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    " The Dinar Daily ", Monday , 5 May 2014

    It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + FIVE (5) or " E - M DAY +5 ".

    The countdown to election day is over. Will Maliki be evicted ? The coming days will be telling. First, we await the tabulation of votes, challenges and appeals must run their course, and then we should have a certification of the results and know which cluster received a plurality of the vote. News articles report that the foregoing will take about three (3) weeks and after May 25.

    " After the conclusion of national elections, the Iraqi constitution stipulates that the CoR ( Council of Representatives / Parliament ) will vote for senior positions in the Iraqi government, including the President, the Prime Minister and his deputies, and the cabinet. Although each CoR ( Council of Representatives / Parliament ) member contributes an individual vote, in practice this voting occurs only after an agreement has been reached among the senior leaders of the political groups, invoking party loyalty and voting discipline thereafter. The selection of the cabinet requires an absolute majority of the CoR ( Council of Representatives / Parliament ) members’ votes (165 votes). In the final negotiations over government formation, even small groups can play a decisive role if they are able to provide the last few votes a governing coalition needs to clear this constitutional hurdle. " http://www.dinarupdates.com/showthre...ll=1#post57926

    Following the last election the new parliament opened on 14 June 2010 following the election on March 7th. Iraq set a record for the longest period of time without a government which lasted for about ten (10) months. It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + FIVE (5) or " E - M DAY +5 ".

    * Courtesy of sczin11 *

    MPs fear a repeat scenario of the delay in forming the government and others expect in September or October 2014 Current

    05/04/2014 23:53

    Long-Presse / Baghdad

    Confirmed deputies from several political blocs, on Sunday, that the current government is now holds the caretaker does not have any authority to make decisions, "decisive" or propose new bills, while expressed some fear of a repeat scenario of delay experienced by previous experiences, particularly in 2010, ruled out the other as a result of the large experience enjoyed by the various parties involved, the formation of the new government, expected in September or October of 2014, the current.

    The MP said the bloc white, Aziz Sharif, in an interview to the newspaper (range), "The political blocs are all expecting the delay in forming the next government because of the conflict on the presidency and the positions of sovereign," adding that "the results of the legislative elections and the number of seats that will get the political blocs to form influential factors to accelerate the formation of the next government. "

    Sharif added that "the current government ended its mandate, will conduct the business of the state only, and can not pass any bill," noting that "things will be clearer after the announcement of the election results, and find a formula for the formation of the government."

    He called for a mass of white, blocks of winning the election to "accelerate the formation of the government and not to repeat the mistakes that accompanied the formation of its predecessors, especially delayed several months."

    For her part, MP for the coalition in Iraq, a decent maidens, in an interview to the newspaper (range), "The current government can not take any major decisions or sovereign," expected to "take negotiations and alliances between the political blocs to form a new government, a long time, especially if it aims to achieve a partnership, unlike the case with the political blocs that get a large number of parliamentary seats to form a majority government. "

    They believed slain, that "with the political blocs are concerns of a large delay in forming the next government because of past experiences," pointing out that among the "important draft laws, which delayed the approval of the general budget, which must be approved before the 15th of next June."

    To the MP said the bloc united for reform, Mohammed al-Khalidi, in an interview to the newspaper (range), "The current cabinet has no powers at the present time, because it takes the conduct of business," noting that "the official circles is that holds stroll things country and not the current government. "

    The Khalidi, that "the political blocs that participated in the previous governments, have become possessed considerable experience in negotiating so it will be easy for them to agree on the next government," Mtogaha that "it does not take the formation of the new government a long time, as happened in the past because of the consensus and tribal programs similar political blocs compliant. "

    MP promised to block reform are united, that "the maximum deadline for the formation of the new government is September or October of 2014, the current." It is noteworthy that the formation of the outgoing government had been delayed for more than eight months after the legislative elections held in the country in March of 2010, where he continued the work of the House of Representatives in open session until agreement on forming a government after the agreement of Arbil end of 2010.

    The parliamentary elections were held on the thirtieth of April 2014 the past, in all governorates of Iraq.



    Presidency of Kurdistan: The post of President of the Republic of Iraq, is the right of the Kurds
    04/05/2014 21:33:00

    Erbil / NINA / Presidency of Kurdistan Region announced on Sunday that the post of the President of the Republic of Iraq is the right of the Kurds.

    A statement by the presidency of the region today said that the nomination of any figure for the post of the President of the Republic of Iraq must be approved by the Kurdistan parliament, because this post is one of the benefits of the people of Kurdistan.



    KRG confirms its adherence to Presidential post

    Sunday, 04 May 2014 22:00

    Erbil (AIN) –The Presidency of Kurdistan Regional Government declared it's adherence to the post of the President considering that the Presidency of State should be granted for Kurd people.

    The Presidency of KR reported in a statement received by All Iraq News Agency ''The Kurdistani people have the right in the post of the President of the State and the person who will be nominated for this post must obtain the full consent by the Parliament of KRG.''

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    Deputies expect to migrate budget for the next parliamentary session

    Deputies expect to migrate budget for the next parliamentary session

    Sun May 04 2014 23:13 | (Voice of Iraq)

    (Special) ... Deputy predicted from the Kurdistan Alliance not to pass the budget bill in the remaining period of the life of the current Parliament.

    The member of the Finance Committee Dler Abdelkader in a statement to the Central Council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUKcc.net), said on Sunday that a quadripartite committee formed by the Second Deputy Speaker of the House, in addition to members of the representatives of the Kurdistan Alliance bloc and united and the National Alliance, and met with the Commission officials in Baghdad and Erbil, referring to everyone waits for what will be announced by the Commission after the talks, pointing out that in the event reach the blocks to an agreement on the budget bill, it is possible to pass the budget during the remaining period of the age of the parliament, but in the absence of agreement between the KRG and the federal government , the House of Representatives Kurds would not support a majority to pass the budget and without an agreement with the Kurds.

    The MP pointed Abdelkader to that in the case of pass the budget by majority and without the Kurds, this will affect the overall political atmosphere in Iraq, with the country's direction to form a government after the legislative elections that took place on April 30 last year, stressing that it is not easy to pass the budget of the majority, expressing believed that leave the budget bill to the next election cycle, for approval by the House of Representatives next year.

    In turn, confirmed the decision the House of Representatives do not specify any date for the meetings of the House of Representatives in the next few days.

    The MP Mohammed al-Khalidi told PUKcc.net, said on Sunday that the House did not decide to hold any meeting him in the foreseeable future, the absence of agreement between the political blocs on the law of the federal budget for the year 2014.

    He pointed out that the Attorney-Khalidi Council in touch with all the political blocs to reach a solution on the budget bill.


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    House of Representatives resumes its sessions early next week to approve the budget

    House of Representatives resumes its sessions early next week to approve the budget

    05/05/2014 08:38:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Vice President of the Kurdistan Alliance parliamentary bloc MP, Mohsen al-Sadoun said that "The House of Representatives will resume its sessions early next week to approve the budget , confirming connections between the political blocs in this regard ."

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The current parliamentary session ends on June 14 , therefore, the Parliament is obliged to hold its usual session in this period , to do its Legislative work and approve important laws, noting that" the most important laws that will be on the agenda of the House of Representatives next week , the bill of the state budget for 2014 . "

    On the future alliances of the Kurdistan Alliance , Sadoun said: " this matter will be discussed after the announcement of the final results of the parliamentary elections , pointing out that" the elections will take its natural course , and then , we can determine how to make alliances and give our opinion in the person who should be prime minister in the next government . "


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    Sadrist leader heads to Iran in a sudden visit

    Sadrist leader heads to Iran in a sudden visit

    04/05/2014 21:24:00

    Najaf / NINA / cleric Moqtada al- Sadr left Najaf city on Sunday heading to the Iranian capital Tehran on a sudden unannounced visit.

    An official source - who refused to be named – confirmed in a brief statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that Sayyed Al-Sadr left across Najaf International Airport , heading to the capital, Tehran.

    The source did not mention that al-Sadr visit to Iran comes within the framework of the discussion of the reality of the election results and the formation of the next government, or for the purpose of religious study as usual from his ongoing shuttle travels throughout the year.

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    Source: preliminary results of the elections indicate that state of law got 102 seats

    Source: preliminary results of the elections indicate that state of law got 102 seats

    05/05/2014 08:38:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / An official source announced that the preliminary results of the elections, according to observers of political entities, referred that State of Law Coalition has got 102 parliamentary seats.

    The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki won more than 1.2 million votes, while some members of the state of law got the highest number of votes in some provinces."

    The source noted that "the MP, Hanan al-Fatlawi got 50 000 votes in Babylon province, while the MP, Khalid al-Asadi got 40 000 votes in Dhi Qar province of."


    *** IMO, the content of the foregoing article regarding State of Law Coalition seat numbers is highly unlikely. ***

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    Saving Iraq Needs Greater US Engagement

    Saving Iraq Needs Greater US Engagement

    By Majeed Nizamaddin Gli

    Last week millions of Iraqis voted in the first national election since the withdrawal of US forces in 2011. Many pundits and analysts already started making predictions, not about the election results, but about Washington’s favorite candidate for prime minister of Iraq.

    The current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is determined to stay in power for another four years. Since it is unlikely for a single party to win a majority of the parliamentary seats, a power sharing deal is needed among major Iraqi parties to form a government.

    In 2010, it took almost a year to bring Kurds and Sunnis to join a consensual government, led by the Shiite Maliki. This would not have been possible without US and Iranian support for Maliki, Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani said in an interview with Sky News in Abu Dhabi.

    The US can fix the political process in Iraq.

    The upcoming government formation process is an opportunity for the Americans to form an inclusive political process, in which not all decisions are made in the prime minister’s office. True, Maliki has prevented a total failure of state in Iraq, but he has done so by making security forces loyal to him, not state institutions.

    Maliki has failed to improve Iraq’s security, reach an agreement with the Kurds about oil, and include Sunnis in the decision making process. The function of state institutions in Iraq is worse than Syrian state institutions run by Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, according to the annual Failed States Index Report. Public Services have not improved and corruption is the norm in the ministries, according to a United Nations report.

    Maliki’s authoritarian sectarian policies have returned Iraq back to the 2006-2007 Sunni-Shiite sectarian warfare. A Syria-like civil war has never seemed so inevitable in Iraq.

    The Sunni insurgency is rapidly growing: More than 4,000 Iraqis have fallen dead from sectarian violence in just that past four months. The Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL), an al-Qaida breakaway group, is taking control of parts of Anbar, the largest province in Iraq.

    Anbar borders Jordan and Saudi Arabia, two of the Washington’s closest regional allies. A safe haven for ISIL in Iraq greatly increases chances of exporting chaos and terrorism into neighboring Saudi Arabia and Jordan. In the Middle East, one can never underestimate how quickly violence could spill over into neighboring countries.

    The conflicts in Syria and Libya are good examples. The Sunni insurgents, mostly trained in Syria, are reportedly just 16 miles away from the capital, Baghdad. Just a week ago, Maliki said that the insurgents are at Baghdad’s doorstep.

    The administration of US President Barack Obama has been responding to this threat by sending more weapons and intelligence officers to Iraq. According to the Reuters news agency, “The US government has rushed nearly 100 Hellfire missiles, M4 rifles, surveillance drones and 14 million rounds of ammunition to the Iraqi military since January.”

    In Iraq, the US arms often end up in the wrong hands. Clips show what appear to be fighters of ISIL with American-supplied weapons taken from Iraqi forces on battlefields.

    Arming Iraq alone is not a solution; it’s part of the problem. The ISIL in Iraq is seen as a political issue. Viewing Iraq as merely a security issue is what has been wrong about the US foreign policy. There will be no stability in Iraq without an end to Maliki’s increasingly authoritarian policies.

    The Iran-backed Shiite premier has been marginalizing Sunnis, and still refuses to include moderate Sunni leaders into any real decision-making process. If the political process in Iraq remains hijacked by Maliki for the next four years, the Kurds might not have a choice but secession from Iraq. Consequently, moderate Sunnis will lose hope in the political process and join the growing insurgency in Anbar.

    This can be avoided.

    The time when the next Iraqi government is negotiated is the right opportunity for the US to help Iraqis create a political process with real Sunni and Kurdish participation. This might seem like an unrealistic statement that a diplomat would make, but making power-sharing arrangements is the only way to go forward in Iraq.

    The US should have a high-level diplomatic presence during the government formation negotiations, to reach out to all parties and fix the dysfunctional political process in Baghdad.


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    Ahrar bloc, of the Sadr movement, will attend the session of the federal budget

    Ahrar bloc, of the Sadr movement, will attend the session of the federal budget

    05/05/2014 12:26:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Ahrar parliamentary bloc, Hussein al-Sharifi confirmed that his bloc will attend the session of parliament for a second reading of the budget .

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The 40 MPs of Ahrar bloc will attend the session devoted to the federal budget for 2014 ," noting that "the federal budget will be approved by two session, one for reading and the second for approving, if attended by MPs of all political blocs ."

    Sharifi added , "The House of Representatives will resume its sessions to discuss the budget , this week or next week ."

    It is mentioned that the vice president of the Kurdistan Alliance parliamentary bloc MP Mohsen al-Sadoun , has declared that "the House of Representatives will resume its sessions early next week to approve the budget , confirming connections between the political blocs in this regard ."


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    Mutlaq calls for political leaders to hold an urgent meeting to end Anbar crisis

    Mutlaq calls for political leaders to hold an urgent meeting to end Anbar crisis

    05/05/2014 12:33:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The leader of Arabia Coalition, Saleh al-Mutlaq called for the leaders of political blocs to hold an urgent meeting to end the suffering of the people of Anbar and find solutions to its problems .

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / : "after the end of the electoral process and slogans used by political forces in order to get the votes, the leaders of the political blocs have to a meeting to end the crisis in Anbar and find solutions."

    He added that," the conditions of the people of Anbar cannot be tolerated , so national forces have to speed up to find solutions and not wait for the results of the military operations."


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    Observations about the posted info at the central bank of iraq website this morning





    NOW :

    Currency Auctions

    Announcement No. (2664)

    The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 5-05-2014results were as follows:

    Details Notes
    Number of banks 17
    Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1166
    Auction price buying dinar / US$ -----
    Amount sold at auction price (US$) 261,350,000
    Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) -----
    Total offers for buying (US$) 261,350,000
    Total offers for selling (US$) -----

    Exchange rates ( * Not posted )

    http://www.cbi.iq/index.php?pid=CurrencyAuctions and http://www.cbi.iq/documents/CBI_FORE...E_AUCTIONS.pdf
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    Kurdish Parties Express Views Over Forming Bloc, Posts in Baghdad

    Kurdish Parties Express Views Over Forming Bloc, Posts in Baghdad

    By RUDAW

    An official seals a ballot box after voting in Sulaimani.

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – As they await the results of last week’s legislative elections in Iraq, political parties in the autonomous Kurdistan Region express different views over who should occupy major positions in Baghdad, including the Iraqi presidency.

    The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), whose leader Jalal Talabani officially remains Iraq’s president despite being flown out to Germany after a stroke in December 2012, has unofficially proposed another one of its own members as a potential choice for the Iraqi presidency.

    "The best person for the post of presidency is Najmaldin Karim," said Adil Murad, a PUK leadership member, referring to the current governor of Kirkuk, who is believed to have won more than 150,000 votes in Wednesday’s election.

    In a potential response to the PUK statement, the office of Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani warned about any unilateral move for the presidential post in Baghdad. "Any candidate for this position must have the approval of the Iraqi Kurdistan parliament,” it said.

    The statement reiterated the right of the Kurds to hold the Iraqi presidency in the next government. “The post of Iraq Presidency is a right for the people of Kurdistan,” it added.

    Karim, a controversial figure who was not accepted by Barzani’s dominant Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) as the head of a united Kurdish list in Kirkuk, has close ties to the United States and is likely to get Washington’s support if he makes a bid for the Iraqi presidency.

    However, those same close relations could complicate his chances since Iran, Washington’s arch-enemy, has had the last word over several high-profile posts in previous elections.

    The Iraqi Sunnis also have indicated their interest in the Iraqi presidency. Last week, former parliament speaker Mahmoud Mashadani reportedly said that Iraq’s Sunnis have the right to the post this time.

    In the last election Kurdish political parties, with the exception of the Change Movement (Gorran), agreed to form a Kurdish bloc to strengthen the Kurdish position against Baghdad. All Kurdish parties remained united on sensitive national issues with Baghdad, chiefly over disputed territories, Peshmarga forces and oil issues.

    In total, Kurdish parties won 57 parliamentary seats in the 2010 polls. Preliminary unofficial results from Wednesday’s polls show that the Kurds may win the same number of seats again.

    "We had one voice over the national issues, but if Kurds formed a Kurdish bloc that would be better," said Saadi Ahmad Pira, a senior leader of the PUK. "Kurds have to agree on the general guidelines and should move to Baghdad based on these lines that would include the views of all the parties," he said.

    Meanwhile Muthana Amin, a senior official of the Islamic Union of Kurdistan (Yekgrtu), which for the past four years was part of a Kurdish bloc dominated by the KDP and PUK, believes there is no harm in not having a single bloc this time, as long as the parties agree on a single front on important national issues.

    "Because we agree on the national and decisive issues (in Baghdad)," he said, "the parties have to negotiate and agree on something," he added. His complaint over the bloc was that, "the KDP and PUK did not care about the views of the other parties."

    For Gorran, which stayed out of the Kurdish bloc in Baghdad, it is early to talk about blocs and positions.

    "Maliki cannot form the government alone. It would require an alliance (with other parties). We should wait until things become clear," said Aram Sheikh Muhammad, a winning candidate of Gorran for the Iraqi parliament.

    The Islamic league of Kurdistan (Komal) is more optimistic about a future Kurdish alliance in Baghdad, despite being deprived of posts in Baghdad in the last election. Komal views the formation a broad based Kurdish government in the Kurdistan Region as a new chapter in how the Kurdish parties could work together to achieve Kurdish national rights.

    "The broad-based (Kurdish) government and the presidency of the Kurdistan parliament are clear indicators that all parties would go to Baghdad as a team for talks and form a united faction," said Fatih Dara Aghai, Komal MP in the Iraqi parliament.

    In the new Kurdistan Region parliament, for the first time, Komal was given the post of secretary of the parliament, after the PUK refused to offer a candidate for the post.

    Aghai believe it is still too early for the Kurds to talk about allocating positions, since it is unclear which posts Baghdad will agree to offer.Many observers agree that the next Iraqi government will take months to form, as the Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish parties involve in long negotiations with each other and among themselves.


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