Iraqi parliament fails to give confidence to the interior and defense ministers
[16:17] 14 / Sep / 16
Erbil, September 16 / September (PNA) - Iraqi Council of Representatives for Tuesday, September 16th / September vote on the candidates and the interior and defense ministries to next Thursday, after the failure of Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri to get the confidence of the board.
According to media reports that House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, in order to vote on the candidates for the security ministries to session next Thursday, after he failed to Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri obtain the confidence of Parliament.
She reports that the candidate Federation of Iraqi forces Jaber al-Jabri got 118 votes out of 251 fails to take over the Ministry of Defense, after being nominated by the bloc to take on this position, pointing out that the National Alliance candidate Riad Ghraib got 117 votes out of 251, to fail is the other in The Ministry of the Interior.
The Iraqi Parliament Fails to Approve New Security Ministers
Posted by Reidar Visser on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:35
New Iraq PM Haydar al-Abbadi kept his promise to present ministerial candidates for portfolios not included in the recent vote on his new cabinet, but the Iraqi parliament proved uncooperative. As a result, only one minister, for water management, was approved in today’s session. Crucially, all key security ministries remain vacant.
The most contentious nominations related to the defence and interior ministries. With respect to defence, the name of Jabir al-Jabiri, an Anbar politician with considerable popular backing and past ties to the former finance minister, Rafe al-Isawi, has recurred for some time as the nominee of the Sunni coalition in parliament. Conversely, it was something of a surprise that Riyad Ghrayb, a Shiite chameleon who has gone from a past with ISCI to the State of Law bloc and the faction of Hussein al-Shahristani, was put forward in the last minute. Before that, it had largely been thought that Badr would present a candidate, even after their original nominee, Hadi al-Ameri, was found by most other parties to be too unpalatable in such a sensitive position. As late as yesterday, a modification of the Badr proposal was presented in the shape of “independents” that might be acceptable to Badr, such as Ahmad Chalabi and Qasim Dawud. Today, the Shiite alliance held a last-minute meeting before the parliament session without being able to agree internally on a candidate.
There are regional and international dimensions involved, too. It has been suggested that the Iraq interior ministry struggle is a reflection of the contradictive relationship between the United States and Iran in the region as a whole, with Iran backing Badr candidates in Iraq and the United States – finally in possession of some real leverage because of the ISIS threat and Iraqi requests for American military assistance, and tacitly in alliance with Iran against ISIS – strongly objecting to this.
It is noteworthy that during the parliament session today, Abbadi implored the chamber to approve the nominees whereas parliamentarians of the Shiite alliance (whom Abbadi himself represents) voiced opposition to a vote, saying the interior minister at least should be internally approved in the Shiite alliance first. Deputy speaker Humam al-Hammudi of ISCI at one point tried to stop the vote according to the official parliamentary record.
Whereas the voting record hasn’t been tied down to individual MPs or even parties, the patterns suggest that parts of the Shiite alliance may have voted No and possibly that there was a revenge No in the vote on the State of Law nominee for tourism (Ali al-Adib). Interior minister Riyad Ghrayb got 117 out of 245 votes, Jabir al-Jabiri 108 out of 251, and Ali al-Adib got only 78 out of 250 votes. By way of contrast, a Sadrist nominee for the water ministry was approved with a more resounding 162 out of 250 votes. Altogether 285 MPs were in attendance, probably a reflection of the realization that a simple majority could have settled the matter of the security ministers and have them approved if those who were against Jabiri and Ghrayb had simply absented themselves.
Parliament adjourned until Thursday 18 September but it is unclear whether Abbadi will come up with new nominees by then. It cannot be stressed enough that these final components of the Abbadi cabinet are among the most important decisions relating to the new Iraqi government as a whole – and as such far more significant than the plethora of international gatherings that are currently going on in the name of defeating ISIS in Iraq. Experiences from Yemen suggest that airstrikes will eventually hit someone that shouldn’t have been hit. In that kind of context, only a durable political coalition in Baghdad can prevent the situation from fragmenting completely. The absence of agreement on security ministers was a key reason the second Maliki government remained so shaky throughout its term, and it is likely this issue, more than anything else, that will seal the fate of the new, so far partial, government put in place by Haydar al-Abbadi.
Saleem al-Jubouri: The House of Representatives granted another chance to al-Abadi next Thursday in order to resolve the issue of security ministers
BAGHDAD / NINA / Speaker of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri, said on Tuesday that the House granted another deadline for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ended next Thursday in order to resolve the issue of the security ministers.
Al-Jubouri said in a statement to his press office: "It is in order to complete the formation of the Government of Abadi and in the form which achieves the supreme interests of the Iraqi people, especially in the security side, which has become a concern for all Iraqis after the deterioration that the area had witnessed, the House of Representatives gave sufficient time to choose the security minister after voting on the government last week.
The House of Representatives did not give confidence in its today session for candidates of the ministries of Defense, Interior and Tourism, while it voted for / Muhsen Asfour / as Minister of Water Resources.
UNP MP: Jabiri to be re-nominated for defense minister post
September 17, 2014 by Ahmed Hussein
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) MP Sajida Mohammed of the Union of National Powers assured that “The Union nominated Badr al-Fahal to assume the defense minister post.”
MP Mohammed stated to IraqiNews.com “Al-Fahal is among the candidates for the post after the rejection of the parliament to the nomination of the candidate Jabir al-Jabiri,” noting that “Jabiri will be re-nominated for the same post.”
“We were surprised by the rejection of the parliament for Jabiri since he was our only candidate for this post.”
MP confirms the lack of agreement between the political blocs to nominate candidates for the two Security Ministries
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the State of Law Coalition, Haider Mutlaq al-Kaabi said the political blocs have not agreed to nominate candidates for the two ministries / interior and defense /.
Kaabi said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The National Alliance and the Iraqi forces coalition failed to reach an agreement for naming their candidates for the ministries of interior and defense, indicating that it is likely to postpone naming the two ministers (defense, interior) and vote on them after the Eid al-Adha."
On the meeting of the Council of Representatives today, Kaabi said: "The Council will discuss the work of the council during the past 8 years, in addition to swear oath to a number of MPs who did not perform the constitutional oath."
The House of Representatives has failed to vote on the candidates for the ministries of interior and defense, Riad Ghraib and Jaber al-Jabri in the meeting, which was held on last Monday under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, head of the Council and attended by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi .
Alliance forces are likely to vote on the ministries of interior and defense after the Eid al-Adha
Sat Sep 20 2014 21:26 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Suggested Bloc parliamentary alliance of Iraqi forces, Saturday, and vote on the Interior and Defense ministries directly after Eid al-Adha, revealing submit new names to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
The head of the bloc Ahmed electrodes in an interview for the program "Khvaya declared," which aired "Alsumaria", that "All agreed on the importance of these two bags and two interior and defense," he said, adding that he "got several meetings with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to resolve this matter."
The electrodes that "coalition forces Iraqi nominated new names, one of them from Mosul, Khalid al-Obeidi and another from a military professionals Nuri forgiving," likely "to vote on the security ministries directly after the feast."
It is noteworthy that each of the candidate Iraqi forces to the Ministry of Defense Jaber al-Jabri, and the National Alliance candidate Riad Ghraib failure in a session last Tuesday (September 16, 2014) to get the confidence of Parliament.
To postpone the vote on the security ministers of the post-holiday
Sun Sep 21 2014 17:43 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - revealed Deputy for green mass in the House of Representatives, about to go to postpone the vote on the defense and interior ministers of the post-holiday Eid al-Adha.
The MP explained Leila disappeared, in an interview with the site of the Central Council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUKcc.net), today Sunday, 21/09/2014, that there are differences between the components of the National Alliance, to nominate a candidate as interior minister, referring to the limbs you want to nominate a prime Badr Organization, Hadi Ameri, while the other parties oppose the nomination of Ameri.
She noted that the MP Alborznge to vote on the two posts delayed until after the holiday, pointing out that the Council will hold a regular session tomorrow, will meet with the committees on Tuesday, that the Council will hold next Thursday, his last session before the holiday.
The candidate of the Iraqi forces to the Ministry of Defense Jaber Al Jabri and the National Alliance candidate for the Ministry of Interior Riad Ghraib failed to gain the confidence of the House of Representatives during the session last Tuesday (September 16, 2014).
MP: most of the parties of the National Alliance support Ameri to assume the Interior Ministry and parliament will vote on Jabri for the defense
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Jumaa Diwan al-Bahadeli said there are no differences within the National Alliance on the nomination of the Minister of Interior, noting that most of the forces of the Alliance support the Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Ameri to take this post.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The talk about the existence of differences among forces of the National Alliance is untrue, because most of the forces of the National Alliance agreed on granting the Minister of the Interior to Badr bloc, noting that the issue of naming the ministers of interior and defense on its way to be resolved a smooth and easy and it is possible, during the next sessions of the House of Representatives to give Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi names to vote on them. "
He explained that "a number of members of the House of Representatives presented a memorandum to the presidency of the parliament signed by / 50 / MPs or more to re-vote on the candidate of the Iraqi forces coalition, Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense, adding that the Presidency of the Parliament approved to re-vote in order to give confidence to Jaber al-Jabri as defense minister ".
The MP, of the State of Law, Haider Mutlaq al-Kaabi expected naming the ministers of defense and interior and vote on them after Eid al-Adha. "
MP: it is difficult to resolve naming defense and interior ministers before Eid al-Adha
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Iraqi forces coalition, Salah al-Jubouri confirmed the difficulty of resolving the candidates for the defense and interior ministries before Eid al-Adha.
Al-Jubouri said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "There is a need to name the ministers of defense and interior, because of the security problems in the country, which makes it imperative for the Prime Minister to resolve this file in nearest opportunity."
He added: "At the time we request to speed up the nomination of the ministers, we ask for a national consensus on the candidates offered by the prime minister to fill the two ministries."
Jubouri pointed out that "the lack of time will be main reason in the postponement of the subject after the holiday of Eid al-Adha, on the grounds that" the House of Representatives will enjoy a vacation in 26, Sep, for two weeks. "
He said: "The Iraqi forces coalition resented a group of names to the prime minister to choose one of them for the post of Minister of Defense, including Khalid al-Obeidi, Jaber al-Jabri, Nuri Gafil al-Dulaimi and Hajim al-Hassani, and others," pointing out that "some of these figures are backed by political parties, and the other are not. "
Jubouri concluded, "Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi needs professional and accepted personalities to the assumption of the security ministries, and it is difficult for Abadi to come with names to parliament do not get a consensus on them, and we get a new setback.
Abadi calls for change to show good intentions towards the Kurds Kurdistan send emplo
Abadi calls for change to show good intentions towards the Kurds Kurdistan send employees' salaries before Eid
Khandan - The head of the parliamentary bloc of change Hoshyar Abdullah on the need to accelerate the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in solving the outstanding problems between the region and the center and show good intentions towards the Kurds by sending Kurdistan salaries before Eid al-Adha.
Abdullah said in a statement received "Khandan" a copy of it that "there is anticipation and concern among the Iraqi street in general and the Kurdish street in particular of things to come in the coming period in terms of the relationship between the center and the region, especially since many of the files of contention still heralded today as part of the heavy legacy left by the former prime minister. "
And between Abdullah: "The Kurdish people and the Kurdish political forces Tosmoa good in government Abadi that address the outstanding problems with the center, but all these political differences, economic and administrative needs to speed up the resolution, particularly with regard to the budget and the salaries of the staff of the province."
He continued by saying: "If there was a view in line with the constitution that the Kurdish part of Iraq, for Abadi said rushing to build bridges of trust between the center and the region through the initiatives are good and show good intentions to send the salaries of the staff of the region, especially before the Eid al-Adha, and we hope to complete the Government of the Territory to strengthen Confidence is also a government center for re-institutional relations between the region and the center correctly. "
Abdullah added: "We are in a mass change see that the Abadi that possess wisdom and courage in addressing the outstanding issues, such as salaries and the budget, as he must does not make the problems take a personal turn as he did the previous one," noting: "The solutions need a strong will and tremendous effort contribute to resolving the problems between the province and the center. "
Kurdish lawmaker: Abadi agreed to pay the salaries of the staff of the province for two consecutive months
Monday, September 22 / September 2014 10:42
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Revealed the Kurdistan Alliance bloc for approval of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to pay the salaries of the staff of the province for two consecutive months.
The MP said the bloc Beeston just told all of Iraq [where] that "Abadi recent visit to the region was important and the results are good predictors for early signs of understanding among the political parties to resolve all outstanding problems between the parties."
Just added that "it was agreed with Abadi on a number of points is the most important constitutional paying salaries to employees, where the latter agreed to pay the salaries of staff for two consecutive months, and there is the rest of the exchange entitlements remaining months of the Other."
It is said that deputies Kurdistan Alliance bloc had suspended their attendance to the meetings of the Council of Representatives earlier because of the decision of the former prime minister to cut off the salaries of the staff of the province and a number of points of contention on the draft budget law, which obliges the province where the export of 400 000 barrels of oil per day via the national transport network [Sumo ].
The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on the sidelines of his visit to the city of Sulaimaniya to meet with former President Jalal Talabani and congratulate him on his return, he was "very keen to take key decisions difficult," and also asked the provincial government to "take difficult decisions for the sake of resolving the problems, including the agreement on oil and will be So in the interest of the Iraqi people as a whole, including the sons of the Kurdish people. "
Abadi also said after his meeting with the President of the MDC Kurdish Nushirwan Mustafa said that "a true partnership cringe difficulties and we are moving in this direction to establish this principle and save the country from successive crises faced by them."
For his part, President of the Presidium of the Kurdistan region, Fouad Hussein, said that "the priorities of the region currently support the federal government headed by Haidar al-Abadi."
Hussein added through hosted yesterday at USIP in Washington, "Nnnzer of government Abadi fulfill its promise toward the Kurds in the implementation of the demands of the region and resolve outstanding issues within a period of three months [90 days] which identified her in this aspect through the formation of ministerial cab new"
Mahmoud underlines the lack of registration violation on the budgets of the judiciar
Mahmoud underlines the lack of registration violation on the budgets of the judiciary
14 Show September 22, 2014 13:10
(Independent) .. The head of the judicial authority of the Federal Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud non-registration violation on the financial budgets of the judiciary over the past years, pointing to the entry of the courts and all the computers linked to each other through the (online).
Said Mahmood in his speech at the opening session of qualifying judges first set up by the judiciary that "10 years ago on the existence of an independent budget for the judiciary did not register fined one, The budget comes and distributed to the courts of appeal, according to the customizations and a sharp watch."
He Mahmood that "the judiciary is the only institution that asked to have a representative from the Office of Financial Supervision permanent headquarters," noting that "any treatment intervention of the judiciary must be seen by the actor and believes that was according to the law or offense to him, in addition to the presence of control self before the exchange in the Finance Department. "
He pointed out that "there is a section in the form of judicial supervision of a department audit touring in the courts and made some irregularities that come as a result of ignorance of the law enforcement, but did not get in the application of the budget for a period of ten years mentioned breach of Mali."
He added: "We publish the budget of the judiciary, including the amounts received and disbursed and exchange views on the website of the judicial authority."
As head of the judiciary said the "entry computers to all courts, and that the electronic network for the judicial authority covered all of Iraq and in the minutes between events circulating through appeals."
Mahmood was opened on Sunday, the first session to prepare judges and prosecutors organized by the judicial authority in the judicial Development Institute of the Supreme Judicial Council.
Jubouri listens to the work of the bureau and the mechanics of how to develop the fi
Jubouri listens to the work of the bureau and the mechanics of how to develop the financial control process
3 Show September 22, 2014 13:27
(Independent) .. Listen House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, on Monday, Mnris BSA Abdul Basit Turki mechanisms work of the bureau and the obstacles that hinder the work.
The al-Jubouri, according to a statement from his office, his support for this important institution in strengthening the supervisory role for the fight against corruption and the corrupt and the preservation of public money.
He stressed that the House will follow the work of the bureau for the purpose of development of the financial control process based on the styles and modern methods in order to push the process of building state institutions.
For his part, the Turkish BSA need the support of the House of Representatives in order to overcome the obstacles that hinder the process of financial control.
House of Representatives held its the (18), headed by al-Jubouri, and the presence of
House of Representatives held its the (18), headed by al-Jubouri, and the presence of 223 deputies
Mon Sep 22 2014 12:19 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
The Council of Representatives, on Monday, the 18th, headed by its regular Saleem al-Jubouri and the presence of 223 deputies to discuss the draft law of the Federation Council and the establishment of foreign passports.
A parliamentary source said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The House of Representatives held its meeting on Monday, chaired by al-Jubouri, and the presence of 223 deputies to discuss the reading of the draft law the Federation Council and the House of Representatives and the establishment of foreign passports and the ratification of conventions modified for Arab cooperation for the relief operations."
The Presidency of the Council of Representatives decided, earlier on Monday (September 22, 2014) to postpone the parliament session half an hour to lack of quorum to be held.
The decision of the House of Representatives revealed Niazi architecture Ihsanoglu, for "Alsumaria News", that the meeting of the Council for Monday, will see the discussion of the draft law of the Federation Council and the establishment of foreign passports.
Parliament starts first reading of the draft law of the Federation Council
Parliament starts first reading of the draft law of the Federation Council
BAGHDAD / NINA / House of Representatives began the first reading of the draft law of the Council of the Federation.
The agenda of the meeting includes the sworn for members of the House of Representatives who were holding government positions, and alternatives for those who occupied ministerial positions or Vice-President of the Republic and the first reading of the draft law to the Council of the Federation.
It also includes the first reading of a bill of the House of Representatives, and the first reading of the draft law on the residence of foreigners, and the first reading of the draft law on passports, and the first reading of a draft law on ratification of the amended Convention of Arab cooperation in the field of organizing and facilitating relief operations.
Abadi decide the pay of the Kurdish region, which stopped by Maliki
Abadi decide the pay of the Kurdish region, which stopped by Maliki
Baghdad, September 22 (Petra) - Iraqi Kurdish sources said the approval of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to pay the salaries of the staff of the Kurdish region.
The MP said the Kurdistan Alliance Beeston Adel al-Abadi said the recent visit to the region was important and the results are good predictors for early signs of understanding among the political parties to resolve all outstanding problems between the parties.
He added that the Kurdish deputy Abadi agreed to pay the salaries of staff for two consecutive months and then exchange the rest of the remaining dues for the other months.
The head of the government Abadi visited Sulaymaniyah two days ago and met with President Jalal Talabani and former officials as well as Kurds.