KA's stance over 2013 Budget, not determined yet, says MP
Sunday, 10 March 2013 08:47 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The Deputy Head of the Kurdistani Alliance, Mohsin al-Saadoun, stated that the ministers and MPs of the KA did not determine their stance over the 2013 Budget yet without the participation of the Kurds.
Speaking to All Iraq News Agency (AIN), he said "The Kurds officials in the Central Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government will continue holding their meetings till achieving the suitable decision over this issue."
"The Kurdish MPs will not attend the parliament session that will be held on the 19th of March due to be coinciding with Nawrouz Eid, but their attendance to the sessions after is not determined yet.
Kurdistan rules out withdrawal from the federal government, confirms the return of its Ministers to Baghdad.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The Kurdistan Alliance ruled out taking a decision to withdraw from the federal government, stressing that the Kurds' Ministers have returned to Baghdad to exercise their business after the meeting, which was held in Erbil. "
MP, Hassan Jihad, of the Kurdistan Alliance said in a press statement today 10, March that: "The decision to withdraw from the government is not an easy decision," noting that "the region is consulting to discuss the move, which will take, about passing the federal budget without the approval of the Kurds."
He added: "The Kurdistan region is not satisfied with the way of adoption the budget law in the House of Representatives," stressing that "the Kurds will not leave Baghdad, and they will stay involved in the political process effectively more than ever before."
He pointed out that: "Kurds' Ministers and MPs have returned to Baghdad after they met with the President of Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani."
The House of Representatives voted, last Thursday, on the Federal Budget Law for 2013, with the absence of Kurdish blocs and some of Iraqiya MPs.
The Presidency of the Kurdistan region called on, in a statement after the meeting, to consult widely to fruit the situation to protect the democratic system in Iraq.
Kurdish MP calls to cancel 2013 General Budget
Sunday, 10 March 2013 14:48 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Latif Mustafa of the Kurdish Change bloc stated "The 2013 General Budget was not formed in an artistic, technical and federal way."
He stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "We will get the same results from the current Budget as we have got from the previous budgets of the last three years," calling to "Cancel the 2013 Budget and make it federal Budgets in addition to canceling the federal ministries and transfer their budgets to the regions development."
"The budgets of the ministries are subject to corruption," he added.
"I call the political sides not to wait positive achievements from the current Budget because it is based on wrong basis and most of it will be for the corrupted officials," he concluded.
Disagreement between the parties of Barzani and Talabani on the withdrawal of the federal government.
Arbil / NINA / An informed source revealed a "difference in views" between the KDP and the PUK on the withdrawal from the federal government.
The TV channel (NRT) quoted the Kurdish source today 10, March as saying that "the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani called for the withdrawal from the federal government, but the Patriot Union of Kurdistan, led by Jalal Talabani rejected the call."
The source explained that "The withdrawal of the Kurdish ministers from the federal government will not help and will have a negative impact."
Passing the budget in this way is a sign of the end of the era of national partnership.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The Kurdistan Alliance said that passing the federal budget, without the presence of any Kurdish lawmaker, is an indication of the end of the era of the national partnership.
The coalition spokesman MP, Mo'aid al-Tayyib said in a press statement that "the foundations of the political process, from the beginning, are compatibility, balance and partnership, and we started noting there is a clear breach in many of the critical and important issues," adding that "passing the budget, without the presence one Kurdish lawmaker is a serious indicator to the end of the era of national partnership, which is a fixed principle , not in the current Iraqi constitution, but even in the old constitutions of Iraq, which stipulated that Kurds and Arab are partners in the homeland. "
He added that "the cause, of what is going on, is prejudice to the foundations of partnership and balance, as well as the lack of confidence and respect for agreements with the Kurdistan Regional Government." He pointed out that "during the meeting, held by the President of the Kurdistan region with the representatives of the Kurdish blocs in the federal government and the House of Representatives, yesterday a decision was taken to invite Kurdish Ministers and Deputy Prime Minister in the federal government to consult in order to make a crucial decision in the coming days.
The House of Representatives had voted on Thursday, in the presence of 168 deputies, on the state budget for the current year in a clear absence of Kurds MPs and some of Iraqiya MPs
MP: The new political phase is to witness passing broken laws.
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the National White Bloc, Ahmed Oreibi said that "The new map of the political process will be the base foundation to start passing all earlier hindered laws by political blocs / unnamed / where the national blocs will have the role in achieving a quorum to pass laws that Iraqis are awaited for."
He added in a statement by his press office today that "Attempts of some political blocs / unnamed / to prejudice quorum more than once to block approval of the general budget is to get sectarian gains became a matter of past."
He explained, "This experience has given a clear indication that the national blocs in Iraq have the real role in resolving matters that concern citizen and deported the domination imposed by the political consensus in the past years and created a new system depends on the majority policy , which is based on the national votes that are keen to achieve what people requested. "
The House of Representatives had voted, last Thursday, to approve the budget for the current year in the presence of 168 MPs and absence of Kurdish coalition and some of Iraqiya MPs.
Musawi urges politicians to endorse delayed law drafts
Sunday, 10 March 2013 11:20 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Salman al-Musawi, of the State of Law Coalition assured that the stance of MPs, who voted on the endorsement of the budget law while they belong to blocs that rejected its endorsement, is courageous.
Speaking to AIN, he called “The executive institutions to speed up activating the hindered issues due to the delay of the Budget endorsement.”
He urged “The politicians to head towards the endorsement of the delayed laws and to stop the methods that oppose the interests of any one.”
Fayadh calls all politicians to re-consider stances, form political majority government
Sunday, 10 March 2013 13:18 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The Secretary General of The Independent Iraq Trend, Ali Dhari al-Fayadh, called all the honest politicians to re-consider their stances and form the political majority government.
In a press statement received by AIN, he said "Forming the political majority government will positively affect the citizens and preserve the sovereign decision in addition to preserving the interests of all the Iraqi constituents.
"The confessionalism resulted in delaying the endorsement of many important law drafts and the endorsement of the General Budget is clear evidence on this issue that became clear to all the parliament MPs," he added.
He called "The parliament MPs to understand their responsibilities towards their people," considering the "Voting on the Budget and the attendance of the MPs from some blocs that do not agree on the Budget as a liberty of the MPs form the ties set by the leaders of the political blocs."
Dulaimi: Endorsing Budget proves political majority
Sunday, 10 March 2013 14:20 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The Secretary General of Correction Movement within the Iraqiya Slate, Kamil al-Dulaimi, stated that endorsing the General Budget of 2013 is an evidence on the political majority.
Speaking to All Iraq News Agency (AIN), he said " One of the priorities of the parliament is to endorse the laws that serve the demonstrators where there is a crisis caused by this issue," noting that "Since endorsing the Budge proves the political majority and not deals, there is no justification for the political blocs to delay endorsing these laws that are related to the demonstrators."
He stressed the necessity of "Concentrating on these laws such as the Justice and Accountability law and the General Amnesty law."
INA MP describes IS's objection over 2013 Budget as "Complicating crisis"
Sunday, 10 March 2013 15:20 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP Mohammed al-Bayati of the Turkmen Community within the Iraqi National Alliance described the objection of the Iraqiya Slate over the 2013 General Budget as "Complicating the current crisis."
In a press statement received by AIN, he said "The political majority government is the only settlement for the current crisis and to preserve the State after the realization of the Iraqi people that there are some political blocs who are within the government work on hindering the political process."
"The latest stance of the IS over the Budget is dangerous and as a message to the INA for complicating the current crisis not settling it," he added, assuring that "The Turkmen welcome endorsing the Budget and wait the government to start its projects in Iraq including the areas of the Turkmen Community to compensate them from the repeated terrorist attacks in Amirli, Tuz Khurmato and some areas of Kirkuk province."