Wednesday Afternoon Iraq Parliament News Highlights 9-15-22
Al-Hakim Calls For Resorting To The Constitution And The Law In Reforming The Political Process
Policy 2022-09-15 | 05:37 Source: Alsumaria news 0 views Alsumaria News – Politics
The head of the Wisdom Movement, Ammar al-Hakim, said today, Thursday, that attendance in the political scene does not necessarily mean participation in the government, but rather through the political decision and the maturation of a unified vision for managing the country.
Al-Hakim’s media office said in a statement received by Alsumaria News, “The latter received Eric Chevalley Republic Ambassador France in Baghdad” During the meeting, the political scene, its developments and current events in the region were discussed,” he said Iraq, as well as the bilateral relations between Iraq And the France And ways to develop them to serve the two friendly countries and peoples.
According to the statement, he confirmed the wise The importance of including everyone in the political scene, stressing the need for everyone to attend, as no party can block another place, noting that “presence in the political scene does not necessarily mean participation in the government, but rather through the political decision and the maturation of a unified vision for managing the country.”
Called the wise To resort to the constitution and the law, explaining that “reform requires the adoption and activation of institutions and the customary contexts, as the current system has put in place mechanisms for its reform and development, and this must be taken into consideration.”
On the bilateral relations between the two countries, he stressed the wise that “France An important country for Iraq due to its position and influence as one of the permanent members of the Security Council, and cooperation must be maintained and strengthened in a manner that achieves the interests of the two friendly countries and peoples and preserves the sovereignty of Iraq. Iraq”. LINK
Al-Hakim: Reform Requires The Adoption And Activation Of Institutions And The Recognized Contexts
Iraq 12:45 – 09-15-2022 The head of the Wisdom Movement, Ammar al-Hakim, confirmed today, Thursday, that attendance in the political scene does not necessarily mean participation in the government, but rather a political decision.
Al-Hakim’s office stated, in a statement, that “Al-Hakim received today, Eric Chevali, the Ambassador of the Republic of France in Baghdad, and they discussed the political scene, its developments and current events in Iraq, as well as the bilateral relations between Iraq and France and ways to develop them to serve the two friendly countries and peoples.”
The statement added, “The two sides stressed the importance of including everyone in the political scene, and the need for everyone to attend, so no party can block another place, and to stress that attendance in the political scene does not necessarily mean participation in the government, but rather through the political decision and the maturation of a unified vision for managing the country.”
During the meeting, Al-Hakim called for “restraining to the constitution and the law, and that reform requires the adoption and activation of institutions and recognized contexts, as the current system has established mechanisms for its reform and development, and this must be taken into account.”
Regarding the bilateral relations between the two countries, the statement clarified that “France is an important country for Iraq due to its position and influence as one of the permanent members of the Security Council, and cooperation must be sustained and strengthened in order to achieve the interests of the two friendly countries and peoples and preserve the sovereignty of Iraq.” https://kirkuktv.net/AR/Details/8922
Parliamentary Legal: Parliament Needs To Double Its Sessions On A Daily Basis To Prepare Laws
Iraq 12:21 – 09-15-2022 Today, Thursday, the Parliamentary Legal Committee confirmed that the rates of enacting laws during previous sessions of the House of Representatives are not commensurate with the previous period of time in completing important laws that regulate the movement of Iraqi society and the economy, indicating that what happened from legislation during previous parliamentary sessions were mostly amendments to laws, most of which were repeated.
The head of the committee, Muhammad Anouz, said in a press statement, “The time period for the previous sessions is not commensurate with the legislation of laws, especially since after 2003 we moved to a political system that differs from the previous regime, and rather the previous regimes. Therefore, the country needs rapid transformations in terms of organizing the movement of society and revitalizing the state’s economy.” These transformations can only succeed in the light of the enactment of new laws.”
Anouz added, “Parliament needs to double its sessions on a daily basis, especially in its sub-committees to prepare laws and not be preoccupied with matters that have nothing to do with legislation or oversight,” noting that “what happened from legislation during previous parliamentary sessions were mostly amendments to laws, most of which were repeated.” https://kirkuktv.net/AR/Details/8921
Political Parties Agree On A Draft Work Program For Parliament And The Next Government
Posted On2022-09-15 By Sotaliraq Representatives of political parties agreed on a draft work program for Parliament and the next government, which they reached after a series of meetings, and the start of a real dialogue with the Sadrist movement in the coming days.
The last meeting of these parties was held on the night of September 12, 2022, with the participation of Ahmed Al-Asadi from the Coordination Framework, Muhammad Tamim from the Sovereignty Alliance, Muthanna Al-Samarrai from the Azm Alliance, two Rikani banks from the Kurdistan Democratic Party and Khaled Shwani from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.
A member of the victory coalition affiliated with the coordination framework, Aqil Al-Rudaini, said on Tuesday (September 13, 2022), that the representatives of the political parties agreed during the meeting to start a real dialogue with the Sadrist movement in the coming days, with the aim of participating in the next government, stressing that the coordination framework refuses to marginalize any party.
Al-Rudaini believed that the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Sunni Sovereignty Alliance have a prerequisite, which is to hold early elections at the beginning of 2023, after the formation of the new government, a condition that is consistent with the initiative of the victory coalition, noting that the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Alliance of Sovereignty agree with his coalition regarding amending the electoral law and the Electoral Commission before holding early elections.
According to information obtained by Rudaw Media Network, the meeting held last night was a continuation of meetings held by the political parties, which completed part of their work regarding the draft, and are awaiting the outcome of the dialogue with the Sadrist movement, to agree on and sign it.
In this context, Rudaw Media Network correspondent Helkot Aziz said that the committee to prepare a draft work program for Parliament and the next government meets twice a day, noting that there are projects that need to be approved by Parliament, such as the oil and gas bill and the budget bill, Most of the political forces, especially the Kurdish ones, have observations about them.
The Reasons For The Delay In Forming The Iraqi Government
The coordination framework’s adherence to the nomination of Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani for the position of prime minister constitutes an obstacle to the efforts to form a government, but a member of the victory coalition, Aqil Al-Rudaini, indicated the possibility of dialogue and agreement on another person to take over the position of prime minister instead of Al-Sudani.
The statement issued by the meeting of President Masoud Barzani, Speaker of Parliament Muhammad al-Halbousi, and head of the Sovereignty Alliance Khamis al-Khanjar, on (September 11, 2022), stressed the importance of holding early elections, after preparing the legal requirements and their requirements in accordance with the constitutional mechanisms, preceded by the formation of a government with full authority. It enjoys the confidence and reassurance of all, with an agreed government program, emphasizing the need for the House of Representatives to continue its work until the election date.
The position of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the majority of Sunnis in Iraq can be read as a response to the request of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, for their withdrawal from Parliament.
Al-Sadr’s Minister, Saleh al-Iraqi, had implicitly called, in a tweet on Thursday (September 8, 2022), the Kurds and Sunnis to withdraw from Parliament, saying, “Once they withdraw, Parliament will lose its legitimacy and will be dissolved directly.”
In addition to the differences between the Iraqi parties, the Kurdish parties, including the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, still have not reached a joint candidate for the post of President of the Republic, as the Kurdistan Democratic Party adheres to its candidate, Reber Ahmed, while the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan adheres to its candidate, Barham Salih.
Kurdistan Democratic Party spokesman, Mahmoud Muhammad, stressed in a press conference on Monday (September 12, 2022), the need for the parties participating in the political process to reach a “realistic agreement” on the next steps.
Regarding the possibility of reaching an agreement between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party on a joint candidate, the spokesman said, that the dialogues are continuing and so far, “we do not have a joint candidate.”
Earlier, a member of the leadership of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Rabha Hamad, told Rudaw Media Network that the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan are close to agreeing on a candidate for the post of President of the Republic.
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Nechirvan Barzani: Iraq Needs European Aid To Strengthen Its Democratic Institutions
Posted On2022-09-14 By Sotaliraq President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, discussed with a delegation of members of the German Social Democratic Party bloc in the German Parliament headed by Nils Schmidt, Germany’s relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. At the same time, the President of the Kurdistan Region stressed that Iraq and the Kurdistan Region “still need international assistance and support. for the eradication of terrorism.
This came during the reception of the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, today, Wednesday (September 14, 2022), a delegation of members of the German Social Democratic Party bloc in the German Parliament headed by Nils Schmidt.
According to the statement of the Kurdistan Region Presidency, the meeting was attended by the Minister of Peshmerga Affairs of the Kurdistan Regional Government, and they discussed Germany’s relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, the tasks of German forces within the framework of the international coalition to eliminate ISIS in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, the political situation in Iraq, the problems of Erbil – Baghdad, Economic conditions, private sector activity, and issues related to democracy, human rights and freedoms in the Kurdistan Region.
Nechirvan Barzani reiterated that “ISIS still poses a real threat in Iraq and Syria, and that Iraq and the Kurdistan Region still need international assistance and support in order to eliminate terrorism, and for this he wished the German parliament to take a decision next October to extend the tasks of the forces of his country in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. According to the statement.
He expressed the Kurdistan Region’s thanks and appreciation for the German humanitarian and military assistance to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, stressing that “Iraq and the Kurdistan Region need European assistance to strengthen their institutions and democracy and consolidate the foundations of human rights and freedoms, and that Europeans can help in this field.”
The statement indicated that the guest delegation expressed its fascination with the progress and reconstruction witnessed by the Kurdistan Region, and the members of the delegation expressed their satisfaction with the resumption of the process of reconstruction and investment in the Kurdistan Region after the defeat of ISIS. The guest delegation stressed the German friendship and partnership with the people of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, noting the importance of establishing security and stability in Iraq.
During the meeting, they discussed cooperation between the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga forces, and the situation in the region in general, with a set of issues of common concern. LINK
Shakhwan Abdullah Asks Al-Kazemi To Use The Kurdish Language In The Official Books Of All Ministries And Bodies
Posted On2022-09-14 By Sotaliraq The Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Shakhwan Abdullah, sent an official letter to Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, in which he stressed that the failure to use the Kurdish language in the official books of all ministries and independent bodies is “an explicit violation of the articles of the constitution and the laws in force.”
Shakhwan Abdullah indicated in the book he addressed to Al-Kazemi, dated September 6, 2022, to “the presence of the Arabic and English languages on the official form of all ministries and independent bodies,” stressing that this is “an explicit violation of the articles of the constitution and the laws in force, because the Kurdish language is the official language. In addition to the Arabic language, based on Article (4/First) of the Constitution, and Article (2/Fourth) of the Official LanguagesLaw No. (7) of 2014.”
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives called on the Prime Minister to “instruct all ministries, formations and independent bodies that the Kurdish language must be mentioned instead of the English language in the form of their official communications.”
We will file a lawsuit against the Prime Minister if the ministries insist on removing the Kurdish language
In this context, Shakhwan Abdullah said on Tuesday (September 12, 2022), that they will work to cancel the decision to remove the Kurdish language from the health leave in Kirkuk, calling at the same time not to underestimate the non-use of the Kurdish language, because it is not limited to the health leave in Kirkuk. .
He said that there was a “very great inaction” by the Kurdish ministers and the President of the Republic, and all those who assumed responsibilities in Baghdad during the last period, stressing that the Kurdish language is an “official language.”
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives saw that this matter could have been addressed, noting that he had no luck when he went to Baghdad, that many ministries removed the Kurdish language from the “official format.”
He revealed that the official books of the House of Representatives and parliament’s offices now include both Arabic and Kurdish, after the matter was “corrected” by refusing to deal with any book that does not include the Kurdish language.
Shakhwan Abdullah, warned that they would file a lawsuit against the prime minister, if the ministries insisted on removing the Kurdish language from their official books.
This comes, while the Director of Kirkuk Health, Nabil Hamdi Bushnak, announced in a statement on Tuesday (September 13, 2022), that prohibiting the use of the Kurdish language in health holidays is a decision taken by the Iraqi Ministry of Health and they have nothing to do with the matter, while the representative of Kirkuk, Najwa Hamid, indicated, The Ministry of Health informed them that it had taken the decision at the request of the Kirkuk Health Directorate.
On the other hand, the representative of Kirkuk Governorate, Najwa Hamid, explained that the decision was taken last July, indicating that the decision of the Ministry of Health was canceled after pressure and contacts they made, but the ministry returned and sent on (August 28, 2022) a letter to the Kirkuk Health Directorate, requesting that the communications be Health leaves are in Arabic only.
She added that they discussed the matter with the Ministry of Health, and they will follow up on it until the decision is canceled, adding that the Ministry of Health informed them that it took the decision at the request of the Kirkuk Health Directorate.
The Iraqi constitution states in its fourth article – first that “the Arabic language and the Kurdish language are the two official languages of Iraq.”
For its part, the Kirkuk municipality installed on the 17th of August 2022 signboards in the streets of Kirkuk in four languages: Arabic, English, Turkmen and Kurdish, after it had installed signboards devoid of the Kurdish language last January, which aroused the concern of the Kurdish citizens. who constitute the majority of the population in the city of Kirkuk. LINK