It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + THIRTY - SIX ( 36 ) or " E - M DAY + 36
PREVIOUSLY AND CONTINUING
" ..... 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. - from al Monitor
Generally, all are " waiting for the National Alliance to name its candidate, formally , to start negotiate with him. "
Al-Hakim: Sincere dialogue among the national powers of all components can achieve a government reassuring for all
Baghdad / NINA / Head of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim said on Wednesday that sincere dialogue among the strong national powers from all components in the framework of the strong partnership with a clear vision can get us out of the bottleneck and achieve the government reassuring for all.
He said in a speech in the Ceremony held today to mark the anniversary of the birth of pure auspicious imams / P / that they have to walk with two steps towards the formation of the National Alliance, and strengthen and make it a value that makes performance and oversees the officials, and the other step gives the other towards strengthening the relationship with the national forces.
Al- Hakim called to clear the atmosphere and spreading love among Iraqis, reiterating that the Mini political majority cannot produce a strong government .
He added that since the first day we say that the simple political majority cannot produce a strong government, it is very difficult to achieve a majority, and it is difficult to move on the ground and achieve welfare and service to the Iraqis, and in reality no choice for us but to go to the formation of a strong and harmonious team and a clear program.
Iraqi Shiite Alliance: Maliki Candidacy is Invalid
Even some of Iraq’s Shiite leaders say they have had enough of Maliki and oppose a third term for him.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Iraqi National Alliance (INA), composed of the country’s leading Shiite parties, said it was surprised that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s partner coalition had unilaterally nominated him for a third term.
It demanded his candidacy be removed until internal procedures are finalized.
The INA reaction came after Maliki’s State of Law coalition unilaterally nominated him as its candidate for a third-term as prime minister.
After the April 30 Iraqi elections, which were swept by Maliki and his coalition, the premier should be smiling broadly. But the victory has not enlivened his dour demeanor.
That may be because the Shiite prime minister has managed to make an enemy of Iraq’s Kurds, Sunnis and even fellow Shiite blocs.The autonomous Kurds have balked at a third term for Maliki, the large Sunni minority feels likewise and even some Shiite parties say they have had enough of him.
"The alliance (INA) is surprised that the brothers in the State of Law coalition have put forward their candidate, independent from the lists of the National Alliance, and prior to the completion of internal mechanisms and programs,” said a statement by the major components of the alliance after a meeting in Baghdad.
It said INA rejects any candidate for the presidency of the Council of Ministers without consultation with all parties within the alliance.
"INA asks brothers from State of Law to withdraw their candidate for the post of prime minister,” the statement said. “The coalition confirms the need for the emergence of a candidate from INA after the finalization of the mechanisms and standards and specifications” for naming candidates, it added.
"The nomination of any candidate has to be based on the standards and the internal program of the National Alliance," the statement noted.
Maliki’s State of Law unilaterally named the current incumbent as its sole candidate for the premiership. The coalition won 92 of Iraqi parliament's 326 seats in the April elections, and by law would need 165 seats to form a government.
Despite the fragmentation of the political parties along sectarian and ethnic lines, it appears that the Shiites, Kurds and Sunnis are ready to form major parliamentary blocs and coalitions, in order to strengthen their positions in negotiations for the next government. The process is expected to take months.
In the meantime, Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani issued a decree to form a six-member negotiating team, from the Kurdish political parties that won 62 seats in the elections, to start negotiations with other Iraqi forces.
The Sunnis are seeking to form a major alliance under the leadership of Mutahidun leader Osama al-Nujaifi, whose list won 28 seats.
Based on the Iraqi Supreme Court ruling of 2010, the largest parliamentary bloc has the right to name the prime minister and form the next government.
Maliki has announced his intention to form a majority government, but the National Alliance also rejected that idea, viewing it as inconsistent with the current situation in Iraq.
Ayad Allawi describs the House of Representatives as weak because of the lame politic
Ayad Allawi describs the House of Representatives as weak because of the lame political process
BAGHDAD / NINA / Head of the National Coalition , Iyad Allawi described on Wednesday the House of Representatives as " weak " because it could not do its legislative role.
Allawi said in a press statement that the previous parliament was unable to do its legislative or monitoring role because of its weakness, and also because of the weakness of its relationship with the executive and the judiciary authorities, which led the executive authority to stand against the parliament, and it could not during the past period of its formation to issue any important decision.
He pointed out that "the upper hand in any democratic country is the legislative authority, and that this Parliament could not do its role even some of the decisions were taken by voting, rejected by the Federal Court.
He considered the failure of the Parliament rests not with the presidency and parliament members only , but the main reason is the lame political process held under occupation, and erected based on exclusion, marginalization, and political sectarianism and did not include all the components of the Iraqi society.
Wataniyoon MP calls to form Iraq National Alliance
Wataniyoon MP calls to form Iraq National Alliance
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 14:55
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Ahmed al-Joubouri, of Wataniyoon bloc called the political blocs to form a national alliance and to name it as "Iraq National Alliance" that comprises all the sects and religious.
Speaking to AIN, he said "There must be a national alliance that comprises all the Iraqis and be away from the sectarianism and nationalism."
"The political blocs must work to achieve the Iraqi interests because the failure of the Iraqi government made it a sectarian one that is filled with the corrupted officials and the new Iraq National Alliance will have to avoid repeating this situation," he concluded.
Baghdad (AIN) –The head of the Iraqi National Alliance Ibrahim al-Jaafary received in his office in Baghdad the head of the Wataniya Alliance Ayad Allawi and discussed with him the political updates in Iraq.
A statement by Jaafary's office received by AIN quoted Jaafary as saying "The meeting focused on evaluating the elections process and the wide public participation which indicates the great success of the Iraqi people."
"We also discussed the necessity of preserving the national unity and sovereignty of Iraq through forming a national strong government that meets the requirements of the Religious authority and our people and works to develop the economic and security situations in Iraq," Jaafary said.
The statement also quoted Allawi as saying after the meeting "We exchanged the points of views with Jaafary over the means of consolidating the democratic attitude in the country and the unity and sovereignty of the Iraqi society."
South Kurdistan’s Neo-Liberal Bid for Freedom
By DAVID ROMANO
Writing in Open Democracy last month, Shluwa Sama laments that “Kurdish nationalism in Iraqi-Kurdistan has been transformed from an ideology that strengthened resistance to the Iraqi Baathist dictatorship to a tool now being employed to help build shopping malls.” She is not the only one to criticize the rampant materialism gripping the region, or to note how air conditioned shopping malls are replacing the more authentic bazaar as a locus of social life. Multinational companies courted by the Iraqi Kurds threaten to transform “authentic” Kurdish society to a homogenized capitalist shadow of itself. Oil companies and other foreign corporations also claim more and more people’s land and put the environment in jeopardy.
Many of these fears and worries are justified, and the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq need to stand up and protect themselves from modernization’s destructive side effects. Development needs to be managed carefully, and the entire society’s interests need to be safeguarded from the more rapacious and predatory business interests looking to make quick profits in Iraq. Growing income inequality raises more and more alarm bells, especially with weak social safety nets to catch the less fortunate left behind by modernization’s changes. Nor can anyone with both eyes open help but worry when they see the urban sprawl and traffic of Erbil, or the plastic garbage and hasty construction lining roads and rivers of an otherwise beautiful landscape.
The criticisms of the Iraqi Kurds’ “neo-liberal transformation” may also be misguided, however. Many of today’s critics of the Kurdistan Regional Government were once friends. They now resent the Iraqi Kurds’ pro-capitalist, pro-Western turn. For much of the international Left, “pro-capitalist” and “national liberationist” are mutually exclusive terms, you see. They can forgive bombings of civilians, the occasional massacre and Stalinist authoritarianism of too many “revolutionary” movements, but not the embrace of capitalism.
Given how critics of neoliberalism focus on the way military power is used to protect and extend imperialism's economic power, however, I am surprised they seem to completely miss what looks like a fairly obvious and astute strategy on the part of the Iraqi Kurds: Attract foreign investments so that capitalist elites will influence their home governments in the Kurds’ favor. If “capitalist imperialists” control the most powerful military forces on earth, does it not make sense to get the capitalists on your side?
Given that everything else failed for the Kurds -- from normative appeals to the world's "conscience" and old-fashioned guerrilla revolts to communist parties and appeals to the eastern bloc’s “solidarity,” – Erbil’s strategy appears compelling. We should remember that for most of the 20th century, the Kurds were subject to the most intensive and often times brutal policies of the non-Kurdish central states ruling over them. Experiences ranged from forced assimilation (witness the large numbers of Kurds who don't speak Kurdish today) and the destruction of thousands of Kurdish villages in Turkey and Iraq to the displacement of millions, the banning of the Kurdish language and even denial of the Kurds' existence in Turkey. None of the old strategies seemed able to put a stop to these abuses and tragedies.
Erbil’s signing of contracts with multi-national oil companies and its current strategy of exporting oil for less money than it could get from Baghdad makes perfect sense in this context. Every gleaming shopping mall, if owned at least in part by foreign interests, may be worth more than a battalion of local fighters.
Once the Kurds have more security against the more basic sorts of threats, they can then focus better on containing the excesses of neo-liberalism or completely rejecting it. One may argue that these objectives – security and resistance to certain kinds of globalization or capitalist homogenization -- are not mutually exclusive, of course. In the Iraqi Kurdish case they might be contradictory at this particular point in time, however.
David Romano has been a Rudaw columnist since 2010. He is the Thomas G. Strong Professor of Middle East Politics at Missouri State University and author of The Kurdish Nationalist Movement (2006, Cambridge University Press) and co-editor (with Mehmet Gurses) of the forthcoming Conflict, Democratization and the Kurds in the Middle East (2014, Palgrave Macmillan).
Iraq demands to cut the price of calls, mobile phones and the Internet in the country
June 5, 2014 7:31Last Updated: June 5, 2014 7:31 Part
Militants have fired in Sulaimaniyah province Wednesday a campaign to put pressure on companies of mobile phones and the Internet to cut wages calls and use the internet. Appealed to activists citizens close their mobile phones for 5 hours on the first of next July. Said the supervisor of the campaign Jalal Horina According to the newspaper "Twilight News" The goal of this The campaign is to pressure the mobile company in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to reduce the prices of communications within the country to 50 dinars and international contacts to 100 dinars and that citizens are equipped with the Internet without charge.
He pointed out that the campaign began twenty hours through social networking sites and online media channels and websites, and will continue until the first of July. Added that the campaign include a call to close the citizens to their mobile phones for 5 hours of continuous any of the time 12:00 to 5 pm. Said also said that this is not the first campaign they have organized a similar campaign to unify the prices of recharge cards balance for mobile phones and participated in the campaign, 50 000 citizens and have closed their phones also for 5 hours, which led to inflict damage to one of the telecom companies for mobile phones and forced it to implement their demands.
He stressed that they will today publish a statement in Arabic for dissemination to the central and southern Baghdad and also to participate in this campaign service to the citizen and also to reduce the prices of internal communications and standardization between the various companies for connections. Working in Iraq, three companies of the mobile phone which Zain Iraqi branch of the operator of Kuwait, and Asiacell, which owns Most of the Qatar Telecom shares or a company owned by Cork businessmen Kurds.
Iraqi Banks need to Look at Lebanese banks for advise
Experts: the experience of Lebanon closest to the reality of the Iraqi banks
June 5, 2014
Advised economists need to take advantage of the experiences of global, regional, which passed the same conditions that have wracked the country in the search for solutions to intractable faced by the Iraqi economy. Once told me Sheikh banking Iraqi Abdul Aziz Hassoun about the experience Lebanese banking, where he owns the country's most efficient experience internationally and that have proved their worth in overcome the economic difficulties as a result of war and its consequences and implications, and drove the country to the edge of the abyss how?
Hassoun, trying to bring the picture and clarified in this regard, he asked me about how to help the down-one of the two men? Astvzni question the fact that at the beginning of it, and I felt that the answer is simple, what motivated him? But soon Astdrki and tried to lured the man to know the motives beyond question I answered him by giving him a "walking stick," he said what do you think a broken man second solution?, When then realized that the same man to express something inside it, and the question was "a joke" to be out of it to develop solutions in perspective. according to the morning newspaper
When you get out of Lebanon from its crisis, which exceeded the twenty-year-old left behind a lot of problems in the areas of project and the loss of the losses suffered by debt and burdened by their owners and that led to trying to sell everything in order to repay them but clear what happened?
Says Hassoun said Lebanese banks and as Roy has halted this decline through its initiative to lend to entrepreneurs and private interests and traceable after hired her to repay the debt and thus contributed to lift the country's economy out of the abyss and the restoration of life for all projects and those are working and producing in spite of all the circumstances that befell them and with Astmraralzerov complex , but Lebanon rebuilt its banks initiatives to maintain the stability of the economy with all the crises that passed out and even financial crises and economic crisis did not affect the exchange rate of the Lebanese pound.
Intended to display this puzzle about the experience of Lebanon in addressing crises economic They experienced the same conditions experienced by the country and still despite the reverse is to confirm what called and calling him Braalaguetsad to look at international experiences close to the reality and conditions with the aim of restoration and building our economy to the fullest.
In this regard, it is necessary to focus on the role that could be played by Iraqi banks in the economy out of its problems, and this role must be reflected in the treatment of crises experienced by some unprofitable banks and help them promote the role instead of breaking her leg a second to impose guardianship or liquidation but to raise pregnancy and that the people of the first banks to resolve the problems of their colleagues and then work together to solve the problems of society, the economy does Sistfik hibernate from their sleep, and a lesson in this puzzle is how to handle the down-one of the two men with his isnaad "Bekazh" Apeixr for the second man.