Saturday AM Iraq Parliament News Highlights 8-13-22
The Kurdistan Democratic Party Resolves Its Position On Holding Early Elections – Urgent
Policy 2022-08-13 | 03:19 11,680 views Alsumaria News – Politics The Kurdistan Democratic Party has decided, today, Saturday, its position on holding early elections, indicating that it can be held after all political parties agree.
In a statement received by Alsumaria News, the party stated that “to take into account the country’s interest and to protect Iraq from the dangers it faces, we call on all political leaders in Iraq to assume the responsibilities of the current stage, and we also call on all parties to take serious, necessary and urgent steps to conduct a fruitful and successful dialogue based on the principles of the Iraqi constitution.” to save the country from the current impasse.
He added, “Therefore, in order to carry out the process of reform and real change and improve the current situation in Iraq, it can be agreed to hold early elections after all parties agree and pledge to agree to the final results of the elections as they are and not to repeat the experience of the previous elections in Iraq.” LINK
The Rule Of Law: The Return Of Parliament Sessions And The Formation Of The Government Has Become A Popular And Political Demand
Iraq 11:31 – 2022-08-13 The State of Law coalition confirmed, on Saturday, its refusal to disrupt the sessions of the House of Representatives, delay the formation of the government, and impose a fait accompli by distorting democracy, calling on political forces to sit at the table of a comprehensive national dialogue.
The leader of the coalition, Raad Al-Mas, said, “Disrupting the constitutional institutions in these unstable conditions will lead to unimaginable consequences,” noting that “the return of sessions and the formation of the government has become a popular and political demand to proceed with the constitutional entitlements.”
Al-Mas added, “The disruption of the legislative institution, the failure to pass laws and the failure to form a government will lead in Iraq to more chaos,” stressing “the need for political forces to sit down in order to reach a common political ground from which to calm the situation and work to form a new government.”
The head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, confirmed, on Friday, that the demonstrations sent another message to all political components to come to a common word to cross the crisis.
Deputy: Parliament Is Subjected To A Real Insult
Political | 12:27 – 13/08/2022 Special – Mawazine News, the representative of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Ali Al-Jamali, confirmed today, Saturday, that the House of Representatives is subjected to a real insult.
In an exclusive interview with Mawazine News, Al-Jamali said that “penetrating the parliament’s office and dome and bringing animals into it is a real insult to which he is exposed, and it will be reflected on his legislative and supervisory level.”
He added that “the presence of many parliamentary committees, which were grafted among independents to the youth energies that came with the intention of correcting the course of the political process, but unfortunately many of them cannot reach the completion of their work.”
He pointed out that “all the laws that were prepared at a time that we see now are far from being approved and implemented because of what happened.” https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=202285
Independent Deputy: Dissolving Parliament Is A Way To Achieve Change, But…
Political | 10:45 – 13/08/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News Independent MP Sajjad Salem considered, on Saturday, resorting to dissolving parliament as a way to achieve change, but stressed the need to accomplish a number of changes before that, including amending the constitution, activating the parties’ law, and dissolving factions that carry weapons outside the framework of the state.
Salem said in an interview with the official “Al-Sabah” newspaper, which was followed by Mawazine News, that “the current crisis has two definitions, either it is a conflict between the coordination framework and the Sadrist movement, which is a reduced concept, and the more mature definition is that it is a national crisis, a crisis of governance, a constitution and accumulations since 2003 until now.” Therefore, it is a comprehensive national crisis.”
He added, “The comprehensive national crisis needs radical and not superficial solutions. For example, resorting to dissolving parliament is a way to achieve change, but before it a number of changes must be accomplished, at the beginning of which is the amendment of the constitution and the political system and the activation of the parties’ law, which is the most important issue, as well as dissolving all the factions that Carrying arms outside the framework of the state.
He continued, “The fear within society has reached its climax from the forces that openly threaten the use of arms and threaten the state, and on any occasion it may resort to arms, so either we develop radical, comprehensive and real solutions, or resort to superficial solutions that reproduce traditional forces.”
He considered, “The solution currently proposed by the Sadrist movement is not a comprehensive solution (in reference to the call to dissolve parliament and hold early elections), and there must be a promising and radical vision for comprehensive solutions to the crisis rooted in the political process.” Ended 29/N33
The Kurdistan Democratic Party Issued A Statement On The Political Crisis
Political | 10:28 – 13/08/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News, today, Saturday, the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party issued a statement regarding the political crisis in Iraq.
The office said in its statement, which was received by Mawazine News, that “to take into account the interest of the country and to protect Iraq from the dangers it faces, we call on all political leaders in Iraq to assume the responsibilities of the current stage.”
The statement added, “We call on all parties to take serious, necessary and urgent steps to conduct a fruitful and successful dialogue on the basis of the principles of the Iraqi constitution to save the country from the current impasse.”
He continued, “Therefore, in order to carry out the process of reform and real change and improve the current situation in Iraq, it can be agreed to hold early elections after all parties agree and pledge to agree to the final results of the elections as they are and not to repeat the experience of the previous elections in Iraq.” Ended 29/N33 https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=202276
Al-Sadr’s Opponents” Announce An Open Sit-In In Baghdad
Posted On2022-08-13 By Sotaliraq Supporters of al-Sadr during Friday prayers in the vicinity of the Iraqi parliament in central Baghdad (AFP)
August 13, 2022 Huda Jassim (Baghdad) The political opponents of Muqtada al-Sadr in the “coordinating framework” began yesterday, an open sit-in on the walls of the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, in contrast to another sit-in held by supporters of the “Sadr movement” inside Parliament two weeks ago, with the escalation of the severe political crisis in Iraq.
Since July, the two parties have been facing the “Sadr movement” and the “coordinating framework”, in a new escalation of sharp political differences without the crisis situation leading to violence so far, amid the “Sadr movement” demand to dissolve parliament and hold early legislative elections.
Two weeks ago, the Sadrist movement’s supporters have continued to sit-in next to the Iraqi parliament, in the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, which includes government institutions and diplomatic headquarters.
Yesterday, his opponents responded in the coordinating framework by declaring an open sit-in on a road leading to one of the gates of the Green Zone, after a demonstration that included thousands. Supporters of the “framework” concluded their demonstration by “announcing the open sit-in,” according to a final statement read to the protesters, which are eight demands, the most prominent of which are “accelerating the formation of a national service government with full powers in accordance with constitutional contexts.”
The statement also called on “the Speaker of the House of Representatives to end the suspension of work, and to take effective action to vacate the Council and activate its legislative and oversight work.”
The coordination framework includes, in particular, the parliamentary bloc loyal to the armed factions, and the bloc of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. The framework had initially accepted the dissolution of parliament and early elections, according to conditions. The current crisis began after the “Sadr movement” rejected, at the end of July, the candidate for the coordination framework for prime minister.
Since the parliamentary elections in October 2021, Iraq has been experiencing complete political paralysis with the inability to elect a new president and form a new government, against the backdrop of continuous political differences.
While the coordinating framework, which includes the “State of Law” bloc, led by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and a bloc representing the armed factions, says that it is open to dissolving parliament, on the condition that it convenes and the deputies discuss and vote on it, Muqtada al-Sadr demanded the judiciary to intervene and dissolve the parliament within a maximum deadline. next week.
Article 64 of the Iraqi constitution stipulates that the Council of Representatives shall be 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.”
Meanwhile, thousands of Sadrist supporters performed Friday prayers near Parliament.
In conjunction with the “coordinating framework” demonstration, competing demonstrations also took place in other regions of Iraq. In Mosul in northern Iraq, hundreds of supporters of the coordination framework demonstrated in the city, while supporters of the “Sadr movement” gathered in the cities of Al-Amarah and Nasiriyah in the south.
In order to increase pressure on his opponents, al-Sadr called on his current’s resigned MPs and supporters to file collective lawsuits with the judiciary in order to push him to dissolve parliament. Volunteers were distributing lawsuit forms to the protesters, who had registered their names on them and signed them in preparation for their submission.
On the permissibility of dissolving Parliament by the Federal Court, legal expert Ali Al-Tamimi confirms the possibility of this.
In a statement to Al-Ittihad, he said: “Yes, the Federal Court can dissolve Parliament in accordance with Articles 47 and 59 of the Civil Code related to the failure of this institution, that is, Parliament, in performing its constitutional role and exceeding the constitutional deadlines.”
Al-Tamimi stated that the general principles contained in the Civil Code affirm that when the institution is unable to perform its role, the judiciary takes over its dissolution.
He pointed out that «the Federal Court has a general mandate and a mandatory decision, according to Articles 92, 93 and 94 of the Iraqi Constitution», expecting the court to resolve the parliament, which has become a popular demand.
The Iraqi legal expert and advisor to the Arab Court of Arbitration in the League of Arab States, Adnan Al-Sharifi, believes that everything that is happening is moving towards the extension of Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s government for another year, followed by early elections.
The elections that took place in October 2021 were early elections that came to calm the anger of the street following an unprecedented wave of protest in Iraq in the fall of 2019, in which protesters demanded the overthrow of the regime and denounced the corruption of the ruling class in an oil-rich but poverty-stricken country. LINK