Thursday Afternoon Iraq Parliament News Highlights 10-6-22
The Coordination Framework Fails To Determine The Session For Selecting The President Of The Republic And Refuses To “Public Dialogue”
Posted On2022-10-06 By Sotaliraq Baghdad / Tamim Al-Hassan Contrary to what is being promoted by parties within the coordination framework, a Shiite leader denied the existence of an upcoming session to elect the president of the republic.
On the other hand, Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist movement, refused to form a government in response to the briefing of the United Nations representative in Iraq, Jenin Plasschaert, before the Security Council.
Accordingly, it seems that the path to forming a government is going through difficult bumps, especially with the indications of an escalation of violence and what happened during the last two days of armed conflict in the south.
So far, the framework and its allies that leaked at the end of last month, what became known as the “state administration coalition”, have not been able to release the name in public.
And the day before yesterday, Plasschaert said in her last briefing to the Security Council that any “Iraqi leader” can drag the country into a “protracted and fatal conflict.”
According to sources from Dhi Qar, the outcome of the “masked” attack at dawn Tuesday on the governorate building in the latest political conflict in the south, caused the injury of about 70 civilians and soldiers.
The local authorities there also revealed that more than 50 people were involved in the attack, half of whom have been arrested so far.
Observers interpret what is happening in the south of the country as a temporary transfer of the armed conflict from Baghdad – following the Green Zone clashes at the end of last August – to the strongholds of the competitors in the provinces.
Despite the return of calm in Dhi Qar and Basra after a night in which rockets were fired and government buildings were burned, the conflict could renew at any moment, especially since clans were involved in the conflict.
Where the latest information from Basra, which witnessed, hours before the events of Nasiriyah (the center of Dhi Qar governorate), the firing of 3 missiles at the main headquarters of the crowd near the Shatt al-Arab, that tribes participated in the attacks against the background of a previous revenge by killing their sons at the hands of factions.
On the other hand, opinions in Basra speak of an “artificial involvement” of clans in these conflicts, which are mainly driven by political competition and the revenues of the oil-rich province.
In the meantime, the coordination framework tried to precede any future scenarios that might complicate his plan to proceed with the formation of the government, and he started talking about setting a date soon for the presidential election session.
But Muin Al-Kazemi, a leader in the Badr Organization led by Hadi Al-Amiri, denied in an interview with (Al-Mada) that “there will be any date that has been set for that session.”
The moment of choosing the president of the republic is crucial on the way to forming the government, as the elected president, according to the constitution, assigns the candidate of the largest bloc to present the cabinet within a month.
And on how to reach that session, Muin Al-Kazemi, a deputy from the coordination framework, confirmed that “it is up to the Kurdish forces’ agreement on one candidate, and so far there is no agreement.”
On the other hand, there is talk behind closed doors that the problem is not related to the Kurdish forces, but rather to the “framework’s” reluctance to resolve its issue due to the absence of al-Sadr.
Although the coordination framework had spoken more than a week ago about his new coalition (the State Administration), which includes all forces with the exception of al-Sadr, he has not officially launched it yet.
The hesitation of the “framework” is now justified, as the leader of the Sadrist movement has returned from his political silence, and criticized the day before yesterday’s words about Plasschaert about forming a government.
Al-Sadr said in a tweet on Tuesday evening: “I stand against the insistence of some members of the Security Council to form a government in Iraq. Many governments have been formed, but they have harmed the country and the people.”
Al-Sadr added, “The people’s aspirations are to form a government that is far from corruption, dependency, militias, and foreign interference, in order to be an independent and stable government that serves its people, not the interests of its parties and sects. Everyone brings fire to his party, sect, or race.”
Moreover, there are leaks about the readiness of al-Sadr’s followers to take to the street again in the event the “framework” decides to hold a session to form a government.
Also, a resigned Sadrist deputy had threatened the political forces a few days ago, with what he considered the “last fight” in the presidential election session.
Representative Haider Abdul Karim al-Muhammadawi said on his Facebook page that “the session for selecting the president of the republic and assigning the prime minister will be the ‘last fight’.”
Despite this, the coordination framework still hopes to obtain a meeting with Al-Sadr, but it has not happened so far.
In Al-Sadr’s response to the United Nations representative in Iraq, the leader of the movement agreed to the dialogue, but stipulated that it be “public”, a condition he had revealed more than a month ago, following similar calls for dialogue.
So far, the Shiite forces have not responded to al-Sadr’s requirement, and Muin al-Kazemi says that “public dialogue can cause tension in the street and lead to the opposite effect.”
During the briefing, Blackshart said: “There are still very realistic risks of further strife and bloodshed, we can only reiterate the importance of keeping any protest away from violence. All parties must act responsibly in times of heightened tension.”
Plasschaert urged the need for all Iraqi parties to participate in the dialogue, and said, “In order for the dialogue to bear fruit, it is very important that all parties participate in it. There are solutions, but only if there is a willingness to reach settlements. In the end, it is all up to the political will.” LINK
Plasschaert’s Briefing Ravages The Political Atmosphere, And Al-Sadr Agrees To A Dialogue That Keeps The Corrupt Away
Posted On2022-10-06 By Sotaliraq Finally, Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist movement, broke his political silence with a lengthy tweet in which he commented on the briefing of the United Nations Representative to Iraq, Jenin Plasschaert, to the Security Council on the state of the country. The tweet included many points, including his support for most of the positions of the delegates in the Council.
Al-Sadr also agreed to participate in the dialogue on the condition that it be public, which was interpreted by those close to Al-Hanana as a desire to inform the people about the agreements that will be signed and to reveal those who disavow them if they occur.
Mujahid al-Tamimi, a political specialist, told UTV that “Al-Sadr has been absent from the political scene during the last period, but he has not changed. He wants there to be a fundamental change, and he is still insisting on a transparent dialogue in front of the public, in order to know who adheres to the agreements and who renounces them.”
Other specialists in political affairs believe that dialogue is an important opportunity for the coordination framework to be able to grant full legitimacy to a government it wants to form, and that negotiations – if they happen – will start from scratch.
Osama Al-Alaq, a specialist in political affairs, told UTV that “there is a great opportunity for the coordination framework to engage in serious dialogues with the Sadrist movement to resolve the crisis. This opportunity should be seized by the framework to form a government acceptable to all.”
At a time when the political parties are still unable to find solutions to the tense political situation in the country, the international community finds only national dialogue a solution for Iraqi politicians to avoid collapse. LINK
Coordinating Framework: Plasschaert’s Briefing Included Many Messages And Political Dialogues Continue
Political | 03:43 – 05/10/2022 Special – Mawazine News, Representative of the Coordination Framework, Waad Qaddo, confirmed that the briefing of the United Nations envoy to Iraq, Jenin Plasschaert, in the Security Council included a number of messages.
In an interview with Mawazine News, Qaddo said, “Plasschaert’s briefing emphasized the necessity of national dialogue,” stressing that “the door to dialogue is open to all, and there is no veto on any of the political parties or personalities to sit at the dialogue table.
” “Efforts to revitalize dialogue are continuing, and that there are some obstacles and ambiguities that need to sit down a lot to find a way out, indicating that the coming days will be clearer with regard to understandings,”
he added, adding, “Plasschaert’s speech was closer to calm and prevented the country from going to an agreement .” Infighting. Ended 29/H https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=207400
A Deputy Calls On The Sudanese To Implement His Economic Reform Program
Political | 11:43 – 05/10/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News The deputy of the Sadiqoun parliamentary bloc, Zainab Juma’a Al-Moussawi, stressed today, Wednesday, the need for Mr. Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani to change the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar against the US dollar.
Al-Moussawi said in a statement received by Mawazine News, a copy of it, that “the candidate for the coordination framework for the presidency of the Iraqi government, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, must proceed with the implementation of the reform economic policy that he intends to implement when he heads the government, which is very soon.”
The statement added that “one of the steps of economic reforms in Iraq is to restore the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar against the US dollar from 1450 dinars to 1180 dinars for 1 dollar.”
He pointed out that “the change in the Iraqi currency exchange rate led to economic and financial damage in Iraq and a deterioration in the state of the local market.”
And he indicated that “reducing the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar will lead to a decrease in the prices of real estate, food, consumer and construction materials, and cause stability in the local market.” Ended https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=207381
The Kurdistan Commission Explains The “Unconstitutionality” Of The Federal Court’s Decision
Posted On2022-10-06 By Sotaliraq Erbil The Federal Court issues a decision regarding the constitutionality of the Electoral and Referendum Commission in the Kurdistan region, and opinions differed quickly in understanding the decision.
The Erbil Commission says that the ruling did not nullify its constitutionality, and promised it positive, stressing that the court’s objection referred to the phrase “exclusive authority” contained in the text of the Regional Commission Law, because the Federal Commission in Baghdad also has the right to organize elections within Kurdistan, including the election of the House of Representatives.
Legally, federal decisions are binding on everyone and cannot be appealed,” Shursh Hassan, director of relations at the Kurdistan Election Commission, told UTV.
We see that there is a positive aspect in the decision in terms of the work of the Kurdistan Commission, because there is a constitutional endorsement of this commission, and the commission is formed under Law No. 4 of 2014, within the constitutional contexts that give the region the right to have institutions.
Law experts went to the opinion of the Kurdistan Elections Commission, stressing that the Federal Court rejected the lawsuit related to the unconstitutionality of the Commission, but confirmed that the commissions of the Center and Erbil have the right to work within the region, and this explains the objection to the phrase “exclusive authority” contained in the text of the Commission law. Kurdistan.
Sattar Ramadan, a legal expert, told UTV that “the Federal Court’s decision to reject the lawsuit and the plaintiffs’ requests in the two lawsuits regarding the unconstitutionality of the law of the Region’s Elections Commission, and therefore this law is correct and enforceable, except for the three-word phrase, which is to be the exclusive authority.”
Despite this interpretation, which favors the region, Kurdish politicians believe that the opponents are trying to use judicial decisions in political disputes.
This is just political pressure, especially on the Democratic Party because it does not accept political dictates,” Imad Baglan, a Kurdish politician, told UTV.
The case, which was decided by the Federal Court, was filed by the opposition Kurdish MP, Sarwa Abdul Wahed and other deputies, to challenge the constitutionality of the Kurdistan Elections Commission.