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Proverbs 3:5 & 6  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;  6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Heavenly Father, thank You that we can trust in You!  We are totally dependent on You.  Thank You for Your strength and provision each day!  In Jesus Name, Amen.



Sczin11 - They vote on POR and deputies tomorrow – BUT IT’S A GOOD THING - they will NOT, IMHO, leave tomorrow with out a vote - and appears budget being talked about today – no loss of time…Jubouri is on the 497 lap of the Iraqi 500! Don’t blink!!

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#Iraq parliament in session now. Media reports say election of president is still on the agenda.

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BREAKING NEWS. A special parliamentary session to elect the President of the republic held today. 

BAGHDAD / Nina /–A special session held by the House of Representatives for the election of the president of the republic with presence of 236 deputies this afternoon.

It is scheduled that during this hearing the election of the president and his two deputies would take place. / End                                                                                NinaNews.com

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Parliament Speakership: Parliament session to be held at 1:00 P.M

Baghdad (AIN) – The parliament Speakership announced postponing holding the session from 11:00 A.M till 1:00 P.M.

Source assured to AIN “The Speaker held a meeting with the heads of the political blocs to discuss their nominees for the President Post where it announced holding the session at 1:00 P.M.”             alliraqnews.com

Postpone the vote on the president and his two deputies to tomorrow, Thursday

Baghdad (news) .. decided Presidency of the Council of Representatives to postpone the vote on the president and two vice presidents until tomorrow, Thursday. said parliamentary source (of the Agency news): The ‘Presidency of the Council of Representatives decided to postpone the vote on the president and his two deputies in response to the request of the Kurdistan Alliance, which is the application deadline for 24 hours to resolve their candidate for the POR ‘.               ikhnews.com

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Iraq’s parliament: Due to elect President on Wednesday

REUTERS PhotoIraq’s parliament, which had been due to elect the country’s president on Wednesday, postponed the vote by a day, delaying the formation of a power-sharing Government urgently needed to Confront a Sunni Muslim uprising.

Advance by the Sunni Islamist Militants who seized Swathes of northern Iraq last month has put Iraq’s survival in jeopardy. Its politicians have been deadlocked over forming a new government since an election in April.

Washington has made clear that setting up a more inclusive government in Baghdad is a requirement for its military support against the insurgency.

Under Iraq’s governing system, in place since the post-Saddam Hussein constitution was adopted a in 2005, the prime minister is a member of the Shi’ite Majority, the speaker a Sunni and the Largely ceremonial president a Kurd.

Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri told the chamber that the Kurds had asked for a one-day delay on the vote so they could agree on a candidate.

The Sunni Insurgency is led by Islamic State, which shortened its name from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) after last month’s advance and declared its leader “caliph” – ruler of all Muslims.

It now controls a swathe of territory from Aleppo in Syria close to the Mediterranean to the outskirts of Baghdad.

Washington hopes a more inclusive government in Baghdad could save Iraq by persuading moderate Sunnis to turn against the insurgency, as many did during the “surge” offensive in 2006-2007 when US troops paid them to switch sides.                         faceiraq.com


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Presidency of the parliament seeks to amend the controversial paragraphs in the rules of procedure

Twilight News / Confirmed the Presidency of the Council of Representatives Monday seeking to talk to make adjustments and wide in the rules of procedure of the Council, particularly in paragraphs disputed over the previous two sessions.

The Second Vice-President of the Council of Syria, Sheikh Mohammed’s “Twilight News”, “The Presidency of the Council of Representatives is one of the main rules of procedure files that must be studied by the council that there is a recasting of the rules of procedure so that it is compatible with the Constitution.”

He explained that “the main points that are still different in the rules of procedure of the House of Representatives is related to the mechanism of electing the president, in the event of non-arrival of the candidates for the post, to the threshold of an absolute majority of votes,” he said, adding that “some of the paragraphs of the rules of procedure need to rewrite.”

He continued that “the presidency of the Council in the coming days will examine all the issues and files that was postponed from the previous parliament, whether for political reasons or for the purpose of technical finish them and put them on the agenda.”
It is scheduled to be held this week, the House of Representatives to elect its president after the completion last week of naming the presidency of parliament after the vote for president, Salim al, and Haider al-Abadi first deputy, and Aram Sheikh Mohammed as second deputy…                                                                                             faceiraq.com

Sczin11 - don’t blink – you might miss the re-write of the Iraqi constitution - if they do as they are saying, it is going to be tough to keep up with the New Parliament!


Iraqi Dinar/Dollar auction 07-23-14

Currency Auctions Announcement No. (2730)

This daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 23-July-2014

The results were as follows:

25k-Iraqi-Dinar-200x96DETAILS                                                              NOTES
Number of banks                                                 17
Auction price selling dinar / US$                       1166
Amount sold at auction price (US$)                  237,207,000
Total offers for buying (US$)                             237,207,000

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Alliance national forces Najafi nominate a Vice President of the Republic

Baghdad (Iraq) / Ahmed Mohamed - Despite his refusal to extradite a political office for the current session, announced an alliance of national forces on the nomination of the leader of a coalition united to reform Osama Najafi, vice-president, and the alliance confirmed that Najafi is the only candidate for this position within the elections…


Peaceful hand-over for authority to settle crises In Iraq

Baghdad (AIN) – MP, Tawfeeq al-Ka’abi, of the National Reform Alliance stated that the peaceful hand-over for authority to settle the crises in Iraq.
Speaking to AIN, he said “The peaceful hand-over for authority can settle the crises in Iraq because the next government will result in settling the crises through dialogue and many of the political figures started to change their stances.”                                                 alliraqnews.com

More interesting Headlines… 

Barzani’s party, call on the PUK to choose a single candidate for the post of President of the Republic.

Arbil / Nina /–The parliamentary bloc of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan region submitted a memorandum to the presidency of the parliament asking the Pateriotic Union of Kurdistan party to choose a single candidate for the post of President of the Republic.

The bloc said in a statement to NINA today: “The nomination of more than one candidate for this post will cause the fragmentation of the votes , reason for which Kurds will loss of the position of the president of the republic .                                              NinaNews.com

Hafiz announce his withdrawal from the nomination for the Presidency of the Republic

BAGHDAD / obelisk: MP who served President of Age in the Iraqi parliament Mehdi al-Hafez, on Monday, his withdrawal from the nomination for the post of President of the Republic.

Al-Haafiz for “obelisk”, “complicated greatly the process of electing the president, and that the expansion of the number of candidates who exceeded percent, as well as the absence of these controls the nomination process.”…                                                                                     faceiraq.com       

For the First Time in Iraq, a Large Field of Presidential Candidates

by Reidar Visser

Following positive developments in the Iraqi parliament and the election of a speaker before agreement was reached on other leadership positions, it is more difficult to evaluate the posturing for the next constitutional step: The election of the largely ceremonial office of president of the Iraqi republic.

For starters, one very key source has been missing for days: The Iraqi parliament website is offline, apparently due to a site subscriber or maintenance issue, or potentially to do with a hacker attack. This prevents insights into the details of the ongoing process of nominations to the presidential post. According to the law on candidacies for the Iraqi presidency, candidates are to submit their credentials within 3 days of the election of the speaker, whereupon the speaker has got 3 days to vet them for formal criteria (age, education, de-Baathification status etc.) before a 3-day appeals window for any candidate excluded during the initial part of the process.

With reports about a large field of candidates, it is very hard to see how due process can be adhered to if an attempt to elect the president will go ahead on Wednesday, as press reports suggest. The legal adviser of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Tareq Harb, has suggested that adherence to the timelines of proper vetting and appeal possibilities would take us to August before the president could be voted on. By way of contrast, though, at a presser today, the new parliament speaker, Salim al-Jibburi, nonetheless seemed to indicate that a vote would go ahead, which seems legally problematic.

Beyond the legal aspects, there are potential procedural and practical problems relating to the election of the next president following the explosion of the number of candidates this year. In 2006, Jalal Talabani was the only candidate. In 2010 he was challenged by a judge who presented himself as candidate in protest against the ethno-sectarian spoils system. This year, more than 100 candidates have reportedly registered. As a minimum, a vote on the president should feature a brief presentation of each candidate, meaning the presentation of candidates alone could go on for many, many hours. And we have not even talked about vice presidents yet.

Of course, in general terms, the multiplication of presidential candidates seems to be a good thing for Iraq’s democracy. There has been a stark contrast between the official discourse of a contest that is open to all (with potential contestants ranging from those who protest the ethno-sectarian spoils system to those who think the presidency should go to particular ethnicities), and what many believed was the real decision-making process: A debate about which member of the Kurdish PUK party should have the job, maybe with the president of the Kurdish region as supreme arbiter. Eventually, though, even the PUK came up with more than one candidate as both Fuad Masum and Barham Salih registered for potential election.

In general the greater openness seems to have a liberating effect on Iraqi politics – if only Iraqi politicians can manage to find a way of getting the formalities right for the much larger field of presidential candidates than usual.


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