“EVICT MALIKI” COUNTDOWN : 15 DAYS TO THE SCHEDULED 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.
The power of the cash reserve to support the value of the national currency
BAGHDAD - Mustafa al-Hashemi - Represents economic stability of any country component of equal opportunities for the supply and demand for services in it, where he sees an economist that the presence of stability as well as to isolate external influences and minimize the national economy and revitalize the work of the productive sectors and problem-solving domestic economic push towards strengthening and enhancing the value of the dinar.
He said economic expert, Dr. Majid picture that the economy is affected by a factor of stability is totally reflected directly on the value of the currency as well as the presence of internal and external influences play a role in determining that value. He added picture in a statement (morning): The amount of cash reserve represents the biggest bumper to fluctuations in oil prices follows an impact on the fluctuation of the exchange rate as it is not for the amount of the reserve power of the sovereign to the increased value of the dinar.
The cash reserves of the dinar - as announced recently - more than 80 billion dollars paving the way to be because of the Iraqi currency purchasing power larger than it is now, as well as that it will contribute significantly to raise its value against other foreign currencies. In a time when cash reserves of some countries made significant gains or declines abruptly, the cash reserves of the Iraqi paced a solid stable upward away from the sudden rise or fall.
He pointed to the picture that enhance the value of the dinar comes from external influences by isolating and mitigate the effects of the internal factors of instability in things in general and economic chaos, as the increased demand for goods and services lead to increased demand for the dollar.
He stressed that the economic development impact of the strengthening of trust and strengthening of the dinar itself, where the economic reforms and the elimination of the problems that hit the Iraqi economy, represented by unemployment and the housing crisis, poverty and diversify the services that will balance the need for services in the home, explaining that the activation of the productive sectors will greatly help to provide opportunities What action reduces imports.
He stressed that provides the possibility of parallel supply and demand for goods and services and local production inside Iraq will lead to enhance the value of the dinar, adding that the currencies of other countries as dollar and the euro, the yen and the yuan and other currencies derived its strength in the currency market of the power economy of their countries. They also did not get the position But solving domestic economic problems.
Suri and hinted that the phenomenon of dollarization in Iraq a natural thing, especially that all imports and foreign financial relating to oil is the U.S. dollar, and therefore linked to the national economy in this currency is very large because of all exports and imports in dollars.
He added that the phenomenon of resorting to the dollar and Aktnazha linked to the weakness of the local currency and a strong currency to go to the trust to be saved, stressing that the strong confidence in Iraqi dinars at the present time, because it has a strong sovereign reserve.
He was an academic economist called earlier based on the economic sector in Iraq to re-evaluate the value of the currency after it enhances the cash reserve quantities of gold.
Said Dr. Majid Baidhani it imposed after the addition of about 1.5 billion dollars to the Central Bank reserves to rise the value of the dinar to a higher level compared to its exchange rate against the dollar, praising the procedures followed in the context of monetary policy, stressing the need to speed up the move to re-evaluate the dinar to strengthen the foundations and pillars of the economy National.
It should be noted that the central bank boosted its reserves of gold to up to 90 tons after announcing the purchase amounts of it for the purpose of selling them to the public in support of enhancing the value of the local currency.
Zubaidi: Everyone is following the efforts of the Quartet in order to speed adoption the budget
BAGHDAD / NINA / The head of the citizen bloc, Baqir al-Zubaidi said that " everyone from political blocs and citizens follow the efforts of the Quartet in order to speed adoption the budget for the current year ."
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "All the political blocs hoped that the Quartet committee, formed by the House of Representatives, to bring the views between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government for different things in the budget for approval as soon as possible ."
He added, "the delay in approving the budget to this time is not for interest of any party, in light of the country's need to speed approval to move toward greater economic and community stability ."
A parliamentary source revealed yesterday that First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Qusay al-Suhail headed to Arbil to meet with the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani and the Kurdish leaders to resolve the problems related to the financial budget .
The source said , " Suhail went to Erbil in a visit to meet and make talks with Kurdish leaders, as he head the Quartet committee to discuss with the Kurdistan region to resolve the problems in the export of oil in addition to the possibility of approving the budget ."
> the Council of Ministers, in (the 15 of January 2014), to approve a bill the federal budget for the Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year 2014, and forwarded to the House of Representatives based on the provisions of Article (61 / I and item 80 / item II) of the Constitution, too late for the deadline More than a hundred days.
> coalition of state law, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, in (the first of April 2014), the suspension of attending meetings of the Council of Representatives to protest the non-inclusion of the law of the financial budget for the current year of 2014, on the Council's agenda, while the condition of inclusion to return to the meetings, as announced a mass of white, in (third from this April), for County Council meetings until the issue of the budget included in the agenda.
> announced the Kurdistan Alliance bloc, in the (third from April 2014), for the continuation of the "boycott of the House of Representatives to discuss the special budget", showed that while some of the blocks you want to legally without showing any interest in the federal government to cut entitlements region of the budget.
> head of the Council of Representatives, Osama Najafi decided, in (the sixth of April 2014 present), the adjournment of the Parliament of the 17th legislative term of the second legislative year, the fourth, until further notice, following the lack of consensus on controversial topics, most notably the draft budget.
> the formation of a parliamentary committee, headed by First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Qusay al-Suhail, which promise some things go back to zero again. did not intercedes for the formal request made by the government to complete the second reading of the budget to do so. however direct parliamentary committee working to resolve differences, the attention will remain heading towards the building of the House of Representatives to monitor developments waiting to reach a glimmer of hope to pass the budget. At a press conference held at Parliament House yesterday , said a member of the Liberal bloc Bahaa al-Araji: "The heads of political blocs agreed to form a committee headed by Qusay al-Suhail to resolve differences between the political blocs."Araji said that "the Committee is composed of the House of Representatives Aref Tayfur and Haider al-Abadi, Adnan al-Janabi."
Decision of the House of Representatives ruled out holding any meeting before elections
Tue Apr 15 2014 01:21 | (Voice of Iraq)
(Special) ... decision ruled the House of Representatives, the Council held a hearing before any hold legislative elections on 30 April.
The MP Mohammed al-Khalidi in a statement to the Central Council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUKcc.net), on Monday, April 14, 2014, that the failure of the political blocs to any result in the dialogues on-going budget, preclude holding any meeting of the House of Representatives before the upcoming elections, noting that the legislative recess of the Council is supposed to start today April 14 and for two months to June 14 next.
He pointed out that the Attorney-Khalidi, the House of Representatives will not enjoy his vacation, because according to the Constitution and the Council does not disrupt the pending approval of the budget law, pointing out that if the blocs agreed, the Council will hold a regular session to read the budget and the completion of the vote.
Mention that the House adjourn until further notice, for failing several times to complete the quorum and hold meetings, while the Council read the budget bill in the first reading session on 16 March.
Othman: Some connections between the political blocs to form a government of political majority in the next phase
BAGHDAD / NINA /The independent MP, Mahmoud Othman of the coalition of Kurdish blocs confirmed: "the existence of connections between some of the political blocs to form a government of political majority in the next phase," noting that "each block is currently considering its interest and then to make the right decision to walk towards the formation of a political majority or government of national partnership . "
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "each block has its trends in the choice of the form of the next government , the state of law always wants the Government of the political majority, but now other political blocs allude to the existence of coordination among them to form a government of political majority in the next phase . "
Othman said " there was no harm in forming a government of political majority in this time, pointing out " if all the political blocs agreed on forming the next government with the participation of everyone , this is a good thing , but if they could not , they will go towards the Government of the political majority , and the rest of the blocs will be opposition in the House of Representatives , and this is exist in most countries of the world. "
It is mentioned that an MP of Muttahidoon revealed " the existence of a first agreement among ( Muttahidoon, Ahrar , citizen and the Kurdistan ) blocs to form the next government ."
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / These blocs had agreed not to renew the mandate of the current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for a third round , pointing out that the elections' results will determine the shape of the next government ( political majority or national partnership ) . "
MPs fear the "pressures" on the troops stationed Anbar and Maliki's coalition is likely to negate the 80% of them post election
Mon Apr 14 2014 23:58 | (Voice of Iraq)
Long-Presse / Baghdad
Showed MPs from different blocks, on Monday, fearing the impact of military operations in Anbar on electoral options for the forces involved there, demanding the Electoral Commission and the concerned authorities to provide the atmosphere "appropriate and health" of the ballot private, while likely deputies from the State of Law coalition, which is led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, post 80 percent of the troops stationed in Anbar, asserting that the employees of the security forces have the freedom to choose their candidates and "there is no shed on them."
The MP for the Liberal bloc, Magda al-Tamimi, in an interview to the newspaper (range), "The security forces are responsible for maintaining the security of the country on the one hand, and the polling stations and the electoral process on polling day of the second hand", usually that "it is a big task lies the responsibility of those forces. "
She said Tamimi, "The ongoing fighting in the western regions against terrorist elements will affect the morale of the soldiers, and their choice of candidates," calling military voters because "improve choice, and look for qualified candidates for the elections and to know their programs and study them in a practical way, and the question for the candidate and his behavior and job performance and communication with people. "
She explained a member of the Liberal bloc, that "the Electoral Commission put a detailed plan to carry out your ballot to ensure preservation of the lives of the people and ensures the functioning of the electoral process properly."
For his part, MP for the province of Kirkuk, Omar al-Jubouri, in an interview to the newspaper (range), said that "to deprive citizens of their right to exercise the election because of military operations or the security situation is worrying, is incompatible with the constitution, and adversely affect the rate of participation in the upcoming elections ".
The Jubouri, "The duty of government is to provide potential and the right mechanisms that enable citizens to participate in the vote away from the dictates and pressures," and urged the Electoral Commission for elections and the ministries of interior, defense and all competent authorities, to "provide the right climate for entries citizens vote in order to maintain the functioning the electoral process and the participation of the largest number of voters. "
To the MP said the coalition of state law, Khalid al-Asadi, said in an interview to the newspaper (range), "The election commission has taken precautions on ballot security forces, in the framework of its commitment to everyone's participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections," adding that "elements of the army and the police have complete freedom in the choice of candidates, and there is no direct impact on the voters, whether they are citizens or Aotaiaddein security forces, because I find them all and will run from convinced it away from anything else. "
He was a member of a coalition of state law, expressed the hope that "the political battles before the end date of the elections to ensure the participation of everyone in it."
In turn predicted an MP for the coalition of state law, Nada Sudanese, "post 80 percent of the military forces involved in Anbar your vote."
She said the Sudanese, in an interview to the newspaper (range), said that "what was raised from attempts to enter the other in the choice of the military for their candidates, suspicions are not unfounded, and are part of the campaign miscarriage election," asserting that "members of the military and security forces enjoy full freedom in There is no choice shed them, and guaranteed their right to choose their candidates. "
The Electoral Commission announced, on Sunday, (the 13th of April 2014 now), that the number of voters voting covered by private security forces has singled out (1023829), indicating that it continues the process of distribution of electronic card of their own, which characterized the letter (x) , and printed colors are different from the card electronic voting public.
The Commission said it is based on Article 40 of the Law Council of Representatives elections No. (45) for the year 2013, for the preparation of the voters' register for the employees of the ministries of defense, foreign affairs and Article 23 of the election law provinces of Kurdistan - Iraq (4) for the year 2009 to employees of the Ministry of Interior the territory of Kurdistan and the Peshmerga and the security services, the security ministries to collect data on the above according to the memorandums of understanding that was signed by the President of the Board of Commissioners, Serbst Mustafa Rashid, and ministers and officials in those agencies.
The Commission said it will open 532 polling stations by 2557 polling stations for covered Special vote of the sons of the security forces, while the open (35) center, and (81) polling stations for the displaced users, knowing that your vote will be by electronic card and through a check-mail , and will be in (the 28th of April 2014 the current).
Elections Baghdad: Maliki uses dozens of lists .. and the Liberals divided between Karkh and Rusafa
Tue Apr 15 2014 02:44 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad / Wael grace
Preparing 3303 candidates within 56 coalition and a political entity to fill the 71 seats in Baghdad, including two seats "quota", one for Christians and one for Sabean, while experiencing electoral map in the capital, home to more than nine million and 600 000 inhabitants, competitive overheated between blocks opposition and the other close to the Chairman of the Board Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and stand out in the conservative bloc of the citizen and the Liberals and the coalition of state law and are united, as well as a large number of new listings, calculated on the large blocs, and other names are unknown, including artists, athletes and personalities clan.
And between menus ambitious highlights the coalition Civic Democrats, who says that he has a million votes in Iraq was dispersed, and trying to collect betting on the willingness of the change in the street, and the change in the election law, has been mobilizing a range of national parties lead by the Iraqi Communist Party, and included among candidates prominent figures .
And shared the rule of law in the elections Baghdad as part of an alliance with the Badr Organization, which is headed by current Transport Secretary Hadi al-Ameri, and independents, led by Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani, and includes a number of incumbents such as, Haider al-Abadi, and Abbas al-Bayati, the former national security adviser Mowaffaq al-Rubaie, The members of the provincial council, the most prominent former governor Salah Abdul Razak, Chairman of the Board and former full-Zaidi.
According to observers, the number of new blocs in Baghdad, which raises Photos Maliki next to pictures of candidates, is a subsidiary of state law, such as the current State Fair, which is headed by former tourism minister Qahtan al-Jubouri, combining comprehensive renaissance.
They also point out that some of the blocks that favored contesting the elections in Baghdad, separate from the state law, adopt "tactics" electoral includes deputies after the appearance of the results next to Maliki's coalition, such as the mass of virtue, which is headed in Baghdad MP Ammar Tohme, and a coalition of the fulfillment of Iraq, which is headed by MP state law Sami al-Askari.
The attention of observers to the existence of other blocs in favor of the owners, due to their positions in support of the prime minister's policy, such as mass believable movement's League of the Righteous, which is led by "Sheikh Qais al-Khazali," and combines talent and the masses, led by the MP for the rule of law Haitham al-Jubouri, and mass white headed by MP Jamal watermelon.
The State of Law coalition in the 2010 elections, won the first place in Baghdad with 24 seats.
On the other hand attracts mass citizen, led by Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Islamic "Ammar al-Hakim" a number of independent personalities, and media and cultural circles, also included a list of candidates, a number of women "unveiled", and occupies MP Baqir al-Zubaidi sequence first in Baghdad, as it appears to Ahmed Chalabi President of the Congress Party, as one of the most prominent candidates, the second in a row. indicate political circles in Baghdad to support the Iraqi coalition alternative, which is headed by MP breakaway state law Jawad Albzona, mass citizen, and mass in Baghdad includes a number of new faces.
The fighting Sadrists elections in Baghdad three lists, the first focus of activity in Rusafa, a current Liberal and headed in Baghdad, Minister of Construction and Housing Mohammad Darraji, shows the most prominent characters MP Hassan Alawi, and the second stream elites and headed in Baghdad, the former minister Zia al-Asadi, while the third and concentrated in Karkh a pool list of national partnership headed by MP Bahaa al-Araji.
The coalition decided Reform Movement, al-Jaafari, which is led by former Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, to run away from the rest of the state law or the Shiite lists. It also competes Dawa organization, led by the inside Abdulkarim Al Anzi, in the elections alone.
The National Coalition, which included the Supreme Council and the Sadrists and the stream-Jaafari, won 12 seats in Baghdad in the 2010 ballot.
During that intensify the list are united for reform, led by Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi, election campaigns in Baghdad neighborhoods Bank, and Adhamiya district, and takes the sequence first in Baghdad MP Dhafer al-Ani, shows MP Ahmed electrodes, and former MP Omar Alhegel, and Rep. appearance al-Janabi, and football player foot race Ahmed Radhi, Capers candidates in Baghdad. locked to the Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq elections separate from united, in the Arabic, al-Mutlaq and occupies the number one in Baghdad, and the second sequence MP Talal Hussein Zobaie.
It also occupies the former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, the first sequence in the list of individual in Baghdad as "national", which includes MP Maysoon al, and a number of prominent academic and independent. It was Allawi's coalition won parliamentary elections in Baghdad the previous 12 seats.
The back of a new coalition in Baghdad, a coalition of Iraq, which is led by businessman "Fadel Dabbas" owner "deal sonar," the head of the "United Bank", and shows where the independent figures such as Mehdi al-Hafez, which is located in the sequence is the first in the list, and Shaker book, and a former member of In the Virtue Party Nadim al. also competes in Baghdad a number of small blocks and new, such as a block of openness where it appears the most prominent candidates Representative Makki Awad, and a coalition of well-being and peace, and the movement of the sun, and the mass Allwarthon, working for Iraq, mass Faily, and a coalition loyal to Iraq led by MP breakaway state law Izzat Shabandar, block Baghdad National Independent Forum tribes Nakhweh Iraq, the list of dignity, as well as the popular rally independent, block Mosque independent, and Ensign Alkhvaqh, and current women's independent led by one of the women, a Nada Khurshid, in addition to the Youth Movement state sovereignty, and the sons of Mesopotamia, and current career.
As Christians engaged in a number of election blocs, notably the list of Mesopotamia, led by MP Kanna, and a list of the People's Chaldean, and Warka democracy, Falma entity, and the list of Ur. It also competes component Sabian seat "quota" list Harith al-Harthy, the entity Mandaean, and a list of Hamid Roed, and a list of Nuri Sebti.
Sadrist rushing Alliances exclusion Maliki third mandate
Tue Apr 15 2014 04:43 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad: «Middle East»
As predicted Hassan Alawi, independent MP in the Iraqi parliament candidate to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections from the Sadrists, the outbreak of severe crisis between the Sadrist movement led by Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and the leader of a coalition of state law, and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said the leader of the Sadrist movement, Bahaa al-Araji, said that «power would not repeat what he has done today partners» in an apparent reference to al-Maliki and the Dawa Party in terms of the formation of the next government after elections in 30 of the current month.
The al-Araji, said in a statement yesterday that «the Sadrist movement will run three lists of the first pool list of national partnership, and secondly, a coalition of Liberals, and the third stream elite», adding that «will not repeat what he had done partners today, but we will work to heal the subject and form a government as soon as order ending the crisis and not cracked, and the fragmentation of the country in all respects ». They said that «no place for government quotas political anymore they are brought calamity and destruction, terrorism and corruption of the Iraqi people and the government of the majority are from will produce a strong government and a strong parliament», pointing out that «there are no red lines on others and merciful with the political blocs within the National Alliance large But our differences with some of the leading personalities, who took the reins in recent years », expecting to reap these three lists of the Sadrist movement« number of seats surprise everyone and will thus be the final word of the Sadrist movement in the map of the political process ».
However, the «heal the subject», according to the contents of the statement of al-Araji, which comes at a time announced certain blocks to start some kind of alliances, including a coalition of national, led by former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, while impounded other blocks on it, such as mass citizen of the Islamic Supreme Council headed by Ammar Hakim, does not fit with the vision presented by the MP and thinker Hassan Alawi told «Middle East». The view of the top that «the Sadrists adopt a tough stance on the state of al-Maliki third regardless of the number of seats they receive or obtained by al-Maliki apart also about the nature of the pressure exerted from abroad, particularly Iranian pressure in this direction», pointing out that «at the time, who wants Sadrists rush alliances to provide a solid ground for the exclusion of al-Maliki, all indicators go off to get a severe crisis immediately after the elections between the Sadrists and al-Maliki ». He added that the upper «Maliki government after the elections will turn to the caretaker government. While he wants the Sadrists and their allies not to give al-Maliki more chances to stay in power even in the event of delayed process of forming the government, al-Maliki, who has the army and police and the wishes of the provisions of the emergency may resort to the methods and techniques may not appeal to his opponents or partners, even within the National Alliance, and therefore things are not bode well, but we can say that it is moving towards a black dot ».
The statement made by the leader of a coalition of national, Iyad Allawi, on the existence of understandings with the Supreme Council and the Sadrists and the Kurdistan Alliance to form the next government has sparked mixed reactions within the political blocs, especially the Shiite ones. Supreme Council and in the words of deputy head of the citizen's parliamentary Abdul Hussein Abtan told «Middle East» that «such things premature, not because we do not want to ally ourselves or we do not have a position on the so and so or so and so, but because the election has not yet taken place, and therefore our concerns are focused Now the elections ». Abtan added that «mass citizen raised its election manifesto, which represents our vision for how to build a state and therefore what matters to us is the program and not the site and what we want is that the next government will be government programs are not government positions».
But the Sadrist movement was more pronounced in the expression of his vision for change next In this context, the Prince Kanani told the «Middle East» that «meetings and meetings may be too early to really talk about it at this stage but at the same time we have a clear vision of how it should be be the next government and is in the selection of another figure to lead is not all of it is now in the electoral arena and therefore we as much as we reject Maliki's third term for reasons we talked about a lot and referred to by Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr, which prevent the dictatorship, the candidate who ask to head the government and independent technocrats nor belongs to the party or entity known ».
Doctor Talabani: President awaiting the results of the elections will not run for a third term
Tue Apr 15 2014 07:11 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Kirkuk
New private physician President Jalal Talabani, on Tuesday, confirmed that the health of the president, "a good and continuous improvement," he continues, referring to the expected results of the parliamentary elections, as he emphasized that he would not run for the office of the presidency for a third term.
Dr Najm al-Din Omar Karim said in a statement seen by "Alsumaria News", "The health of President Jalal Talabani and good Btzhn constant," noting that Talabani "follow news parliamentary elections in Iraq in general and Kirkuk in particular."
Karim explained that "the President of the Republic awaiting the results of the parliamentary elections in Kirkuk, especially the fact that the PUK has a clear program concerning the provision of services for the people of Kirkuk, and this is what we are working on three years ago."
He added cream that "what remains on the age of the government and the new parliament is nearly two weeks and will then form a new government," pointing out that "President Talabani, according to the Constitution would not run into these elections can be the new parliament and government, naming President of the Republic."
He explained that the governor of Kirkuk, "the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the follow-up directly by the President Talabani has been following the results of the previous parliamentary elections and even reassure the conditions of Kirkuk, then went to Sulaymaniyah to vote in the elections."
And there are differences in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) confirmed cream that "the party is still under the leadership of President Jalal Talabani and his Mtamsakh and there are different views among its members, but in the other all agree on what is in the interest of the party and the public that has struggled."
He stressed that the cream "of Kirkuk, where there is no any problems between components In fact, they are united and that live jointly and this coexistence is a clear message that the Amchakl between the components of Kirkuk."
And the next election continued cream that "the people of Kirkuk, know very well what we did during the last three years of projects in all logic, without distinction, and we are working to continue what we started with in the near future will change the features of the city of Kirkuk, which is now at the forefront of the Iraqi provinces where the movement of urban and evolution in implementation of dozens of projects. "
The Kurdistan Alliance, a student, in the April 13, 2014, the Presidency presented a weekly report on the health of President Jalal Talabani, stressing that it is not reasonable to hide information about such a citizen.
The site of the PUK-mail transmission, in the April 3, 2014, new images of President Talabani said it was "picked up during the Nowruz holiday in Berlin."
The Web site quoted the doctor for your Talabani Necmettin cream "President Mam Jalal sends warm greetings to all the people of Kirkuk," noting that "the president's health Mam Jalal continues to improve."