" The Daily Dinar " ....... Saturday, 2 March 2013
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Sadr threatens to organize demonstrations in the absence of the adoption of the budget
Baghdad / term Press
Threatened the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr yesterday the government and the House of Representatives to "exit demonstrations" and sit-ins during the next few days in the event of a failure to approve the budget, pointing out that Iraq had become "without reference or Presidency of the Republic nor the leaders able to stand against the marginalization and uniqueness," while criticized government's handling of the protests are the Sadrists, who demanded the adoption of the budget.
Sadr said in a statement read by Imam Fri Sadr City Hussein al-Asadi during Friday prayers attended by the "long-Presse" that "the government, parliament and political blocs to speed up the approval of the general budget and only we will resort to protests and public demonstrations for approval," calling the Iraqi people to come out in demonstrations to demand the adoption of the budget. He was surprised at the chest in his statement of "treated the Iraqi government with the protesters in front of parliament to demand the adoption of the general budget of the besieged and arrested," adding, "I am astonished and God to the Government to prevent a peaceful sit-in order to approve the budget could potentially benefit is its institutions, but disobeyed its authority which demanded an end to this things immediately ".
He Sadr "If parliament falls short of adoption of the budget and the government prohibitive her Fjba Is Pat Iraq without reference nor the Presidency of the Republic and the leaders nor the shepherd of the people able to stand against exclusivity, marginalization and suppression of voices of the people," adding "We will pause the other advocated loving if not approved budget ".
Mansouri rules out Ahrar's MPs' led away for personal benefits provided by Maliki
Saturday, 02 March 2013 10:18 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -MP Hussein al-Mansouri of Ahrar bloc associated to Sadr Trend ruled out drifting Ahrar bloc's MPs to achieve personal interests through their relations with the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, noting that some MPs of the Sadr Trend want to achieve the public interest through their ties with Maliki.
Mansouri told All Iraq News Agency "MPs of the Sadr Trend are far away from the temptations of the excutive authority but they seek to facilitate some things for the citizens through their relations with the executive authority."
The Premier Maliki tries to propitiate the Ahrar bloc MPs and the Sadr Trend's to be able to penetrate the Trend, but the Sadr Trend's MPs do not bargain on account of the citizens' interests," he concluded.
*** ONE MIGHT ARGUE THAT BASED UPON THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE THAT HAKIM HAS JUST " NOMINATED " CHALABI AS THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER OF IRAQ WITH THE FORMATION OF THE " POPULIST " COALITION ***
Hakim announces "Citizen Coalition" for upcoming local elections
Saturday, 02 March 2013 12:40 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -The Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council announced on Saturday, the electoral coalition that will take part in the upcoming provincial elections.
The head of the SIIC, Ammar al-Hakim, announced forming this Coalition during a ceremony held at his office in Baghdad which carried the slogan "The Citizen Coalition" with the electoral number: 411.
Hakim said during the ceremony "We would like to inform the citizens about the announcement of the Citizen Coalition which will be devoted for serving the interests of the Iraqi people."
The Citizen Coalition involves leading political and tribal figures, most notably the head of the Iraqi National Congress, Ahmed al-Chalabi, and the head of Bada'na Trend (We started), Jawad al-Bolani.
The electoral propaganda for the next local elections which will be launched on 20th, next April has officially started on last Friday.
Approving the budget comes through "political consensus" among the large blocs.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Kurdistan Islamic Union bloc, Baker Siddiq confirmed that "The approving of the state budget for 2013 will be through "political consensus" among the large blocs."
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The delay in approving the budget was caused by the differences among the large blocs, / National Alliance, the Kurdistan and Iraqiya / and when these blocs reach a consensus then will be approval on the budget."
He expressed hope that the budget will be approved at the meeting on next Monday in light of the sincere desire of the political blocs for approval, especially it represents the need for the Iraqi community in all its factions to speed approval."
The Presidency of the parliament called on all MPs to attend the meeting, which is to be held on next Monday, in order to vote on the budget.
A statement by the Presidency of the Parliament said: "The Presidency of the council directed all MPs to convene on next Monday for the purpose of voting on the federal budget, where the final decision would be taken by the council's members through voting."
*** " CONSENSUS " DEFINED : Consensus decision-making is a group decision making process that seeks the consent of all participants. Consensus may be defined professionally as an acceptable resolution, one that can be supported, even if not the "favourite" of each individual. Consensus is defined by Merriam-Webster as, first, general agreement, and second, group solidarity of belief or sentiment. It has its origin in the Latin word cōnsēnsus (agreement), which is from cōnsentiō meaning literally feel together. It is used to describe both the decision and the process of reaching a decision. Consensus decision-making is thus concerned with the process of deliberating and finalizing a decision, and the social and political effects of using this process. AND :
*** FOR A PLENARY DISCUSSION : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consens...king_practices ***
Othman: Barzani starts "intensive contacts" to discuss the possibility of holding a national conference.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The Kurdish independent MP, Mahmoud Othman revealed that "The President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, will start intensive contacts, on Saturday, with the leaders of all the political blocs, without exception, to discuss the possibility of holding a national conference, as soon as possible, for all parties in order to reach effective solutions to the problems and crises that the country is going through. "
He described, in a statement to / NINA / "The resignation of the Finance Minister, Rafie al-Issawi is a nature event under the tense political circumstances," adding " but Maliki's rejection to this resignation, because of financial and administrative irregularities (according to a statement the prime minister), will create a new political crisis."
He continued "all politicians became troublemakers and create crises between the blocs," describing them" (Masters) in this field.
When asked about the possibility of approving the budget in the session of next Monday in the absence of consensus, he replied, "most likely, there will be a political consensus to reach an approval in the final moments, and this is what we are used to see in the previous period."
Some blocs want their demands be included to approve the budget.
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the state of law, Adnan al-Mayahi attributed the reason for the delay in approving the federal budget that some blocs want their demands to be included in the budget."
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "there are some demands by some political blocs want them to be included in the general budget, which prevents finding a consensus on approving the budget, considering a large part of these demands is personal's gain."
The House of Representatives had failed, more than once, to vote on the federal budget of 2013 for lack of a quorum or consensus on its approval.
The House Speaker Osama Nujaifi announced last week that next Monday will be the deadline for the voting session on the state budget.
Government's slowness to implement the demands led to increase these demands.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The government's slowness to implement the legitimate demands of the demonstrations led to increase demands. The MP, of / patriots / bloc Jum'a al-Matiuti said
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The demands of the demonstrations, at the beginning, were legitimate, convincing and acceptable and some demands related to the government and others for the House of Representatives and even the government said they are legitimate, but the slow implementing led to outside intervention. "
He noted that: "The demonstrations began to be politicized to drag the street into a sectarian war through slogans launched by some of demonstrations' speakers that provoke sectarian strife and encourage sectarian fighting, which service internal and external parties."
Some provinces are witnessing demonstrations and sit-ins for more than two months, demanding to cancel the Justice and Accountability Law and Article 4 terrorism and the release of detainees as well as balance the state institutions.
One controversial point is left on amending the law of accountability and justice.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The President of Justice and Accountability Commission in the parliament, Qais al-Shather confirmed one last controversial point is being discussed with the National Alliance on amending the law of accountability and justice, noting that this point is under study at the National Alliance after sending several proposals about it.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The Justice and Accountability Commission awaits the answer from the National Alliance on this point in order to complete the final draft of the amendments to the law, to be submitted to the Legal Committee in parliamentary to formulates its amendments legally, then submitted it to the Presidency of the Council of Representatives" .
He added: "This point is under discussion and it is not possible to be announced in the media before an agreement reached."
The head of the Justice and Accountability Commission in the parliament, Qais al-Shather said earlier: "The amendments proposed to the law of accountability and justices have nothing to do with the demonstrators."
He added: "It was agreed on many paragraphs and little is left, expressing hope that an agreement reached during the next few days.
Dues of oil companies, working in Kurdistan, are the reason of delay passing the budget.
Amara / NINA / The MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Rafi'a Abd al-Jabbar said that the delay in approving the budget caused by disagreement over the financial benefits of the oil companies operating in Kurdistan province.
In a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / he predicted that "the coming hours will witness an agreement on this file, if reached an agreement on the dues of the companies operating in Kurdistan."
About Iraqiya's claim to transfer 2 trillion from the allocations of the ministries to the provinces, he said this demand has been achieved through transferring / 800 / million $ from the education's allocation to the provinces and make transfers among some ministries to the provinces through the allocation of the investment plan.
Abd al-Jabbar said that the demonstrations, calling for passing the budget are legitimate because implementing services and others are waiting for the approval of the budget, so there should be pressure on the political decision-makers to approve the budget.