National Bloc white: the election law was fair and was drafted the size of the citizen and not the political blocs
06-11-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
White Rat National Bloc, Tuesday, that the parliamentary election law prescribed by the House of Representatives the day before yesterday was a fair law was drafted on the size of the voter and not the Iraqi political blocs.
The spokesman said Bloc MP Kazem Al Shammari said in a press statement to his press office, said that "the efforts that have been made in order to approve the election law was great and took a lot of time all the blocks even managed to Parliament out law can be described as the great achievement by any standard."
He added that "the law was fair and built the upper limit of the aspirations of the Iraqi voter and gave the right which was found in the old law of the blocks medium, therefore, we are to _AT_ NGED no justification for stabbing him in the Federal Court of any party because the parliament in the best conditions did not find himself will come out of the law better than created by on the ground and voted, "referring to the" parliament for the first time able to come out the law does not represent the wishes of the large blocs is not drafted on Mqasathm but left the law draws a real road map to form the next government and parliament, according to the desire of the citizens only. "
Shammari called on Iraqi voters to "actively participate in the upcoming elections after parliament Valley what it came out to them by law will keep their voices and became a ball today in the court of the citizen to choose his representative the right to representation without fear of going his voice to filter or block the other."
Election law prohibits 200 thousand voters abroad to vote
06-11-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad / Wael grace
Detection experts on elections in the country, that the law of the legislative elections, passed by parliament, the first on Monday, would deprive more than 200 thousand Iraqi voters abroad to vote, noting that the law, as the current exhibition of appeal, as said by representatives of small parties, if approved Saint Lego system in calculating the average vote, "scheme aimed at democratic forces", and hinted that their ستتحالف parties together to keep up with the major parties.
The House voted Monday evening to the election law, relying St Lego system and on the average statistics of the Ministry of Commerce in terms of population. The Council voted to be the age of candidacy for membership in the Council for 30 years and obtained a certificate of prep as less appreciation.
A member of the parliamentary legal committee on condition of anonymity for the "long" The committee put three proposals of each paragraph in the law have been resolved by majority vote, he said, adding that "paragraph vote Iraqis who are in abroad accidentally dropped were not included in the final draft of the law."
He said a member of the Legal Committee that "the Chairman of the Legal Committee warned of Representatives during the voting session to the issue of Iraqi vote abroad, but it seems that inadvertently not included because all the political blocs are interested in voting abroad."
And ignored Article 40 special vote of the security forces and displaced persons, of election law in 2014, passed by the parliament, any reference to Iraqis vote abroad, and explained only mechanism vote internally displaced, while Article 4, paragraph 5 of the 2010 elections that "the Office of the Independent Electoral validity status Instructions for Iraqis abroad vote. "
He said elections expert Adil al-Lami said in an interview with the "long" yesterday that the new election law dramatically Gallery to appeal in the Federal Court for the presence of a number of irregularities in its drafting and violating the Constitution, as well as the cancellation of the vote abroad.
The Lami that the title of the new law the legislature is "Act to amend the election law the House of Representatives (16) for the year 2005," but he points out that Article 47 of the new law says, "The Law Council of Representatives elections No. 16 of 2005, as amended," This means that the law New is not an amendment to the old, but new legislation, and could be challenged as a proposal came before the House of Representatives and not by the government or the Presidency of the Republic, according to the law.
He said al-Lami, "The new law wraps on the constitution as the parliament, the distribution of ten seats on some of the provinces, because the increase in seats is not according to Mans in the Constitution, that for every 100 thousand inhabitants one representative, and did not take the parliament Balahsa˙ah recently issued by the Ministry of Planning, but the seats were increased by consensus. "
He said al-Lami, a member of the Commission prior to the elections that "the new law system is based" Saint Lego average "in the distribution of the votes, and took a copy of the worst of the system by dividing the number of valid votes each political bloc on the serial numbers (1.6,3,5,7,9 ....... etc.) and the number of seats allocated to the constituency. "
He added that the new distribution of votes system contradicts the order of the Federal Court declared unconstitutional the distribution of votes according to the system "rest the strongest" that has been applied in the 2010 elections, adding that the system of "Saint Lego" rate, would deprive the small lists of getting a seat in parliament.
Moreover Lami explained that the new law abolished the "vote of Iraqis living outside the country."
To a confirmed member of Electoral Commission كاطع the Zobaie in a brief statement the "long" yesterday that "the Commission's previous statistics confirmed the presence of more than 200 thousand voters abroad have the right to participate", diminishing the size of their influence on the election results.
To that member of the Communist Party criticized Jassim Hilfi the adoption of the new law, a system of "Saint Lego" rate, which he described Palmsthoz the votes of small blocks, and dedicated to large lists.
He said Hilfi in connection with the "long" that the adoption of a system of "Saint Lego" average target of Democratic Forces, just small parties from the political process, and to devote the power, however, one block, stressing that civil forces and liberal will include all parties and blocs that got a seat or two seats or that did not win in the previous elections in one list expanded, Hilfi did not rule out an appeal against the new law, having been studied from a legal standpoint.
For his part, Secretary General of the People's Party, ultra-Sheikh Ali, a system of "Saint Lego" amended to "unjust" and does not achieve justice for all parties and political blocs, said the "long" that the new election law comes on the "size of so-called blocks big," noting that the law puts obstacles in front of the small and emerging blocs to contest the elections and get seats in parliament.
Although it says Secretary General of the People's Party, "Democratic Movement and the smaller parties would run the elections and the expansion of alliances to contest the next election."
Presidential decree sets April date for the next elections
Baghdad / Press-term
Announced the Electoral Commission for elections, on Monday, received a republican decree of the Presidency of the Republic, specifying the date of the parliamentary elections of April 30, 2014.
The head of the electoral district Mekdad Sharifi, in an interview to the (Presse term), "The Commission received yesterday, a republican decree of the Presidency of the Republic, it set the date of the next parliamentary elections, on April 30, 2014."
This comes in conjunction with the unanimous vote of the House of Representatives on the Law of the next parliamentary elections in 2014, while for the 14 sessions of this month, after the first reading of the election law, Kirkuk.
Parliament was initiated, since last month, to discuss the electoral law and the different paragraphs, which delayed approval because of differences between the political blocs on them, especially the "quota and compensatory seats."
Zebari: Maliki's Visit to Washington was (positive)
BAGHDAD / NINA / Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari described the results of the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Washington positive.
Zebari said in a press statement published today: The American side promised to provide weapons and equipment to combat terrorism and to increase and deepen security cooperation as well as providing what Iraq's needs of weapons and equipment in the future.
He added: There are specific requests that Washington has been responded to, because of the permanent risk of Qaeda and other organizations associated with it. Moreover, there were talks with the Iraqi delegation at all levels about the need to expand political participation, reconciliation and work to build the institutions, and to hold the elections on time next year.
On Iraqi participation in the Arab - African summit in Kuwait, he explained that "Iraq will participate in the summit at the level of vice president Khudair Al-Khozai.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki had paid an official visit to Washington on Oct. during which he met with U.S. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and members of Congress.
The delegation included Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and acting Defense Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi and a number of MPs and advisers.
Urgent...Nujaifi, Ani and Jumaili head to Arbil
BAGHDAD / NINA / House Speaker, Osama al-Nujaifi and MP of the Motahedoon coalition, Dhafer al-Ani and the head of the Iraqiya bloc in the Parliament, Salman al-Jumaili have headed to Arbil on Wednesday morning 6, Nov.
A parliamentary source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "Nujaifi, Ani and al-Jumaili will meet the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani to discuss a number of political issues and the upcoming elections."
Maliki's media adviser denies the government's determination to veto election law
BAGHDAD / NINA / Ali al-Moussawi, media adviser of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki denied government's determination to veto the election law in the Federal Court.
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The government does not have any tendency to veto the election law in the Federal Court because of the political blocs agreed to pass it."
Some of media quoted sources close to Maliki as saying that Prime Minister has prepared his legal advisers to veto the election law passed by parliament recently.
The sources said that leaders in Maliki's coalition feel disappointed of this law, which reduces their electoral chances and eliminate the chances of a third mandate, which those leaders aspire to grant it to Maliki.
The sources added that Maliki's legal advisers attend to prepare the issue of the veto in federal court.
The Parliament approved the law of the next parliamentary elections according to the semi-open list system and Saint Lego system for calculating the average votes.
White House spokesman: We are very worried about the fate of those abducted from Camp Ashraf
06-11-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Washington and agencies
At a daily press conference spokesman for U.S. President
On Friday before meeting Obama Maliki, were asked him about the mass demonstration for the supporters of the resistance in front of the White House by one of the journalists where liquid questioned:
You are facing a stark demonstration in front of the White House their protectors Alocharfian systems So you can trust that you can explain to us how the president will press any tone on the Iraqi prime minister to bear responsibility for the massacre in September in Ashraf?
LG Carney replied White House spokesman saying: You know that the President will meet with today pm Maliki.
They would discuss various issues and I am sure that this would be one of the files and this important topic in the existing relations. Relationships that will remain important after the end of the war in Iraq and the withdrawal of U.S. forces. That our commitment to Iraq will remain very strong and we نقدمهم aid in the face of challenges related to al-Qaeda in Iraq and the general economic challenges while they are going ahead in and out of the development of the previous situation, which created problems for the Iraqi people.
Q: What is the current position of the White House over who bears responsibility for the attack and hostage-taking?
LG Carney: Let me say I am reassured that the Foreign Ministry will have more conversations you in this regard. But I can tell you that we are very concerned about the fate of those who were kidnapped from Camp Ashraf, as well as worried about the security of the population remaining in Iraq at Camp Liberty. We are following these issues actively and on a daily basis with UNAMI and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Iraqi government and other authorities concerned. We are looking for information about the missing members of the MKO and follow up to make sure to provide protection
Of the population in Camp Liberty as much as possible. So I am comfortable and as I said these are the same lines of the topics that follow it up with our counterparts as part of the open files in front of us.
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Faili Kurds expressing "shock and disappointment" to withhold their parliamentary quota
06-11-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Wasit
Chairman of the Committee expressed Faili Kurds in the province of Wasit Haider Feily, Wednesday, the "shock and disappointment" Faili due to withhold their quota of parliamentary election law, returned deliberately marginalized and neglected.
He said Feily in a statement for "Alsumaria News", "among the Faili Kurds received the news of blocking quota for Bashrihthm disappointed and shocked large, despite many promises and assurances that Mnina by the wills of the political blocs and the absence of political representation of the real actor for Filien missed a great opportunity to Ansafna of the deliberate marginalization and neglect. "
He added, "Instead of being Krdina a deeply and Hieitna the doctrine power factor to obtain the rights they prohibited a source of concern for others and cause to simpler سلبنا our rights in parliamentary representation."
He Feily that "Faili Kurds and over the modern history were material to harassment and death on the altars of freedom and suffered unless the suffering of Iraqis," adding, "until he reached the injustice and arbitrariness to the crime displacement confrontational heinous excluded Saddam where any Kurd, is a Shiite and any Shia is a Kurd and included Shiites Faili Kurds and not others. "
He pointed out that "the crime of displacement Faili included the confiscation of movable and immovable property and overthrow Iraqi nationality and the separation of children from their families to become test in mice Saddam's chemical machine at the end Palace and prison sentences."
He continued Feily "have engaged الفيليون before their displacement in all efforts and fronts that fought Saddam Hussein's regime, was Shorja Dealers and beautiful advocate Kurdish rebels funds, Supply and dozens of them were executed as a result, thousands of them were executed within the constellation of the martyrs of the Islamic Dawa Party."
Faili expressed regret, saying, "In spite of all these tragedies have Ezz parliamentarians and political blocs to include Faili Kurds, including by residents included the Saudi Rafha camp, despite the big difference between the situation of massive population Rafha Faili and what he suffered."
"As Ezz systems on the new Iraq and the successive governments Faili fairness and even equality Bozlam the Baath roomful sovereign ministries in particular, offices and even deprived of their rights as political prisoners and deprived families of martyrs Faili of legal entitlements."
He called Faili Kurds to "unify our political and cultural under a tent political bloc enter the electoral arena without an umbrella of a for Filien to have a voice in the next parliament."
It was hoped to include in paragraph parliamentary election law on the allocation of five seats quota for the Faili Kurds in the next parliament but that did not happen because of the refusal of some political blocs.
Iraqi Kurdish lawmaker hails adoption of the election law
06-11-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Arbil (World) 06/11/2013 - praised the Kurdistan Alliance MP Abdul Bari Zebari passage of the Iraqi parliament electoral law, which will take place on the basis of legislative elections on the thirtieth of April / May next. Zebari said in an exclusive interview with the news channel Al-Alam on Tuesday evening that this law, even though it was enacted after the discussions a bit late, but at the same time we consider to be appropriate and relevant and important.
He added: the importance of this law, it is proved to the world that democracy in Iraq is determined to succeed, and the political process is determined to reach their goals, where many believe that the departure of coalition forces from Iraq could hinder the political process or may lead to a retreat from democracy.
On the number of seats in the Iraqi parliament said Zebari that the number of seats and other issues Other Mansosh in the Iraqi constitution that every 100 thousand Iraqi citizen representative and one has in the House of Representatives, noting that this matter needs to process census was supposed to take place in 2006 and 2007.
Zebari pointed out that the Iraqi government is long overdue in the conduct of Statistics, was the introduction of this subject in the debate, pointing out that the existing number of seats is accurate and based on figures from the Ministry of Planning.
He continued: We believe that the number of seats that have been approved does not fit the true size of the governorates of Iraq in general and Kurdistan region in particular, therefore, the Kurdistan region has always insisted on the need for statistics in a timely manner, and this number has been agreed upon in order not to be a hindrance and hinders to hold elections, and Kurdistan agreed In order not to be an obstacle to the success of the democratic process.
He said: differences between the Iraqi parliament began out of context, sectarian and national, in the matter of the circle one was not the Kurdistan Alliance is the only claimant in this matter, and in the Kurdistan region there was a mass of a "change" demanded that the circles several, while the other blocs (not Kurdish) in Iraq was the sharing of the Kurdistan Alliance demand, and this is a positive step forward for the exit of the debate from its sectarian and ethnic.
The Iraqi Parliament has acknowledged the electoral law, which will take place on the basis of legislative elections on the thirtieth of April / May next.