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The Presidential Election Session… With One Candidate!

Sumerian special   2022-07-25 | Source:  Sumerian  306 views

Democratic Party: The presidential election session will be with one candidate, not two.

Coordination framework: The name of the person assigned to form the government will be announced within the next two days

The wheel of negotiations to complete the remaining constitutional entitlements is proceeding at a high pace to resolve the positions of the presidents of the republic and the ministers, while deputies confirmed that the next two days will witness a final settlement of the scene.  Nothing is mentioned publicly. This was confirmed by one of the two Kurdish parties competing for the position of President of the Republic.

The situation is critical and everyone is under the pressure of timing. It seems that the two parties have not decided the situation, neither with a specific candidate nor with a time limit, amid parliamentary expectations that the Likut and Party parties will enter the voting session with one candidate, not two.

Deciding the position of the Presidency of the Republic will allow the frameworks to announce the name of the candidate who will be assigned to form the government, but the situation so far within the framework forces does not indicate signs of a final settlement or a close breakthrough, although the announced is the opposite.

In an obvious question for the course of what is happening?

Will the pain of political forces end with the birth of a natural government after nine months of suffering, or will the labor remain and there is no way for these forces but the option of abortion?    LINK

Al-Araji Announces His Apology For Accepting The Nomination For The Post Of Prime Minister

Policy   2022-07-24 | 16:25   Source:  Alsumaria news  12,088 views  On Sunday, National Security Adviser Qassem al-Araji announced his apology for accepting the nomination for the post of prime minister, expressing his hope that the coordination framework would resolve their options.

Al-Araji said in a statement, “For nine months, the political process has been witnessing a blockage that has harmed the interests of the people and the nation, and I believe that the nation deserves sacrifice. So I thank the esteemed Framework Committee that nominated my name for the position of prime minister, and here I announce my apologies for accepting the nomination.”

Al-Araji offered “my highest thanks and appreciation to all the Iraqi people, representatives and political blocs that announced their support for us,” expressing his hope that “the brothers in the framework will make their choices for the benefit of the people and the country.”

And a source from within the coordination framework had previously revealed, today, Sunday, two names that will be put forward by the framework to occupy the position of prime minister.

The source told Alsumaria News, “The coordinating framework will present next Monday the names of Qassem Al-Araji and Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, so that one of them will be chosen for the position of prime minister.” LINK

Karbala Governor Rejects His Candidacy For Prime Minister

Political | 09:41 – 25/07/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News  Karbala Governor Nassif Al-Khattabi rejected, today, Monday, his candidacy for the position of Prime Minister.

Al-Khattabi said in a statement to a number of media outlets, “His project (is) to serve Karbala Governorate and its people.”

And the National Security Adviser, Qassem Al-Araji, announced, yesterday evening, Sunday, the withdrawal of his candidacy for the post of prime minister.

Al-Araji said in a statement received by Mawazine News: “For 9 months, the political process has been witnessing a blockage that has harmed the interests of the people and the nation, and I believe that the nation deserves sacrifice, so I thank the esteemed framework committee that nominated my name for the position of prime minister, and here I announce my apologies for accepting the nomination in advance.”

He added: “My highest thanks and appreciation to all the Iraqi people, representatives and political blocs that announced their support for us, and we hope the brothers in the framework will make their choices for the benefit of the people and the country.” Ended 29/N33    https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=200388

The Decision Is Approaching.. The Framework Committee Completes Its Work And These Are The Specifications Of The Candidate For Prime Minister

Political | 08:18 – 07/24/2022  Baghdad – Mawazine News   The Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq announced that the Coordination Framework Committee for the nomination file for the Prime Minister has completed its tasks, while indicating that the presidential candidate is close to being resolved.

The spokesman for the Council, Ali Defense, said in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that “the Quartet Committee, to which the framework was entrusted with the nomination file for the prime minister, does not have the task of selecting the candidate, but rather defining the criteria and specifications required for him, on the basis of which one of the candidates will be voted on by General Framework Authority.

He added, “The committee completed its tasks at the end of last week, and the political forces submitted several names, and it is scheduled that the nomination of the candidate will be decided during this week.”

He added, “Among the specifications set by the committee is that the candidate should be non-controversial internally and externally, possess experience in political work, an economic vision, and firm in what suits the nature of the challenges of the stage, and that he works with a team that bears his responsibility, and sets a realistic program at the level of the people’s ambition and inclusive of all Important national files, and that he has not given pledges or promises to any internal or external party in the event of his nomination, but rather that his loyalty and work be to Iraq first and foremost, and the framework is responsible for it. https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=200348

Parliamentary Legal: Dissolving Parliament May Be A Salvation From The Political Blockage[/Size]

Political | 09:46 – 07/24/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News   Today, Sunday, the Parliamentary Legal Committee recommended addressing the issue of choosing the prime minister through the constitution, while noting that the dissolution of Parliament may be a salvation from the current political impasse.

The head of the committee, Mohamed Anouz, said that “the root of the problem of choosing the prime minister is constitutional, not political,” stressing “the need to address the issue of choosing the prime minister through the constitution.”

He added, “Dissolving Parliament may be the salvation from the current political blockage,” noting that “the House of Representatives has nothing to do with forming the government or not, and the parliament must proceed with its legislative procedures, as there are legislations that have nothing to do with the government and have no financial side.”

He continued, “It was agreed with the parliament’s presidency to refer approximately 20 law proposals to the upcoming parliament sessions, and work is underway in them,” explaining that “the Legal Committee has begun to set priorities for these laws, and it is continuing to present many bills that need new formulation or amendment.” End 29 /p.87    https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=200359

Al-Kazemi’s Spokesman: We Are Ready To Defend Our Sovereignty… And Turkey Must Respect It

Political |- 07/24/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News, the spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasoul, confirmed the continuation of investigations regarding the “catastrophe” targeting a tourist resort in Dohuk Governorate, stressing the readiness of the forces to defend the country’s sovereignty, against any aggression or external threats, calling on Turkey to respect sovereignty of Iraqi territory.

Rasoul said in a television interview, that a delegation from the armed forces and the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited the scene of the accident since the first moments of the tragedy, adding that “there is an investigation into this matter currently underway.”

The bombing, which killed 9 civilians and wounded 23, angered Iraqi public opinion, especially since the majority of victims are from the center and south of the country, who head to the mountainous regions of Kurdistan bordering Turkey, to escape the heat.

He explained: “We, as soldiers, certainly have experience to carry out this investigation, some of us have been working in the military for 35 years,” noting that “certain points in the investigation are presented to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and the decision remains with the military leadership to take what it deems appropriate.”

He said: “As for the Security Council issue, I do not know details about who will participate in this meeting, and what will happen, but this is a work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, whose efforts I commend.”

He added that “there were many violations that the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported to the United Nations regarding the Turkish bombing.”

Rasoul said, “I think that Turkey should respect Iraqi sovereignty just as we respect the sovereignty of Turkish territory.”

“Nuclear bomb”

On the other hand, Rasul described the al-Hol camp in Syria as a “nuclear bomb.”

Al-Hol camp, located in northeastern Syria, which is under Kurdish control, is experiencing increasing insecurity and the children held there are condemned to life without a future.

Rasoul said, “Al-Hol camp contains women and children. They are now working to recruit these children in an abnormal way,” considering that they are a “nuclear bomb.”

“I assure you that they are not only a time bomb, but a nuclear bomb if no action is taken against them, because it will produce a new generation of these children, dozens of times tougher than ISIS,” he said.

He added: “All countries of the world should take a courageous stand on the issue of their nationals,” noting that “there are many nationalities in the camp.”   https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=200326

Al-Maliki’s Infection” Afflicts Al-Abadi And Al-Fayyad, Who Are Returning To The Race To Run For The Position Of Prime Minister

Posted On2022-07-25 By Sotaliraq    Baghdad / Tamim Al-Hassan    “Al-Maliki’s infection” expanded to infect more than one Shiite leader in the first row within the “coordinating framework” to reach the position of prime minister.

And whenever the “coordinating party” tries to keep the “leaders” away from the competition, they (the party leaders) invent a way to return or quickly retract from previous agreements by withdrawing from candidacy.

This time, they invented the method of “by proxy nomination”, whereby each leader presents one or more candidates who will eventually be his shadow, so that the former runs the government behind the scenes.

On the other hand, there are two Shiite leaders who cling so far to the position, although they withdrew before that from the race to make way for the second line.

It was supposed – according to the last deadline – that the “coordinating body” would decide the name of the next prime minister last Saturday or yesterday, at the highest rate, before more than one surprise occurred!

The story of choosing the prime minister within the “coordinating framework” began about a month ago, when parliament agreed to replace the “resigned” Sadrist MPs with others, most of whom were “frameworkers”.

With the start of the first discussions about the names of the candidates for the position, Nuri al-Maliki, the leader of the state of law, jumped to the scene, despite the presence of previous pledges from the “frameworkers” to the “independents” to grant them the right to form a government.

Al-Maliki, after reneging on his promises to the “independents”, now claims, according to the latest televised statement, that he has 70 votes within the coordination framework out of about 120, and says that it is “difficult to convince them (the 70 deputies) to withdraw from the nomination.”

The man had withdrawn for the first time two weeks ago from running, because of the pressure exerted by the Sadrists at the time, after the movement’s leader Muqtada al-Sadr announced the establishment of a unified prayer in Baghdad.

After the end of the prayer and the return of the supporters of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to their homes and cities without “the erection of gallows,” as he had warned some of the “frameworkers,” al-Maliki returned to implement a coup against the agreements.

At that time, most of the leaders within the coordination framework, especially the wing of the leader of wisdom Ammar al-Hakim, had agreed to nominate a prime minister from the second line.

At that time, the “frameworkers” had announced that there were only 48 hours – the first deadline – to announce the name of the prime minister.

But the “al-Maliki coup” shuffled the papers of the candidates, who then reached a maximum of two or three names to compete for the final.

What the leader of State of Law did caused Hadi Al-Amiri, the leader of Al-Fateh, to withdraw from the race and to return to competition again.

Al-Maliki’s “coup” also opened the appetite of others within the “coordinating framework” to return to putting their names until they reached about 10 names.

And before the “coordinating framework” lost hope of reaching a solution, the issue of what became known as “Al-Maliki’s WikiLeaks” interacted, and the judiciary entered the line of investigation with those recordings.

The “frameworks” found an opportunity to strike at al-Maliki’s ambition, especially with an unprecedented attack by al-Sadr against the leader of the rule of law and his request from the former to “retire…or surrender himself to the judiciary.”

Here, according to one of the leaders of the Quartet Committee for the selection of the prime minister within the “coordination”, who spoke to (Al-Mada) confirmed: “The return of the agreement to a second-line figure for the position.”

Al-Maliki then went out in the televised meeting to say that “we are now heading to the second line,” although he could not hide what he said was “the desire of most members of the framework to nominate me for the position.”

According to a close associate of the committee, who asked not to be named, “Al-Maliki has now withdrawn from the race, although he is counting on the failure of recent negotiations to return to present himself as the last solution.”

After al-Maliki’s dramatic withdrawal, the “coordinating framework” decided at the end of last week to form a committee of 4 leaders to decide the name of the new prime minister.

The committee is made up of Ammar Al-Hakim (Wisdom), Qais Al-Khazali (Al-Asa’ib), Hammam Hamoudi (The Supreme Council), and Abdul-Sada Al-Fariji (The Virtue).

According to the statements of Abu Ala’ al-Wala’i (Brigades of Sayyid al-Shuhada’) at the end of the week, he set 72 hours – the second deadline – to decide the name of the candidate, and two more days have passed since the last deadline.

On the reason for the delay in deciding the names, the negotiator says: “The Quartet is facing obstacles due to recent surprises, such as the return of Haider al-Abadi and Faleh al-Fayas (head of the crowd) to the candidacy race and a change in other names.

The two (Al-Abadi and Al-Fayyad) had withdrawn their candidacy during the past few days after almost agreement that a second-ranked figure would take the position.

And he, who is close to the Quartet, adds: “The leaders of the first row have actually withdrew, but each of them presents more than one candidate who is close to him or wants to run the government through him.”

The one close to the senior negotiators reveals the latest map of the names, confirming that al-Maliki submitted 3 candidates: Representative Muhammad al-Sudani, former Minister of Planning Ali Shukri, and leader of the Dawa Party, Tariq Najm.

As for Hadi al-Amiri, he supports al-Abadi, former Youth Minister Abd al-Hussein Abtan, and National Security Adviser Qassem al-Araji.

According to the negotiator’s conclusions, the 3 names with the highest fortunes are: “Al-Abadi, Al-Sudani, and Shukri.”

On the other hand, there is a fluctuation in the name of the current Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, whose shares have risen due to his success in foreign policy.

[size=45]Also, the “coordinating framework”, according to informed sources, is still afraid that it will choose a figure that “does not satisfy al-Sadr.”

Those sources indicate that «the frameworks will seek the opinion of the leader of the Sadrist movement, in addition to the Shiite deputies within the coordination before revealing the name of the final candidate».

Relations between al-Sadr and al-Maliki were complicated by the recent audio recordings attributed to the leader of the state of law, in which he attacks the leader of the movement and a number of politicians.

According to the statements of Muhammad al-Sihoud, a representative of the rule of law, there are attempts to “reconciliation” between the two parties.

However, “The Leader’s Minister”, an online account close to “Al-Sadr”, had blocked the path to reconciliation efforts.

In a tweet, the minister, Saleh Muhammad al-Iraqi, addressed those calling for reconciliation between al-Sadr and al-Maliki, saying, “Do you want our leader to rise above the authority?…”, referring to the leaked recordings.

Al-Iraqi added: “Do you want him (Al-Sadr) to reconcile with the client and fight the people?!” LINK

 

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