Tuesday Evening Iraq Parliament News Highlights 8-16-22
“Satisfies The Frame And The Chest.” Al-Fateh Talks About A “Single Solution” To The Political Crisis
Sumerian special 2022-08-16 | 05:32 Source: Alsumaria news 16,373 views Al-Moussawi indicated that “the last meeting that brought together al-Amiri with the Patriotic Union and the Kurdistan Democratic Party was held to reach the stage of holding the session of the President of the Republic in a manner that satisfies the two parties,” stressing that “there is an upcoming meeting that brings together the leaders of the coordination framework for consultation on the results of the visit.”Erbil”. LINK
The Political Process Is In A State Of Silence In Light Of The Disagreement Of The Blocs..
Sumerian special 2022-08-16 | 05:20 Source: Sumerian 204 views Signs of calm still dominate the discourse of some political forces, apparently in a serious effort to quench the charged atmosphere, and to bring things together under one tent, which ultimately leads to solutions that sail the Iraqis towards safety that they have been searching for for years, and while political initiatives are pouring out, a leader came out.
The Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, in a tweet through his minister, calls on his followers to demonstrate next Saturday in Tahrir Square and head to the celebrations square inside the Green Zone. Their followers pretend to escalate, some believe, will contribute to the heat of the political situation.
In contrast to the agreement between the political parties on solutions that satisfies everyone, it is not possible to proceed in this way. The independents are mortgaging the process of completing the political process, which has been stagnant, and initiatives to resolve the deadlock have not succeeded so far, after the channels of communication between political actors have weakened and the blockage has affected the entire scene.
With this bet on the dissolution of Parliament and the holding of early elections, which seems the closest calm exit after the stability of the political forces on their positions, necessity and the supreme interest necessitate the parties that insist on the adopters themselves to think outside the box, especially with the increasing warnings against going towards the unknown in light of a situation that talks about rough terrain An ongoing political stalemate. LINK
Al-Hakim: We Look Forward To Overcoming The Current Suffocation And Proceeding With The Completion Of The Constitutional Entitlements
Posted On2022-08-16 By Sotaliraq The leader of the Wisdom Movement, Ammar al-Hakim, expressed his desire to intensify dialogues between partners and parties in the Iraqi political scene, to overcome the current suffocation and proceed with the achievement of constitutional obligations and national reunification.
This came in a statement on the occasion of the anniversary of the founding of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, today, Tuesday (August 16, 2022),
Below is the text of the statement:
We are pleased to extend our congratulations and blessings to Mr. Masoud Barzani and to the Kurdistan Democratic Party leadership, cadres and masses on the occasion of the seventy-sixth anniversary of its founding.
A track record of perseverance, confronting dictatorship, and then moving to the stage of building a new Iraq alongside the rest of the national forces in a strenuous democratic path for which Iraqis made huge sacrifices.
On this occasion, we look forward to intensifying dialogues between the partners and parties of the Iraqi political scene, to overcome the current suffocation, and to proceed with the accomplishment of constitutional obligations and national reunification in one course of action.
Greetings to the beloved people of Kurdistan, and greetings to the dear people of Iraq.”
Iraqis fear the continuation of the political impasse that hinders the formation of state institutions, which are responsible for the advancement of the country, which suffers from security, economic and political turmoil.
It is noteworthy that achieving the quorum in the House of Representatives, which is required to hold a session to elect the President of the Republic, which is set at 220 deputies out of 329, was not achieved, in light of the political differences and tension, which threaten to dissolve Parliament and go towards early elections if the election of the new President of the Republic is repeated,
while The leader of the Sadrist movement took a decision to resign all of the 73 deputies, as the Sadrist movement submitted their resignations to Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, including the first deputy speaker of Parliament, Hakim al-Zamili, and then the latter agreed to it, and after that the replacement deputies took the constitutional oath.
It is noteworthy that the Supreme Judicial Council, in response to the request of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to dissolve the Iraqi Council of Representatives, by saying that the Council does not have the authority to dissolve the Council of Representatives and its tasks are specified under Article (3) of the Supreme Judicial Council Law No. 45 of 2017.
Which in its entirety is related to the administration of the judiciary only and does not include any authority that allows the judiciary to interfere in the matters of the legislative or executive authorities.
Baghdad witnessed mass demonstrations on Wednesday (July 27, 2022), during which the demonstrators stormed the Iraqi parliament building, and withdrew after the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, asked them to do so. Then, on Saturday (July 30, 2022), the demonstrators returned to the Green Zone and the parliament building.
The start of an open sit-in, and the coordination framework responded to the Sadrists’ demonstrations with a demonstration near the Green Zone from the side of the Muallaq Bridge, on Monday afternoon (August 1, 2022), and then withdrew from the place.
On Friday (August 12, 2022), the supporters of the Sadrist movement held a Friday prayer in the Green Zone. Supporters of the coordination framework responded to them in the afternoon of the same day with a demonstration in front of the Green Zone from the side of the suspension bridge, and then they set up the sit-in tents. LINK
Al-Amri And Plasschaert Discuss The Most Important Political Developments
Shafaq News/ The head of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri and the United Nations envoy, Jeanine Plasschaert, discussed on Tuesday the political developments in Iraq.
A statement from Al-Amiri’s office, received by Shafak News Agency, stated: The head of the Al-Fateh Alliance received in his office in the capital, Baghdad, today, Tuesday, the envoy of the United Nations, Jeanine Plasschaert.
The statement added; The two sides discussed the most recent developments in the political situation and ways to address the current crisis and the continuation of support for the national efforts exerted to bridge the views between the parties to address the political blockage that has existed for several months.
On Sunday, August 14, an informed political source revealed that the head of the “Al-Fateh” coalition, the Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, Hadi Al-Amiri launched an initiative aimed at inviting all political parties to sit at the dialogue table to overcome the current political crisis facing the country.
A source in the coordination framework stated, earlier on Tuesday, that the meeting of the leaders of the framework, which took place yesterday evening, Monday, concluded that conditions were set before going to dissolve parliament, which is the demand of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, as he sits in the Green Zone.
The source said that the head of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi al-Amiri will return his shuttle tour to the parties to the political equation in Baghdad and the region to inform them of the requirements of the framework, and if the atmosphere is prepared, he is ready to go to Al-Sadr’s headquarters in Al-Hanana.
The coordination framework meeting came on Monday, to discuss the details of Al-Amiri’s meetings with the leaders of the Kurdistan Region.
Shafaq News Agency learned that Al-Amiri asked Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani to mediate for talks between Al-Sadr and the coordination framework. LINK
Learn About The Map Of The Iraqi Political Forces Supporting And Rejecting The Dissolution Of Parliament
Arabic reports Baghdad Zaid Salem August 16, 2022 Most of the political forces in Iraq agree to dissolve parliament (Mustafa Al-Sudani/Anadolu Agency)
Most of the political forces in Iraq agree on the demand to dissolve the Parliament , but they differ in the mechanism of dissolution and the initiation of new elections, which is the reason that observers find that it leads to more political blockage and the continuation of protests, specifically by the Sadrist movement , which refuses to form a new transitional government from Before the ” coordinating framework “, which is close to Iran, it is sponsoring the process of holding the elections, due to what might harm the results of the supporters of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr.
The civil forces are also intervening on the line of dissolving Parliament, but they are divided over Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s government, as some argue the need for its survival, while others demand its end.
The situation is no different with the Sunni Arab parties, specifically the Alliance of Sovereignty, as it comes close to Sadr’s vision, but clings to the constitutional details.
Although the Kurdish parties have no objection to dissolving the parliament, they are not far from what is happening in the capital, Baghdad, where the two major Kurdish parties (the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party) ruling in the Kurdistan region, in northern Iraq, offered their conditions for dissolving the parliament.
The last comment of the Iraqi Judicial Council, in response to a previous request by al-Sadr, to dissolve the current parliament, that he does not have the authority to do so, prompted al-Sadr to announce “million” demonstrations in more than one Iraqi city, to increase public pressure on the political forces to accept his terms and demands, most notably Dissolving Parliament, without dissolving the Al-Kazemi government.
In this context, the representative of the “coordinating framework” forces in the Iraqi parliament, Ahmed Al-Moussawi, told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that “most of the political and popular forces in Iraq are convinced of dissolving the parliament, but there is a lack of agreement and the absence of similarity in views on the mechanism of dissolving the parliament.” “.
He pointed out that “the coordination framework with all its components, in addition to the “Azm” alliance headed by Muthanna al-Samarrai, and the “PUK” party agree that the dissolution of parliament should be through constitutional frameworks and what the laws stipulate, meaning that the new government is formed under the leadership of the “coordinating framework” candidate. Then he will go to hold a parliamentary session on dissolving parliament.
News Iraq: “Coordination Council” calls for a “major demonstration” in exchange for an expected protest by the Sadrists
For his part, a member of the Sadrist movement, Essam Hussein, indicated that “dissolving the parliament has become the most important demand for the Sadrist movement, because the current parliament does not represent the viewpoint of the Iraqi people, especially after it was reused to implement partisan and sectarian quotas schemes in the mechanism for choosing the prime minister, and that the Sadrist movement He refuses to continue the work of Parliament.”
And he indicated that “the Sadrist movement’s approach in this regard has the support of a number of civil and national parties and forces, and we see that the Sovereignty Alliance and the Kurdistan Democratic Party are standing by us, even though they have their own observations.”
Al-Araby Al-Jadeed contacted one of the members of the “Sovereignty” coalition, to get the opinion of the coalition. The spokesman, who declined to be named, explained that “the alliance’s position is fully consistent with the dissolution of Parliament, but provided that it is in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, through a parliamentary decision to present members of the House of Representatives in a special session, requests by a third of the members, and to vote on its dissolution.
The other two-thirds unanimously, without any pressure from the masses to disrupt political life.”
The leader continued, “Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s government has no alternative at the present time, so we support the continuation of its work even after the dissolution of Parliament, and its holding of elections, which it recently succeeded in implementing.”
The interpretation and the process of dissolving parliament and accepting it or not are also intertwined with the civil forces as well, as most of the “forces of change”, which includes the new political movements and the Iraqi Communist Party, see the need to dissolve parliament while maintaining the Al-Kazemi government, but other entities such as the “civil national movement” that Managed by politician Shorouq Al-Abayji and MP Basem Khashan, she sees the dissolution of Parliament as a subsequent step after the abolition of the presence of the Al-Kazemi government, and its replacement through the powers of the President of the Republic, Barham Salih.
Civil activist Wadih al-Bayati, who belongs to the “National House” party, said, “All the new parties and national entities are in agreement to dissolve parliament, except for the national civil movement and some independent representatives who fear losing themselves in the event the parliament is dissolved and the elections are repeated.”
His conversation with Al-Araby Al-Jadeed said that “the Iraqi parties all agree to dissolve parliament, but they do not want to face a loss in the upcoming elections, so the Sadrist movement knows perfectly well that it will not lose in anything, so it goes to strongly demand this demand.”
Civil forces in Iraq are preparing for demonstrations: dissolution of parliament and early elections
As for the independent deputy in the Iraqi parliament, Hadi Al-Salami, he pointed out that “dissolving the parliament is one of the options to end the political blockage, but there is a difficulty in achieving this, because the large forces currently in Parliament, specifically the “coordinating framework”, reject this approach, while the Sadrist movement is increasing its momentum within the Green Zone to push for the achievement of this goal in all ways, stressing to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that “independent MPs also do not agree on this demand. Going with al-Sadr, while a number of MPs have dissolved their positions, and their directions are not known.” LINK
The Kurdistan Union Diagnoses A Group Of Positive Indicators Of A Breakthrough In The Crisis
Sumerian special 2022-08-16 | 13:34 Source: Sumerian 3,774 views Today, Tuesday, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Ahmed Al-Harki, indicated a set of positive indicators that may contribute to a breakthrough in the crisis.
Al-Harki said in an interview with Alsumaria News, “The initiative of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, the cancellation of the Sadrist movement’s demonstrations scheduled for next Saturday, and news of a close meeting of the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri with the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada Al-Sadr are all positive indicators,” noting that “these indicators may contribute to to resolve the current crisis.
He explained, “There is a convergence of views between the two parties, the National Union and the Democratic Party,” noting that “the unity of the Kurdish house is important and contributes to resolving the blockage.”
Al-Harki stressed the necessity of “respecting the law, the constitution and dialogue, and giving priority to the national interest away from resorting to the street.” LINK
Al-Kazemi Calls For An Iraqi National Dialogue For All The Country’s Leaders
Policy 2022-08-16 | 09:48 2,820 views Today, Tuesday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi affirmed that problems must be resolved through dialogue and then dialogue, noting that he will call tomorrow for an Iraqi national dialogue for all the country’s leaders; To resolve the current crisis, he noted that the budget was only available for six months.
Al-Kazemi said in a speech during the regular session of the Council of Ministers today, “Unfortunately, we are still experiencing political challenges and political obstruction and its repercussions on the government’s performance,” adding that “the government is not a party to the political conflict, but there are those who are trying to hold it responsible for this crisis and escape from the problem, and that He turns all the problems towards the government.”
He added, “Our crisis is not the only one in this world. There are many experiences that have passed close to ours, and they may be more complex, but by using wisdom and wise leaders they succeeded in crossing that stage, and some of these countries turned into successful experiences.”
He pointed out that “Singapore For example, it was a model of a failed state, and we see it today turning into one of the most important countries in the world. and in Rwanda In Africa, there was a civil war and massacres, but today it has turned into an important country in the world Africa. It is unreasonable in Iraq This country, the founder of human civilization, is nearly 6,000 years old, and we are still dealing with problems in a way that breaks our wills.
He stressed that “what is required is wisdom and loyalty to this country, as it has given us a lot, history and a lot of which we are proud and proud, and we must return part of this favor to our country, our homeland and our people.”
Al-Kazemi continued, “Our decision in this government was not to get involved in Iraqi blood, neither today nor tomorrow. Iraqi blood is precious, and problems must be solved through dialogue and then dialogue, and for this tomorrow I will call for an Iraqi national dialogue for all the country’s leaders; in order to contribute to creating a Solve, and think about solving the issue.”
And on the budget, Al-Kazemi said, “A government cannot live without a budget, two years have passed without a budget, but we ran the country. The chance of success is possible if we join hands and deal with the spirit of one teamwork and the spirit of belonging to Iraq.”
And he sent a message to the country’s leaders, saying: “Everyone is fleeting, and history is the judge. We must rise to the challenge. And sacrifice for the sake of the future.”IraqIt is not an element of weakness, but rather an element of strength, and some do not imagine when he makes a concession to his brother as if he is in a position of weakness. This is a mistake; Compromise is a real strength.” The chief completed
And he stated, “This government came in exceptional circumstances and succeeded in overcoming all challenges, but it is unfortunate that the government is close to 28 months old, and until this moment the budget has only been available for six months.”
He pointed out that “people question and ask for everything, which is their right. People have the right to demand paved streets, water, schools and health care, but all this must be accompanied by the budget, so that the government can play its role.”
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The political blockage was reflected in the formation of the government and the absence of a budget, and we accepted all challenges and tried to overcome them, and we always confronted accusations, slanders and injustice with silence for the sake ofIraqAnd for the sake of our people, who deserve a better life than what they are currently living.” LINK