" The Dinar Daily " ......... Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
*** THE MP SPEAKING IN THIS ARTICLE FOR THE WHITE BLOC, A MINORITY PARTY, DOES NOT MEAN THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A QUORUM AND ENOUGH VOTES FROM THE MAJORITY PARTIES TO PASS THE BUDGET TOMORROW AS POSTED IN THE GAZETTE AND OTHER ARTICLES *** THIS MAY BE POLITICAL POSTURING FOR VOTES ***
White bloc not to vote on 2013 budget without increasing allocations of Diwaniya
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 08:18 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The White bloc announced that it will not vote on the federal budget law of 2013 without increasing the allocations of Diwaniya province and the jobs provided to the province.
MP, Aziz al-Mayahi, stated to AIN "Diwaniya is among the poor provinces that suffered from marginalization during the time of the former regime."
"The suffering of Diwaniya continues in the current stage due to the unjust distribution of the allocations among the Iraqi provinces," he added.
"Diwaniya does not have revenues like other provinces and its citizens started to feel that they are ignored by the authorities," he concluded.
The parliament is supposed to vote on 2013 budget law draft during its Tuesday session.
Heads of parliamentary blocs meet today to agree on key laws
Announced the decision of Parliament Mohammed al-Khalidi, Monday, for a meeting convened by Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi with the heads of parliamentary blocs on Tuesday prior to the meeting to agree on the various laws.
Khalidi said "Alsumaria News", "Najafi face the need to hold a meeting with the heads of blocs on Tuesday to determine the fate of the laws on the agenda of work and vote in Parliament." The Khalidi that "among those laws bill the Federal Court and the federal budget for fiscal year 2013 and to withdraw confidence from the Minister of Youth and Sports and prime Human Rights Commission and the proposed law the Federation Council and the Social Security Bill as well as discuss the floods in the provinces." It is scheduled to vote the House of Representatives during its meeting on Tuesday, according to the agenda for the meeting legal draft federal budget for 2013 and the Federal Court and the vote of no confidence by the Minister of Youth and Sports, as well as the first and second readings of the three laws.
For its part, the Iraqi bloc announced, she will attend a session of the House of Representatives Tuesday, to vote on the law of the Federal Court. The MP for the Bloc winning Obeidi's (news) that "Iraq will attend meetings of the Council of Representatives, which poses a meaningful laws, because the current situation need to pass laws that would be concrete and directly related to the lives of citizens and state-building," adding that "Congress list will attend the meeting of the Council of Representatives for a day Tuesday, that part of her agenda pass a law of the Federal Court and the financial budget "and showed al-Obeidi that passing a law court is very important because it relates to the elimination of Iraq, either financial budget for the year" 2013 "by socket, because the previous budget was conditional submission of final accounts of the budgets earlier, but up to now did not submit accounts.
Sadr cost planning minister to take over the Ministry of Finance and the agency "for reasons of national interest"
05-02-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad / term
Is the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr his refusal to recognize his ministers in the government administration and ministries of the Iraqi bloc announced its ministers withdrew from cabinet meetings three weeks ago, and agreed Sadr yesterday to take the Minister of Planning, who belongs to the Liberal bloc of Sadr functions of the Ministry of Finance acting.
Sadr said in a statement issued yesterday and got the "long" on a copy of "Due to the requirements of the supreme national interest and the requirements of responsibility to the Iraqi people dear, it was decided to accept to be the Minister of Planning Ali Shukri and finance minister and agency."
He Sadr's decision to approve the attached financial agency came "to stop a lot of work and services provided by other ministries of the citizen cream on a player for the Ministry of Finance, which represents the lifeblood for structural government and its ministers and departments all," noting that "it was informed the brothers in the Iraqi List, this decision and its causes. "
He is the leader of the Iraqi List, Rafie al-Issawi as finance minister behalf, but Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki decided last week to give compulsory leave of Issawi and the rest of his fellow ministers Iraqi for a month against the backdrop of a boycott cabinet sessions for more than six weeks.
House of Representatives is determined to sack the Minister of Youth and Sports Day
05-02-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD / Mohammad Sabah
Confirmed the Presidency of the Council of Representatives yesterday include the issue of the sacking of the Minister of Youth and Sports Jassim Mohammed Jaafar on the agenda at today's Council meeting, but pointed out that the issue will be discussed in detail at the meeting of heads of political blocs before the start of the meeting to find a political consensus on dismissal.
For its part, saw the Parliamentary Integrity Committee that answers sent by the Minister Jafar to parliament were not convincing, which makes no confidence Most likely, showed that more than 75 deputies from different political blocs signed the dismissal of the minister after failing to come to the interrogation sessions.
The decision Parliament Mohammed al-Khalidi in an interview for the "long" The heads of political blocs will determine at their scheduled day Multi dismissal and Youth and Sports Minister Jassim Mohammed Jaafar, calling for the presence of the minister to the parliament to answer inquiries and observations made by the Parliamentary Integrity Committee " .
The Minister Jaffer faces charges of administrative and financial corruption on the conditions of the contracts, which stipulated in the 2008 law and not authenticated by the Ministry of Planning on the economic feasibility of the project Sports City in the case of non-submission of speculative costs for the sports city project because there is collusion between the ministry and the contractor in charge.
Khalidi considered that "the answer editorial minister sent earlier to the Presidency of the Council of Representatives has not been submitted to council members this very moment, and therefore need Todhyat of the minister personally and then we have the final say."
And confirmed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the twenty-third of December last, the Minister of Youth and Sports Jassim Mohammed Jaafar sent his answers to parliament through official channels at the request of the latter, indicating that the responses were documented and official documents.
Khalidi continued that "dismissal of the Minister of Youth and Sports has been included in the agenda of the session on Tuesday, Parliament will have the final decision within the parliament."
Promised President of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee Bahaa al-Araji answer minister Jaafar sent to parliament regarding the charges against him are not convincing, "and therefore will vote on his dismissal next Tuesday."
The House of Representatives has questioned the Minister of Youth and Sports in absentia by Bahaa al-Araji, during the meeting, which was held in the 14 of January current, while threatened House Speaker Osama Najafi dismissed the Minister of Youth and Sports in the absence of his presence interrogation after the deadline by one week.
For his part, independent MP Sabah al-Saadi yesterday that the Presidency of the Parliament decided to include the dismissal of the Minister of Youth and Sports Jassim Mohammed Jaafar on the agenda of Tuesday's session because of failure to attend the interrogation sessions.
And between al-Saadi said in a statement to the "long" yesterday that there are more than 75 deputies from different political blocs signed the dismissal of the minister Jaafar after he refused to come to the interrogation sessions, which is a clear violation of the constitution.
He noted a member of the Integrity Committee that "the issue of conviction parliamentary Lai official be in accordance with legal procedures set forth in the rules of procedure of the House of Representatives, which lead to the withdrawal of confidence from the minister in the absence of conviction answers directed by the Attorney questioned which displays documents to accuse the questioner or not attending are dismissal in absentia as will happen in Tuesday's session. "
He went Saadi said "the files found guilty by the minister are five clear imbalance in the contracting process taken by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in many projects."
It is scheduled to witness the meeting also vote on the federal budget for the current year and the law of the Federal Court and the first reading of the draft law reforming inmates and depositors and the proposed law on the First Amendment to the law of service and retirement of the Internal Security Forces (18) for the year 2011. "
Karim Silverline: There are initiatives to improve the atmosphere and the configuration of the national meeting of solving the crisis
04-02-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
The MP said the National Alliance cream Silverline there are initiatives by the political parties to resolve the crisis, and improve the atmosphere for holding the national meeting.
The Silverline in a press statement today that "there are initiatives and meetings at the level of vice president Khudair Khuzaie and Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi and Prime National Alliance Ibrahim Jaafari, secretary general of the Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri, and several political parties other to create a climate and a national meeting."
"The government's response to some of the demands of the demonstrators, making things to be quiet, and if were to enact laws that concern the political process will have a positive impact in the dialogue between all parties and are heading towards a solution and the national meeting and end the crisis."
He Silverline that "everyone realized the seriousness of the situation that is going through the country at the same time there is awareness of the Iraqi street noting that" floods Salahuddin confirmed Hamma national through invitations provincial councils in the south and center of the stand with the people of Salahuddin in addition to pause government in helping Almtdharaan All these indicate the positions Shim Iraqis and contributed to calming the situation. "
Damluji: I will not vote on the budget 2013 because Maliki devoted himself to the $ 2.5 million a day
04-02-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Term Press / Baghdad
Iraqi List, announced on Monday, it would refuse to vote on the current year's budget in parliament in its session on Tuesday as they allocate "fairy" to the prime minister, a capacity for two million and a half million dollars.
The Iraqi List MP Maysoon al in an event to (long-Presse), "the Iraqi List will attend the parliamentary session scheduled, on Tuesday, because there are important laws will be voted on," afterthought "but Iraq will not vote on the financial budget year for in 2013 which is scheduled to vote in the parliamentary session tomorrow. "
Damluji explained that "the budget law by many problems, including the Prime Minister's budget superstitious, where his expenses allocated an estimated two million daily half million dollars, also allocated to the Council of Ministers of $ 400 million per year."
She stressed Damluji that "it was better to allocate the money to build schools and improve infrastructure and provide services to citizens," indicating "surprised allocation of these funds to the prime minister at the time says the government it does not have the money to modify pensions in the budget 2013."
The spokeswoman confirmed the Iraqi List, "we are in Iraq will not vote on the budget unless the rationalization and included the provision of services to citizens," claim the Integrity Commission "Maliki accounting for wasting public money."
The lifting of the Council of Ministers, on the fifth of November 2012, Iraq's budget for 2013 to the House of Representatives for approval, and then returned and pulled to make some adjustments and restored by the middle of last month to the Legal Committee of the Parliament.
The estimated value of Iraq's budget for 2013 b 138 trillion Iraqi dinars calculated based on the price of oil at $ 90 per barrel, and an export rate of two million and 900 thousand barrels per day.
The delay in approving the federal budget, "the story of each year" as a result of differences between the political blocs large, and "failure" or "loitering" government in the provision of final accounts, as demanded by the Congress many, which affects the government's programs and the provinces, as constituting the Kurdistan region of Unlike budget "chronic" as is the case with other outstanding issues between the federal government and the region, such as oil and gas law and Article 140 of the Constitution of the disputed areas, and the allocations of the Regional Guard forces (Peshmerga), and others.
And had a crisis between Baghdad and Erbil, which broke out during the (November of 2012 the past) the past, that brought matters between the two capitals to the limits of "brinkmanship" after Thrikema of heavy weapons and Thacidha within Kirkuk, their impact on the attitude of the coalition of state law to balance the Kurdistan Region , but to talk about the topic "eased" against the backdrop of escalating protests and sit-ins in the Sunni areas, which has made the "hawks" of state law influence "silence" tactical retreat, even while, in light of their position that "I do not envy him."
Mahmoud Othman: Kurds are with implementing demonstrators' demands.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman confirmed that "The Kurdistan Alliance is with the implementation of the legitimate demands of the demonstrators and amend some laws to speed up implementing them without delay."
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that, "a lot of demands of the demonstrators are constitutional and legitimate, and there are some laws should be reviewed in their application , specially the Justice and Accountability Law, which is supposed to be implemented by independent judges, not politicians belonging to parties. "
Othman added, " The three authorities must cooperate in order to speed up implementing the legitimate and constitutional demands of protesters, because the parliament alone could not implement them in light of disabled and boycott," noting that "disrupt the work of the parliament and boycotting its meetings do not serve any party and everyone should attend. "
He stressed that "we, in this time, need to attend because there are important laws awaiting approval especially the general budget," adding that "the vote on the budget may be today."
The House resumes its sessions on Tuesday to vote on the draft law of the federal budget of 2013.
Sadrist MP calls Iraqiya MPs and ministers to attend the Cabinet and Parliament's meetings.
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Jaafar al-Moussawi called the Iraqiya ministerial and parliamentary blocs to end their boycott to practice their national role in the Council of Ministers and Parliament.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "The Iraqiya real place, to resolve the crisis and the implementation of the legitimate demands of the demonstrators, is the Council of Ministers and the House of Representatives by working with their colleagues from other blocs."
Al-Moussawi added: "the current situation does not need escalation or boycott, but needs cooperation of everyone in order to implement the demands of the protesters and other files that we cannot get to solutions, only through teamwork between various forces and political blocs."
The Iraqiya ministers have boycotted the meetings of the Council of Ministers since the eighth of last month, while its bloc in the House of Representatives decided, in the twenty-sixth of last month, to limit the presence of its MPs only to discuss the withdrawal of confidence from the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the state of law coalition, Abbas al-Bayati said: "We have not seen cooperation from the demonstrators and their insistence is still takes escalation trait through Friday sermons or slogans."
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "the insistence on demands is good but stay in the streets for a long time may lead to disabling and paralyzing life in those areas," noting, "We announced our desire to meet the legitimate demands and there are tangible results have been achieved through implementing 40% of them. "
Bayati expressed hope that the other side to cooperate and see the situation that Iraq is going through, "adding," We have not touched cooperation, but we saw insistence that is still takes escalations trait through Friday sermons or slogans. "
Cleric Sadr agrees to take over the Finance Ministry by interim by his partisan Ministry of Planning.
Baghdad / NINA /--Cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr head of Sadrist trend agreed to take over the Finance Ministry by interim by his partisan Ministry of Planning Ali Yousef Shukri, .
The ministers of Iraqiya Slate coalition boycotted attending the meetings of the Council of Ministers, due to lack of implementation of the demonstrators demands , so PM ,Maliki decided to replace them by other ministers.
It is noteworthy to mention in this context that the Ministry of Interior had raided the end of last year, the Office of Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi, and his home arresting a number of his protection elements . The arrests resulted the breaking out of demonstrations demanding their release ,then demands evolved to abolish Article 4 terrorism, the law of accountability and justice , release of innocent detainees and still ongoing with popular sit-ins in several Iraqi provinces .