Statement from the Office of the President
June 9, 2012
Guided by a concern to see the Iraqi people holy to the actual facts relating to the crisis caused by the intensification of political conflict, and to pay any confusion regarding the position of President of the Republic and his commitment to the full provisions of the Constitution, and in order to refute what have dealt with a number of media and political circles about the reluctance of the Head of State in the performance of his duties constitutional, we would like to clarify the following: -
His Excellency the President has promised a number of leaders of political blocs that bringing to the House of Representatives the distinguished names of the claimants to withdraw confidence from the Prime Minister after ensuring the safety of the signatures and the required quorum. Despite the fact that such a step is not mandatory for the President of the Republic, it has agreed to do as a compromise, the crisis may lead to the solution.
The Commission was mandated by President checks have received 160 signatures of MPs from the coalition in Iraq and a coalition of Kurdish forces and the mass of the Liberals and the number of independents, and later added them to a list of number of members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). Later, the 11 of the signatories of the former House of Representatives to inform the Office of the President to withdraw their signatures, while two other deputies asked, "hang" Toukieihma.
In light of this and due to lack of quorum, the message of His Excellency the President, despite the readiness of the text, have not reported to the House of Representatives and deposited with the President of Kurdistan.
Strictly speaking this may highlight the details to prevent any hearsay about the position of President of the Republic, and to reaffirm its commitment to the Basic Law. Here we must also note that the circulation of the names said to have been candidates for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers is an explicit violation of the provisions of Article 61 D. VIII of the Constitution which empowers the President of the Republic this right in accordance to what is contained in Article 76 of the Basic Law.
He was President Talabani therapeutic planning a trip earlier this month, but after a delayed pending verification of signatures and the subject of a quorum, and after this, the clearer will be his trip next week.
And wishes to His Excellency emphasized that the political crisis currently causing congestion socially and security and disrupts the functioning of economic construction is bound to be interpreted to a breakthrough in the framework of the provisions of the Constitution and the law, which calls upon all political forces limit the differences in this regard, and to avoid anything that might increase tension and obstruct efforts to dialogue and calls on all political forces to study the proposals and invited to the national meeting to be held in any case, whether the withdrawal of confidence or failure.