Iraq: Maliki's comments reflect the lack of understanding of the Constitution and the law
GMT Sunday, 30 v 1 2011 14:03 GMT

Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Confirmed the Iraqi List led by Iyad Allawi, Sunday, told Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on the mechanism of the formation of regions reflect the lack of understanding of the Constitution and the law, as pointed out that the Council of Ministers is obliged to transfer the request Salahuddin province to establish a national referendum within 15 days.

A spokesman for the Iraqi List Haider Mulla said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "Statements by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on the mechanism of the formation of regions reflects the lack of knowledge of the Constitution and the law," asserting that "the vote by members of the Council of any province on the formation of the region, whether Salah al-Din or others raise the request to the Council of Ministers is obliged by law within 15 days by converting it to the Electoral Commission for elections and the provision of logistical issues for the referendum on it. "
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said during a television interview, on Saturday 28 October 2011, the Council of Ministers will reject the establishment of the territory in the province of Salahuddin, indicating that the application is built on sectarian grounds and the protection of the Baathists, while pointing out that the province was a hotbed of terrorism.
Al Mulla said that "the Council of Ministers does not have the will of the acceptance or rejection, and when he speaks Maliki said he would reject it claimed it does not have it is not of relevance to accept or reject," pointing out that "what he said al-Maliki on the referral request from the Council of Ministers to the House of Representatives it is possible to find in the Constitution is the Constitution of Iraq may be permissible, but not in the Iraqi constitution that concept, either closely or from afar. "
The Mulla said that "the demand and as stipulated in the Constitution does not prevent the House of Representatives to vote but the provincial council and are then referred the request to the Council of Ministers, which must in turn converts to the Commission and the referendum."

And criticized the Salah ad Din province, on Sunday (30 October now) Statements by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to refuse a request to establish territory, declaring them unconstitutional, while confirming that the decision to establish the region irreversible
The House of Salahuddin province, a voice in the 27 of October now, since maintaining administrative and economic regions within a united Iraq.

And considered the Electoral Commission, in the 28 of October now, that what is declared by Salah ad Din province as a province does not mean that they have formed a territory, but began the first step of its formation, confirming that the request for preservation shall be referred to the Cabinet within 15 days and then to the Commission for its implementation, as indicated to vote on the formation of the region is the presence of half the voters and by a simple majority.
The decision by the province of Salahuddin, in response to the actions of the Ministry of Higher Education, the beginning of October now, excluding the 140 professor or employee of the University of Tikrit and separated from their work in implementation of the law of the accountability and justice, as well as in response to a campaign of arrests witnessed by the province of Salahuddin, 23, and 26 October now, and that included dozens of former Iraqi army officers and members of the ousted Baath party.
It is noteworthy that Article 116 of the Iraqi Constitution states that the right of each province or territory of more composition based on the request for a referendum is thus submitted the request of one third of members in each of the provincial councils intending to form a region, or one tenth of the voters in the province.