Iraq criticizes Maliki's call for a freeze on the Constitution
11/11/2011 18:55 News no comments

The head of the Iraqi parliament Salman Jumaili

"Portal Iraq," Baghdad - criticized the Iraqi List led by Iyad Allawi, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to freeze the Constitution, as a "clear violation" of the Iraqi Constitution and abandon his pledge to the Iraqi people maintain the Constitution and its application.

Salman said Jumaili head of the Iraqi Council of Representatives that "the invitation of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the freezing of the Constitution and the reliance on political agreements mean abandoning his pledge to the Iraqi people to the maintenance and application of the Constitution."

He stressed that the "call a flagrant violation of the provisions of the constitution of Iraq."

He Jumaili that "the Iraqi List, the view that the formation of regions a reaction to the arrests, exclusion and monopoly power and calls for addressing these problems first and then we can convince the provinces demanding the formation of regions of reneging on the constitutional claims."

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has suggested yesterday at a conference of elders in Karbala, Iraq, in line work or freeze the Constitution or the constitution and work in partnership together to resolve the political crisis, when commenting on the Declaration of Salahuddin province, the formation of an independent province.

And allow the Iraqi constitution which was drafted in 2005 for the establishment of the Iraqi provinces of regions with a great deal of financial and administrative independence of the Federal Government as the Constitution allows provinces to establish the territory of one or more subscribers.

He announced the Board of Salahuddin province (170 km north of Baghdad) with the Sunni majority last month that two-thirds majority vote in favor of turning the province to the territory of an independent administratively and economically for the federal government.

The announcement came just days after a campaign by the Iraqi security forces, which netted hundreds of people in different parts of the country, including the province of Salahuddin.

The government said that the campaign against Baathists and military officers in the former Iraqi army were planning to overthrow the political process in Iraq and the overthrow of the ruling party after the departure of U.S. troops from the country's year-end.

The arrests coincided with the procedures carried out by the Ministry of Higher Education affected dozens of university professors from the University of Salahaddin, the ministry said they were former Baathists and they are covered by the procedures of the accountability and justice.

And caused public outrage in campaigns is not big in Salahuddin province, and even other provinces with a majority Sunni.

Maliki condemned the declaration of the province of Salah al-Din described the declaration as an attempt to establish a zone that protects the Baathists and the outlawed Baath Party in Iraq under the Iraqi constitution. He said, "This region will not see the light."