Alliances and political divisions and the emergence of leaders to form a new government .. 2018 Deposits Iraq

The year 2018 in Iraq, political events focused on new elections and the selection of heads, in addition to a series of differences led to delay the formation of the new government, and Iraq lived on the impact of political divisions and other events reviewed the most important in these lines

- January 14: Announcing a new political alliance that includes Nujaifi, Dagger, Zobaie, Obeidi and others.

Where the Electoral Commission ratified a new alliance of former Vice President Osama Najafi and Secretary General of the "Arab Project" Khamis Al-Khanjar, Talal Al-Zobaie, former Defense Minister Khaled Obeidi and others.

- January 16: UNHCR announces the number of approved alliances and sets a date for submission of lists of candidates
Where the Electoral Commission confirmed that the number of electoral alliances approved was (27) an electoral alliance, "pointing out that" the number of parties belonging to those alliances reached (143) political parties. "

February 14: Sadr calls for "electoral reformist millionaires" and warns: When the boycott will be unique corrupt
Where the leader of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada al-Sadr, to "million electoral reform" to elect the good and the corrupt, while warning that when boycotting the election "will be unique corrupt."
March 3: The House of Representatives votes on most of the materials in the federal budget for the year 2018.
March 13: Abadi announces the reopening of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports in front of international flights. He also called for the formation of a higher committee to oversee the management of the airports and the airport and ensure compliance with federal standards.

April 3: The Iraqi Gazette publishes the Financial Budget Act of 2018

Where the Ministry of Justice, the issuance of a new number of the Iraqi fact sheet, indicating that the number included in the Financial Budget Act of 2018.
April 16: Integrity announces the arrest of the former director of Rafidain Bank, former Zia Al-Khayoun
Where the Commission of Integrity announced the arrest of the fugitive convict (Diaa Habib Faris al-Khayoun), the former director general of Rafidain Bank, "indicating that the detainee issued three decisions of the courts of misdemeanors and crimes, totaling 12 years.

May 04: Mr. Sistani announces his position on the elections and shows three things
Where the religious authority announced Mr. Ali al-Sistani, his position on the upcoming parliamentary elections, indicating three things among them that the electoral law is fair to protect the inviolability of the votes of voters is not allowed to circumvent them, in addition to taking into account the non-interference in the election, whether financial or other, thatů

12 May: Iraqi parliamentary elections begin

On 14 May: the results of the 2018 parliamentary elections are announced to 10 governorates: Baghdad, Babil, Wasit, Basra, Diyala, Dhi Qar, Anbar, Diwaniyah, Karbala and Muthanna at the level of lists and seats.

24 May: Turkish authorities arrest Anbar member Na'im al-Ka'ud

Where the Council of Anbar province, the kidnapping of the head of the security committee of the Council Naim al-Kaoud during his presence in Turkey ...
27 May: Registration of political entities participating in the Kurdistan Parliament elections begins

Where the Electoral Commission and the referendum in the Kurdistan of Iraq, the start of registration of political entities participating in the provincial parliament elections.
June 76: The Iraqi parliament decides to re-count and manually recount the results of the legislative elections

June 7: Iraq announces agreement with Turkey over Elesu dam

Where the Minister of Water Resources, former Hassan al-Janabi, to reach an agreement with Turkey to prevent a drought in the Tigris during the filling period of the dam "Elso". Over the past few days, the effects of the filling of the Turkish Elissu Dam have been seen on the Tigris River in the capital Baghdad and the city of Mosul, significantly downstream, which has terrified people to drought and hit their crops.
On 8 June: the announcement of a parliamentary alliance between Sadr and Hakim and Allawi, which includes about 100 seats in parliament
Where an agreement was reached to form an alliance between Sadr and Muqtada al-Sadr, and the wisdom of Ammar al-Hakim and Nationalism headed by Iyad Allawi.
June 10: Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council appoints judges to serve as plenum, following allegations of widespread abuses in parliamentary elections last month. On the same date, a fire broke out inside the ballot boxes of the polling stations next to Al-Rusafa.

June 15: The movement "will" led by Hanan al-Fatlawi and "competencies" to the alliance, "conquest"
July 31: Sadr issues a national charter that sets out coalition controls to form a new Iraqi government
Where the leader of the Sadrist movement, Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr, a national charter sets the controls of alliances to form the next Iraqi government, after responding to the demands of the demonstrators, and the provisions of the Charter, it "stems from the alliance of the three presidencies in accordance with conditions placed by consensus between the allied blocs, The decision from behind the border, "and that" the three presidencies are not according to quotas, but according to the experience, the firmness, and the courage called by the supreme authority in Iraq.
06/06: UNHCR announces the end of counting and counting of votes.

In 09/09: the Electoral Commission announces the final results of counting and manual counting
Where the Electoral Commission issued a statement on the final results of counting and manual counting in the stations for which complaints were received, regarding the parliamentary elections held on 12 May last.

On August 14: 6 Iraqi Sunni leaders announce the formation of the alliance "National Axis"
Where the President of the House of Representatives, Salim Jubouri, the formation of an alliance called "National Axis" includes six political figures representing the Sunni Arabs. It includes Osama Najafi, Khamis Khanjar, Jamal Karbouli, Ahmed Jubouri, Falah Zaidan
On August 19: forming a nucleus for an alliance seeking to form the largest bloc in parliament, which will take over the formation of the next Iraqi government.
August 29: An Iraqi delegation to Washington to exempt Baghdad from Iran's sanctions
Where former Prime Minister Haider Abadi sent a delegation to the United States "for understanding on financial transactions with Iran," after Washington withdrew from the nuclear agreement and re-imposed sanctions on Tehran.

September 11: The propaganda campaign for the Iraqi Kurdistan elections begins
Where launched in the Kurdistan of Iraq propaganda campaign for the provincial parliament elections scheduled for the 30 of this month, which lasts 18 days, where competing 19 political entities through 773 candidates to 111 parliamentary seats, the first elections since 2013.

September 16: Mohamed Halboussi takes up his duties as speaker of parliament
The new Iraqi parliament speaker, Mohamed Halboussi, was officially appointed by parliament after two deputies, Hassan Karim and Rashid al-Haddad, were elected.
October 2: Parliament elects Barham Saleh as president of Iraq

Where the candidate of the party "Patriotic Union of Kurdistan" Barham Saleh, headed by the Republic of Iraq, following the withdrawal of Fuad Hussein, candidate of the Kurdistan Democratic Party from the race for the presidency of the Republic of Iraq, which was under the parliament.
On October 2: New Iraqi President Barham Saleh costs Adel Abdul Mahdi to form a new government
The new Iraqi president Barham Saleh, the former Vice President Adel Abdul Mahdi, to form a new government of the country, less than two hours after his election.
October 04: Sadr gives Abdul-Mahdi a year to prove success in Iraq's premiership
Where the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, the agreement of the political blocs to give Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi a one-year period to prove its success in front of the people.
November 11: Iraqi President Barham Saleh arrives in Kuwait on Gulf tour
The head of the Iraqi Republic, Barham Salih, arrived Sunday in the Kuwaiti capital, the first stop of his Gulf tour.
Saleh visited Kuwait after several countries including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and the Vatican
November 21: Massoud Barzani in Baghdad for the first time since the referendum on secession
Where the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani, to the capital Baghdad on a surprise visit was not announced in advance. Barzani's visit is the first since the separatist referendum held in the region in September last year.

October 28: Statement by Abadi on his political future after leaving office
On the occasion of his departure for the post of prime minister in Iraq, former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi issued a statement on the new government headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi. According to the statement, Abadi expressed his full support for the new government and its support for it with all sincerity.
November 10: Iraq's three presidencies issue a new statement on vacant ministries
Called the three presidencies in Iraq, the Presidency of the Republic, the ministers, and the parliament, to accelerate the completion of the cabinet reshuffle filled vacant ministries. Where confirmed "presidencies need to expedite the resolution of the file of vacant ministries and the completion of the cabinet cabins.

December 18: Halabousi visits Saudi Arabia

Where Halabousi held intensive consultations with several political leaders in Saudi Arabia
December 21: Washington extends Iraq's exemption from sanctions on Iran
Where Washington extended for 90 days the deadline to allow Iraq to import electricity from Iran, allowing Baghdad to temporarily bypass the sanctions imposed by Washington on Tehran.
December 29: Iraqi politician blow a surprise: the new Minister of Education sister of a senior leader of the "da'ash"
Former MP Mishan al-Jubouri revealed a relationship between the new Iraqi Education Minister, Shaima al-Hayali, and one of the most prominent leaders in the province of Nineveh province.

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