Friday Morning Iraq Parliament News Highlights 12-9-22
Early Elections In Iraq.. The Sudanese Government Is Silent And The US Ambassador Is Enthusiastic
December 9, 2022 Baghdad / Obelisk: The meeting of the “State Administration” coalition, on November 28, showed differences over holding early parliamentary elections, as well as local elections for provincial councils, which were held more than 4 years late.
The meeting did not lead to any agreement on the file of holding early elections, and this is not an easy matter, as it arouses the resentment of the Sadrist movement, the civil forces, the demonstrators, and some independent forces.
After the meeting, the “State Administration” coalition issued a statement stating that “the forces and leaders of the coalition discussed, in the presence of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani and Parliament Muhammad al-Halbousi, a comprehensive report on the provincial elections law and the House of Representatives.”
The dispute centers on the form of the law by which the two polls will be conducted, as well as the date of the elections, and that political parties want to hold the provincial elections before the date of the early parliamentary elections.
There is also a disagreement about the parliamentary elections law, and whether one province will have several constituencies, or one constituency and a return to the amended (St. Lego) law.
And “St. Lego” is a mathematical method in distributing the votes of the voters to the participating electoral lists, so the votes are divided by 1.3 upwards, then the small lists get more chances to win parliamentary seats. The higher the electoral divisor is 1.6 or more, the chances of those lists decrease and the seats for large coalitions increase.
Iraq may accept demonstrations that will increase the flames of heat next summer, if the dispute over early elections worsens and causes a delay.
Sources reported that the US ambassador to Baghdad, Romanowski, told political parties that Washington would not accept the Sudanese government to stay for more than a year.
The political researcher, Raad Hashem, raises the question, whether the framework forces are renouncing or clinging to power after new statements indicating the intentions of the political forces in the coordination framework to retreat from promises to hold early elections in the country, as members of Parliament announced the framework forces, new proposed dates that are not early. to conduct elections. Government declined to comment.
But the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, said in statements that there is no objection to holding early elections.
The leader of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Sheikh Qais al-Khazali, said that he is in favor of holding early elections in order to achieve a balance.
But the follow-up to the Iraqi issue, Aisha Haider al-Dulaimi, asks about the feasibility of early elections, and in parliament there were 75 deputies (…..).
Political analyst Mujahid al-Taie believes that the Sudanese government may not last long, as it seems that another early election is the only way to restore political balance in Iraq.
Former Deputy: Iraq Will Adopt The Conservative Price In The 2023 Budget, And These Are The Most Prominent Challenges
517 Former member of Parliament Ahmed Hama Rashid confirmed, on Thursday, that Iraq will adopt the conservative price in its budget for the year 2023, among the most prominent challenges that the country will face.
Rashid said in a press interview seen by “Takadum” that “3 paths determine the price of oil in the annual budgets, which are (optimistic – conservative – pessimistic), but Iraq depends directly on the conservative while meeting the specified quantity for export in order to meet the requirements of the budget and secure all expenses.”
He added, “Iraq is a rentier country, and it is the most affected by fluctuations in the energy markets, and if it does not succeed in diversifying the sources of revenue for the state treasury, it will be exposed to serious challenges in the next stage if oil prices fall below the limits specified in the general budget.”
Rashid pointed out that “diversifying sources of public income is very important in order to avoid any dangerous fluctuations in the markets.” https://takadum-news.com/archives/135904
Parliamentary Work Determines The Priority Of Enacting Two Laws After The Parliament Recess
1,358 The Parliamentary Action Committee identified the priority of enacting two laws after the end of the legislative recess of the House of Representatives, which began today and lasts for one month.
Committee member Hussein Arab said, in a press interview seen by Taqaddam, “The committee is taking steps parallel to those of the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs regarding the ministry’s reforms, and we are in constant contact with them.”
He added, “There are two important laws that we will work on enacting in the coming period, and after the end of the legislative recess, which are social security and the law for people with disabilities and child protection.”
Arab stressed that “the legislation of these two laws will constitute a quantum leap in the work of the Ministry of Labor in the next stage.” https://takadum-news.com/archives/135980
Washington: We Support The Efforts Of Al-Sudani And The Iraqi Government To Confront Corruption
Policy 2022-12-09 | 02:56 Source: Alsumaria News 668 views Alsumaria News – Baghdad The United States of America affirmed, today, Friday, its support for the efforts of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani in combating corruption.
The US Embassy in Baghdad said in a statement received by Alsumaria News , “We support the efforts of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’a Al-Sudani and the Iraqi government in confronting corruption and changing the status quo,” adding, “We are also pleased to highlight the efforts of Taif Sami Muhammad, who won the” International Award for Women Courage” on March 14, 2022″.
She pointed out that “the US State Department honored 12 women who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength and leadership in improving the lives of others and their communities.”
She continued, “I foughtghostCorruption for 36 years while working in Iraqi Ministry of Finance And as a leader against corruption, she earned the nickname “Iron Lady” in the Iraq”. LINK
The United Nations Confirms Its Readiness To Cooperate With The Iraqi Government
Policy 2022-12-08 | 13:27 Source: Alsumaria News 1,078 views On Thursday, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, affirmed the organization’s readiness to cooperate with the Iraqi government headed by Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani.
Al-Sudani’s office said in a statement, “Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’a Al-Sudani received, Thursday evening, a phone call from the Secretary-General of the United Nations Anthony Guterres , while he was in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, which is hosting the Arab-Chinese summit.”
Al-Sudani praised, during the call, “the efforts of the United Nations to helpIraq, in many humanitarian and development files.” He also thanked the Secretary-General of the United Nations for his “support, MrIraqFor his part, Guterres expressed “the readiness of the United Nations to cooperate with the Sudanese government and support it in various files.”
He also expressed “his keen interest in the priorities put forward by the government in supporting all segments of society, which makes it a government capable of facing challenges.”
“The United Nations looks forward to support,” he saidIraqIn facing and overcoming many problems, foremost of which are the environment, water shortage and the effects of climate change.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations praised the role ofIraqpivotal role in the region, and its ability to mediate and bring points of view between different countries together, to be a supportive bridge for stabilizing stability in the region. LINK
The United States Confirms Its Support For The Iraqi Government In The Fight Against Corruption
Iraq 11:24 – 2022-12-09 Today, Friday, the United States of America affirmed its support for the efforts of Prime Minister Mohamed Shia Al-Sudani in combating corruption.
A statement from the US embassy in Baghdad stated, “The embassy supports Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani and the Iraqi government in their efforts to confront corruption and change the status quo.”
The statement added, “We are also pleased to highlight the efforts of Taif Sami Muhammad, who won the International Women of Courage Award on March 14, 2022.”
He pointed out that “the US State Department honored 12 women who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength and leadership in improving the lives of others and their communities.”
He continued, “She fought the spectrum of corruption for 36 years while working in the Iraqi Ministry of Finance, and as a leader against corruption, she earned the title of ‘Iron Woman’ in Iraq.”
Al-Hakim Calls On The Government To Open Corruption Files And Target The Big Heads
Political | 10:40 – 09/12/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News, the head of the Wisdom Movement, Ammar al-Hakim, today, Friday, called on the government to open previous corruption files and target the big heads, regardless of their orientations and affiliations.
Al-Hakim said in a statement, received by Mawazine News, “Global experiences have proven that the scourge of financial and administrative corruption represents one of the most important reasons for impeding people’s growth, progress and prosperity. On the International Anti-Corruption Day, we call on the international community to launch a comprehensive strategy to combat corruption through procedural steps and educational programs.” “.
He added, “In Iraq, we renew our support for the leap of the new government in confronting corruption and its announcement of the formation of a supreme body in this regard.”
Al-Hakim urged the government to “take steps to limit him first, and then to return to the previous files, open them, and target the big heads, regardless of their orientations and affiliations.” Ended 29 / m99
Saudi-Chinese Statement: We Welcomed The Formation Of The New Iraqi Government
Political | 09:47 – 09/12/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News Today, Friday, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and China confirmed that they will continue to provide support to Iraq.
A Saudi-Chinese statement on the sidelines of the Arab-Chinese summit hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the participation of Iraq, was received by Mawazine News Agency, that “the two sides affirm their continuation in providing support to the Republic of Iraq.”
The two sides expressed “their welcome to the formation of the new Iraqi government, wishing it success and success in achieving the aspirations of the Iraqi people for security, stability and development.” Ended 29/M99 https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=213662
Parliament Speaker: Work To Enact Necessary Anti-Corruption Legislation
Baghdad – IQ Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi affirmed, on Friday, work to enact the necessary legislation to combat corruption.
Al-Halbousi said, in a tweet to him on the “Twitter” platform: “On the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day, we affirm our support for the efforts of the government and oversight institutions that work to limit the influence of corruption and the corrupt.”
He added, “We are working from the position of responsibility of the legislative and oversight authority to enact the necessary legislation that contributes to combating corruption.”
Al-Halbousi: 2023 Is A Crossroads For The Political System And Will Determine Where I Am. We Have The Sunni Majority
Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi said, on Thursday, that the year 2023 is a crossroads for the political system and “will determine where I am.”
“The government has taken practical steps to combat corruption and our vision is common, and if no actual action takes place in 2023 to combat corruption, it will never fight,” Al-Halbousi said, during an interview broadcast by the “Al-Rasheed” satellite channel, and followed by IQ NEWS.
He added, “We count a lot on Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani, and we have asked for support and expressed support, and the changes in the security leadership took into account the principle of balance by the Prime Minister. The new Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Police Affairs is the oldest officer in the Interior, and he is a Sunni.”
He referred to “commitments and commitments from the framework to represent many Sunni forces in the government,” adding that “the rivalry between the representatives of Diyala province led to a problem in their representation in the government, and political figures in it were the reason for the exclusion of the former head of the Sunni Endowment, and the file cannot and cannot be left.”
The politician in it is in this picture, just as Salah al-Din has been without a governor for a long time, and I do not mean the location, but the capacity.
He continued, “The provincial council elections were adopted in the ministerial curriculum and will take place in October 2023, and there is a tendency to merge the laws of the elections of representatives and governorates,” and “the component analogy will be adopted by distributing committees, as happened in previous sessions.”
And he added, “If we do not get a solution to the issue of the Turkish-Iranian bombing of Iraq, the problem will deepen, and political solutions are very necessary to address problems with countries and stop the attacks,” noting that ”
Al-Halbousi said, “Achieving balance in ministries is a principle I have worked on since my presidency of parliament in 2018, and balance in state departments must be coupled with efficiency, and the Sunni forces are present in state institutions and now have their own decision and status,” stressing, “I have not dealt with any country except with my Iraqi identity and my position.” Sovereign”.
Regarding the new “Anbar Alliance”, he said that this alliance “has failed to manage the political file from 2003 to 2017,” explaining that “there is no enmity with the Sunni parties, but rather a difference of convictions regarding the political approach.”
He pointed out that “the component agreement and joint administration is the ideal solution for the status of Kirkuk after the upcoming elections and regarding the political process,” the Speaker of Parliament said.
He pointed out that “2023 will determine where I will be, and it is a parting of the paths of the political system and will define many features in it.” Regarding his
opinion of political figures, Muhammad al-Halbousi said, “Muqtada al-Sadr is a seasoned and adventurous leader who took a giant step by leaving him while he was victorious in the elections, and Nuri al-Maliki is strong-willed and does not give up easily, and Pavel My request is better and easier than what he announces, and Mishaan al-Jabouri does not stand firm on a position and takes advantage of others and my anger, and Abu Mazen before was better than before and was easily consistent with him, but today not. https://www.iqiraq.news/political/44690–.html