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The House of Representatives discusses completing the election law and its constituencies and ends reading three laws

05/09/2020   The House of Representatives discussed in its first session of the fourth parliamentary session of the third legislative year of the first legislative term, which was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Mohamed Al-Halbousi, Speaker of the House, today, Saturday 5/9/2020, in the presence of 210 Deputy, the Legal Committee report on the multiple constituencies of the House of Representatives election law, and finished reading and discussing three laws.

At the beginning of the session, MP Riyadh Al-Masoudi read a statement on the occasion of the commemoration of the tenth of Muharram Al-Haram, the martyrdom of Imam Al-Hussein (peace be upon him) in the painful Taf incident, calling for inspiration for the lessons and values for which Imam Hussein and his companions sacrificed to be a guideline for life and in particular in achieving reform Required.

The President of the Council expressed his regret over the health situation of the outbreak of the Corona epidemic in Iraq and the world, calling on the Council to read Surat Al-Fatiha as a mercy for the citizens who died as a result of infection with Corona virus, including the late MP Dr. Ghaida Kampash.

In turn, the Higher Education and Scientific Research Committee read a statement commemorating the death of Representative Ghaida Kampash, Chairman of the Higher Education Committee, recalling her active and distinguished role in performing her duties with her fellow deputies, calling on the government to make more efforts to provide the appropriate environment to treat people with the Corona epidemic.

Mr. Al-Halbousi announced the approval of the Presidency of the Council to the request made by MP Muhammad Sahib Al-Darraji to direct an oral question in accordance with the constitution to the Ministers of Finance and Planning to answer the failure of the reforms stipulated in the domestic and foreign lending law, directing the General Secretariat of Parliament to address the Council of Ministers to inform the two ministers of the need to attend To the parliament session to answer the question directed to them.

In another matter, the Legal Committee presented its report on the multiple constituencies of the Iraqi Council of Representatives election law, explaining that it had held multiple meetings and hearings with the Independent High Electoral Commission and the government and with representatives of the United Nations, specialized international organizations, civil society organizations, and heads of political blocs regarding the mechanism for dividing multiple constituencies.

The Parliamentary Committee indicated that it addressed the political blocs to clarify its vision about the mechanism for distributing electoral districts, indicating that the answer was received only from the Sairun Parliamentary Bloc, proposing intensified efforts by the political blocs to reach the mechanism for distributing electoral districts in all governorates in order to complete the organization of the schedule of the supplement As stipulated in Article 15 / VI.

The interventions of the ladies and gentlemen of the representatives emphasized the need for the political blocs to resolve their positions by presenting their vision and then agreeing on a unified standard that would be applicable to complete the electoral constituencies table in terms of their number and the mechanism of their distribution, while the call was to grant specificities to some areas without prejudice to the agreed standard, in addition to specifying A deadline for holding the next elections, and asking the government to provide an appropriate environment for the normal conduct of elections in all governorates in order to facilitate the voting process and increase voter participation.

For his part, Mr. Al-Halbousi noted that the House of Representatives voted on the law in the form of multiple departments after taking the opinion of the political forces, pointing out that the parliament was not authorized to amend the law until after voting on it was completed and then published in the official gazette, calling on everyone to assume its responsibilities and intensify the political blocs for their meetings Starting tomorrow, in the presence of the Presidency of the Council, the Chairman and the Deputy of the Legal Committee, to complete the law and present the results as soon as possible to proceed with the holding of early elections.

The Council ended the first reading of the draft law amending the Federal Supreme Court Law No. (30) of 2005 submitted by the Legal Committee for the issuance of the Federal Supreme Court’s decision regarding the unconstitutionality of Article (3) of the Federal Supreme Court Law No. (30) of 2005 in order to address the deficiency in the formation of the court. The Federal Reserve as a result of the retirement of some of its members and the designation of the reserve members of the court.

The Council completed the first reading of the draft law of the Council of Ministers and Ministries submitted by the Legal Committee in order to take into account the change in the constitutional and administrative system of the state and to regulate the powers of the Council of Ministers in line with the provisions of the constitution and to establish a unified legal framework to regulate the work of ministries and agencies not associated with a ministry and to define conditions for appointment in special ranks.

In the same regard, the Council completed during the session, part of which was chaired by Mr. Bashir Haddad, Deputy Chairman of the Council, reading a report and discussing the first amendment law to the Public Prosecution Law No. 49 of 2017 submitted by the Legal Committee.

For his part, the representative of the government in the House of Representatives demanded to be patient in making the amendment of the law until the government’s opinion is stated, especially after it has heard the opinion of the Supreme Judicial Council.

The Council requested reading the report and discussion of the proposed law on equivalence of degrees and academic degrees submitted by the legal, higher education and scientific research committees to the next sessions.

With regard to public discussions related to citizens’ needs, a number of women and gentlemen deputies expressed their support for the government’s actions to impose the rule of law without its security operations becoming harassment of the movement of people in the streets, and the demand to clarify the study mechanism for the next academic year and to determine the dates of the second round exams for the finished classes.

And the call to the Prime Minister to abide by his promises to improve the health situation in Iraq with the outbreak of the Corona pandemic and the return of those whose contracts have been nullified by the members of the Popular Mobilization Forces, as well as praising the government’s decision to fight corruption and its demand for financial reform by developing strategic plans in various fields to supplement the state budget with revenues, and the commitment to pay salaries

The employees, especially the employees of the passports and nationality departments in the Kurdistan region, activate the Federal Service Council to ensure the fair distribution of job grades among the beneficiaries, and demand the development of oil projects located within the North Oil Company and build a refinery in Kirkuk governorate and treatThe violations therein, as well as the demand to pay attention in Basra Governorate in the sectors of environment, health and border crossings.

For his part, Mr. Bashir Haddad stressed the need to intensify the parliamentary efforts to proceed with the completion of the enactment of laws, especially the projects and proposals that the parliamentary committees have initiated in the stages of their legislation, in addition to directing the General Secretariat of the Council to inventory the official correspondences by the ladies and gentlemen of representatives and committees and sent to the state institutions to clarify their answers from Lack of it to take the necessary actions against the lagging departments and ministries.

After that, it was decided to adjourn the session to next Monday 7/9/2020

Media Department  Parliament  5/9/2020  LINK

Al-Haddad: The New Legislative Term Will Increase The Number Of Sessions And The Committees Will Proceed With Legislative Procedures For Draft Laws And Proposals

05/09/2020  In a press statement, the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Dr. Bashir Khalil Al-Haddad, stated that he had officially announced the beginning of the first legislative term of the third legislative year of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, and that it will hold its first session on Saturday 5/9/2020.

The most important things included in the session’s agenda:

Completing the Parliament elections law.

– The first reading of the draft law amending the Federal Supreme Court Law, and the draft law of ministers and ministries.

– A proposed law to amend the Personal Status Law No. 188 of 1959, in addition to presenting and discussing other law proposals and general issues.

Al-Haddad stated in the statement by saying: “The new legislative term will increase the number of sessions, and the committees will proceed with the legislative procedures for laws and proposals, and be full of parliamentary work to compensate for long periods of time due to the Corona pandemic that disrupted most activities in all state institutions,” adding that the committees’ meetings will continue, and they are It was already in existence throughout the last period with the monitoring activities and field follow-ups of the representatives of the representatives, and there are a number of draft laws and proposals, some of which were postponed from previous sessions and the procedures for their legislation were not completed.  The Media Office of the Vice President of the Iraqi Parliament, 5 September 2020  LINK

Al-Haddad: The New Legislative Term Will Be Full Of Parliamentary Work

Pratha News Agency91 2020-09-05  The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Bashir Al-Haddad, confirmed, on Saturday, that the next legislative term will witness an increase in the number of Parliament sessions, committee meetings and monitoring activities to “compensate what has been missed” due to the Corona pandemic.

Al-Haddad said, “The next chapter will be full of parliamentary work to compensate for what has been missed due to the Corona pandemic, which has disrupted all activities in all state institutions, so the number of sessions, committee meetings, as well as oversight activities and MPs follow-up will increase.”

Al-Haddad added in a statement to the government newspaper, Al-Sabah, that “there are a number of projects and proposals for laws, and some of them remain from previous sessions and the procedures for their legislation have not been completed.

The High Exchange Rate Of The Dollar In The Local Markets

Market  Economy News _ Baghdad  The exchange rate of the dollar in the main stock markets rose slightly, while it stabilized in the local markets today, Saturday (September 5, 2020).

Al-Kifah Stock Exchange recorded 122,950 dinars, compared to $ 100.

Selling prices in the exchange shops in the local markets in Baghdad:

Sale price: 124,000 dinars per $ 100.

Purchase price: 122,000 dinars per $ 100.

Number of observations 63 Date of addendum 09/05/2020

Iraq Maintains Its 38th Position In The World And The Fifth In The Arab World With The Largest Gold Reserves

Market  Economy News _ Baghdad  The World Gold Council announced, on Saturday, that Iraq maintained its position as the 38th largest gold reserve for the month of August.

“Iraq ranked fifth in the Arab world, after Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Lebanon and Libya,” the council said.

He added that “Iraq’s gold reserves amounted to 96.3 tons, which is equivalent to 8.8% of the rest of the other currencies,” noting that “his last purchase was in 2018, according to which he bought 6.5 tons.”

The council pointed out that “the total purchases by countries for the month of August amounted to 27.2 tons, as Turkey bought 19.4 tons, Qatar 3.1 tons, India 2.8 tons, and Kazakhstan 1.9 tons, while total sales reached 17.7 tons.”

It is noteworthy that the World Gold Council, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom, has extensive experience and deep knowledge of the factors causing market change, and its members consist of the largest and most advanced gold mining companies in the world.

Number of observations: 73 Date added 09/05/2020

Baghdad Investment Reveals The Details Of The Implementation Of The Largest Tourist Resort In The Country

Reconstruction and building   Economy News _ Baghdad  The Baghdad Investment Commission confirmed, on Saturday, that it is implementing the largest tourist and entertainment resort in the country in the Dora area in the capital, Baghdad, with an area of more than 53 dunums.

Authority Chairman Shaker Al-Zamili said in an interview with the official newspaper, which was seen by “Al-Eqtisad News”, that “the Authority, within its projects in the tourism and entertainment sector, granted an investment license to a private sector company, to establish the largest tourist and leisure resort in the country in the Dora area near the two floors bridge to complement the chain Recreational tourism projects in the capital. ”

Al-Zamili added, “The resort is distinguished by its large area of more than 53 dunums, and will provide a lot of services, events and recreational activities, which distinguish it from the rest of the similar projects currently implemented, and it includes a 26-level hotel tower, a water city, a commercial center, a library, and a closed games city, in addition to Into green spaces. ”

Al-Zamili added, “The resort will also include a commercial center called (Iraq Mall) that contains four layers that are being implemented at a very high level of construction and in a modern and distinctive style.” I was keen to continue its implementation despite the current conditions the country faces in facing the Corona pandemic. ”

Number of observations 527 Date added 09/05/2020

Al-Rafidain Grants 50 Million Loans To Employees And 30 Million Loans To Citizens To Rehabilitate Residential Homes

Banks   Economy News _ Baghdad   Al-Rafidain Bank announced, on Saturday, that it granted loans of 50 million to employees and 30 million to citizens.

The bank said in a statement that “Al-Eqtisad News” received a copy of it, that “the loans that it launched to citizens and employees for the purpose of restoring and rehabilitating residential homes were set at 50 million dinars for the employee and 30 million dinars for the citizen.”

The statement added, “The loan repayment period is 10 years, indicating that the application for a restoration loan and the rehabilitation of residential homes is according to the geographical area depending on the location of the property to be rehabilitated as an important criterion in granting the loan.”

Number of observations: 384 Date added 09/05/2020

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