Wednesday AM Iraq Parliament News Highlights 8-10-22
Al-Kazemi: Dialogue For A Thousand Years Is Better Than The Moment We Collide With As Iraqis
Policy 2022-08-10 | 05:34 Source: Alsumaria news 204 views Alsumaria News – Baghdad, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi stressed, today, Wednesday, to work with full force to resolve the political blockage and to resort to dialogue to resolve differences, while the city of Mosul has suffered a lot from the policies of confusion, terrorism and poor planning.
Al-Kazemi said during the celebration of laying the foundation stone for the rehabilitation project of Mosul International Airport, “Today we are in Nineveh Governorate, after I promised you on my last visit that we are working on developing a solid plan, overcoming obstacles and obstacles, and we will present to you again to lay the foundation stone for the rehabilitation of this airport, and here it is today.
“You have it within a month,” noting that “the Mosul International Airport project is a strategic and important project for our sons in the province, and we are laying the foundation stone today.”
He added, “Mosul International Airport will provide job opportunities, facilitate transportation, and facilitate the lives of citizens,” based on that “we have worked since the first day to pay attention to this governorate and all the governorates of Iraq, despite all the challenges that the government is going through, whether they are economic challenges, political, or security.
He continued: “Today, we all need integration and cooperation, in order to mobilize the energies and build an Iraq worthy of the Iraqis, and these efforts will not be lost, and we will not allow the corrupt to exploit these projects to squander the people’s money,” stressing that “it will be the result of everyone who tries to tamper with these projects for personal interests.” Or for gangs and corrupt people like the fate of the terrorists who tried to destroy this city.”
The Prime Minister explained: “We succeeded in crossing the economic challenge as well as the security challenge, and today the political blocs are required to assume their responsibilities by resolving the issue of the political blockage, for the interest of Iraq and its future,” expressing his hope that “everyone will work with all force to resolve the political blockage and resort to dialogue to resolve differences.
“And we have no choice but to dialogue. Dialogue for a thousand years is better than the moment we collide with as Iraqis.”
And Al-Kazemi said, “The city of Mosul is a model of Iraqi coexistence and diversity, which we consider an element of strength, and a model of tolerance that proves that Iraq possesses a lot of human capabilities and competencies in this province, which is kind to its people and its history,” noting that “the city of Mosul has suffered a lot from the policies of confusion, terrorism and poor planning.
” And, God willing, what happened in the past will not be repeated, neither in Mosul, nor in Nineveh, nor in the whole of Iraq.”
He pointed out, “There are tremendous efforts being made daily for reconstruction, and I personally follow them, and follow the details of the challenges and overcoming them, in order to send a message that the Iraqis deserve life, and that they are able to turn challenges into opportunities for success.” LINK
Al-Maliki Requires The Dissolution Of Parliament By Reconvening Its Sessions.. Al-Sadr Tweets: Corrupt Will Not Rule
Sumerian special 2022-08-10 | 05:16 Source: Sumerian 1,326 views With Three No’s .. The leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, says no to the dissolution of Parliament, no change to the system, and no early elections except by reconvening the sessions of the House of Representatives, and he is the one who discusses and decides this according to the contexts of the constitution.
A new framework position comes after the insistence of a leader Sadrist Movement the master Muqtada al-Sadr To dissolve parliament and go towards early elections that prevent the return of old faces, and hours after al-Maliki’s statement, al-Sadr indicated through a tweet on the occasion of the tenth of the monthMuharramIt is forbidden that the corrupt will not rule and like him will not pledge allegiance to corruption.
Observers believe that the war of statements and tweets between the two rivals of the scene and the two parties to the conflict is escalating in intensity in exchange for a stalled political process, and Parliament is also afflicted with enforced disruption and its walls are surrounded by protesters. Now, and perhaps it will become clearer soon, if the dispute intensifies and the crisis extends beyond two thousand and twenty-two. LINK
The Ashura Letters Between Al-Sadr And Al-Maliki Deepen The Crisis Of Dissolving Parliament
Posted On2022-08-10 By Sotaliraq Baghdad / Tamim Al-Hassan
It is likely that attempts to build bridges between the coordination framework and the Sadrist movement will begin today, Wednesday, as the only remaining step for the political forces to get out of the crisis.
The language of “stubbornness” escalated between the leaders of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, and the rule of law, Nuri al-Maliki, regarding early elections and the eviction of Parliament.
Al-Sadr fears that his opponents will evade in the event of “withdrawing his supporters” from Parliament, while the other side rejects the dictates proposed by the first.
According to information from within the coordination framework, it is supposed that “the day after the holiday of the tenth of Muharram (yesterday), discussions about opening a dialogue with al-Sadr will begin.”
The “Coordination” decided to assign the task of dialogue to Hadi al-Amiri, despite the presence of comments on the leader of the Al-Fateh coalition from Maliki’s team and some of the coalition leaders.
On Monday, al-Maliki’s office published pictures of a meeting between al-Maliki and al-Amiri at the residence of the first, in the first meeting after the “leaks of al-Maliki” crisis.
The “frameworkers” had little hope of persuading al-Sadr to sit at the negotiating table, especially since the latter had said a few days ago about the requirements for solving the crisis, to stay away from what he described as “weak dialogues.”
It was expected that an “unannounced truce” would take effect between the two sides of the crisis during the “Day of Ashura”, yesterday, when most politicians are busy with the Husseini processions that are held in the homes of leaders, but what happened is the opposite.
The two groups began sending encrypted messages inspired by the Ashura incident, and Al-Sadr said on the anniversary of that day, “Like me, he does not swear allegiance to the corrupt,” in a sign I understood that he meant al-Maliki.
And the leader of the movement added in a tweet on Monday, “I swear by your blood, Haider, and by your crippled cub…God does not rule over us (corrupt)… and like me, he does not swear allegiance to (corruption).”
The latter’s tweet came after a televised speech by the leader of the state of law, in which he refused to dissolve parliament – according to al-Sadr’s call – until after the council’s work resumed.
On Monday, al-Maliki said, borrowing from the legacy of the events of Muharram, that “Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, was a cry of truth in the face of lies, forgery and forgery.”
In a direct comment on the crisis, al-Maliki added that “Iraq is a country in which several components live, and a vision cannot be imposed on it, except with the approval of those components through the constitutional institutions.”
Speaking about the sit-ins and the demands of al-Sadr, al-Maliki stressed: “There is no solution to Parliament, no regime change, and no early elections unless the Parliament returns to session, and it is he who discusses these demands, and what he decides we proceed with, because Iraq and its system are a trust in our necks, and Iraq does not It is only served by abiding by the law and the constitution.”
Before that, al-Sadr had expressed his grief on the Ashura commemoration over what was happening in Iraq, in a sign that was also understood to be related to the political situation.
Al-Sadr said on “Twitter”: “What saddens us is a group of people who claim your love (and he means Imam Hussein) and have committed corruption and injustice in our beloved Iraq, and we are innocent of them until the Day of Judgment, and we will not deviate from your revolution and reform until the Day of Judgment..”
In a third metaphor, Al-Sadr wrote on Twitter, mixing “Ashura” with what is happening in the Green Zone, saying: “Oh God, accept our current vigil in the Green Zone with you.
He added, “Reform will triumph over corruption just as blood has triumphed over the sword.”
Al-Sadr’s supporters, who have controlled Parliament for 10 days, held rituals of “slapping” and “tribulation” inside the Green Zone and Tahrir Square.
At the beginning of this week, the protesters affiliated with the Sadrist movement evacuated the parliament building and continued to protest in front of the building.
Last Saturday, al-Sadr urged his followers to continue the protests, while repeating his request to dissolve parliament.
And about what is going on behind the scenes, a well-informed politician told Al-Mada that “the coordinating framework rejects what al-Sadr is calling for, because it will appear before his audience as the biggest losers.”
And the politician, who asked not to be named, adds that: “The framers believe that accepting the conditions of the leader of the movement means that he surrenders the control of al-Sadr over the entire political scene, and a government cannot be formed without his consent.”
Some voices within the Shiite bloc had tried, days after al-Sadr’s retirement to form the government, months ago, to mediate to persuade the latter to return for fear of “provoking him”.
Now that they have taken control of Parliament (following the resignation of 73 Sadrist deputies), the “frameworkers” refuse to go to dissolve the parliament.
And the “Coordination” was the first to question the results of the elections and took his audience to the street for two months, protesting the votes he had obtained, claiming that there was fraud.
The politician pointed out that «the Sadrist movement is afraid, in return, to withdraw its supporters from Parliament, so the delays will return and the procrastination of the issue, as it happens every time».
Instead, al-Sadr is trying to gain support from other sectors of the public to join the sit-in inside the Green Zone.
And from one of his recent series of tweets about “Ashura,” in which he rejects the “rule of the corrupt,” as he described it, he says at the end: “Would you not help us from Nasser!?”
Al-Sadr issued statements more than once urging others to support his current in his latest movement, while he tried to drag the “Tishreen” to the Green Zone, but they decided to demonstrate away from the government area.
Platforms affiliated with the movement published pictures of what they said was a meeting between Ibrahim al-Jabri, a Sadrist leader and a member of the committee charged with following up the sit-in in Parliament, with a number of Tishreen activists.
On the other hand, Mashreq Al-Fariji, the head of the Nazl Take My Right Movement (a political party that was established after the October protests), denied the presence of a representative, negotiator or participant from the movement in the “green sit-ins.”
Al-Fraiji’s response came on his Facebook page after news of the presence of a member of the movement in the sit-ins, while the movement’s head stressed that that member had been outside the movement for 6 months. LINK
Suggestions To Exclude Amending The Constitution: A Complex Process At The Current Stage
Posted On2022-08-10 By Sotaliraq Baghdad / Hussein Hatem
Ten months after the parliamentary elections, the political crisis became more complex, and calls for amending the constitution increased, as the entire political process was paralyzed in light of the inability to elect a new president of the republic and form a new government.
Representatives and specialists believe that the process of amending the constitution at the current stage is a “complicated step”, as the process requires a calm environment away from pressures and chaos.
Legal expert Ali Al-Tamimi said in an interview with (Al-Mada), that “the Iraqi constitution is one of the rigid constitutions, not flexible, as it can only be amended by complex procedures,” noting that “its amendment was stipulated in Articles 142 and 126 of the Iraqi constitution, where Article 142 must be applied first. As the Federal Court Decision 54/2017 says.
And he continued, “Parliament must form the amendment committee and approve its amendments by an absolute majority of its members, i.e. members of Parliament half of the total number plus one after the quorum is achieved and that it be submitted to a referendum and half of the voters agree plus one and that the amendment is not objected to by two-thirds of the voters in three provinces. “.
Al-Tamimi pointed out, “The current parliament must be dissolved first in accordance with Article 64 of the Iraqi constitution and early legislative elections should be held, and then the constitution and its amendments must be submitted to a vote.”
Article 64 of the Iraqi constitution states the following:
First: The Council of Representatives is dissolved, by an absolute majority of its members, at the request of one-third of its members, or a request from the Prime Minister and with the approval of the President of the Republic. The Council may not be dissolved during the period of questioning the Prime Minister.
Second: The President of the Republic, upon dissolving the House of Representatives, shall call for general elections in the country within a maximum period of sixty days from the date of the dissolution. In this case, the Council of Ministers is considered resigned and continues to run daily affairs.
Al-Tamimi indicated, “The proposed amendments by the Presidency of the Republic can be taken by Parliament as a matter of seeking opinion, because the decision is finally in the hands of Parliament in accordance with Article 142 of the Constitution.”
In turn, a member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Aref Al-Hamami, said in an interview with (Al-Mada), that “one of the most important pillars of amending the Iraqi constitution, which was set by the House of Representatives during the drafting of the current constitution, is to present the amendment to the people, and the people are the ruler through a referendum.”
Al-Hamami added, “If two governorates object to the amendment, the amendment becomes invalid,” adding, “In addition to the first paragraph, the House of Representatives must carry out its work.”
With regard to holding early elections and dissolving parliament, he pointed out, “There must be a government with full powers to carry out those tasks that result in constitutional violations in some of its paragraphs, as the current government is a caretaker government, and it is considered resigned by law.”
For his part, political researcher Ali Al-Baydar said in an interview with Al-Mada that “the amendment of the constitution at this stage may not bring the required reform steps, as there is hegemony and control by religious parties that have put paragraphs in some articles, including Article Two. which stipulates the refusal to add any text that contradicts the Islamic religion.
Article (2) of the Iraqi constitution states the following:
First: Islam is the official religion of the state, and it is a basic source of legislation:
A – It is not permissible to enact a law that contradicts the constants of the provisions of Islam.
B – It is not permissible to enact a law that contradicts the principles of democracy.
C – It is not permissible to enact a law that contradicts the basic rights and freedoms stipulated in this Constitution.
Second: This constitution guarantees the preservation of the Islamic identity of the majority of the Iraqi people. It also guarantees the full religious rights of all individuals to freedom of religious belief and practice, such as Christians, Yazidis, and Mandaean Sabeans.
Al-Baydar added, “This step may lead to the addition of materials or extremism to announce its ability and bragging about its influence, meaning that it is like a show, to prolong the life of those religious parties in power.”
He pointed out that “the amendment of the constitution at this stage is similar to writing it in the previous stages, which witnessed convulsions, chaos and the imposition of wills.”
Al-Baydar said, “Amendment to the articles of the constitution requires an appropriate environment and relative stability in the country and a state of calm away from mutual pressure methods.”
He expected, “Writing the Iraqi constitution during this period will make it contain more errors than those found in the current constitution, and we will have to reformulate it again,” describing it as “a complex process at this stage.”
And earlier, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, said, after his supporters entered the Green Zone and Parliament and the sit-in for more than ten days, that it is the “golden opportunity for all of the people stung by the fire of injustice, terrorism, corruption, occupation and dependency.”
He pointed out that “it is a great opportunity to fundamentally change the political system, the constitution, and the elections, which, if rigged in favor of the deep state, will become the best free and fair elections. LINK