" The Dinar Daily " ......... Friday, 22 March 2013
President Talabani refuses to authorize his deputy Khuzaie to ratify the budget law of 2013
22-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Jalal Talabani rejected President of the Republic of Iraq to authorize his deputy Khudair Khuzaie to ratify the budget law for 2013,
A source in the presidency said Talabani rejected in a text message to authorize his deputy Khudair Khuzaie to approve the budget bill for the country in 2013,
The Minister of Finance Agency Ali Shukri, the arrival of the Federal Budget Law for the year 2013 to the Presidency of the Republic for the purpose of endorsing it.
Shukri said in a statement that "the federal budget law for 2013, which was passed in Parliament earlier, arrived at the Presidency of the Republic for the purpose of endorsing it."
The House voted on the federal budget without a political consensus with the Kurdistan Alliance bloc that threatened to resort to the Federal Court to challenge the original budget.
The total federal budget 138 billion dinars, which is the largest in the history of the Iraqi state, which included $ 55 billion dinars investment part, and 83 billion dinars, the operational part.
And the Iraqi government budget was built in 2013 on the basis of (90) dollars a barrel at a rate of 2.9 million barrels of oil a day.
Alliance Erbil - Najaf is preparing to interrogate al-Maliki in parliament
22-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - Uday Hatem
Friday, March 22, 2013
Seeking blocks Al-Iraqiya and the Kurdistan Alliance and the Liberals to re-activate the withdrawal of confidence from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, exclude sources to achieve because of U.S. and Iranian support for the government.
Maliki faces growing pressure, after more than half of the province of Ministers meetings of the Council of Ministers. They belong to the parliamentary blocs seeking for questioning, against the backdrop of the worsening security situation and the country's political.
And announced the bloc «free» of Sadr yesterday «approval parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi to interrogate al-Maliki in his capacity as commander in chief of the armed forces, against the backdrop of bombings that touched Baghdad last Tuesday and led to the killing and wounding hundreds of Iraqis. The MP for the mass Maha league during a press conference with representatives from «Iraq» that «Congress Sadr and a large number of deputies other blocs have made a request to the presidency of the parliament to host the General Commander of the Armed Forces Nouri al-Maliki and a number of security chiefs in the meeting not overshadowed by the political side », adding that« the presidency of the parliament agreed to the request and will set a date for the hearing later.
The MP for the Al-Iraqiya Alaa Makki, during a press conference that «there is no intention to politicize the security file. And representatives of the Iraqi people (MPs) are not asking only diagnose the causes of the deterioration of the situation and put an end to the shortening and deterioration.
But MP for Al-Iraqiya Walid Mohammadi told «life» that «host Maliki beginning of activation of the alliance between the Iraqi and Sadr and the Kurdistan Alliance, and stressed that« coalition to withdraw confidence from the Maliki and hold him accountable.
Mohammadi announced «join each of the Virtue Party and the Supreme Council and some deputies of the State of Law coalition (led by al-Maliki) to the efforts of the withdrawal of confidence, expressing 'confidence in the ability of this coalition to collect 163 deputies, a number required to withdraw confidence from the government.
He added that «there are convictions even within the National Alliance not to allow the owners to continue to head the government of a troubled figure brought the country to the brink of the abyss.
And includes «National Alliance» (159 deputies) all the forces and the main Shiite parties, a «coalition of state law and the Islamic Supreme Council headed by Ammar al-Hakim and al-Sadr and the Virtue Party Islamic.
Furthermore, Mohammadi said that Maliki's opponents agree that the alternative would be «National Alliance». He pointed out that «Iraq and the Kurdistan Alliance welcomes any national figure bound and partnership agreements in the state administration.
The sources ruled out high-level ability of any party to withdraw confidence from the Maliki, stressing that Muqtada al-Sadr (leader of al-Sadr), who heaps charges direct to the Prime Minister exclusivity and dictatorship will fall as usual under Iranian pressure and pressure clerics in Qom, especially Ayatollah Kazem al-Haeri, who supports Maliki strongly.
Sources indicate that the Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani does not want the pressure on al-Maliki to gain territory, especially in the matter of salaries «Peshmerga budget and dues of the oil companies, as well as file Kirkuk and other disputed territories.
She added that «even the leaders of Iraq is in agreement because of a dispute between Saleh al-Mutlaq (Deputy Prime Minister), and Osama Najafi (Speaker of Parliament) on the position of the anti-government demonstrations.
And increased to «withdraw confidence is not determined by the forces and the Iraqi political blocs but determined Washington and Tehran and less some regional countries», and stressed that «support Dual Tehran and Washington for the owners still continues despite the loss of most of his allies in the political process».
The Sadrist ministers announced last Tuesday boycotted sessions of the Council of Ministers on the background of the worsening security situation, and the postponement of provincial elections in Mosul, Anbar, while boycotting the Minister Kurdish cabinet meetings two weeks ago, and minister, Al-Iraqiya weeks ago.
And gave al-Maliki and Sadr's ministers until next Sunday to determine their final position of the government. They declared yesterday Astaadahm to return to attend the meetings of the Council of Ministers condition «staying away from political wrangling.
Barzani: Our problem with Baghdad is not administrative, but the cause of the people and land rights
22-03-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Erbil - as Francis
Friday, March 22, 2013
Said the President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani that territorial disputes with Baghdad is not administrative but is the issue of «the people and land rights, and stressed that the Kurds are ready for dialogue, and kept the door open for« all the possibilities.
Barzani said in a speech to thousands of celebrating Nowruz (Kurdish New Year), the night before last that «Nowruz symbolizes the passage of about 2700 in our rejection of injustice, it is impossible Ntqublh today, meaning this holiday bear freedom and independence and regenerative step towards victory».
He added that the Kurdish problem with the federal government «not administrative, but nationalism, and the problem of land rights and boundaries, and partnership in governance, and considered differences outside this box 'secondary'.
Addressing Barzani Maliki, and demanded a response: «Are we partners you or not?», And stressed that the Kurds «ready for dialogue, at the same time ready to face each other possibilities», and concluded by saying that «our enemies can hit us with chemical weapons campaigns Anfal against us again, as they can kill us, but they can not kill our will.
Barzani had held Monday meeting was the second with the ministers who boycotted the meetings of the Council of Ministers and returned to the region about two weeks ago, in protest against the pass the budget majority, despite the boycott Kurds and deputies from the «Iraq», and kept the Kurds «options open» for the return of their ministers.
And witnessing the Kurdistan region since the days of unprecedented preparations to celebrate Bnorouz «Kurdish New Year 'has connotations' national and historical, and allocated squares and public parks to festivals and concerts, sponsored by the government, and is scheduled to continue until next Sunday.
Barzani had renewed in a written message stuck Kurdish annexation of Kirkuk to the Kurdish region, said «I congratulate the people of Nowruz, which marks the anniversary of the twenty-second for the Liberation of Kirkuk (Kurdish uprising in 1991)», and pointed out that «Liberation Kirkuk granting festival Nowruz meanings deeper, richer Adbeatna national and political.
The Legality of the Delay of the Iraqi Local Elections in Anbar and Nineveh
by Reidar Visser
Beyond the interesting political dynamics behind the recently declared delay in local elections in Anbar and Nineveh, an even more pertinent issue is beginning to receive some attention in Iraq: Is the delay legal?
The relevant law in this case is the local elections law from 2008. And the relevant article 46 makes the following general points:
- Cabinet decides the elections date based on a proposal from the elections commission.
- The elections must be held on a single day.
- If elections are delayed, current provincial councils remain in power until new ones are elected.
Article 49 goes on to stipulate that no measures that contradict this law are permitted.
A prudent reading of this suggests the local elections law specifically envisions delay as a distinct possibility, but that such a delay should apply throughout Iraq. Partial delays seem impermissible, which is easy to understand given the legacy of heavily manipulated multi-stage elections in Iraq and the broader Middle East during the European mandate period.
The law also seems to indicate the initiative should come from the elections commission. In practice, questions related to the security of the elections are known to have been delegated to a special security committee with joint membership of some IHEC board members as well as representatives of the interior ministry. The head of that committee is said to be Aydan Khaled, an interior ministry official who got into some trouble over the Hashemi affair and at one point last year was rumoured to have fled to Turkey and/or given early retirement. He now appears to be back in business (and this presumably once more is friendly with Maliki), although it is unclear whether the security committee or the cabinet that was the driving force behind the Anbar and Nineveh postponement.
In any case, the decision by the Iraqi cabinet on a delay limited to particular governorates seems illegal. It would be helpful if critics of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki spent more time complaining these specific transgressions to the federal supreme court - thereby forcing the court to at least speak its mind publicly - and devoted less attention to the arithmetic of the no confidence votes they plan all the time, but rarely bring to the phase of implementation.
Reidar Visser | Friday, 22 March 2013 6:05 at 06:05 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/pBkdV-Xh
*** IT APPEARS THAT THIS MP , WHILE DOUBTING THE SUCCESS OF A NO CONFIDENCE VOTE AGAINST MALIKI , IS STATING THAT THE SLC MINISTERS WILL / MUST WITHDRAW IF THE MINISTERS OF THE IRAQIYA SLATE AND THE KURDS WITHDRAW / RESIGN, AND THE GOVERNMENT THEN FAILS ( " THE POLITICAL PROCESS WILL COLLAPSE " ) - PRESUMABLY THE FOREGOING IS A REFERENCE TO ARTICLE V OF THE TERM LIMITS LAW AND OR THE CONSTITUTION ITSELF AND /OR IT MAY BE AN INDICATION THAT MALIKI'S PARTY IS PREPARING TO ABANDON HIM / HIS GOVERNMENT ***
IS MP rules out toppling Maliki
Friday, 22 March 2013 08:46 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Jamal Kilani, of the Iraqiya Slate ruled toppling the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, or withdrawing confidence from him.
Speaking to All Iraq News Agency (AIN), he said “We do not think that Maliki will be toppled, but we are sure that the political process will be collapsed due to the lack of the real role of the political blocs to correct it through the parliament where the personal and sectarian interests became the essential ones and the citizens are the victims.”
He expected “The withdrawal of the ministers of the State of Law Coalition as the ministers of the IS and the Kurdistani Alliance did, because they will not be able to hold the responsibility.”
“In Iraq, we have a quick way to escape the responsibility which is either withdrawal or resignation as if it is the only solution,” he concluded.
Shalah accuses some politicians of creating political crises
Friday, 22 March 2013 10:35 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Ali al-Shalah, of the State of Law Coalition accused some politicians of creating crises to achieve electoral interests.
Speaking to All Iraq News Agency (AIN), he said “Some politicians are interested in achieving their personal and electoral interests where they create the crises to the government and the people and pretend being national one which negatively affect the situation.”
“They have to be in harmony with the government that they are a part of,” he concluded.
Thousands of citizens flocked to Fri-Prayers / No to the Government of chaos and bloodshed / in the main squares of Anbar Sit-in square.
Ramadi / NINA /-- Thousands of citizens flocked early this morning to participate in demonstrations and to hold Fri-Prayers dubbed / No to the Government of chaos and bloodshed / in the main squares of Anbar Sit-in Ramadi and Fallujah.
Mohammad Fayyad one of the organizers of Anbar sit-ins said to NINA reporter : "Thousands of protesters and citizens went to sit-in square in Albfarraj area north of the city of Ramadi, juxtaposed to the International Highway and to sit-in Square east of the city of Fallujah for Friday prayers.
The protesters and worshipers will participate after Friday prayers in demonstrations demanding the government to meet their legitimate demands and work to implement them quickly."
Delegations from Baghdad up to Fallujah sit-in Square.
Ramadi / NINA /--Deligations representing notables and dignitaries of Utaifiya and Saydiyah areas of Baghdad the capital up to Fallujah sit-in square to participate in Fri-Prayers dubbed /Fri- No to the Government of the chaos and bloodshed / which held on the international highway that connects Iraq, Jordan and Syria.
Member of the coordinating committees of Anbar sit-ins Ahmed al-Alwani said to NINA reporter : "The two delegations arrived this morning in support of their fellow who continue demonstrations and sit-ins since about three months in Anbar province, demanding the central government to meet their legitimate demands through restitution of their usurped human rights .
MP : decision of postponement of elections in Nineveh and Anbar taken by bankrupt political blocs.
Baghdad / NINA /--MP Fares Sunguri for Iraqiya Slate said the decision of postponement of provincial election in Nineveh and Anbar provinces is maneuvered and taken by bankrupt political blocs in the two provinces in collaboration with the State of Law coalition headed by PM, Nuri al-Maliki to gain time and to circumvent on the will of the majority of population in these provinces .
The source told NINA : "There are some bankrupt political blocs in Nineveh and Anbar who coordinated with the SI coalition facilitating the issuance by the Council of Ministers of such a decision," noting that in Nineveh there no more than 7 MPs who have request for the delay of the provincial elections, as well as in Anbar the provincial board is the side who made the request of postponement not the people representative under the pretext of deterioration of security condition strongly stressing that though the security conditions in Baghdad are worst than in Nineveh and Anbar, the election paradoxically will be held.
The Council of Ministers recently issued a decree to postpone provincial elections in Nineveh and Anbar
It is noteworthy to mention in this context the Martin Kobler representative of the UN , General Secretary in Iraq had expressed in a press statement on Thursday the deep concern as he said by the United Nations representative bureau to postpone elections in Anbar and Ninevah provinces
Parliament fails to punish neglectful security leaders, says Sadrist MP
Friday, 22 March 2013 12:40 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Amir al-Kinani, of the Sadr Trend assured that the parliament failed to punish the neglectful security leaders because they are protected by the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki.
Speaking to All Iraq News Agency (AIN), he said “The parliament is failed and unable to punish the neglectful security leaders because they are protected by Maliki even if they were corrupted and unable to protect the citizens.”
“In case the situation continue like this, Iraq will face unknown future and the next days will result in unexpected results where no political side will gain interest from it,” he concluded.
Lakash: FC’s objection on limiting 3 presidencies’ terms proves government control over court
Friday, 22 March 2013 14:10 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Mohammed al-Lakash, of the Citizen bloc stated that the approval of the Federal Court for the objection to reject the law of limiting the terms of the three presidencies proves the control of the government to the FC.
In a press statement received by AIN, he said “The veto of the FC over the law of limiting the terms of the three presidencies shows controlling it by the government.”
He strongly warned “The government from violating the constitution by canceling the next local elections.
It is worth mentioning that MP, Mohsen al-Sadoun, stated that the FC approved the request of the State of Law Coalition to re-consider the law of limiting the terms of the three presidencies, but after posting the law in the formal newspaper.