Najafi proposes early elections and Maliki agrees supervision requirement
30-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - «life»
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Iraqi political forces entered yesterday in dialogues on an initiative launched by Speaker Osama Najafi out of the crisis, suggesting that early elections sponsored by the Government nor supervised mini involved.
Coalition 'rule of law' refusal to form a new government, and agreed to hold early elections supervised by the current government after conversion to the conduct of business.
Nujaifi said in a statement that the initiative provides for the «provide the government resign and ask the Government mini temporary of independents are prohibited from participating in the elections», and also provides «dissolve the House of Representatives, in preparation for the general elections and allow the people to choose their representatives».
The main point of contention about early elections related supervised by the government, as it insists «State of Law coalition led by al-Maliki, as prime minister to oversee the elections, the leader of the coalition, said Saad logistical.
But the parties have already sought to dismiss al-Maliki and includes blocks «Kurdistan Alliance» and «Iraq» and «al-Sadr, insisting that elections will be under the supervision of a transitional government.
Despite the fact that Najafi stressed that the initiative aimed at resolving the crisis, which reached to the confrontation between the Sunni tribes angry and government troops, but the submission at this time indicates that the opposition parties for the owners is convinced that the political map that Stffersha the next election will not allow Maliki's coalition swept arena Shiite and the imposition of Government The majority, This استنتجته the results of the recent local elections.
Maliki has lost nearly 38 seats in local governments, despite his alliance with the new powers, such as the Reform Movement 'and' Badr Organization »and« the Virtue Party 'and' independent ', but he continued to issue the election results.
The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Barzani, visited Baghdad yesterday and conducted a series of dialogues with the leader of the National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari and al-Maliki and Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi, respectively.
This came in a statement that Barzani and Maliki had agreed to the adoption of important laws that contribute to the solution of «the outstanding problems between the two parties, such as oil and gas law.
Furthermore, the Najafi «expressed concern over the use of the army and security forces against the people, but called on Kurdish lawmakers who are boycotting parliament sessions, to return and contribute to the process of legislative and regulatory.
And the results of the dialogue between Baghdad and the region, Barzani said that the dialogue was based on three basic principles: partnership, balance and compatibility, though «dialogue is not limited to the outstanding problems between the region and Baghdad, but includes the Iraqi reality as a whole, and the region does not wish to solve its problems at the expense of any other ».
The visit came amid the atmosphere of tension between Baghdad and the Kurdistan region after the last feet of the pushing forces of «PESHMARGA» sites withdrew from the Iraqi army in Kirkuk, in the wake of the bloody events in the town of Hawija.
And political sources told Al-Hayat, that the draft early elections was present during the meetings, and that the parties may agree to conduct with the conversion of the caretaker government, to cover the security requirements.
The forces of the army and federal police forces 'Swat' of the Office of the Adjutant General spread yesterday in Anbar, although the Declaration of tribal city handed over three accused of killing five soldiers near the sit-in yard.
Baghdad elections: the rule of law lose 8 seats .. And the citizen "weighbridges egg" locked in negotiations with the Sadrists
30-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad / Wael grace
Despite losing 8 seats in the elections of Baghdad, the solution of a coalition of state law, the first prize with 20 seats, but a severe dispute going on between a coalition of Liberals and List are united on the second place.
In the meantime, approaching a coalition of citizen, who finished in third place, to play the role of the "touchstone" of the Alliance of the Baghdad Provincial Council new, since talking Sadrists for negotiations to form a majority, while suggesting united alliance with a list of al-Mutlaq, Iraqi "Arab", although not excluded with the existing coalition led by Iyad Allawi.
The results showed progress coalition of state law and receiving (409.948) votes, followed by the coalition united b (136.704) votes, followed by the coalition of citizen b (115.380), and a coalition of Liberals (rib) b (85.191), and stream elites independent of the Sadrist movement also (54.744 ) sound.
And thus have lists of the Sadrist movement (national partnership and citizenship and the Liberals have achieved (142.262 thousand votes), and became the second highest checklist voices in the province of Baghdad, until now.
In this context, speaking of state law, deputies get their list in Baghdad on 20 seats, which shows a decline from the previous session with 8 seats, despite its alliance with the Reform Movement, and virtue, and Badr and some independents. The state law was obtained in the previous session of the 28 seats in the province of Baghdad.
In turn, says the Reform Movement, one of the components of a coalition of state law, that he "got the same seats in the previous elections, as it was won 3 seats in the elections that fought individually."
In the meantime, objects to the list of "united" on its position within the sequence of the winning lists, he says Spokesman name Dhafer al-Ani as "came in second place."
Ani expected, in an interview with the "long" yesterday that "you get united to 10 seats and replace second only to the rule of law," stressing that "United won 11% of the percentage of the vote in the elections for the provincial councils."
On the map of alliances, Ani says, "Uniting to not put a red line for an alliance with any block of the winning blocs, and show a great welcome in all the blocks that converge with the vision of our list for the management of Baghdad."
He adds saying that "United does not want to overload the partnership with the Iraqi List," a reference to the possibility of managing the capital in accordance with the list led by Iyad Allawi.
But the rapprochement between the "united" with the mass "Saleh al-Mutlaq," It seems the most predictable, especially since the two lists have entered into a single list in the elections of Babylon and Diyala.
The Accordance Front, in the previous session got 7 seats, while the Iraqi List, won 5 seats.
Moreover speaks Ani for the loss of his list for some voices, particularly since the public "united" in areas which are called "Ring of Baghdad," which he says are "exposed to the siege of heavy security has been unable voter to vote unless he lives near the polling stations." He pointed out that "security is suitable atmosphere accompanied the holding of elections in those areas of the bombings and the fall of the mortars."
In the meantime confirms the Sadrist movement with 11 seats in Baghdad, revealing waging negotiations with the mass of citizens.
Explains Sadrist MP Hassan al-Jubouri, in a statement to the "long" yesterday, saying "it is expected According to figures recently exhibited by the Electoral Commission to get lists of the Sadrists 11 seats in Baghdad."
Jubouri confirms that the bloc "locked in negotiations with a number of blocks but the closest is the mass of the citizen," but at the same time adds that "the talks failed to reach a final agreement yet."
In contrast partial results show the Baghdad Provincial Council elections, get the block "citizen", which includes along with the Supreme Council of the Islamic National Congress, led by Chalabi, only 8 seats.
In this context, confirms a spokesman for the Islamic Supreme Council Hamid Maaleh that "citizen's List increased their seats in all of Iraq for half or more than half," explaining that "the chances of Baghdad to اتختلف of that percentage".
The Supreme Council had happened in the previous elections in Baghdad on 3 seats under the name list of "martyr niche", which means that seats increased to more than double, according to estimates by some observers and a spokesman for the Council.
Maaleh attribute to increase the chances of "citizen" in the current elections to "the adoption of a program written bloc and a clear business vision for the next Council of Baghdad," expressing his "openness block all the winning lists to form an alliance to manage capital."
Coalition likely pay the Peshmerga money .. Iraq: Kurds will not conclude a deal against other components
30-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad / Iyad al-Tamimi
Most likely source familiar with the National Alliance that Baghdad intends to approve the payment of Peshmerga to Arbil, "to prove its good intentions" after a break long-tinged deepest doubts, at the time expressed the Iraqi List, its conviction that the Kurdistan Alliance will not enter into a deal at the expense of the rest of the partners, and it would be an essential part of solutions that put to ward off violence and the military option in the crisis of the western and northern provinces.
This comment came on a series of meetings conducted by the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani with both Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi, and the rest of the political leaders in the country.
Informed sources revealed from within the National Alliance, said that the meeting which brought together the federal Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, with President Kurdish delegation Nnigervan the Barzani may be followed by a resolution of the Peshmerga forces dues "gesture of goodwill" by Baghdad.
The source, who preferred not to be named in connection with the "long" yesterday that "the security file was one of the main files in the dialog" likely to be deducted dues and the Ministry of Peshmerga, as a gesture of good faith of the government in Baghdad, and then work to resolve differences of oil and gas, and Article 140 .
On the other hand, said the leader of the list are united MP Ahmed electrodes in a statement to the "long" yesterday that the Kurds will be a party to solve all the crises, adding that the delegation discussed with political leaders in Baghdad, said yesterday he had touched on the crisis in the western provinces, and to find peaceful solutions her, pointing out that the meeting between the President of the Government of the Territory and the parliament speaker focused on the situation in Kirkuk, and the possibility of the involvement of the Peshmerga forces in maintaining security in the region that described Balsakhna.
He said electrodes that "the complexity of the outstanding issues between the parties will be present, as in the past, and resolve all matters is unlikely," likely to "produce the negotiations partial solutions fact that the government, trying to exploit the crisis which is controlled by a factor of time to resolve," unlikely The Kurds exploit the crisis in the Sunni provinces to put pressure on al-Maliki to achieve their demands in this period, stressing that the Kurds would be part of the solution to the crisis, pointing out that any features of the possibility of a deal at the expense of the components of of the Kurds سيرفضها people.
In turn, welcomed the coalition of state law this visit and considered it a step towards ending the outstanding issues for more than 10 years, said a member of State of Law Coalition MP Abbas al-Bayati said the two sides if adopted to resolve the crisis according to the Constitution will be on its way to a solution, noting that the State of Law coalition has some points on the Kurds to listen to it.
He said al-Bayati told the "term" that "the two parties has two meanings to preserve the political process, especially after the change of course in recent times, pointing out that the alliance will open on the demands of the Kurds, adding that the two delegations would discuss intervention last of the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk province, and finding an appropriate mechanism to Remember Security in the province.
For his part, agreed that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani, the adoption of important laws that have the effect active in resolving the "outstanding issues" between the two parties, such as oil and gas law, and give the security side "of particular importance in all parts of Iraq, and also agreed to continue meetings to resolve all issues, according to a statement of the Information Office of the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said in a statement yesterday.
Iraqi presidency is considering calling a national meeting .. Najafi calls to dissolve the parliament and the government
30-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat
A leading figure prominently in the State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that the Iraqi presidency is considering the launch of a national dialogue initiative in order to avoid escalation of the political crisis. This comes in conjunction with the announcement of the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi, a new initiative include the resignation of the government and dissolve parliament and call early elections.
A member of the Iraqi parliament for a coalition of state law, Khalid al-Asadi told «Middle East» that «the presidency is now considering to convene a national meeting in order to find a solution to the political crisis, the current in conjunction with the dialogues again now begun with the Kurdistan Alliance and then with all other political forces» . He said al-Asadi, a leader of the Dawa Party - Iraq Organization, which includes Iraqi Vice President Khodair al that «the invitation presidency will be an all-inclusive and can result in a united national position can contain all the initiatives put forward now, including calls for the dissolution of parliament or the government or go to early elections ».
The head of the parliament has launched an initiative yesterday include «First: to provide the current government resign and commissioning mini provisional government of independent members are prohibited from participating in the upcoming elections. Second: The mandate of the Electoral Commission for elections configuration and prepare for early elections to the House of Representatives. Third: the dissolution of the House of Representatives as a prelude to the general election and allow the people to choose their representatives.
Commenting on the initiative, said al-Asadi said that «the State of Law coalition had previously called for the dissolution of parliament and early elections, but what put Najafi is outside the legal framework and therefore calling for the resignation of the government and the formation of a government or mini technocrats while originally constitutional is to dissolve parliament and go to early elections and the resignation of government with the survival of a caretaker government. Asadi considered that «as demanded by Najafi is not possible in practice and thus will not contribute to the search for a solution, but if you put in the context of the national dialogue can enter this initiative in the context». Asadi stressed that «the call appear to be directed against the government, although they include the dissolution of parliament and early elections.
For his part, member of the Iraqi parliament from the Iraqi List Hamza Alkrtani that «any invitation launched by the Iraqi List does not seem acceptable by state law and therefore, this initiative will not work for this reason that blocks the powerful do not want solutions to the crises in Iraq, but is seeking to perpetuate dictatorship and dragging the country into sectarian war in preparation for the implementation of the division of regional and international agendas. He added, saying: It is no good intentions with Mr. al-Maliki to reach a solution that can save the country they are working to control everything in Iraq. And while carrying Alkrtani Prime Minister Maliki responsibility for what is happening has praised the position of religious authority in Najaf, saying: «the position of the Supreme authority in Najaf in the forefront of which Mr. Sistani is very important and We highly نثمنه for it is already a safety valve for all Iraqis. In the same vein confirmed the Turkmen Front, in the words of its president Arshad Salhi that «the front received an invitation Najafi and they studied now and we will respond in a timely manner» noting that «the country needs real reform at all levels and we كجبهة Turkmen part of the solution, not part of the problem» . Salehi added that «it is possible to provide the date of the elections but through dialogue and achieve the legitimate demands of the demonstrators and the issuance of important laws such as the law and the law of parties coming elections.
For its part, saw the Kurdistan Alliance bloc «invitation Najafi express despair which reached the things in the country». A member of the Iraqi parliament Hassan Jihad Alliance in a statement to Asharq Al-Awsat that «the atmosphere does not seem appropriate now to such calls that need to be genuine dialogue could pave the subsequent steps including the dissolution of parliament and the government and early elections.
Close to Maliki: atmosphere to meet Barzani positive
30-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Erbil: Shirzad Shikhani Baghdad: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat
Proceeded to the Kurdish delegation headed by Barzani President of the Kurdistan Regional Government upon arrival in Baghdad yesterday morning talks, which he described as 'positive' with the leaders of the Shiite National Alliance aimed at resolving the outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad. Barzani met first head of the Shiite alliance Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister and president of a coalition of state law WIN in the National Alliance. Also scheduled to meet with Sunni leaders, led by Speaker of Parliament and leader of the Iraqi List, Osama Najafi. According to observers overshadowed positive atmosphere on the preliminary talks held between Barzani and the leadership of the National Alliance, recalling a statement from Jaafari's office «that the leadership of the National Alliance held talks friendly and fruitful with a delegation of Kurdistan (...) and the two sides stressed the importance of continuing the strategic relationship between the two parties , and they Aithamnan initiatives launched through the exchange of letters between the National Alliance and the Kurdistan leadership to resolve the problems. The statement pointed out «that the National Alliance calls to re-Kurdish party and his ministers to the government and deputies to the Iraqi parliament for يعاودوا of their duties in the service of the country».
In another statement issued by Maliki's office about his talks with the Kurdish delegation stated that «During the meeting, they discussed the prospects of cooperation and coordination between the KRG and the federal government, in addition to the outstanding issues», the two sides stressed the seriousness and the common desire to find solutions to all outstanding issues, it was agreed solve all the problems in accordance with the Constitution, as it was agreed to give the security aspect is particularly important in all parts of Iraq and to strengthen coordination in this area and to find ways to achieve it. The meeting also agreed on the need to work on the adoption of important laws and regulations that will have the effect of an active role in solving the outstanding problems such as oil and gas law and other laws, and agreed to continue meetings and enhance communication to resolve all issues.
Arab: Arab League seeks to achieve a national consensus among Iraqis
30-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Cairo: Sawsan Abu Hussein
Dr. Nabil Elaraby warned the Secretary General of the Arab League reiterated the seriousness of the situation in Iraq, and said that any delay in treatment will exacerbate things and foreshadowing Ptdhorha, «exposing Iraq and the entire region for disaster. He stressed the Arab League's readiness to provide support and all support and make every effort 'in order to achieve a comprehensive national consensus between all Iraqis and out of Iraq and the Iraqi people from the current crisis. Arab denied rumors recently in some media about the Arab League's intention to dispatch an envoy or 'broker' to Iraq. He added that what matters the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States in this context is to clarify that it followed with great concern the tragic situation experienced by Iraq, which led recently to the armed clashes between the Iraqi army and demonstrators in the streets of the protest, he fell causing many deaths and injuries.
The idea of a neutral intermediary between the Iraqi political forces had been put forward by a period of Iraq before the idea was discussed within the university did not take after them any decision on the grounds that this issue is due to the political leadership in Baghdad.
And crossed the university said in a statement yesterday expressed shock to these dangerous developments and fear amounting to Iraq's security and stability and safety, also called «political leaders and partners of the political process in Iraq to remedy these tragic events and save the blood of Iraqis and get Iraq out of the spiral of violence that spins where years ago».
London: Mina Al Oraibi the Middle East over the past years, he used Iraq on security and political crises gripped various throughout. However, during the last week escalated events, especially since the incident Hawija and Anbar confrontations that warn of the possibility of the outbreak of sectarian fighting in the country. The source said U.S. official told Asharq Al-Awsat that there is awareness in Washington, and in Baghdad, also, that «this new level of turmoil in Iraq, pushing the U.S. administration to make efforts to mediate between the political parties. He explained that «U.S. officials in Washington and Baghdad to continue almost continuously with Iraqi leaders in order to calm the situation. He added that it is necessary to «take steps to prevent further violence .. Especially that the situation is difficult and worrisome. He pointed out that all Iraqi politicians confirmed to U.S. officials that they «do not want to return to civil strife and they want to keep things in the political framework. However, there is fear of the role of American extremists from both sides in the escalation of the crisis. The U.S. official said that there was «efforts to reach a means to isolate the extremists on both sides.
In response to a question by the «Middle East» in a telephone conversation about a proposed Iraqi Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi dissolved the parliament and the government and early elections under the supervision of a government of independents rather than Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, drew official source of the U.S. who is familiar with the Iraqi file that Najafi demanded in the past the holding of early elections in vain, saying only: «We need a political process quick and tangible steps .. Events that followed Hawija worried everyone, there is a new level of turmoil and we are working on this file on the clock. He said it is essential that «the Iraqis deal with the issue seriously.
The U.S. Embassy has issued a statement on Saturday saying that «mourn those who died in Iraq over the past week and we condemn the heinous attack on 5 Iraqi soldiers were unarmed in Ramadi, there is no justification for this crime and we welcome the demands of the local leaders and national in Anbar province to hold accountable the perpetrators as soon as possible ». The statement added: «also renew our demands an immediate investigation and transparent in Haweeja accident.
And London also monitors developments in Iraq closely, and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the Middle East Alistair Burt issued a statement last Thursday expressing his 'deep concern' on what is happening in the country. A British keen on calm, too, but without interfering in Iraqi affairs.
The spokesman for the British Foreign Office told «Middle East»: «We are still concerned about the ongoing violence in Iraq and call on all parties to exercise restraint», adding: «We encourage all political leaders to work together to develop a political process that addresses concerns legitimacy of the demonstrators, and we welcome efforts to reach a peaceful solution to end the current tension. The spokesman declined to comment on the proposal to hold early elections in Iraq to resolve the crisis, but there is a British political circles see the possibility of reaching a political solution through a new legislative elections.
The Paris yesterday included voice to London and Washington claim all Iraqi parties to show restraint. The statement said the French Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that Paris' demands discipline and stresses the importance of dialogue and an inclusive political process.
Mhamadawi calls to dismiss Nijaifi for hindering endorsement of important laws
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:29 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -The Secretary General of the Patriotic Sons of Iraq, Abbas al-Mhamadawi, called “To dismiss the Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi, because he hinders the endorsement the important laws that concern the citizens for political reasons.”
He stated to AIN “It is unfortunate that Nijaifi is a part of a plot to hurdle the endorsement of the laws for political reasons.”
“He made the parliament as a place for political disputes away from the legislative role,” he added.
“The figure, who assumes the Speaker post, must be neutral not to limit his opinions to his political party,” he stressed.
He emphasized “Dismissing Nijaifi from his post to restore the real role of the parliament.”
Vice Sadrist: dissolve the government became public demand
30-04-2013 05:36 AM
Baghdad (news) .. supported by the Liberal block of the Sadrist movement MP / National Alliance / Hussein Kazem Mahmoud, initiative of the President of the House of Representatives to dissolve the government and the formation of an interim government, as pointed out that this initiative will not convergence turnout of some political blocs.
Mahmoud said in a statement (of the Agency news): The country is in crisis solving large government became public demand, noting that the initiative of the President of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi should be carried out.
He added: on the government to resign and form a new interim government to hold early elections to resolve the lingering crisis between the political parties.
The MP said the Liberal bloc to: that this initiative will not convergence turnout of some political blocs because they are refusing to conduct the elections.
The head of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi presented a new initiative on the heads of political parties that have seats in parliament, said it was to spare the country the specter of war and destruction
A statement from the Office of Najafi received the Agency (news) a copy of it: It is proposed to provide the current government resign and commissioning mini provisional government of independent members bring them to participate in the upcoming elections. / End / 2.'s. Mhttp://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=ar&u=http://www.ikhnews.com/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dikhnews%26hl%3Den%26tbo%3Dd%26biw%3D1 030%26bih%3D514&sa=X&ei=Oq3IUO-tIoeXyAGsjIDYDw&sqi=2&ved=0CDUQ7gEwAA