“EVICT MALIKI” COUNTDOWN : 19 DAYS TO THE ELECTION
NOTE: that the countdown notice has been amended to qualify the Election as ”Scheduled ” to give emphasis to the tenuous state of political / constitutional affairs in Iraq in recent days and specifically the mention in the news of a possible delay in the election due to the Anbar diaspora. Add to the foregoing the ” threat” of the election occurring under martial law with Maliki as the chief executive officer.
Maliki's Alliance: INA to prove its failure by postponing endorsement of Budget law after next elections
Baghdad (AIN) – MP, Sami al-Askari, of the State of Law Coalition headed by the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, stated that the Iraqi National Alliance will prove its failure if the Budget law is not endorsed till the next elections.
Speaking to AIN, Askari said "If the Budget law is not endorsed till the next elections, the INA will prove its failure and all the slogans that it adopts are not real."
He attributed the delay in endorsing the Budget law to "The lack of the real intentions of the sides of INA and the other political blocs where only the citizens are affected by this delay."
Chattels - * This is the same tired and tiresome rhetoric espoused by the SLC. May the peace of God be upon Iraq and may the decision of the electorate on April 30th be a resounding rejection " of the people, by the people and for the people " of Iraq against such tyranny, deceit and duplicity. May the people of Iraq choose life over death and good over evil. This is my solemn prayer. *
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The current parliament will end its mandate in terms of realism
The current parliament will end its mandate in terms of realism on Monday, April 14, where the holiday season begins and ends with the last legislative From a constitutional standpoint, on June 14. According to what the legal expert Tareq Harb.
The Presidency of the Council of Representatives decided last Sunday and continuing consistently sessions until the end of the current legislative session in the absence of approving the budget will continue to work to 14 from next June.
The House of Representatives may form on the sixth of this month, a parliamentary committee to resolve problems relating to the draft law of the financial budget between Gmuten federal and Kurdistan region consisting of an organic body presidency of the parliament [Qusay al-Suhail and Aref Tayfur and membership chairman of the Commission on oil and energy parliamentary Adnan al-Janabi, the head of the parliamentary Finance Committee Haider Abadi, and to negotiate with the governments of the center and the province to resolve the problems which are not entered by the parliament, "according to the opinion of the new committee.
Referred to the House of Representatives and with the proximity to hold parliamentary elections in 30 of the current month are still experiencing difficulty in holding its sessions to pass the budget, the center of the province for several blocks to the continuation of the dispute between them, especially relating to the share of the Kurdistan region, which stipulated that upon the federal government to export 400 000 barrels per day compared to granting its share of 17% of the budget.
Source: Maliki afraid of being found guilty in the case internationally committed a massacre in Fallujah
BAGHDAD - A source familiar with the National Alliance for the fear of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of international condemnation if committed a massacre in Fallujah, the most important districts in the province of Anbar.
The source said it is interested in the affairs of foreign relations in the Iraqi Council of Representatives and a member of the National Alliance, said: "al-Maliki afraid of being found guilty in the case internationally committed a massacre in Fallujah."
The source added that "the recent meeting held by the National Alliance and the presence of al-Maliki pointed explicitly to the need not to be involved issues of violations of human rights or crimes against humanity during the military operations taking place in Anbar,"
stressing that "the National Alliance Maliki warned of continuing military operations without achieving results clear on the ground or operations related to the involvement of human rights violations or crimes against humanity. "
The source revealed that "leaders are united in a coalition and the Iraqi List, presented several reports on the situation in Anbar to a delegation from the European Union who is visiting Iraq."
Baghdad: Iraqi political blocs warns of the government's efforts to declare emergency
Fri Apr 11 2014 00:16 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - Jawdat Kazem - life
Iraqi political sources expected announcement by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the state of emergency to allow him to «adjust the security and the use of force in the upcoming battle of Fallujah», while ruling out «Liberal bloc» parliamentary approval of the House of Representatives on the law.
In addition, Foreign Ministry confirmed that the government is obliged to take all security measures and the military in the city of Fallujah and other cities.
A political source close to al-Maliki's »life» that «the prime minister may declare a state of emergency in the country, based on the powers vested in him as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and the supervisor of the work of the ministries of interior and defense proxy». He added that he «does not need to be approved by the House of Representatives to pass the emergency law because the threat requires strict security measures».
But a member of the board of trustees, deputy «Liberal bloc» Zia al-Asadi, told «life»: «is not the prerogative of the Prime Minister declare a state of emergency unless it gets the approval of the House of Representatives to legitimize the law, but falling in explicit violation of the constitution».
He explained that «among the powers of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces to move pieces of the army or the police in the cities if summoned situation where this is the case also in Anbar, where our forces engaged in battles against al-Qaeda».
He added that «the emergency law presented by the government recently awarded the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces absolute powers in the implementation of security measures, without reference to any party, and this is rejected by most of the parliamentary blocs».
For his part, said a member of the Commission on Security and Defense parliamentary Hamid al-Mutlaq in connection with the «life» that «the state of emergency declaration means chaos in the country has been exploiting this matter to liquidate liabilities and thus get into endless crises».
He added: «I do not think that the government will succeed in its bid because the timing was not right and he is wrong in a critical circumstance is not likely any adventure».
In addition, the State Department announced in a statement, received the «life» a copy of it, that «the situation in Anbar province, no longer a secret, especially in the city of Fallujah, which was dominated by terrorist groups, namely the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Daash), it has This group of terrorist acts of murder, kidnapping and intimidation of citizens and to spread fear and terror in their ranks, as well as sabotage of public and private property, and destruction of infrastructure, including bridges connecting cities in Anbar province », indicating that« aim is to impede the movement of citizens and prevent the delivery of aid to them » .
The statement added that «the Iraqi government sought, since the early formation of a committee to take it upon themselves to provide essential needs, as initiated by the Electoral Commission for elections procedures necessary to ensure the participation of people of the province in the elections scheduled for later this month».
He added that «the terrorist organization not only to take Fallujah residents as human shields, but also by committing other criminal acts, when the oldest parts of water of the Euphrates River about SDE Fallujah and Nuaimiya», pointing out that «that led to the sinking of the villages and towns in Anbar province, and the creation of a shortage massive water flowing toward central and southern governorates, which threatens the interruption of drinking water and stop power plants, in addition to the damage that would wealth of agricultural, animal and environmental ».
The Foreign Ministry confirmed that, «in the light of this, and being exposed to Iraq and its people from a declaration of war from this terrorist organization, the government and based on the responsibility of constitutional find itself forced to take security measures and the military to secure the return to normalcy and protect the citizens of Fallujah.
Political blocs confirm "impossibility" to declare a state of emergency without the approval of Parliament is to talk about "the return of dictatorship"
Fri Apr 11 2014 19:09 | (Voice of Iraq)
Long-Presse / Baghdad
Confirmed the political blocs on Friday, the impossibility announcement "state of emergency" in Iraq without the approval of Parliament, and as I went back to talk about "a coup against democracy and a return to dictatorship, the government accused the implementation of the emergency law four years ago through" continuous wars. "
A spokesman for the coalition of citizen eloquent whit Abu tirelessly in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The declaration of a state of emergency in Iraq by the government is not possible except by a decision of Parliament", he underlined that "talking about the declaration of a state of emergency after ten years of the fall of Saddam's regime Hussein means that the government has not been able to provide the most basic elements of the security of the citizen. "
Promised Abu tirelessly "to talk about declaring a state of emergency coup against democracy and the new system and a return to dictatorship again," noting that "a coalition of citizen refuses to postpone the elections flatly and categorically, under the pretext of an emergency law or the law of non-emergency."
He continued, spokesman for a coalition of citizens that "the circumstances that have passed us in the past 2005_2006, conditions were hotter and though elections were held, and today we certainly better than what the race calling for the declaration of a state of emergency."
For his part, Vice-President of the Kurdistan Alliance bloc in the House of Representatives Mohsen al-Sadoun said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The National Safety Law of the Constitutional sends the request of Prime Minister and President of the Republic together," noting that "a declaration of a state of emergency or the approval of the National Safety Law requires to a vote of two thirds of parliament after what offers commanding general of the Armed Forces detailed explanation of the security situation and the extent of the country's need for this law. "
He Sadoun that "it is not possible for the government to impose a state of emergency there is the existing Parliament, which must approve it," following the "declaration of a state of emergency means stop legal proceedings and the powers in the judiciary and the judgment becomes militarily and that in light of the federal system in which considerable constraints nor can be applied. "
He Sadoun that "the postponement of the elections must also be done by request of Independent High Electoral Commission for elections and approved by the Council of Ministers and voted on by the House of Representatives", he underlined that "the House of Representatives will not vote on the postponement These are all things can not be applied now, but according to the data of constitutional ".
In turn, the leader of the bloc united Ahmed electrodes in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The government sent a draft law to parliament requesting the declaration of a state of emergency be named the National Safety Law and the subject does not pass in Parliament", accusing the government of "the implementation of a state of emergency in four years without reference to Parliament as if you want to make it in accordance with the legal framework and this is unacceptable for Parliament and representatives of the people. "
He pointed electrodes that "all actions of the government in accordance with the emergency, when engaged in wars and open fronts, all of these things should be covered legal cover."
The coalition of national, counting Saturday (April 5, 2014), that a bill of national safety raises a lot of concerns and questions "about the" alleged "government investigation" achievements and victories fake security ", while accusing the government of being" red-handed with the mentality of industry crises, "and seeks to" coup against the constitution recognizing the inevitability of change, "felt that the project paves the way for the imposition of" dictatorship and cancel the elections and political pluralism, "he called to the stand against him and to prevent the legislation.
He warned deputies in the different political blocs on Friday (April 4, 2014), from being sent Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to draft the National Safety Law beginning to dissolve the parliament and the imposition of a state of emergency in the country, taking advantage of the absence of President Jalal Talabani, noting that al-Maliki is trying to shuffle cards to gain momentum in the next parliamentary elections.
He was the head of the Liberal parliamentary Bahaa al-Araji, revealed in (third from April 2014 present), during a press conference at Parliament House, attended daily (range), the arrival of the law, "national safety" to the House of Representatives, which he described as a "declaration of a state Emergency and gives the prime minister the powers of security, political and wide in conjunction with the holding of elections near. "
He also expressed MPs and former MPs, during the last period, expressed concern about the bill while counting members of the Commission on Security and Defense parliamentary, that the current situation of the country "does not require the application of such a law for the imposition of emergency," swung that is aimed at "creating a new crisis to inflame the situation and postpone "the next election, a legal expert confirmed that the project empowers the prime minister powers" extensive security ", and aims to build a security system shall ensure by the executive branch without the intervention of Parliament work.
The Council of Ministers decided, at its meeting held on (18 March 2014), approved a draft law to defend national integrity, and forwarded to the House of Representatives.
According to a statement by the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, the law aims to "confront the security conditions, disasters, and epidemics that might be exposed to the country, affecting the safety of the homeland and the citizen and require urgent and exceptional measures of the state."
Finance: let the CBI improve the status of the dinar against other currencies
Announced the parliamentary Finance Committee that the Iraqi dinar stable, stressing that the central bank has to manages to improve the situation of the Iraqi dinar against other currencies. Said committee member MP Hassan al-Bayati said that “the Iraqi dinar is not in its right and true, and the Central Bank of Iraq (needs) to take appropriate measures to improve and put it in front of the other currencies. said MP al-Bayati, “there is a difference in the exchange rate between the central bank and the market, stressing that the latter is limited by the price.” according to the newspaper brotherhood The Committee on the economy and investment representative had carried earlier in the central bank responsible for the fluctuation of the price of the Iraqi dinar in front of the other currencies, on the grounds that he directly responsible for monetary policy in the country.
It is noteworthy that the Central Bank of Iraq, for reprinting the Iraqi banknotes with pictures of new and more protection. At a time in which the bank pointed out that the currency will continue to be traded now, stressed that the new currency will help the blind to see the value of these categories. The bank said in a press release, he “re-print the new series of banknotes of Iraq and the currently circulating pictures of new and superior protection, using a good quality of printing paper, with the inclusion of the two dates Hijri and Gregorian and the signing of the Governor of the Central Bank and the Agency Abdul Basit Turki Saeed, with the addition after security tags . ” and noted that “the banknotes current will continue trading with the new will not be pulling rolling them now or in the future.” the statement added, that “the categories of the 250, 500 and 1,000 dinars has been added to signs of a new security upon which bristles color visible and invisible signs circular for the visually impaired (blind), in addition to coating the banknotes protective coating to protect it from dust, as well as ensure the thread width of 1.2 mm. ”
Transformed the political entities in Kirkuk campaign for the upcoming elections to war to resolve the ownership of the province which is under great strain, was born in the city during the campaign.
Competing Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen residents of the province in the House of Representatives of the Iraqi elections scheduled for the end of the month of April this to prove ownership of the province and show slogan was what aspire each component for the future of Kirkuk.
Aso says Mamend official regulations National Union Center in Kirkuk and the supervisor of the election campaign
"We bet in the next election on the survival of our seats and increased our fans to prove that the Kurdish city of Kirkuk."
In turn, confirms the Turkmen Front, which won two seats in the Iraqi Council of Representatives at the county level by the results of the 2010 elections and come in third place after the Kurds and the Arabs, it's trying to become the second force so as not to say that the Turkmen are the third nation in the city.
Classified Article 140 of the constitution of Kirkuk, as a disputed area and because of that article are not applied until today found political entities other way to prove ownership of the province to adopt the proportion of votes each component in the Iraqi Council of Representatives especially that Kirkuk has not seen elections for the provincial councils since January ( January) of 2005.
Components of Kirkuk busy day competition among themselves and against each other in order to change the equation and deepens the competition is that these components do not participate in the elections united all of them have taken his own list.
Kurds involved eight different lists and lists seven Arabs and Turkmen, a coalition made up of 11 entities with Christians trying to win one entity only seat of Kota and all vying to win the largest number of voters in the province and whose number (83 616) voters.
Kurdish forces raised the slogan of (Kurdish Kirkuk) as a sign that they want the results of this election that includes Kirkuk to the Kurdistan region with Arab powers involved slogan (Iraqi city of Kirkuk), a slogan against the forces of the Kurdish, Turkmen and, in turn, are preparing voters transferred to the Kirkuk region independently.
Arshad Salehi, head of the Turkmen Front and the candidate of the Turkmen in Kirkuk province, for election to the House of Representatives said the "debate" we "will participate in the upcoming elections independent list and did not enter into a coalition with any nation other in order to work on the show the balance of national second in Kirkuk Our work next will be the independence of the city and expect to get twice that of our seats earlier if there is no fraud. "
The Kirkuk's Arabs Although sectarian division between them and the lack of a unified list still clinging to gather them understand that Kirkuk is the capital of Iraqi unity.
Omar stresses rally behind a candidate Kirkuk's Arabs to the Iraqi Council of Representatives that Kirkuk is an Iraqi city and the state must be an Arab force in Kirkuk, the intervention of the House of Representatives that does not retreat from the "Arab identity of Kirkuk."
He said, "except for the Sunni Arabs in Kirkuk, the State of Law, led by Iraqi Prime Minister trying to get the seat of Kirkuk."
The conflict between all those lists in Kirkuk, causing instability in the election campaign in the province has injured 15 people dead in the first week of the campaign and assured Farhad Talabani Branch Chief Electoral Commission for elections in Kirkuk, they will be punished entities and candidates on any breach of doing.
"In the event of any provocation or react inappropriately lead to chaos Sanaaqub by the candidate or political entity."
Observers due in Kirkuk, the intensification of the campaign of political entities to enter a war to prove ownership of Kirkuk, a major point of contention between the central government and the Kurdistan region.
Rehman said Forgiving expert in the field of elections that the main components of the fight during this election in order to prove that the city of Kirkuk, Kurdish, Arab or Turkmen identity and this is a war that was born in the election campaign are the trump card that parties play out today.
* My read and take on the foregoing article is that politically the competing interests view the election vote as a " referendum " on the identity of Kirkuk. Is it and will it be Kurd or Arab with some Turkmen influence ? *
MP warns from not achieving victory against terrorist groups due to electoral purposes
Baghdad (AIN) – MP, Hassan Shwaider, of the National Alliance warned from not achieving victory against the terrorist groups and the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant due to electoral purposes.
Speaking to AIN, he said "Fighting the ISIL elements in Anbar is supported by all the Iraqis and all support the security forces, but the duality in the war and invading the cities made us to confuse over distinguishing our enemies."
Commission adopts 1200 international observers to monitor the forthcoming electoral process
Baghdad (news) .. The president of the Board of Commissioners and chairman of the international observers in the election commission Serbst Mustafa Rashid, the adoption of 1200 international observers to monitor the forthcoming electoral process up to today Thursday 04/10/2014. Rashid said in a statement received by the Agency (news) : The 'Committee for international observers in the election commission adopted the 1200 international observers for the purpose of monitoring the electoral process and voting process, which will take place on 30 / April / 2014 , and pointed out: that the Commission continues to process adopted for international observers and that the belief in the importance of their role to bring more transparency and integrity in the process election.