Friday Evening Iraq Parliament News Highlights 7-29-22
The US State Department: The Formation Of The Iraqi Government Is An Internal Matter And We Will Not Interfere In It
Follow / Al-Mawred News The US State Department said, on Friday, that it “will not interfere” in the issue of forming the new Iraqi government.
US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that his country is communicating with its Iraqi partners, “but it will not interfere in the issue of forming a government,” stressing that it is an “internal issue.”
Price expressed Washington’s readiness to work with any Iraqi government that “puts the sovereignty of its country and the interests of its people at the center of its agenda,” calling on the political parties in Iraq to “exercise restraint and not resort to violence in the demonstrations.” LINK
Learn About The Decisions Of The Judicial Council For Today
Baghdad/ Today, Thursday, the Supreme Judicial Council held its eighth session headed by the President of the Federal Court of Cassation, Judge Faiq Zaidan.
A statement of the Judicial Council stated, “During the meeting, a plan for distributing graduates of the Judicial Institute session (42) was approved according to the needs of the presidencies of appeal and the assignment of some judges and members of the public prosecution according to the requirements of work.”
He added, “The Council also approved the promotion of a number of judges and members of the public prosecution, and granting a number of them judicial positions that require approval of formations in some federal appeal presidencies according to the proposal submitted by the Presidency of Appeal.”
He continued, “The council also approved the proposals submitted by the joint committee for cooperation in addressing the problems between the center and the region in the legal cases before the various courts.” https://almawrid.news/contents/view/details?id=52541
Al-Hakim Announces The “Framework” Adherence To The Sudanese And Criticizes The Way Al-Sadr Supporters Entered The Green Zone
Shafaq News/ The head of the Al-Hikma Movement, Ammar Al-Hakim, confirmed that the coordinating framework forces are sticking to their candidate for the position of Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, despite the fact that the Sadrist movement’s supporters stormed the Iraqi parliament headquarters yesterday, rejecting his candidacy.
Al-Hakim said in an interview with the BBC that the Sadrist movement may object to any other candidate if Al-Sudani is changed.
Al-Hakim criticized the government security forces’ handling of the demonstrations by supporters of the Sadrist movement and allowing the demonstrators to enter the Green Zone. LINK
Iraq: The Political Crisis To The Street
Arabic reports Baghdad fair deputies 29 July 2022 The Iraqi crisis moved to the street after the leader of the “Sadr movement” Muqtada al-Sadr demonstrated his popular strength, yesterday, Wednesday, by storming the Green Zone in central Baghdad and controlling the parliament building in it, in rejection of the “coordinating framework” candidate for prime minister, Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani . This tense reality raises fears of friction between the Sadrists and the “coordinating framework”, which represents the camp allied to Iran and whose political blocs are linked to armed factions, especially since statements from both sides confirmed the escalatory trend.
In view of Wednesday’s developments, the task of the “coordinating framework” to form the new government has become very difficult, amid expectations that the option of dissolving parliament and going to early elections will return.
The storming of the Iraqi parliament by Sadr’s supporters
On Wednesday, hundreds of members of the “Sadr movement” stormed the Green Zone in central Baghdad , which is fortified with security, which includes official government headquarters and diplomatic missions, and entered the parliament building and stayed there for more than 3 hours, and raised slogans and chants rejecting the formation of the new government from He accepted the “coordinating framework” and its candidate, Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani, before al-Sadr instructed them to withdraw from it.
It became clear that there was a political decision not to escalate or engage with the protesters, which allowed them to reach the Green Zone without their objection from the security services.
Yesterday, tension remained between the two parties, and with leaders in the “coordinating framework” confirming their adherence to Al-Sudani as a candidate to form the government, and following the publication of pictures of the leader of the “State of Law” coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, carrying weapons among a number of his protection elements, and roaming inside the Green Zone, the Sadrists were On the other hand, they warn that what happened is “just the beginning.”
The leader of the “Coordination Framework” coalition, MP Aref Al-Hamami, told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that “storming parliament will not affect our efforts to form a government.” He explained that “the candidate for the coordination framework for the prime minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, does not intend to apologize for the nomination, and the framework does not think about the issue of changing its candidate.”
A leader in the “Coordination Framework”: storming Parliament will not affect our efforts to form a government
But sources familiar with the course of the dialogues within the “Coordination Framework” alliance in Baghdad told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that the leader of the Iranian Quds Force, General Ismail Qaani, who visited Baghdad on Wednesday with the aim of achieving an agreement within the coalition on forming the government, listened to two opinions within the “framework”. “.
She explained that one of the two views supports a transitional government working to prepare early elections, and the second insists on proceeding with the formation of the government and not succumbing to Al-Sadr’s dictates.
The sources added that “the Iranians do not want any intervention by the leaders of the armed factions in the crisis to avoid provoking the Sadrists further and so as not to consider an Iranian alignment against one Shiite camp over another.”
On the other hand, Salih Muhammad al-Iraqi, known as al-Sadr’s minister, who is in charge of issuing the positions and directives of Muqtada al-Sadr, said: “Disciplined masses, peaceful demonstrations, rapid and sudden storming of the (Green Zone) courage and strength of heart, obedience to the leader, high level understanding of his taste and wishes.”
He added, “Today is a jar, then… and tomorrow? This is a message received by the parties and understood by the judiciary.” He added in a statement yesterday, quoting Al-Sadr, that “if the corrupt continue their greed, stubbornness, corruption, injustice, subordination and hatred of the homeland, then the people, if they are disciplined, will deserve to be the leader and decide their fate.”
In this context, a prominent member of the Sadrist movement, who asked not to be mentioned, told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, “What happened in the Green Zone is just the beginning, and they must understand how things will go if the coordination framework does not retreat from the process of forming a consensus government and nominating A preacher party figure (from the Dawa Party) for the position of prime minister.
A prominent member of the Sadrist movement: What happened in the Green Zone is just the beginning
He considered that “proceeding with dissolving the parliament and heading towards early elections is one of the solutions to this crisis,” adding: “We will not allow the losing framework in the elections to form a government, and the survival of Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s government will manage the affairs of the state better than that.”
Other sources spoke of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi and Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi’s prior knowledge of the Sadrists’ intention to storm the Green Zone, which prompted the two to head to Anbar Governorate on the same day (Wednesday) to lay the foundation stone for a new electrical station, in a manner that was not previously announced, in reference to Avoid them being in the green zone.
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Arabic reports Iraq: Al-Sadr’s supporters’ demonstrations confuse the “Coordination Committee” and threaten a new “revolution”
Additional difficulties in forming an Iraqi government
The independent deputy in the Iraqi parliament, Hadi Al-Salami, told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that “the political situation in Iraq and the recent developments of the entry into parliament by Sadrist demonstrators confirm the difficulty of any political party being able to form the new Iraqi government.”
Al-Salami indicated that “the Sadrist demonstration was a clear message of the popular escalation to prevent the formation of a government by the coordination framework, and this is what pushes everyone towards the option of going to the early parliamentary elections again.”
He added, “Going to new early elections takes a long time, up to a year and a half, and this process needs to provide large funds to support the electoral process, in addition to political and security stability, and perhaps this is the closest to the scene during the next stage, after the Sadrist movement’s supporters descended into the street.” powerfully.”
But the expert in political affairs, Ahmed Al-Nuaimi, considered in an interview with Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that the scenario of Al-Sudani’s apology for being assigned to head the government will be strongly proposed in the event that the Sadrists return to the street.
He added, “Al-Sudani has not yet issued any statement about his candidacy for the position, and no political movement has been made towards other forces, which makes the issue of his apology, similar to the 2019 scenario when Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi apologized, a strongly raised issue in the coming days.”
For his part, the head of the “Political Thinking” Center in Baghdad, Ihsan al-Shammari, said that the insistence of the “coordinating framework” to proceed with the formation of a consensual government, in addition to its adherence to his Sudanese candidate, is understood as declaring a confrontation with al-Sadr and his supporters.
In an interview with Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, Al-Shammari indicated that “what is currently going on is a political battle to break the wills and show the political and popular strength of the Sadrist movement and the coordinating framework, and who will have the ability to prove his political presence during the next stage.”
He added that “the coordination framework proceeding with its adherence to the formation of the consensus government, will push the Sadrist movement to more escalation steps during the next stage, to prevent the holding of any session of the Iraqi parliament, and the matter may reach a sit-in inside the parliament building by the Sadrists, as the matter may develop into civil disobedience.” LINK
The Legality Of Parliament Is Discussing The Passage Of More Than 20 Laws.. Some Of Them Need Political Consensus
07/29/2022 Earth News/ The Parliamentary Legal Committee indicated today, Friday, that important laws need political consensus to be passed.
A member of the Legal Committee, Aref Al-Hamami, told Earth News that “his committee is studying many of the laws that came to it, including the civil service, the law to address housing abuses, the draft mineral investment law, in addition to the draft law of the National Authority for Nuclear and Radiological Control and others.
He pointed out that there are “approximately 20 laws currently in the Legal Committee, where we take into account the importance of projects that affect the lives of the Iraqi citizen,” noting that “the Social Security Law is very important in addition to the Service Law and the Child Protection Law, as all of these are now in the repository of the Legal Committee.
Al-Hamami added, “There are very important laws such as the oil and gas law, but these require political consensus and agreements between the blocs. https://earthiq.news/archives/119787
A New Clarification From The Coordination Framework Regarding The Negotiating Team
Policy 2022-07-29 | 08:23 Source: Alsumaria news 3,315 views Alsumaria News – Baghdad The coordination framework said, today, Friday, that the negotiating team will begin its dialogues with the political and other parties with the aim of reaching internal understandings.
The framework said in a statement received by Alsumaria News, “For months, the Shiite framework has been working to correct the course of the political process, which I want it to go in unknown directions away from the people’s desire and the votes of the voters.”
He added, “In continuation of his efforts, the coordination framework is keen to complete the understandings between all political forces and renews the call for the Kurdish forces to hold more serious dialogues in order to reach an agreement on a candidate for the presidency.”
Al-Attar affirmed his “desire for all national forces to be in harmony in the position regarding the completion of the constitutional dues prior to the parliament session devoted to electing the President of the Republic.”
The statement explained, “We point out that the negotiating team formed by the coordination framework will begin its dialogues with the political and other parties in order to reach internal understandings that contribute to increasing the strength of the next government and make it able to better perform its service tasks.” LINK
Al-Dari: The Current Events Stress The Importance Of Reformulating The Political Process And Amending The Constitution
Policy 2022-07-29 | 04:28 776 views Alsumaria News-Baghdad The Secretary-General of the Iraqi National Project, Jamal Al-Dari, said that the current events emphasize the importance of reformulating the political process and amending the constitution.
Al-Dari said in a post on his Facebook pageTwitter: “More than six years ago, we confirmed in The Iraqi National Project The need for a comprehensive national dialogue to reformulate the political process, write a new social contract, and amend the constitution.
He added, “Here are the events, confirming the importance and urgency of our call, after the political process reached a dead end that seriously threatens the stability of the country.” Iraq and his unity. LINK
Including Al-Maliki And Al-Amiri.. The Coordinating Framework Forms A “Five-Year” Committee To Form The Government
Shafaq News/ An informed source revealed the members of the negotiating committee formed by the coordination framework, to discuss with the political forces, in order to form the government.
The source told Shafaq News Agency, that it consists of Nuri Kamel Al-Maliki, Hadi Al-Amiri, Faleh Al-Fayyad, Ahmed Al-Asadi, Abdul-Sada Al-Fariji.
The Coordination Framework held a meeting on Thursday evening to consult on the political issue of Iraq.
A statement by the framework stated, “This meeting resulted in the formation of a negotiating team to discuss with all political forces regarding the formation of the government and the completion of the constitutional entitlements, and the team will start its dialogue rounds tomorrow, Friday.”
This comes after movement and calls within the Sadrist movement published on social media threatening to storm the House of Representatives again if the coordinating framework insists on the nomination of Muhammad Shia al-Sudani for the position of prime minister, or a session of Parliament is held next week.
Yesterday, Wednesday, hundreds of al-Sadr’s supporters stormed the Iraqi parliament building in the Green Zone, in protest against the coordination framework’s move to form a government and push a candidate from the Dawa Party led by al-Maliki.
Al-Sadr had hinted on more than one occasion to stand in the way of forming a government in accordance with the principle of quotas adopted since 2003.
Al-Sadr withdrew from the political process, after months of tug-of-war with the coordination framework to form a government according to the majority principle, which he confronted in alliance with the Kurdistan Democratic Party and a Sunni political coalition that brought together Muhammad al-Halbousi and Khamis al-Khanjar. LINK