“EVICT MALIKI” COUNTDOWN : 12 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.
1. there is the State of Law list of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ;
2. ISCI ( Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq ) -dominated Muwatin ( Often referred to as the Citizen bloc, it's Parliamentary wing, led by Ammar Hakim , Ahmed Chalabi is a member ) ; the Sadrist ( of which the outspoken Arhar bloc is a part of ), now allied strategically with Hakim
3. Fadila and the Jaafari splinter group from the Daawa .
4. Sunni : Five main coalitions will compete to win Sunni votes. . Three of these five coalitions, in fact, represent fragments of the
5. Iraqiya List, which is no longer present in the elections.
6. The Mutahidoun bloc, often referred to as the " United ", led by parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, is the first of these coalitions.
7. The second coalition is the Arabiya led by Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq.
8. Third, there is the Nationalist Coalition, also called Wataniyya , led by Ayad Allawi, the former prime minister who was the leader of the Iraqiya List. ( Received a slight plurality of the electorate in 2008 ).
These coalitions will compete with each other and with two new groups that have emerged on the
Sunni electoral scene:
1. The first group, the Karama (Dignity) List, was formed by the prominent Sunni businessman Khamis Khanjar.
2. The fifth main group is the Coalition of Iraq, which was formed by another businessman, Fadel al-Dabbas.
For the Kurdish lists, one of the most prominent aspects is the absence of a unified list in most areas, including in so-called disputed territories where they have historically put in much effort to remain united. The continuing power struggle and impasse in the internal KRG government formation process following elections last years may well be part of the explanation. ( There are three Kurdish blocs, PUK, KDP and Gorran, sometimes called MDC )
Maliki agrees to hold a televised debate with Chalabi
Thu Apr 17 2014 23:40 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News
Ahmed Chalabi, said the political approval of the head of a coalition of law, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to hold a televised debate with him.
Chalabi said, a candidate for the bloc led by Prime citizen Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim, he was quoting the prospects satellite channel, the "al-Maliki agreed to hold a debate with political and economic."
Chalabi added in a blog on his page in the social networking site, "Leave them to choose any TV channel, provided that the direct transport of people and wait for them to respond."
Chalabi has called in a similar statement, al-Maliki to debate political and economic.
This comes ahead of the parliamentary elections on the thirtieth of April.
Tariq Harb: the lack of reason in the opinion of the Constitutional Parliamentary Legal Committee on caretaker government
Thu Apr 17 2014 23:28 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - Wayne
Said legal expert Tareq Harb said that "the reason in the disappearance of the Constitutional Parliamentary Legal Committee's opinion on the caretaker government."
He said the war in a statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it today he was "commenting on what media reported on 04/17/2014 opinion of the parliamentary legal committee, which stated that the government is turning into a caretaker government after the end of the age of the parliament on 14/6 2014 / is telling the disappearance of the cause of the Constitutional upon which the constitution select only one case to consider the government's caretaker government, a condition set out in Article [/ VII / d] when to withdraw confidence from the government in the case of the withdrawal of confidence from the government decided the Constitution that the government turn to a caretaker government in the Constitution and there is no other case in which the government turns to the caretaker government, including the case of end of life of Parliament on 14.04.2014 as contained in the opinion of the parliamentary legal committee said. "
He continued that "in addition to the words of the Commission this is contrary to the provisions of Article 66 of the Constitution shall not be reduced or define the powers of the government [Cabinet] except in the cases prescribed by the Constitution and may not be of the Legal Committee of parliamentary Add a new case not mentioned by the Constitution and therefore, the government's exercise of constitutional powers full after 14/06/2014. "
Barham Salih discusses with U.S. ambassador to the problems between the region and Baghdad
Thu Apr 17 2014 22:55 | (Voice of Iraq)
Erbil - where
Search Second Deputy Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Barham Salih, today, with Robert Stephen Beecroft, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, the problems between the Kurdistan region and Baghdad.
He reported the Information Office of the Council of the leadership of the National Union, today, in a statement received by all of Iraq [where], copy it, that "Barham Saleh met Robert Stephen Beecroft, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, and a delegation from the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, and in the presence of Adnan Mufti Dr. Arslan Baez , was at the meeting to review and discuss the latest developments and changes in Kurdistan, Iraq and the region, During the meeting, which took place yesterday in the city of Arbil, discuss problems between the Kurdistan region and Iraq, and stressed the two sides to address all the problems through dialogue and established a permanent Iraqi constitution. "
The statement added: "They also discussed the electoral process to the House of Representatives, which is scheduled to take place at the end of this month, stressing the need to hold free and fair elections to serve the interests of the Iraqi people."
At the end of the meeting, they discussed a mechanism to develop relations between the Kurdistan region and the United States in various fields.
Integrity: 4 conservatives and only 153 deputies uncovered disclosed their financial interests
Thu Apr 17 2014 23:36 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News
Integrity Commission revealed that four governors and only 153 deputies in the parliament revealed disclosed their financial interests.
Showed statistically circle prevention in the body, got Baghdadi News a copy of it that "the percentage response of the members of the Council of Ministers has evolved from (66.7) percent of the end of February to 80 percent last March, which did not receive the body after the forms and the ministers of defense, finance, transport, culture, age, housing and affairs House of Representatives as well as two deputy prime ministers.
The rate of response chairpersons and departments not associated with the Ministry of (82.6) percent, according to the department that it has not yet received the forms, National Security Advisor and the Governor of the Central Bank and major Communications and Media Commission and Office of Financial Supervision.
The number of ministries and independent bodies which completed all covered by the detection disclosed their financial interests (8) last February to (12) the end of March, a Ministries of Science and Technology, Municipalities and Public Works, Planning and Communications, Youth and Sports and Provincial Affairs, Women & Government National Investment and Securities and Iraqi forces to take control of radioactive sources and device National Intelligence Service and the Academy in the number of ministries and agencies that have not sent to the Integrity Commission names covered by affiliates to detect disclosed their financial interests (17) last February to (7) the end of March, a National Security Agency and the ministries of defense, interior and Higher Education and Scientific Research and the bodies of property claims, media and communications The House of Wisdom.
The proportion of response from the House of Representatives (40) to (47) percent, with the number of voicing their financial interests to (153) of the (325), including Vice President of the Council and his two deputies.
And received the body form revealed Salahuddin Governor financial interests, bringing the number of conservatives to (4) of the (15) except for the Kurdistan region and received my application the heads of the provinces of Basra and Najaf, as well as Chairman of the Board of Kirkuk, who revealed his wealth beginning of the year in addition to (147) of the members of the the provincial's (487).
Kurdish lawmaker : overtaking on the legitimate rights, can not be overlooked.
BAGHDAD / Nina /-- MP, Mahma Khalil for Kurdistan Alliance said that " encroach upon the legitimate rights is a matter that can not be accepted or tolerated in a democratic, federal country.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / Nina / "Kurdistan region can not keep silent in front bypassing or non respected the Constitution or exercising a unique power and non paid attention of how dealing appropriately with the constitutional partners in power.
It is noteworthe to mention in this regard ,that parliament form several committees to resolve the dispute over the budget between Baghdad and Arbil, most recently by the Quartet committee , headed by First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Parliament MP , Qusay al-Suhail and the membership of the second speaker deputy MP, Aref Tayfur , and MPs Adnan al-Janabi, Haider al-Abadi.
On this Matter the leading member of Kurdish blocs coalition independent MP Mahmoud Othman, stated on Wednesday after Suhal held talks in Arbil that the failure of Speaker first deputy, stressing that Suhail failed to reach a suitable solutions with the Kurdistan region on the budget . "
Arbil / NINA / The Ministry of Natural Resources of the Kurdistan Regional Government denied the announcement of Black Diamond Company, which announced the signing of a contract for the purchase crude oil from the Taq Taq oil field in Kurdistan .
The ministry said in a statement today that it " denies the statements of the Black Diamond company that it has signed a contract for purchasing crude oil from Taq Taq field of oil and provide a new refiner that it is run by a Kurdish group affiliated to the private sector called the Rejwan company."
The ministry added , "Diamond Company , based in the Philippines, as well as Rejwan company, which a partner for the first one, have not been registered with the Ministry of Natural Resources in the government of the province , and the ministry do not have information on any of the two companies ."
It continued , "The G-Nel Energy company, which works in the Taq Taq field , told the ministry that it has no deal with Black Diamond and Rejwan ," pointing out that "the ministry did not authorize the work to any new oil refinery in the region .
Ali al-Adeeb rule out an alliance between the State of Law and Allawi's list and says that the road between the two lists semi-standstill
Thu Apr 17 2014 23:59 | (Voice of Iraq)
Ruled out the candidate of a coalition of state law, Ali al-Adeeb to ally with the State of Law List Iyad Allawi after the elections
Adeeb said during a televised debate Thursday night that the circumstances Discourage coalition between state law and the National List led by Iyad Allawi, adding that the road between the two lists semi-blocked because of previous positions to the list of Iyad Allawi.
Did not rule out that the writer is personally negotiating with the list of Iyad Allawi, if so instructed "