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The Iraq Elections Result: Maliki’s Complicated Win
by Reidar Visser
The uncertified result of Iraq’s parliamentary elections, released by the election commission today, cannot be described as anything other than a victory for the incumbent prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki.
The question now, however, is what Maliki can do with this impressive victory.
" ...... the election result will be submitted for legal certification. In 2010, that process lasted more than 2 months, significantly delaying the process of government formation. Symptomatically, ISCI has already signaled that it may challenge the counting of the votes ........... "
" ..... despite the superiority of Maliki’s electoral coalition, the competing Shiite forces, the Kurds and the Sunnis, are together able to form a comfortable majority to prevent Maliki from remaining in office. "......................
Maliki likely fears that if he rushes to do business with parties outside the Shiite alliance, his Shiite rivals would do the same and that they may have a better chance to win over the Kurdish and Sunni forces, because there is a general consensus among them to not keep Maliki in power.
At the same time, the rest of the Shiite groups fear that this consensus is not solid enough to withstand discussing the details, and that going alone to the Kurdish and Sunni forces may put them in a weak bargaining position and make them appear responsible for breaking Shiite unity.
An important factor here are the choices that the Sunni and Kurdish forces will make. If the Sunnis and Kurds rush to form ethnic and sectarian alliances, then the Shiite alliance may do the same.
Some are proposing scenarios such as replacing Maliki with another figure from the State of Law Coalition as a compromise to ensure the continuation of the Shiite alliance. Yet, such a solution may come at a later stage, after the favored options by most parties have been exhausted. What is certain now is that a harsh negotiating season will begin as the conflict moves from its electoral aspect into the closed negotiating rooms and deals among the elite.
State Law invokes the Constitution to justify nominate Maliki for a third term and ignore the battle and complicity with Medhat al-Mahmoud, who canceled the will of the people's representatives
Published May 24, 2014 | By Justice News
«Rule of law» topple the National Alliance and its leader, unique nomination for a third term
Media Advisor to the Prime Minister: Al-Maliki did not visit Iran
Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa
A day after the announcement by the President of the National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the start of the eight formed by the political body of the National Alliance (state law, the Sadrists and the Islamic Supreme Council) work to restructure their fractious Shiite again and determine the mechanisms by which an internal system to him and to nominate the next prime minister It has announced a coalition of state law officially nominated its leader and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for a third term of four years.
The channel «Iraq» in the semi-official Newsflash have boosted later two leading figures in the state law Mahmoud Hassan and MP Hanan al that «coalition of law decided in a meeting held by the coalition and all its components leader, Nouri al-Maliki's nomination for a third term as prime minister». For his part, the leader of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Ameri, which got 22 seats in the next parliament that «marriage Badr Organization with the state law in which a Catholic inseparably» pointing at a meeting of a coalition of state law that «would not run for prime minister as long as Maliki is present».
And according to political observers in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad to the urgency of the rule of law Maliki's nomination for a third term comes at a time began to leak news about the possibility of courting other parties, whether in the National Alliance, the Shiite or other blocks to figures from within the rule of law, such as Hussein al-Shahristani, and Hadi al-Amiri for their withdrawal from al-Maliki and the possibility of fought competition for the post of prime minister. In return, denied media adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Ali al-Moussawi, the reports about his visit Iran today (yesterday) and his willingness to abandon the third term.
Moussawi said in a statement yesterday that «lying again the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki visited Iran» without giving further details. As part of Maliki's nomination for a third term, said a member of the Iraqi parliament from the state law ratified frankincense told «Middle East» yesterday, that «it is not new, since everyone knows that Mr. al-Maliki, who was prime minister for two terms is the only candidate for the state law, the state's third objective reasons notably that the Constitution allows it and that his coalition won the highest seats won and is personally the most votes ». In response to a question on the position of the other components of the National Alliance, said gum that «this is not looking after with the components of the National Alliance as the meetings and meetings are underway to restructure the National Alliance and an internal system to him», returned to «this does not preclude Maliki's nomination by state law and possibly other components of the coalition candidates also a matter for the National Alliance, which won a majority in parliamentary elections by 170 seats, which is what makes the candidate for prime minister specifically it ».
For his part, member of parliament for the Liberal block of the Sadrist movement of quitting told «Middle East» that «National Alliance had yet to examine the mechanisms and bases that are in the light choose a prime minister and therefore this matter and apart from advertising here or there premature »noting that« the right of any party to demand sites in the light of the election has prepared an entitlement but not all of the demands can be nominated or to obtain demanded by ». The Zamili that «the specifications that will be specified for the next prime minister are determined by who is who can be given in this position in the case applied to al-Maliki will not stand a his face», stressing that «this depends on the decision of the National Alliance and not the unilateral decision by either party limbs note that there is a national will change the direction of the overall »refusing« policy of imposition and dictations by any party to the rest of the parties in the National Alliance ».
Hakim: al-Maliki's supporters negotiating behind his back
Friday , May 23, .2014
It seems that the process of the integration movement, "the right people" or Mataraf the "League of the Righteous," in the political process going on clear instructions from the commander of the shade in Iraq, Gen. Qassem Soleimani Grasper since the fall of the former regime in April / April 2003 in all the joints of the political life in the new Iraq . After his release in 2010 and beyond detainees prominent members of the movement, which was founded as a resistance movement of American troops and the British, and then allowing the movement to provide candidates for the legislative elections, the last block (honest), activates the movement's leader, Sheikh Qais al-Khazali on line dialogues with leaders of political blocs , to be produced as a political leader acceptable, contributes to the dismantling of a node agree on a prime minister of a future, has the support of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and specifically from the commander of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guard, Major General Qassem Soleimani. , and the Khazali, accused of movement by opponents of committing assassinations of many affected people Sunnis and opponents of the government of Shiite, visits to the leaders of the political blocs in order to thwart the project is adopted by many as inconsistent with Freddie Qassem Soleimani regarding the head of the next government, and included the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim and the sides of which message has more of an indication about the nature of future alliances, and the role of Iran in controlling the rhythm of the political process for the benefit of its regional strategy.
Especially Maitalq Syria and Lebanon. battling League of the Righteous in Syria, along with Iran's ally President Bashar al-Assad, called al-Khazali, Ammar al-Hakim was keen this time to present himself in the media that he (the head of the honest), to be resolved choice with regard to naming a prime minister from within the Shiite bloc, and the creation of a national alliance strong "because the prime minister is always stems from this alliance and therefore there must be a coalition strong," a reference to the discomfort of Iran from the movements carried out by al-Hakim are not consistent with what planned Soleimani in Iraq. and got the block (honest) only three seats and is allied primarily with the bloc of Prime Minister outgoing Nuri al-Maliki, which won 96 seats as it has veto power (the owner of the high word) in Parliament with the Virtue Party (reference Yacoubi) 6 seats and Reform (Ibrahim al-Jaafari) 6 seats and the seat of the Dawa Party-Iraq Organization. Deeply Hakim was very disappointed of the results obtained by the bloc (31 seats), it is well aware that the visit of al-Khazali him carrying a strong message about the need to move quickly to resolve the position of choose a prime minister in line with the vision of Iran and the latest developments on the ground in Syria for the benefit of this vision. published media movement "League of the Righteous," and the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq news of the meeting. The news that al-Hakim met in his private office in Baghdad, the head of the (honest), Sheikh Qais al-Khuzai. drew observers to Ammar al-Hakim repeated use "concept of partnership mighty" and the need to re-establish the National Alliance strongly makes him an effective institution produces a political decision, a joint unified, "stressing "the need to build a strong alliance and accelerate decisively choose the position of choosing a prime minister as the resolution of the other positions in the conviction that the prime minister of the National Alliance." also commended Ammar al-Hakim on "the electoral process that took place on the 30th of Chehribral / April and the vote count and the importance to be the result of the election successful through the formation of a national government quick. " and winked Khazali his part of the concept of "partnership mighty" used by Ammar al-Hakim, and spoke the language of political soft exceeded speech militias and what they do silencers assassinations always recorded against the unknown. explained Khazali for Ammar al-Hakim that "partnership mighty "means that everyone involved" and that there are factions of the task must be present, "pointing out that" there is new blood recorded in this alliance would balance it! .. ". came to visit al-Khazali, President of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim, a day after a visit carried out by the (wise) Saturday of the Sadrist movement within his tour of the political in an attempt to pull the rug from al-Maliki. describes the media council rounds Hakim as "Proboscis grade of Iraq and the restructuring of the National Alliance and Hakim discussed with the head of the political body of the Sadrist movement Karrar al-Khafaji, ways to strengthen the National Alliance and convert it to an effective institution capable of monitoring of stood for positions of responsibility and hold them accountable if they fail, "... and raise the movements of al-Hakim doubts about the objectives of the research partnership "powerful" outside the National Alliance, the Shiite who founded after the election before the last. says knowing that the goal is not to engage some of the parties, but To search for policy papers can be invoked in the event of entry into force of the papers within the National Alliance, which is preparing to form the next government.
Analysts said "The success of al-Hakim to form a partnership mighty outside the National Alliance, means the elimination of the National Alliance itself and transferred from the tip of force to outweigh weakness in return strengthen the other blocks, as well as it is confiscation of the votes of the Iraqi people, who crawled to the polls in order to identify the body that authorizes the management of his country and its affairs political and administrative, "which warned him Khazali Maliki ally. Analysts point out that "powerful" who Iksdhm Hakim are Massoud Barzani and Osama al-Nujaifi and Iyad Allawi and Adel Abdul-Mahdi, and Muqtada al-Sadr and Nouri al-Maliki.
Adds analysts that "al-Hakim is trying to keep them in the political arena despite the fact that most of them (as individuals and parties) are at odds with al-Maliki, and thus the goal of the Government of the powerful is trapping Maliki these names, and the removal of small blocks that support it, and this is exclusively a coalition of state law and unbowed by Control mighty ", and this also was rejected by al-Khazali, in the meeting with al-Hakim. , but analysts are dismissing the success of this attempt because of contradictions large and the desire for the acquisition of the sovereign positions and ministerial perhaps beyond what aspire Hakim himself, the most important is you Stnsjm these ambitions with Freddie Qassem Soleimani any Iran ?
Tariq Harb: the winner of the election is not until after deputies sworn in
Sat 24 May 2014 00:20 | (Voice of Iraq) - BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq , said legal expert Tareq Harb said the winner of the election is not until after deputies sworn. The war, in a press release received by the agency (Voices of Iraq) a copy of the day that "access to the recipe deputy for the winner in the elections requires the end of the complaints and stage announce the results of the final voter then stage ratify the Federal Supreme Court and then the stage of the issuance of Presidential Decree invite the winners of the first session and the date specified For this meeting, which are held under the chairmanship of the oldest member is sworn in and the case is sworn becomes the winner of the election deputies. " and resulted in the election results, which Oalntiha the Electoral Commission for elections at a press conference hotels Arashbd central Baghdad, Monday afternoon, for the issue of coalition rule of law, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki aspirant third term, the blocks are 95 seats out of 328 seats up the new Iraqi parliament, achieving the lead in nine southern provinces as well as Baghdad, and was followed by a second Sadrists Bakoaúmh three won a combined 34 seats. earned a coalition of citizens who led by the President of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim, the 31 seats to be third, while solving the Democratic Party Alcardtistana which is headed by the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, fourth in the legislative elections, winning 25 seats and the coalition are united for reform led by Osama Najafi, head of the outgoing parliament, V. 23 seats, while solving a coalition of national, led by Iyad Allawi, the former prime minister VI with 21 seats, an equal number of seats with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), led by President of the Republic of the outgoing Jalal Talabani, and followed by a coalition of Arab, led by Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq ten seats, then the MDC Kurdistan led by Nuchiran Mustafa nine seats, then the Reform Movement, led by former Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari six seats with an equal mass of virtue and independent elites, and were followed by several small blocks and local seats ranged between one and four. m e a (x)
Speakers at London Conference Highlight Iraq Potentials, Challenges
Speakers at London Conference Highlight Iraq Potentials, Challenges
By Ben Finch
LONDON – For Kurdistan and Iraq to continue economic growth and encourage foreign investment, wide-ranging reforms of financial and legal systems are needed, according to distinguished speakers at an important conference in London on Wednesday.
Infrastructure and housing across Iraq also need to be modernized, according to speakers at the conference at London’s Mansion House, who agreed on Iraq’s great potential and talent.
Lord Paul Deighton, Commercial Secretary to the UK Treasury and one of the men behind the success of the 2012 Olympics, said: “All parts of the population must see investment in the right conditions for prosperity. Iraq is an ambitious country; it should be.”
He noted that, “The economic growth of 10 per cent for several years is extraordinarily impressive. The people, both in Iraq and throughout the diaspora, have extraordinary skills and talent.”
But he contrasted that against the challenges.
“Over 70 per cent of Iraqis think corruption may have got worse. Most Iraqis still do not have a bank account. A strong, sustainable, real economy cannot be a cash economy,” Deighton said, referring to an absence of solid links between Iraq and international banking.
“And the rule of law is the key to creating a stable environment in which institutions and companies are happy to invest for the long term. There must be a level playing field and absolute fairness and regulation so investors feel secure.”
The conference, held in the City of London’s Mansion House, the home and office of the City’s Lord Mayor, was organized by Baroness Emma Nicholson, trade envoy to Iraq and founder of AMAR International Charitable Foundation. It is the seventh time the conference has been held in London.
“The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is delighted with the success of our recent London conference,” the Baroness said. “More than 80 business leaders from across Iraq joined leaders of the region’s Chambers of Commerce to make the long journey from their home cities to the UK. They met more than 100 British businessmen and women and also some senior politicians from both the UK and Iraq.
“Over the two days we heard of the huge opportunities on offer for trade and investment in Iraq and also from many of the people who want UK companies to take up those incredible offers. These are plans that will transform Iraq from the Kurdish region in the north to Basra in the south, and it is wonderful, as both the executive chairman of the IBBC and British prime minister’s official trade envoy to be playing a part in this.”
Iraq’s deputy prime minister, Dr Rowsch Shaways, flew in especially to speak at the meeting, underscoring its importance. Dr Safaaldeen Al-Safi, minister of finance, and Dr Fareed Yasseen, Iraq’s ambassador to France, also attended.
Currently, state-owned banks hold 90 per cent of the assets but do not hold enough capital, according to Bishr Baker of Ernst and Young. “The state banks are under-capitalized, they only have 20 per cent of the capital. People deposit in the state banks because of the deposit guarantee they provide. Should this guarantee be extended to the private banks as well?” he asked.
Laws such as a deposit insurance scheme have been mothballed, and while banks in Kurdistan cry out for credit they cannot receive this because there is a lack of capacity in the system. Baker continued: “We need to upgrade the whole education system so it produces accountants and bankers, lower management, middle management and upper management.”
Ahmed Muallah, managing director of Standard Chartered in Iraq, said: “International investors are incredibly bullish on Iraq. But there is a need for a distinct plan on banking. Where do we want to be in five, 10, 20 years time?”
While Kurdistan is more advanced than the rest of Iraq, mainly due to the autonomy it has converted into a peaceful have in violent-ridden Iraq, it has many of the same needs as other parts of country, Simon Collins, the British Ambassador to Iraq said.
“They need help to define and deliver projects and sector strategies to cover everything from project definition to delivery,” he said. “The reality is that the young people need jobs and they’re good. With the right training they’re world class. Military officers who go to Sandhurst come out top of their class, better than the Americans.”
The Liberal and national agree to form joint committees to communicate with other blocks
Agency day 8 June 23, 2014 Without comments 165 read
Officials of the Liberal bloc in Najaf that the Secretariat agreed with the Bloc's national coalition to form joint committees to communicate with other blocs to form the next Government.
The source said the Agency ((today)), "Deputy Secretary General of the Liberal block Sheikh Walid alkrimawe headed met late Monday night with Iyad Allawi, head of the national coalition and the Coalition delegation and exchanged the results of parliamentary elections.
The source said the political parties addressed the political benefits, the next phase, especially on forming the next Government. "
The source noted that the parties agreed to form joint committees to communicate and consult with other political blocs within the framework of the national project which you can form a strong government capable of solving crises, service delivery, security and economic stability of the State. "the political bloc said.(A.A)
Adel Abdul Mahdi denies news about forming a front to prevent Maliki from 3d term
Adel Abdul Mahdi denies news about forming a front to prevent Maliki from 3d term
BAGHDAD / NINA / The leader in the Supreme Council , Adel Abdul Mahdi denied forming a front against Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to prevent him from reaching the third term .
The Information Office of Abdul-Mahdi said in a statement "a media source reported news about MP, Hamid Baffi, of the Kurdistan Alliance as saying that " a meeting held in Erbil included regional president Massoud Barzani, Iyad Allawi and Adel Abdul-Mahdi to form a front against the President Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and prevent him from reaching the third term , "noting that" this news is untrue and Abdul-Mahdi denies such a meeting in Arbil or elsewhere.
The statement added, "Abdul-Mahdi visited Kurdistan from May 12 to 15 and met, during the visit, with the leaders of the political forces of Kurdistan and the winning lists, who are Sheikh Ali Baber, Sheikh Mohammed Faraj, head of the provincial government Nechirvan Barzani, the Kurdish regional president Massoud Barzani, the second deputy of the National Union Kurdistan , Barham Salih, the wife of the President of the Republic, Hero Khan, the first deputy of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Kawsrat Rasool and secretary general of the MDC Kurdish Nushirwan Mustafa .
The statement indicated that Mahdi congratulated the political forces and the winning lists in the election results and inform them of the perceptions of the Supreme Council for the next phase and confirm his friendship and cooperation with all the forces and their representatives, heard from them about their perceptions of the next phase . "
Jaafary, Maliki stress necessity of increasing dialogue to form next government
Jaafary, Maliki stress necessity of increasing dialogue to form next government
Saturday, 24 May 2014 10:59
Baghdad (AIN) –The head of the Iraqi National Alliance, Ibrahim al-Jaafary, and the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, stressed the necessity of increasing the dialogue to form the next government and discuss the security situation in Iraq.
A statement by Jaafary's office received by AIN cited "Jaafary received Maliki at his office in Baghdad where they evaluated the security situation in Iraq and the ongoing military operations against the terrorists groups in addition to protecting the pilgrims of Imam Musa al-Kadhim in Baghdad."
"The two sides stressed the necessity of increasing the dialogue among the political sides to form the government that actively includes the qualified figures," the statement concluded.