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    " The Dinar Daily ", Saturday, 12 April 2014


    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.

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    Currency Auctions

    Announcement No. (2649)

    The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 12-Apr-2014 results were as follows:

    Details Notes
    Number of banks 13
    Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1166
    Auction price buying dinar / US$ -----
    Amount sold at auction price (US$) 151,965,000
    Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) -----
    Total offers for buying (US$) 151,965,000
    Total offers for selling (US$) -----

    Exchange rates ( NOT POSTED FOR TODAY )

    http://www.cbi.iq/index.php?pid=CurrencyAuctions AND http://www.cbi.iq/documents/CBI_FORE...E_AUCTIONS.pdf
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    MP: The 2014 budget will not be passed before the elections

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the citizen parliamentary bloc, Jawad al-Bazzuni said that the 2014 budget will be postponed after the parliamentary elections for the lack of any political agreement on it.

    The MP, of Basra province told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The Parliament does not have the ability to pass the federal budget these days, so it will be postponed after the parliamentary elections."

    He added, "The MPs of the Iraqiya and Muttahidoon coalitions believe that if the budget passed before the election, it will be exploited as electoral propaganda."

    The House of Representatives adjourned its sessions until further notice after forming a new committee for converging views between the center Government and the region about the budget , headed by Qusay al-Suhail , First Deputy Speaker of the House, and includes Deputy Speaker Arif Tayfur a representative of the Kurdistan Alliance and MP Adnan al-Janabi , representing of Muttahidoon coalition, and the Chairman of the Finance Committee Haider Abadi, a representative of the national Alliance . ARTICLE LINK


    MP: a number of parliamentarians seek to create a new bloc to approve the budget away from the leaders of the political blocs

    BAGHDAD / NINA / A member of the Legal Parliamentary Committee, of the Ahrar bloc, MP Amir al-Kanani said that a number of members of the House of Representatives from various political blocs seek to create a new bloc to approve the budget bill away from the effects of the leaders of the political blocs and their positions . "

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / " The Quartet parliamentary, formed by the House of Representatives, has not met so far, and does not have the ability to solve problems related to the budget, pointing out that amendment of certain paragraphs of the budget law requires specialists members from the legal and financial parliamentary Committees and this what we will seek to achieve in the coming period."

    He explained that " most of the members of the House are unhappy with the delay in approving the budget bill , so a large number of members of the House of Representatives, from various political blocs, agreed to form a parliamentary bloc and submit a request to the Presidency of the Council of Representatives, to discuss the budget bill and amend some of its paragraphs before approving it before coming parliamentary elections away from the effects of leaders of political blocs and their decisions. "

    The House of Representatives adjourned its sessions until further notice after forming a new committee for converging views between the center Government and the region about the budget , headed by Qusay al-Suhail , First Deputy Speaker of the House, and includes Deputy Speaker Arif Tayfur a representative of the Kurdistan Alliance and MP Adnan al-Janabi , representing of Muttahidoon coalition, and the Chairman of the Finance Committee Haider Abadi, a representative of the national Alliance . ARTICLE LINK
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    Kurdistan's economic adviser warns of risks of continued stopped pumping oil through Kirkuk-Ceyhan line

    12/04/2014 10:41:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The economic security adviser in Kurdistan, Biwa Khansi said that "continued stopped pumping oil through Kirkuk-Ceyhan line will reflect negatively on the country's economy and economic relations between Iraq and Turkey .

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "exporting oil from Kirkuk oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan, located on the Mediterranean Sea, is still shut because of repeated attacks on the line carrier within the administrative borders of the provinces of Salahuddin and Nineveh," stressing that "the continuation of stops export oil through Turkey would negatively affect the economic relations between Iraq and Turkey and also on the petro-dollar project for the oil-producing provinces and the state budget. "

    He explained that " Iraq has signed an agreement with Turkey to export oil according to the sums of money, but stop exporting oil will push Turkey to claim their own money paid to Iraq , adding , that the petro-dollar project to the provinces producing oil / Diyala , Nineveh and Kirkuk / allocated share of the mentioned provinces , so stop exporting oil within the line of Kirkuk-Ceyhan will lead to reduce this allocations. "

    He pointed out that "Iraq's budget plan put on the price of $ 90 per barrel of oil and stop the export of oil would disrupt this price will reduce the financial revenues of the federal budget."

    The Oil Ministry has confirmed the continuation stopped exporting oil from the Kirkuk oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan because of attacks on the line carrying oil through Turkey. "

    It is said that Oil Minister, Abdul Karim Luaybi announced that the pumping of oil to the Turkish port of Ceyhan is expected to be resumed next week after repairing the pipeline, which carries about 20 percent of the total exports of Iraqi crude.

    He added, "The oil ministry has alternative plans in the coming period through the establishment of a second line to export oil from Kirkuk oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan, and this matter in the process of preparation and planning and we work to implement it in the near future."



    Iraq to Resume Oil Exports to Turkey

    Last month Turkey stopped the flow from Kurdistan through the one operational Kurdish pipeline following objections by Baghdad.

    By RUDAW

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraq will resume crude exports through a pipeline to Turkey within days, the Iraqi oil minister said, as Erbil and Baghdad try to resolve a serious dispute over energy exports.

    "We are trying to resolve these problems. I believe the flow will resume within a week," Abdul Kareem Luaibi announced at the Turkish International Oil and Gas conference in Ankara.

    Energy experts say that in early March Iraq stopped exports through its Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline, which has suffered many insurgent attacks and technical problems and is frequently under repair.

    Last month, Turkey also stopped the flow from Kurdistan through the one operational Kurdish pipeline, following objections by Baghdad, which has consistently opposed direct oil sales by the autonomous Kurds.

    The Kurds began exporting their own oil to Turkey early this year, before hitting a brick wall with Baghdad. Erbil wants to manage the exports and revenues itself, but the central government insists it must be in charge.

    In order to pressure Erbil, Baghdad cut off payments from the national budget, placing a serious strain on the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) ability to pay the salaries of civil servants for two months.

    Ankara has said it prefers to win Baghdad’s approval before the separate Kurdish oil exports can resume, and the KRG said last month it would inject 100,000 bpd into the pipeline controlled by the central government, as a goodwill gesture to resolve the row with Baghdad.

    US mediators have for weeks been trying to bring the parties closer together.

    Turkey is interested in Kurdish oil to help diversify energy supplies from Russia and Iran and reduce a burgeoning $60 billion energy bill.

    Because of the stoppage from Kirkuk, the overall oil output of the world oil producing organization OPEC fell in March to its lowest since December.

    Luaibi announced in Ankara that Baghdad wants to boost its exports to Ceyhan by building a second pipeline; that would be seemingly next to the pipeline the northern Kurds are also constructing into Turkey.

    "I believe the daily oil flow will exceed 1 million barrels a day when that line is completed. I hope it happens this year,”Luaibi said in Ankara, referring to the pipeline that Baghdad is constructing.

    In addition, Iraq is working on retaining income from its big gas reserves, also partly located in the Kurdistan Region. “We aim to develop a natural gas system that includes Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon Turkey and Syria,” the Iraqi oil minister announced.

    Iraq is now rebuilding its energy industry after decades of war and economic sanctions. It is planning to increase its oil production to 9 million barrels a day, a 35-year high. It is OPEC’s second-biggest producer and has the world’s fifth-largest oil reserves.

    But as Iraq rushes to supply more oil to Asian economies, there have been complaints from some buyers about the quality of its crude. Since December, three Asian buyers have complained about high water content in Iraq’s Basra Light crude.



    OOTW - Chattels, I have to think that it may have something to do with the recent Turkish elections. Maliki is said to have lent much support to the newly re-elected PM, Erdogan. Also, articles have shown us (from Kurdish news sources) that while Shahristani supported the Kurdish regions proposal to pump 100K BPD per day, Maliki didn't go for it. So, perhaps Erdogan/Turkey helped Maliki out on this issue? Time will tell.
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    Allawi show his fear of the impact of the events taking place in Baghdad's belt areas and Anbar on elections.

    BAGHDAD / Nina /--Head of Wataniyah coalition, Iyad Allawi showed fears of harmful impact of the events which taking place in Anbar province and Baghdad's belt areas to hold the next parliamentary elections.

    Allawi stressed during a press conference at the headquarters of his coalition in Baghdad today, that there are intentions to abort the elections and to monopolize power by prolonging military operations in those areas.

    Allawi also said that a large numbers of people of these regions are already being displaced, wondering: "How to cast ballots, especially as the polling process need stability.

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    Hassan Alawi: Maliki, even if it got 120 seats will not allow political blocs his candidacy for a third term

    Palm - The independent MP and well-known writer, Hassan Alawi, on Friday, that the current Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki, has to rely on himself if he wants to get a third term because the four blocks that helped him before, "will not do it again", while detection of reporting Iran to block it with Hakim, who "won on the ground," counting the electoral race waged with the Liberal bloc, constitutes "open for Islamic movements to the civil."

    The upper, in an interview with media that "al-Maliki amount raised by the four blocks or four stones, are Kurdish and Iraqi and thoracic (the ratio of the Sadrist movement), and Gimih (the ratio of the Islamic Supreme Council headed by Ammar al-Hakim)," referring to the fact that "the four blocks is not ready now because lift and being able to get a head of government, as happened before. "

    The MP added thinker and writer, that "al-Maliki will not find a mass of flies but himself," noting that "the problem with al-Maliki, Flo won 120 parliamentary seats will be able to form the next government."

    The independent MP, that "the government formed under the national consensus and previous experience," returned to "Maliki's previous experience with the Kurdistan region does not encourage the renewal of his mandate."

    He revealed the top, for "the Islamic Supreme Council, headed by Ammar al-Hakim, to inform Iran that it has given the ministry of the Dawa party of three times, and we do not accept it again, because we are partners since the former opposition," and added that "the Iranians responded to them that they are with who wins on the ground ".

    And on his candidacy within the Liberal bloc, a bloc of Islamic "does not correspond with the views of secularism," said the top, that "the confusion, but I do not have at the other end of the receiver," returned that there is "a difference to be in an alliance or a parliamentary bloc that is affiliated to the party."

    And went independent MP, that "the Sadrist trend, but not a party," adding that his candidacy "open for Islamic movements to civil Connie man civilians more than secular."

    And went on top, that there are "Muslims and Islamists, and the current conflict between them," and added that "the Islamist group gave special specifications of Islam, Muslims and she brought him."

    The prosecutor continued and writer Hassan Alawi, "I'm you belong to a mass of Muslims, did not you to the Islamists, so I did not nominate myself with the Dawa Party or the Islamic Supreme Council," pointing out that "the Sadrist social movement of Shiite Muslims, is open to the others, which encouraged me to including running. "

    The top had been nominated in previous elections within the Iraqi List led by Iyad Allawi, then withdrew with a number of MPs, and the form of the white list, under his leadership but withdrew them also, and declared himself independent deputies.

    The next parliamentary elections will be held on the thirtieth of this April, and are accompanied by provincial councils elections of the Kurdistan region, and that the last date for the distribution of electronic cards for the ballot is the twentieth of next month, and the total number of voters who are entitled to participate in the elections of 21 million and 592 thousand and 882 people , and that the propaganda campaign of the candidates began on the first of April.

    The Electoral Commission for elections, announced (31 March 2014), on the nomination of nine thousand and 40 candidates to compete in the parliamentary elections which will be held in (the thirtieth of April 2014 present), indicating that about 28 candidates vying for each seat in the next parliament. ARTICLE LINK

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    Ammar al-Hakim (C) speaks to his supporters in Baghdad during a ceremony held to announce his election platform, April 5, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Ahmed Saad)

    Hakim launches 'Citizen Coalition' in Iraqi elections

    In an April 5 speech, Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Citizen Coalition, said that his coalition’s reform-minded approach is based on three tenets: the need for Iraq to be ruled by a competent team without wasting time on managing crises; the necessity to adopt a clear legal road map to restructure the Iraqi state; and the initiation of a real administrative revolution in state institutions.

    The Citizen Coalition represents an alliance between the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) and 18 other parties and factions, including the Iraqi National Congress headed by Ahmad Chalabi, and individuals such as former government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh and former Interior Minister Jawad al-Boulani. The coalition is the outcome of a renewal process in the ISCI, beginning among the leadership, which has influenced its formation and rhetoric. Since the last provincial elections in April 2013, when the coalition won 78 seats — ranking second after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's State of Law Coalition — the ISCI seems to be regaining its old stature that once made it the country's largest Shiite political force. Its influence had waned after the death of its former leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, and was further damaged after its electoral setback in 2010, when it only managed to win 20 seats. It later lost some of these seats when the Badr Organization, its de facto military wing, defected to join Maliki’s coalition.

    Since then, the ISCI has undergone wide-scale restructuring spearheaded by its young leader, Hakim. This process started by affirming the leadership of Hakim while marginalizing old hawkish guards such as Jalal al-Din al-Saghir. The ISCI also decided to abstain from entering the cabinet, concentrating instead on working through parliament and from outside the executive branch. Hakim has adopted more moderate stances and rhetoric, avoiding becoming directly embroiled in the country's successive political crises. This was part of a strategy to expand its ranks to include those with liberal, secular and nonreligious proclivities, to reposition the group to the left of Maliki’s coalition.

    Two main accusations leveled against the ISCI played a role in its decline: first, its administrative failures when it was the largest Shiite bloc and in control of the majority of southern Iraq’s provincial councils, and second, sectarianism. By not assuming executive duties, the ISCI tried to shed its administratively inept and corrupt image. It also adopted a conciliatory rhetoric that focused on concepts such as dialogue, partnership and openness, while avoiding taking any stance that would be construed as supporting sectarian exclusionism. At a time when Maliki’s alliances veered more toward the right, the ISCI seemed intent on taking a more moderate outlook that permitted it to build bridges with other factions.

    The ISCI does not hide its ambition to play a more significant role in directing the country after the next elections. Some observers are even proposing the names of leaders from the ISCI-led Citizen Coalition to succeed Maliki, such as Adil Abdel-Mahdi, Baqir Jabr Solagh and Ahmad Chalabi. Reports even emerged two months ago indicating that Hakim himself was thinking about running for the post, although the ISCI later denied such a possibility.

    In general, the ISCI has adopted a more cautious stance in its opposition to a third term for Maliki. Moreover, it is trying as much as possible to conceal its desire for the position. Unlike Muqtada al-Sadr and his supporters — who clearly oppose, and openly and harshly criticize Maliki — the ISCI has adopted a calmer tone and avoids personal attacks, most likely because it believes that maintaining good relations with Maliki’s coalition will give it a better chance to maneuver while not antagonizing the prime minister.

    Still, speeches by ISCI leaders and prominent figures of the Citizen Coalition are replete with criticism of Maliki’s policies. This trend has grown more pronounced since the start of the electoral campaign. In this regard, Abdel-Mahdi, one of the ISCI’s leaders, defiantly stated on April 7 that some behaviors today are akin to “bullying, unilateralism and the transformation of the state, judiciary and people into 'tools' wielded by the regime.” Furthermore, in an April 2 interview with Al-Mayadeen television, Chalabi harshly criticized the government’s security, economic and monetary policies.

    One aspect of the ongoing competition between the Citizen and State of Law coalitions is their respective attempts to portray themselves as having close ties with Shiite religious authority figures, who still represent the main spiritual and moral driving force within the Shiite community. Toward that end, Citizen Coalition leaders headed by Hakim visited Shiite cleric Bashir al-Najafi, after the latter suffered from an illness, to portray themselves as enjoying a special relationship with him. Najafi is one of the most outspoken Shiite clerics against Maliki. The Citizen Coalition’s official website also rushed to publish a fatwa issued by Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, which was interpreted as disapproval of the prime minister’s claim that Sistani held him in high regard.

    Furthermore, in the past two years, the ISCI endeavored to rebuild its relationship with Iran, which was greatly damaged following the death of its former leader. With that end in mind, Hakim visited Tehran in October 2013 and met the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with the purported aim of regaining Iranian support or encouraging Iran to adopt a neutral stance toward the current prime minister. Iranian support will be critical should the Citizen Coalition pursue the premiership.

    On April 5, the Citizen Coalition launched its electoral campaign in a lavish ceremony attended by ambassadors, journalists and dignitaries. Afterward, the coalition announced its electoral program, which represented an unusual step in Iraqi politics, as it was characterized by precision and sophistication, suggesting that it was drafted following careful consideration. The program focused on economic and developmental issues, proposing the adoption of new policies built around a true decentralized economy, the restructuring of public institutions, the diversification of income sources, backing the private sector and improving the petroleum policy.

    Irrespective of whether the Citizen Coalition is able to implement those promises, the formulation of the program suggests that the coalition adopted a high degree of professionalism in the management of its electoral campaign.


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    Disruption of official working hours tomorrow to complete the distribution of voter cards

    Najaf - Council announced the province of Najaf on Monday to disrupt the official working hours on Tuesday for all departments to maintain, to complete the distribution of voter cards.

    A source (said) that the Najaf provincial council decided on Monday to disable the official working hours in all circles of the province to make way for the citizens of staff to receive electronic voter card. ARTICLE LINK

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    Sistani's office: the reference was not in favor of the third mandate of the owners

    BAGHDAD - A source from the office of the religious authority, Ali al-Sistani that Maliki is very resentful of the role of the son, Mohammad Reza Ali al-Sistani, the highest religious authority toward the negative performance during the last period

    The source said in a press statement seen by the agency ((eighth day)) that al-Maliki is very resentful of the message and its relevance by mediators of the effect that Mohammad Reza Sistani not satisfied with the performance of the government does not accept Maliki's candidacy for a third term.

    The source said that al-Maliki and others share his opinion that the same message is not from al-Sistani, but are Mohammad Reza and he is trying to persuade al-Sistani to reject Maliki for a third term.

    The source confirmed that the unprecedented attack waged by Bashir al-Najafi, one of the four references in Najaf against al-Maliki came inspired by Mohammad Reza Bashir al-Najafi without being under the guidance of al-Sistani as likely source. ARTICLE LINK

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    Re: " The Dinar Daily ", Saturday, 12 April 2014

    A man walks past an election campaign poster of Mohammed Abed Al-Kazem Aqeeli (C) of Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's State of Law coalition in Baghdad April 3, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Ahmed Saad)

    Iraqi government submits controversial emergency powers bill

    On April 4, the Iraqi Council of Ministers endorsed the “national safety” bill, which regulates the state of emergency and defines the prime minister’s powers and the steps he can take during “emergency” measures, which mostly fall under “martial law.”

    Other political parties wondered why the bill was proposed just ahead of the elections, and suspected that the timing pointed to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s intention to cancel the elections and dissolve parliament.

    Raising suspicions further was the fact that the bill, which requires a two-thirds vote in parliament in accordance with Article 61 of the constitution, is being put forth at a time when parliament is unable to hold a regular session to approve the budget. This prompted the parliament’s rapporteur, Mohammed al-Khalidi, to say, “The government sending the National Safety Law to parliament is evidence of [its] failure to provide security, which it hasn’t achieved in the last 10 years.” He expected the bill to be moved to the next session.

    According to Paragraph 9 of Article 61 of the Iraqi Constitution, parliament has the power to “declare war and a state of emergency by a two-thirds majority, according to a joint request from the president of the republic and the prime minister,” and stipulates that “a state of emergency shall be declared for a period of 30 days, which can be extended, upon approval each time,” and that “the prime minister shall be delegated the necessary powers that enable him to manage the country's affairs during the period of the declaration of war and the state of emergency. These powers shall be regulated by law in a way that does not contradict the constitution.”

    The provisions of the bill raise many questions, such as the definition of “state of emergency,” “the mechanism of dealing with the period of emergency” and “the way to end the state of emergency.”

    The bill mixes between environmental disasters and terrorist threats in an open-ended text. In Article 2, Item 1, the bill conditions declaring a state of emergency on whether “the Iraqi people are threatened by a grave danger as a result of terrorist acts carried out by armed or unarmed groups.”

    This text leaves the term “grave danger” open to interpretation, and the same case applies to later articles, which stipulate: “If there is a serious disorder or a serious threat to public security … or any military or non-military action that threatens the peaceful transfer of power in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, … or if there is an epidemic or a public disaster … or a declaration of war or a threat to declare war, … or if the state or any part of the state is exposed to any aggressive military action that threatens the integrity of Iraq.”

    Iraq has been living under a terrorist threat for more than 10 years, and any terrorist movement is a “grave danger” that “threatens the peaceful transfer of power” because it is “a serious disorder to public security.” Those provisions apply to Fallujah today, and they also apply to Buhriz, Suleiman Bek, parts of Mosul and parts of Baghdad.

    A generalized description is not a problem in itself, as long as the law itself requires the approval of parliament to declare a “state of emergency” as part of a joint request from the president and the cabinet.

    But the text that regulates a “declaration of emergency” is ambiguous. Article 3 of the bill stipulates: “The request to declare a state of emergency be submitted to parliament jointly from the president and prime minister. Parliament will meet to consider the request, in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, within seven days from the date after [the bill] is registered in the office of the speaker of the house.”

    Article 4 stipulates: “The decision of parliament to approve a state of emergency is sent to the president of the republic and the prime minister within 24 hours from the time of issuance.”

    But the law ignores the mechanisms and procedures that apply if parliament doesn’t approve the request to declare a state of emergency.

    More importantly, the law deals with all the requirements of a state of emergency according to a single standard. Not all disasters and not all security challenges should grant the prime minister absolute powers of “martial law,” as Article 8 stipulates. That article details those powers and grants the government power to restrict the freedom of movement, arrest suspects, impose house arrest on dangerous people, restrict the freedom of people to meet, break up meetings and gatherings by force, release some parties, isolate others, prevent travel to and from the country, censor the media, censor foreign newspapers, seize and prevent circulation of newspapers, impose controls on essential commodities and order people to work. According to the bill, anyone who violates the prime minister’s orders during the period of emergency can be imprisoned, fined or both.

    The bill should have defined the powers of the prime minister according to the degree of the state of emergency and according to rankings that are prepared in advance for the degree of risk. The bill should have given parliament the right to assess the level of danger and grant powers in light of that assessment.

    The constitutional text sets a clear mechanism to extend or terminate the state of emergency in Article 61: “A state of emergency can be declared for a period of 30 days, which can be extended, upon approval each time.” But the implications of this constitutional provision are not contained in the emergency law. Parliament’s role seems very vague in the period of emergency. The bill doesn’t set the period for the state of emergency to only 30 days, and Article 5 of the bill allows it to be extended by the same mechanism.

    Moreover, the law gives the prime minister the right to end the state of emergency, but doesn’t give that right to parliament. According to Article 6 of the bill: “The state of emergency ends by an order issued by the prime minister that the period has ended or when the situation that caused the declaration of the state of emergency ends.” The bill says nothing about the possibility that the executive authority may misuse emergency powers. And that would require parliament’s intervention to restore things to normal.

    The emergency bill has several deficiencies, gives absolute powers to one person and has been put forth at a peculiar timing, which raises many questions and requires great care in dealing with the law before it is amended or approved. ARTICLE LINK

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    Damluji: We made a mistake in participating the government and al-Maliki cover up the corruption files

    BAGHDAD - Said Maysoon al, an MP for the National Coalition, led by Iyad Allawi, "We have a responsibility to our participation in the government's fault that its mandate will end on 30 of this month and we have contributed to the empowerment of the wrong policies and failures of this government, headed by Nouri al-Maliki."

    She Damaluji recognizing that "we we were in the Iraqi List, under pressure to acceptance of the situation and what we had to participate in this government, which called the mistake government of national partnership," adding, "It was our participation in the government, a big mistake."

    It showed Damluji, saying: "We have a duty to save the country from successive crises For these government crises with all the components of the Iraqi people, Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Turkmen, Christians, Sabians and Yazidis, who have been killing and forced displacement," the telltale that "Iraq is sinking in the mud of poor security performance and financial corruption so The country became one of the worst countries in the world under the conditions of the absence of national reconciliation. "

    The Damaluji that "the head of government is defended ministers implicated in corruption cases and who have failed in their performance, and whenever we asked in Parliament to call and question he refused it did not give (al-Maliki) any complaint against any minister, but who disagrees with them politically or not walking under his policy Just as happened with Rafie al-Issawi, Minister of Finance, Had Issawi wrong to stood against him, but beyond for political reasons and because he did not agree on the policies of marginalization exercised by the prime minister with our people in the western provinces, "adding that" al-Maliki cover up and gloss over the files of corruption and protect the corrupt and succeeded in doing so ".

    And crossed Damaluji optimistic to achieve good results in the upcoming parliamentary elections "so that Iraqis know our national positions and we did not get involved issues of corruption or discrimination sectarian", noting that "our coalition National will enter the post-election alliances with the Kurds and the Sadrists and the Islamic Supreme Council and united", and said that "Iraqi coalition, which is divided into three blocs, led by Allawi and national united under the leadership of Osama Najafi and Arab led by Saleh al-Mutlaq, still close to us and we are not crossed or different with them."

    With regard to the logo that bump-Maliki on the formation of a majority government policy, Damluji said: "Yes, we are with the formation of a majority government policy on condition of marginalization of any component Iraqi government in which everyone, but not on the basis of quotas or sectarian basis, national or religious," excluded that Maliki succeeds to stay for a third term as prime minister, "since they will be allied with many of the parties that supported him in his second term.


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