Sunday Late Evening Iraq Parliament News Highlights 9-11-22
Two Reasons For The Political Blockage And Two Paths To A Solution.. Alsumaria Surveys The Opinions Of Specialists In Iraq
Sumerian special 2022-09-11 | 06:47 Source: Alsumaria news 1,377 views Alsumaria News – Politics The political stalemate has continued to cloud the general situation since 11 months since the early elections in Iraq that were held on October 10, 2021, due to each party’s adherence to what it sees, while the past periods witnessed the launch of several political initiatives to get out of the impasse. Political, launched from many parties within the political system.
He added, “The loopholes in the constitution and Iraqi law must be corrected by forming a committee of the political parties, Article 76, for example.”
* Getting out of the impasse
After identifying the causes of the blockage, political analyst Abbas Al-Jubouri identified two ways out of the political impasse inIraqWhile he expected strong protests to take place after the end of the fortieth visit, Al-Jubouri said in an interview with
SumerianThe coordinating framework is continuing with the formation of the government, and the Sadrists’ objections are still present, and therefore we will witness strong expected protests, and the result is that the tense political situation remains as it is, and there will be no breakthroughs soon, noting that “at the present time, the crisis cannot be resolved with the presence of all its parties.”
He added, “The solution must be by understanding and consensus before holding any session of the Council.” Iraqi parliament Or to form a government until the fuse of the crisis is withdrawn, but if the situation remains as it is, it needs other parties to solve this crisis, even if it is internal, to reach satisfactory results and get out of the political complexity.” For his part, the political analyst confirms
* The repercussions of the delay in forming the government Ali Al Sebahi Today, Sunday, the repercussions of delaying the formation of the government have become clear to all.
Al-Sabahi called in an interview withSumerian, “The political parties in view of the people to get out to safety,” noting that “the repercussions of delaying the formation of the government have become clear to all.”
He added, “The Security Council sent clear and explicit messages to all the political forces present in the region.”IraqThe necessity of reaching political solutions, and we hope that the wise people in the political parties will find quick solutions.” LINK
Parliament Decision: A Preliminary Agreement To Hold A Session To Elect The New President Of Iraq After The Forty
Shafaq News/ The Rapporteur of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Gharib Askar, stated on Saturday that there is a preliminary agreement between the Presidency of the House of Representatives and the political blocs to resume holding legislative sessions after the fortieth visit of Imam Hussein.
In a statement to Shafaq News Agency, Askar said that the parliament will hold its session after the visit to elect the president of the republic and form the new federal government.
He added that there are a lot of holiday laws that need to be read and discussed and will be voted on after the parliament sessions resume.
The political scene in Iraq has undergone a dangerous turn since the supporters of the Sadrist movement led by the prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the parliament building in the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, and protested against Al-Sudani’s nomination for the position of prime minister of the next federal government, and withdrew from it by order of their leader after an armed clash With the security forces and elements of the armed factions.
The Sadrist bloc had obtained the highest votes in the early legislative elections that took place in October of 2021, but the efforts of the leader of the current failed to form the new federal government due to the Shiite coordination framework standing in its way by obtaining a fatwa from the Federal Court with the so-called blocking third in a contract The session for electing the President of the Republic, which paves the way for naming the Prime Minister.
The three-way alliance between the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Masoud Barzani, the Sovereignty Alliance headed by Khamis al-Khanjar, and the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr was broken following the resignation of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies, and the movement’s withdrawal from the political process by order of al-Sadr.
The political scene is living in a crisis situation and a dead end unprecedented in the history of Iraq, as more than 300 days have passed since the early elections without being able to form a new government in the country, and the survival of the caretaker government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi.
On the tenth of last October, Iraq held early legislative elections to get out of a political crisis that swept the country after large demonstrations in the central and southern regions in 2019 in protest against the widespread unemployment in society, the spread of financial and administrative corruption in government departments and institutions, and the deteriorating reality The service and the livelihood, which prompted the former prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to resign under popular pressure.
As soon as the preliminary results of the elections were announced, the voices of political forces and actors rose in their rejection of losing many seats, accusing them of major fraud in the ballot, which was denied by the executive and judicial authorities, at a time when the United Nations and international organizations praised the integrity of the electoral process. LINK
Observers: Early Elections Are Inevitable… And The Blocs Were Convinced To Resort To Them
Posted On2022-09-11 By Sotaliraq Baghdad/ Firas Adnan Observers reported that the political blocs have reached a full conviction that the solution to the political crisis is through early elections, and described this solution as decisive, but they talked about some differences related to some conditions, such as making amendments to the electoral laws.
And the scope of talk about early elections expanded, especially after most of the political blocs joined this option with some conditions, such as forming an interim government or making legal amendments or making pledges to respect the results.
Professor of Law at the University of Maysan Majid Mijbas said, “The call of the Sadrist movement’s leader Muqtada al-Sadr to his partners in the Alliance to Save a Nation, namely the Sovereignty Bloc and the Kurdistan Democratic Party, to dissolve parliament does not constitute a legal violation.”
Mejbas added, “The alliance between the three parties from a political point of view is still ongoing, and we have not heard of its end, directly or indirectly.”
He pointed out that “what was stated in al-Sadr’s tweet comes within the framework of consultations regarding the future steps that this coalition deems to be in order to take the appropriate ones.”
Mijbas explained, “If Sadr’s partners are on their former alliance, I think that his call must be met by agreement and understanding on a specific formula to get out of the current crisis.”
And he indicated, “If the alliance ends, the parties, especially the Sovereignty Bloc and the Kurdistan Democratic Party, must officially declare this, and inform the Iraqi street and the Sadrist bloc of their position, and then move towards the constitutional benefits.”
Mijbas stressed that “the law was suspended due to the reality that imposed itself on the law,” noting that “the Iraqi legal system is devoid of any reference to the parliament being dissolved on its own just because of the resignation of a number of its members, whether the Sadrists or their partners in the National Salvation Alliance.” .
He continues, “The dissolution of Parliament is governed by Article 64 of the Constitution, through two paths. The first is through the executive authority, which is currently in the discharge of daily tasks and cannot exercise this competence, and the second is the self-dissolution, that Parliament dissolves itself.”
Mejbas stressed, “Al-Sadr’s partners can submit a request to dissolve parliament, with confirmation that the Federal Supreme Court had previously confirmed the necessity of making amendments to the House of Representatives law regarding electronic counting and converting it to manual.”
But he believes, “If Parliament dissolved itself without making amendments to the electoral law or its commission, there is no problem, but its responsibility may move because it did not implement the decision of the Federal Supreme Court on these amendments.”
]Mijbas concluded, “The resignation of the representatives, whether from the Sovereignty Bloc or the Kurdistan Democratic Party, no matter how many they are, there are replacements for them according to the law, and the House of Representatives will not dissolve on its own, no matter how many resign.”
For his part, political expert Ahmed al-Yasiri stated that “each of the two sides of the political crisis, the Sadrist movement or the coordination framework, proceeded with its project to break the will of the other party, which is very difficult.”
Al-Yasiri continued, “The solution may begin by presenting the coordination framework with another candidate for the position of Prime Minister instead of Muhammad Shia Al-Sawadni, provided that this candidate is independent and does not provoke the Sadrist movement in order to reduce the congestion.”
He pointed out that “holding a new session of Parliament will only result in a decision to dissolve it, as it is the best option agreed upon by the blocs, but each according to its conditions.”
Al-Yasiri explained that “the coordinating framework has an implicit desire to dissolve parliament in its desire to end the state of tension between the various political forces.”
He stressed, “The conditions of the framework relate to changing the electoral system so that the results do not come out in the way they came in the last elections, and this matter will provoke the Sadrist movement as well.”
Al-Yasiri called on “the political forces to realize the fact that the danger of the street is coming, by the departure of parties outside the political process, represented by the Tishreen forces and other left-wing parties to demand a correction of the course.”
He stated, “Resorting to the ballot boxes is the decisive option to end all these disputes, as it is the only peaceful way that guarantees changes in the political scene.”
Al-Yasiri concluded that “reaching the same results as the previous ones, which some political forces fear, does not mean the end. Rather, it is possible to go to third elections, and this is normal in democratic systems, because we are facing a crisis that the political blocs are looking for, in any way, for the appropriate solution.”
Iraq had emerged from early elections held in October of last year and resulted in results that led to a great difference within the Shiite house, after the desire of the Sadrist movement, which is the first winner, to form a political majority government. LINK
The Coordination Framework Challenges Al-Sadr And Talks About Resuming Parliament Next Week
Posted On2022-09-11 By Sotaliraq Baghdad / Tamim Al-Hassan Apparently, Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist movement, threw his last papers into the political crisis after drawing a new way to dissolve parliament, while his opponents responded united by setting a supposed session for the parliament.
Al-Sadr demanded, shortly after the Federal Court refused to dissolve Parliament, its former partners (the Triple Alliance) and independents to resign collectively, and the government to remain until the new elections.
But the coordinating framework rejects what he described as “dictations” and intends to resume parliament sessions next week, after the end of the Arbaeen of Imam Hussein.
The two parties to the conflict are busy these days with the arrangements for the visit, which are facing criticism due to poor organization, but on the other hand, accusations and “threats” are directed against activists.
During the past few days, it was implicitly referred to the association of “Baathists” with activists, and news leaked about the possibility of the liquidation of dozens of those affiliated with the “October Revolution”.
The civil movement in the country is working on large demonstrations that may start on the third anniversary of the protests that began in the fall of 2019.
Meanwhile, a well-informed politician told Al-Mada that “the coordination framework intends to hold a new session of Parliament on September 20.”
The politician, who asked not to be named, asserts, “The framework wants to hold the session before the anniversary of the October demonstrations for fear of surprises.”
It is widely believed in the Iraqi street, that the protest movements may escalate again after the end of the Arbaeen visit (which ends early next week).
The last outburst of demonstrations was recorded with bloody scenes, when more than 30 people were killed and dozens were injured in clashes that took place at the end of last August, between Sadr’s followers and gunmen inside the Green Zone.
On the one hand, Rasoul Abu Hasna, a former deputy from the State of Law, points out that “the coordinating framework rejects the dictates of the leader of the Sadrist movement.”
Al-Sadr had attacked the recent decision of the Federal Court, describing it as “scared”, and put forward a proposal in return to overthrow the legitimacy of Parliament through the resignation of deputies.
Abu Hasna, in an interview with (Al-Mada), says, “The Federal Court has determined the method of dissolving Parliament, and any other door must be closed to implement this procedure other than the law.”
And the Federal Court responded last week, the case for dissolving the House of Representatives, which was submitted by the Sadrist movement, saying that the dissolution of the Council is not one of its terms of reference specified in the Constitution and the law of the court.
The court added that the constitution drew up the constitutional mechanism for dissolving the House of Representatives through Article 64, pointing out that the stability of the political process requires everyone to abide by the provisions of the constitution.
On the other hand, the former deputy fears that the objection will turn into a “political habit,” adding: “We do not want there to be a habit for any political party to resort to the street to solve problems.”
Abu Hasna asserts that “the coordinating framework is committed to the constitution, and the next session of Parliament will not hold elections for the president of the republic, but it will pave the way for this procedure.”
Salih Muhammad al-Iraqi, who is close to the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, known by the title “Minister of the Leader”, categorically announced that the Sadrist movement’s bloc would not return to the Iraqi parliament after the resignation of its members from it.
While he stressed that his withdrawal came with the aim of blocking all roads to political consensus with the coordination framework that includes Shiite political forces, he renewed his hope that his Kurdish and Sunni allies would take a decision to withdraw from Parliament and proceed to early elections in the country, supervised by the President of the Republic, Barham Salih. And Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi.
So far, no official positions have been issued by Sadr’s allies, the Sovereignty Alliance, and the Kurdistan Democratic Party on the calls for collective resignation, which legal experts believe will turn the parliament into a “losing legitimacy” party if half of the representatives resign (165), as most decisions and quorum within the parliament are not achieved. less than that number.
On the other hand, the Democratic Party’s spokesman, Mahmoud Mohamed, confirmed that there were no dialogues regarding withdrawal from Parliament, noting that such issues are supposed to be discussed in the meetings to reach a decision on them.
The party’s spokesman explained, according to Kurdish media, that the Democratic Party has a special committee to negotiate with the Iraqi parties, and believes that “such issues are supposed to be discussed in the meetings to reach the decision that must be taken.”
Regarding the early elections, he stressed that the Democratic Party has no objection to holding them, provided that the political parties agree to accept their results, and only then will they be effective.
Attacking the Charna
Meanwhile, the compass of the attack turned to the activists of the “October Revolution”, where they were referred to by some electronic platforms close to “Al-Attar” with the possibility of their involvement in the Baathist cell, which the crowd said it arrested last week.
The crowd confirmed in a statement that it was able to thwart a “Baathist plot” to stir up problems during the Arba’een visit, while it did not clarify the number of detainees or the places of detention believed to have taken place in Karbala.
On the other hand, news websites close to the Sadrist movement clearly indicated that the “framework” means the activists behind the news of the “Baathist cell.” Those websites spoke of a list of 200 activists who will be targeted in the coming days before expected demonstrations on the anniversary of the outbreak of the revolution next October. .
Mashreq Al-Fraiji, head of the Nazel Take My Right Movement, a political movement that emerged after the demonstrations, asserts that these news are “within the attempts of the systematic threat being practiced against activists.”
Al-Fraiji said in an interview with (Al-Mada) that he and his colleagues “are paying the price of opposing the regime and political forces through threatening messages and attempts to silence mouths, including the issue of belonging to the Baath.”
In addition, prominent activist Ahmed Wishah denies the existence of prosecutions for supporters of the October demonstrations, but stressed that “those news will be followed up.”
Weshah tells (Al-Mada) that “Tishreen is a popular revolution and it has nothing to do with the Baath Party or any other political party.”
He added: “Targeting and slander are methods that the influential forces use to distort October, especially since these parties have money, power, and centers specialized in spreading rumors and fabricating photos and videos.” LINK