribute their salaries without delay, and the government presented a mini-budget under the title of the draft fiscal deficit law.”

He pointed out, “We are waiting for quick measures from the government to maximize revenues, and we have approved the first borrowing law, on the condition that reforms are introduced.”

He pointed out that “continuing to borrow is a dangerous matter for future generations,” adding, “We want to host the Minister of Finance to explain the government’s position on insurance of expenses, especially with regard to salaries and the salaries of retirees.”

And he added, “We believe that the government needs 20 trillion dinars only to secure salaries for the coming months,” while expecting that “the law will be passed in full within 10 days after meeting with the government to reduce values.”

“I expect to pass the fiscal deficit law with less than the 41 trillion dinars requested by the government, within 72 hours,” he said.

“Salaries will be secured until the end of 2020 according to the borrowing law,” he said, explaining that “the government has not yet submitted the draft budget for 2021, although the Financial Management Law indicates that it must be submitted on 10-15, that is, 9 days before.”

Al-Kazemi’s military spokesman issues a severe warning to the demonstrators



Iraq demonstrations

Tahrir Square

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Shafaq News / On Sunday, the spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces called on the demonstrators to sort out what he called suspects inside the demonstration squares and hand them over to the security forces.

Yahya Rasul said in a press conference, “In the afternoon there were those who tried to offend the demonstration, by targeting the security forces with a number of homemade hand-made pomegranates and stones, which resulted in injuries among the security forces, some of them with moderate injuries.”

He added, “We call on the demonstrators to cooperate with the security forces to hand over to sort out the suspects and hand them over to the security forces.”

He added, “Until now, things are under control, and all security forces do not carry a firearm in the vicinity of the demonstrations square, based on a directive from the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and whoever will try to tamper with the safety of the demonstrators or target the security forces or carry out arson acts or rob government installations or attack buildings The government will receive a firm and strong response, as I call on the demonstrators not to attack the security forces. ”

For his part, Major General Saad Maan, Director of the Relations and Information Department at the Ministry of Interior, confirmed that 43 security forces had been targeted with Molotov cocktails while they were protecting the demonstrators.

The Office of the Commander in Chief announces that it has thwarted an attempt to bring 61 vials into Tahrir intended to be Molotov cocktails

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Baghdad Today _ Follow up 

The spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasool, announced today, Sunday, the arrest of a juvenile born in 2004 carrying 61 bottles intended to be incendiary cartridges to target the security forces present in and around the square, he said.

Major General Yahya Rasool said, in a televised interview that she followed (Baghdad Today), that “the security forces have designated Tahrir Square for demonstrations, and we are not responsible for the presence of demonstrators anywhere else, and that is why the security forces tried to disperse a gathering of protesters in the Alawi area within the legal roads. The forces were targeted.” With stones. ”

Rasul added: “We have several lines and filters for inspection, and we have arrested a number of people carrying white weapons, in addition to the arrest of a juvenile born in 2004 who was carrying 61 bottles intended to be a burning convoluted, he intended to enter it into Tahrir Square for the purpose of targeting the security forces and creating a gap.” Between the demonstrators and the forces. ”

Earlier in the day, the spokesman for the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasool, confirmed that there had been a grenade attack targeting the security forces in central Baghdad.

Major General Rasoul said, in a statement received (Baghdad today), that “the capital Baghdad witnessed demonstrations this morning to commemorate the twenty-fifth of October, and the achievements that were accompanied by it, which are due to the peaceful demonstrators.”

He added, “The demonstrators continued their activities on this anniversary, while the security forces were carrying out their duties to protect them. However, with great regret, a group affiliated with the demonstrators threw grenades at the security forces in charge of securing the demonstrations, which resulted in the injury of two officers and 30 members of an emergency regiment.” The second”.

He pointed out, “The group continues to throw the security services at the Al-Tawaf channels at the Al-Jumhuriya and Al-Sin bridges in Baghdad, while the security forces carrying out the duty to protect the demonstrators continue to abide by the instructions and to maintain high restraint despite their abuses, and this matter is unacceptable because it transgresses the law.” Our security forces are in the performance of their professional duty to maintain security and protect public and private facilities. ”

Tomorrow … the virtual launch of the Fifth Iraq Oil and Gas Conference

Time: 10/25/2020 17:14:13

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The fifth oil and gas conference organized by the ministry for the period from 26 to 28 October will start tomorrow, Monday, under the auspices of Minister of Oil Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail.

“The conference will witness the participation of many researchers in the oil sector, universities and specialized colleges,” Hilal Ali Ismail, director of the Center for Oil Research and Development, said in a statement that Al-Furat News received a copy of.

He added, “Because of the Corona pandemic and commitment to the decisions of the Supreme Health and Safety Committee, the conference will be held through the application of (zoom) in order to preserve the principle of separation and health safety.”

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Iraq is in the “eye of the hurricane” … Parliament acknowledges that there are no salaries for the current month


Staff salaries

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Shafaq News / The Parliamentary Economic and Investment Committee demanded, today, Sunday, to lean state ministries, and while it warned that Iraq is passing through the “eye of the hurricane”, it acknowledged that there are no salaries for the current month of October.

Committee member Nada Shaker Jawdat told Shafaq News, “Iraq is going through a very severe economic crisis as a result of low oil prices, and therefore we are currently in the eye of the hurricane,” indicating that “there are no salaries for the month of October for not legislating the borrowing law that is still in Parliament. It has not been voted on. ”

Jawdat stressed, “The state’s ministries must be limber, as there are a large number of ministries, most of them are without interest and are spent on them and they are unable to finance themselves,” noting that “these ministries come in special degrees with their protections and privileges, and we are at a time of limitation. There should be 50,000 advisors, and they cannot walk the country. ”

Jawdat indicated that “the House of Representatives is working on providing a quick paper to save the country from some of the problems it suffers from in order to maximize state revenues,” noting “the presence of some sectors that can be used to maximize state revenues, including the telecommunications sector, industry, agriculture and other other sectors.” .

It is noteworthy that Iraq is going through a stifling financial crisis as a result of low global oil prices, on which the Iraqi budget relies heavily, which prompted the Ministry of Finance to borrow in order to distribute the salaries of employees.

Al-Kazemi spokesman: More than 25 officials are behind bars

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On Sunday, Ahmed Mulla Talal, a spokesman for Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, said that more than 25 officials and corruption whales are behind bars.


Mulla Talal stated in a televised interview that “25 officials, in addition to corruption whales, are under bars and under investigation during the first two months of the Al-Kazemi government.”


Regarding the victims of the demonstrations, he explained that “the government counted the number of martyrs and wounded in the October protests, and the government is now working to uncover the killers of the demonstrators.”


“The government has worked to secure and protect the demonstrators during today’s demonstrations,” Al-Kazemi’s spokesman confirmed.

Al-Kazemi to the demonstrators “on the eve of October 25”: Do not break the prestige of the security rank in word and deed


October 25

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Shafaq News / The Iraqi Prime Minister addressed a speech to the demonstrators on the eve of October 25,  calling them to be careful and cautious and not to break the “prestige of the security rank in word and deed.” On stopping an impending regional and international war on its soil.

In a televised speech on the occasion of the first anniversary of the October demonstrations, followed by Shafaq News Agency, Al-Kazemi said, “We recall the 25th of October to remind ourselves that the people have their rights.”

Al-Kazemi added, “The ruler’s job is to listen to the voice of his people,” noting that “the Iraqi social movement has drawn up a roadmap that everyone has recognized and we are moving forward with it.”

And that “the government sets its sights on being expressing the will of the people,” pointing out that “the government curriculum was put into effect from the first day of the government’s life.”

He added, “The government’s primary goal is to prepare for free, fair and fair elections / and adhere to the deadline for holding early elections,” stressing, “We are working to help the Electoral Commission to complete its preparations.”

He also said, “We are working to ensure that international organizations and institutions monitor the elections to ensure more transparency and integrity,” noting that “the will for political change is expressed in the reality of the ballot boxes.”

Al-Kazemi stated, “There is no legitimate political representation except through elections,” stressing that “everyone must prepare for the elections, and we are taking care of protecting them from fraud and fugitive weapons by all legal means and security plans.”

Al-Kazemi pointed out to “adopting the biometric system for voting and closing all technological and administrative gaps in the electoral system.”

“We promised to launch a fact-finding system about the painful October events, and we did despite the suspicions of some bidders and sometimes the challenges of blackmailers here and there, and we formed a fact-finding team of judges known for their integrity,” he said.

He added, “We received an economic file burdened with wrong policies and a treasury emptied by the absence of economic strategies and total dependence on oil. We provided the country’s basic needs and presented an ambitious reform economic white paper.”

Al-Kazemi considered that “the white paper laid out long-term solutions to economic collapses and encouraged agriculture, national industry and investment,” adding, “We have started with serious measures to implement the white paper, and have opened more than 30 large corruption files and brought those involved in these files into law.”

Al-Kazemi noted, “On this day, Iraq stood on the brink of a regional and international war that had occurred on its soil, adding,” We worked calmly and diplomatically to gather support to restore Iraq’s international weight and size and not allow it to slide into the conflict on behalf of others or attack others from its neighbors “.


Council of Representatives building in Baghdad (File)

SULAIMANI — The Council of Representatives on Saturday (October 24) voted on an electoral reform proposal to divide up each governorate into multiple electoral districts.

During a session attended by 176 lawmakers, the parliament approved plans for sixteen of the country’s governorates, with votes on Kirkuk and Nineveh postponed until Monday.

At the beginning of the session, Speaker Muhammad al-Halbusi directed the heads of the political blocs and the Legal Committee to meet and hammer out any remaining differences.

(NRT Digital Media)

Parliament passes the electoral districts clause, with the exception of two governorates





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Shafaq News / Members of Parliament approved, on Saturday, the paragraph on electoral districts in the new election law, with the exception of electoral districts in Nineveh and Kirkuk governorates, due to disputes over them.

The media department of the council said in a statement received by Shafaq News, “The parliament votes on the electoral districts of 16 governorates, and the vote on Kirkuk and Nineveh governorate is postponed until Monday.”

And then the House of Representatives adjourned its session to last Monday.

A parliamentary source told Shafaq News that differences still exist regarding the division of electoral districts in the governorates of Kirkuk and Nineveh, so the vote was postponed until reaching understandings. 

Earlier Saturday, Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi met with Kurds and others from Kirkuk and Nineveh with the aim of containing the differences over the electoral districts in the two governorates, but the meeting did not resolve them.

Under the new law, the number of constituencies in each governorate is distributed equal to the number of seats allocated to the women’s quota in the governorate.

Based on the women’s seats in each governorate, the distribution of electoral districts will be as follows: 17 in Baghdad, 8 in Nineveh, 6 in Basra, 5 in Dhi Qar and Sulaymaniyah, 4 in Babel, Anbar, Erbil and Diyala, and 3 in each of Kirkuk, Najaf and Salah al-Din. Dohuk, Diwaniyah, Karbala, Wasit, Maysan, and two seats in Muthanna.