Saturday Afternoon Iraq Parliament News Highlights 8-13-22
Allawi Presents An Initiative To Overcome The Current Situation In Iraq
Posted On2022-08-13 By Sotaliraq August 13, 2022 On Friday, the Iraqi politician and former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, leader of the National Coalition, presented a political initiative to bypass the current situation.
Allawi called for holding the Iraqi parliament session anywhere in the country to choose a president and form a new government that would pave the way for early elections.
And the former Prime Minister stated, in a press statement, “We must respect the timing of the constitution… by holding a parliament session anywhere in Iraq in the presence of the President of the Judicial Council and the President of the Federal Court to choose or install the President of the Republic and to form a government that paves the way for early elections with a fair electoral law and a fair election commission.”
Allawi warned, “Otherwise, the situation will worsen and deteriorate into unimaginable consequences.”
He also warned “of the repercussions and dangers of the stage that Iraq and its people are going through, who have suffered scourge and have been deprived of the most basic necessities of life.”
On the tenth of this month, Muqtada al-Sadr called on the head of the Supreme Judicial Council in Iraq, Judge Faiq Zaidan, to dissolve the Iraqi parliament.
Demonstrators from the Sadrist movement and the forces of change in the civil democratic movement demanded, in separate demonstrations on Friday, the dissolution of the Iraqi parliament and the holding of early parliamentary elections in Iraq with a new electoral system and an independent electoral commission. LINK
The Fate Of The Iraqi Political Crises To Where?
Posted On2022-08-12 By Sotaliraq The country has gone through successive protests since 2003, and the demonstrations led to a change in the balance of power and repositioned public opinion.
Muqtada al-Sadr moved the protests square from Tahrir Square, west of the Tigris River, to the east of the river (AFP)
Iraq has not experienced a political crisis since the establishment of the new regime in Iraq after 2003, like the one that occurred after the early elections that took place on the tenth of October (October) last, as the results of the elections led to political conflicts that almost pushed the country’s security to the abyss after the Iraqi street witnessed A split between supporters of the coordination framework close to Iran, who wants to form the new government headed by MP Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani and in accordance with the consensual form applied in previous governments, and between the Sadrist movement and its leader Muqtada al-Sadr , who wanted to form a national majority government despite his withdrawal from the political process and the resignation of His deputies from the Iraqi parliament.
These events resulted in a series of crises that caused Iraqis to suffer and form their country’s governments. After each election, a stifling political crisis was born. It was customary for Iraqis to wait for months to form the government and name the three presidencies. The crisis of forming the current Iraqi government is one of the country’s longest crises, and it has plunged it into conflicts that split the Iraqi street.
Most Of Them Are Fateful
Political researcher Saleh Lafta believes, “If we go back to the most important events that occurred in Iraq in recent years after the change in 2003, we find that most of them are fateful, and constitute pivotal times in the country’s history, including organizing the first elections for the National Assembly and voting on a permanent constitution for the first time since the establishment of the Iraqi state, then The emergence of sectarian polarization, killing over identity, and the loss of thousands of lives from all sects and religions. The civil war almost ruptured Iraq as a unified state.
Then came the 2010 elections and the disagreement over the interpretation of the largest bloc sheds light on the vague articles in the constitution that bear more than one interpretation and the call to reconsider the Iraqi constitution and the need to amend it and then invade Daesh claimed a third of Iraq as a result of sectarian tension and the interference of neighboring countries in bringing in extremist fighters from all over the world and transporting them to fight in the ranks of the terrorist organization.”
He stressed that “Iraq witnessed relative stability until the 2018 elections came to witness a catastrophic mistake in which some parties participated when they assigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi without specifying the largest bloc, in clear violation of the constitution, and with the continued deterioration of service and living conditions in Iraq and the accumulation of mistakes by the ruling political class, the masses came out.
A demand to improve its conditions in what was known as the October Revolution, which is the first time that the masses came out with this many and united slogans, to end with the resignation of Adel Abdul-Mahdi, who is not supported by any large bloc, and the call to organize early elections after changing the electoral law so that the results come in the same faces without change, and the political crisis and blockage continues.
He continues, “What all Iraqis agree on is that all events and strikes are caused by politicians, and the people have nothing to do with them. Whenever they agree or disagree, it is reflected on the street, and these differences are translated into new demonstrations. No one knows when and what they will end?”
Invocation Tool Pressure Sheet
On the other hand, political researcher Nabil Jabbar Al-Ali says, “The 2011 protests were one of the most prominent protests after 2003, and created importance for political demonstrations and educated society about the importance of using the protest tool as an effective political pressure card, as many intellectuals, parties and civil movements led it. Unfortunately, the protests did not lead to tangible results, but it can be considered a basic basis for the rest of the demonstrations.” LINK
Kurdistan Democratic Party: We Are Concerned About The Political Crisis That Iraq Is Going Through
In its statement, the party called on all Iraqi leaders to rise to the level of responsibility to save the country from imminent existential dangers
Erbil (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Democratic Party has expressed its concern about the political crisis that Iraq is going through, and called on all parties to have a constructive dialogue to take the necessary steps to reform the situation in accordance with the constitutional contexts.
The Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party said in a statement today, “The Kurdistan Democratic Party expresses its deep concern about the political crisis that Iraq is going through.”
The statement added, “Since the announcement of the results of the legislative elections that took place in October 2021 and the complications and interventions that followed to prevent the formation of the government in accordance with the constitutional contexts adopted in our political system, which led the country to this suffocating blockage.”
In its statement, the party called on all Iraqi leaders to rise to the level of responsibility to save the country from imminent existential dangers.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party expresses its deep concern about the deepening political crisis that Iraq is going through.
Since the announcement of the results of the legislative elections that took place in October 2021 and the complications and interventions that followed to prevent the formation of the government in accordance with the constitutional contexts adopted in our political system, which led the country to this suffocating blockage.
Accordingly, we feel that all Iraqi leaders must rise to the level of responsibility to save the country from imminent existential dangers.
Therefore, we call on all parties to a constructive dialogue to take the necessary steps to reform the situation in accordance with the constitutional contexts and in accordance with the outcomes of the constructive dialogue.
In order to achieve the process of reform and change, it can be agreed to hold early elections, but before that, all participants must pledge to accept the final results as they are and not to repeat the experience of the past elections.
Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party LINK
The Kurdistan Democratic Party Announces Its Support For Holding Early Elections With “3” Conditions
Shafaq News/ Today, Saturday, the Kurdistan Democratic Party announced its support for holding “early elections” according to three conditions to ensure their success, while calling on political forces to enter into negotiations “based on the constitution.”
The political office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party said, in a statement issued today, regarding the calls for early elections, received by Shafak News Agency, that “the party had expressed its concern from the beginning about the current situation in Iraq and the political blockage that the country is going through.”
“We ask all political forces to enter into fruitful negotiations on the basis of the constitution, based on the principle of the supreme interest of the Iraqi people,” he added.
“It is possible to repeat the elections in Iraq, but this comes after the agreement of the political forces and ensuring that they accept their final results and that the previous elections in Iraq will not be re-experienced,” he added.
The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, calls for the dissolution of parliament and the holding of early elections, while his rival, the Shiite coordination framework, confirms his intention to proceed with forming a new government. LINK
The Kurdistan Democratic Party Supports Early Elections, Provided That The Final Results Are Accepted And Everyone Agrees
Baghdad / Obelisk: Today, Saturday, the Kurdistan Democratic Party decided its position on holding early elections, indicating that they can be held after all political parties agree.
In a statement received by the obelisk, 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.”
A member of the Wisdom Movement, Ayser Al-Jadri, considered that the sit-in of the open coordination framework comes against the background of supporting legitimacy and expediting the formation of the government and sitting at the dialogue table.
He added that the coordinating framework put forward more than one initiative to end the political blockage, which the other party tried to use the street to worsen the situation and keep the largest bloc away from its constitutional right to form a government.
Al-Jadri pointed out that the coordination framework is waiting for the Kurds to decide their candidate for the presidency and then proceed with the formation of the new government.
He explained that the Sadrist movement rejects dialogue with the framework and what we hope from the protesters on the walls of the Green Zone to achieve the desired goal by implementing support for constitutional legitimacy to reach the formation of a national service government.
The Framework Receives Messages From Political Forces That Support The Formation Of The Government[/Size]
Baghdad / Obelisk: The leader in the coordination framework, Turki Jadaan, revealed, on Saturday, August 13, 2022, important messages that will lead to developments in the current Iraqi scene.
Jadaan said, in a statement followed by the obelisk, that “the framework is open to all political forces, including the Sadrist movement, and it does not have any red lines in its quest to get out of the political blockage,” stressing that “the talks to form the government have not stopped, and Al-Sudani is still our choice.”
He added, “The framework has received important messages in recent days from political forces representing several sects and components that support its positions in the direction of forming a government that takes into account everyone and seeks to address crises,” noting that “any steps to hold early elections must take into account important basic points, which is changing the election law.” And the commission and to give the government at least 18 months in order to create the conditions for any upcoming electoral entitlement.”
He pointed out that “most of the forces are concerned about any step to dissolve Parliament without the presence of a road map agreed upon by the political forces to run the country according to a vision that prevents any chaos or constitutional vacuum,” noting that “the messages of the political forces will push for important developments in the Iraqi political scene.” In the coming days”. https://almasalah.com/archives/10589
A Deputy Reveals The Financial Cost Of The Early Elections
ECONOMIC LAST UPDATE 08/12/2022 | 6:40 PM Information/Baghdad.Member of Parliament Basem Khashan revealed, on Thursday, that the cost of holding early elections will reach a quarter of a billion dollars, indicating that there are more effective measures than calling for parliament to be dissolved.
Khashan said in an interview seen by “The Information”, that “there are more effective measures than calling for the dissolution of parliament to save the political process on the one hand, and carrying out the required reforms on the other hand.”
He added, “The early elections, demanded by the civilian demonstrators, will cost the Iraqi state about a quarter of a billion dollars, not to mention the need for about six months in order to hold them.”
Khashan pointed out that “the Iraqi constitution requires the dismissal of the current Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and assigning the President of the Republic to choose a new prime minister within a period not exceeding 15 days, and for Parliament to draw up the conditions for the new elections.” finished/25 https://almaalomah.me/2022/08/12/613413/
Al-Ittihad: We Will Not Accept The Holding Of The Kurdistan Elections In Their Current State
Politician Last Update 08/13/2022 | 1:11 PM The Information/Sulaymaniyah… A member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Saleh Faki, confirmed, on Saturday, that his party will not accept the holding of elections in the Kurdistan region of Iraq in its current state.
In an interview with the Information Agency, Faki said, “If the election law is not amended and a new commission is elected, we will not accept holding the elections in their current state, because the only beneficiary is the Kurdistan Democratic Party.”
He added, “The National Union wants to hold the elections according to the multi-constituency system as applied in the Iraqi elections, and we also want to clean the voter records of fraudsters before holding the Kurdistan elections.”
A meeting of the Kurdish parties was recently held in Erbil, in the presence of the United Nations representative in Iraq, Jenin Plasschaert, but he did not reach understandings. finished/ 25