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Al-Amiri Announces His Support For Holding Early Elections

 

Policy  Source:  Alsumaria news  9,844 views  On Thursday, the head of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Hadi al-Amiri, announced his support for the early elections called for by the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr.  Al-Amiri said in a statement, “We support holding early elections called for by His Eminence Muqtada al-Sadr, especially since the previous elections were marred by many suspicions and objections.”

 

He added, “This requires a comprehensive national dialogue in order to determine the date, mechanisms and requirements for conducting them, and to provide the appropriate environments for free, fair and transparent elections that restore citizen’s confidence in the political process.”

 

The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, called, on Wednesday, for early parliamentary elections after the dissolution of the House of Representatives, while also calling for the sit-in to continue until the demands are achieved.   LINK

 

Al-Fayyad: The framework has not yet taken its official position on the issue of holding early elections

 

Political | 11:43 – 04/08/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News , head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Faleh al-Fayyad, confirmed, on Thursday, that the coordination framework has not yet taken its official position on the issue of holding early parliamentary elections, while noting that the framework is “still on its position and its candidate” to head the next government, which is Muhammad Shia al-Sudani.

 

Al-Fayyad said in a statement to the Qatari “Al-Jazeera” channel, which was followed by Mawazine News, that “the re-run of the parliamentary elections is no longer an issue for the Sadrist movement,” noting that “the re-election has become related to other components and alliances as well.”

 

He stressed, “The coordination framework has not yet taken its official position on the issue of holding early parliamentary elections,” noting that “dissolving parliament and holding early elections will be a solution if all blocs and other political parties agree.”

 

Al-Fayyad continued, He added, “The proposals of the leader of the Sadrist movement to resolve the crisis can be discussed to reach common positions on it,” noting that “the coordination framework authorized Al-Amiri to communicate with Al-Sadr, but the final decision to resolve the crisis will be in the hands of the framework.”

 

He continued, “The coordination framework praised the Prime Minister’s initiative to resolve the crisis, but it needs the consensus of other parties,” noting at the same time that “the current government is a caretaker government and does not have the powers to hold re-elections.”

 

He went on to say, “It is possible to agree to form a new government that will prepare for the upcoming elections to overcome the crisis,” adding that “the coordinating framework is still at his position and his candidate to head the next government is Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani.” Ended 29/N33

 

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The framework promotes Al-Amiri at the expense of Al-Maliki to entice Al-Sadr to negotiate

 

Posted On2022-08-04 By Sotaliraq   Baghdad / Tamim Al-Hassan   The coordinating framework continues to think about persuading the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to go to dialogue.

 

With this step, the Coordinator aims to gain two points with one strike: to return to the negotiation track, and to send a message to Al-Sadr that Al-Maliki is no longer a major player.

 

The protesters were inside the House of Representatives for their fourth night outside the parliament halls, after conflicting orders to evacuate the place.

 

In order to organize the demonstrations, the “minister of the leader,” a Twitter account approved by the leader of the current, announced the formation of a committee of those close to the organization to organize the affairs of the protesters.

 

And the “minister,” Salih Muhammad al-Iraqi, stated in a “blog” that “in view of the requirements of the public interest and in order to organize and perpetuate the popular sit-in for the Muharram revolutionaries, it was decided to form a special committee to carry out this task and provide all organizational and logistical matters to the protestors.

 

And he indicated that: “The media statements and special directives remain exclusively through the Minister of Commander (Hajj Saleh Muhammad Al-Iraqi)”.

 

Al-Iraqi explained that the committee consists of 7 names: Hazem Al-Araji, Ibrahim Al-Jabri (director of Al-Sadr’s office), the resigned deputy speaker of Parliament Hakim Al-Zamili, Muhammad Al-Aboudi, Tahseen Al-Hamidawi (official of Saraya Al-Salam), Hassan Al-Kaabi, the former deputy speaker of Parliament, and the independent deputy Shaima Al-Obaidi.

 

On Tuesday evening, the “commander of the leader” called on the demonstrators who have been in Parliament since last Saturday, to evacuate the building within 72 hours.

 

The “Wazir” post said that after “liberating the House of Representatives,” the sit-in will turn into “in front of and around Parliament and its approaches.”

 

And before 24 hours of the “72 hours” deadline passed, the protesters had only left the parliament session halls, following new directions from Ibrahim Al-Jabri, the director of Al-Sadr’s office.

 

Al-Jabri, in an explanation of “Al-Iraqi” tweet in a video clip, said that “the directive of the Minister of Mr. Al-Sadr focuses on the withdrawal of the protesters from the parliament session hall only.”

 

Al-Jabri called on the demonstrators to continue their sit-in inside and outside the corridors of the parliament building.

 

Some information obtained by Al-Mada from Al-Sadr’s circles indicates that the sit-ins may expand if the crisis continues to include new sites.

 

The recent tweet of the “minister of the leader” had hinted at the development of the sit-ins, as he said that: “There were other places where the sit-in should be held, and instructions will come to you accordingly.”

 

The “blog” also referred to the expansion of the demands, as “Al-Iraqi” added: “The permanence of the sit-in is very important for the realization of your demands, which we will present to you later.”

 

The (range) revealed the day before yesterday, that the leader of the Sadrist movement may take “new escalation” steps after Muharram 10 (Ashura) in the middle of next week.

 

These steps depend on what will happen in the coming days, as proposals have begun to reach “Al-Sadr” to get out of the crisis other than the “dialogue” option.

 

According to al-Sadr’s circles, “there are proposals that Mustafa al-Kazemi’s government remain for one year, during which new elections are prepared, and during which a new constitution is written.”

 

But until now, you did not know the mechanism of writing the new constitution – if it actually happened – and who will perform this task? Where these circles indicate that “there are proposals to dissolve parliament or return the resigned current deputies.”

 

And most importantly, according to what those circles say about the discussions that are taking place: “The leader of the Sadrist movement will not relieve pressure before he sees a change or the beginning of change for fear of repudiation of the political forces.”

 

In the summer of last year, al-Sadr had received pledges from his Shiite partners in what was known as the “Reform Document.”

 

This document, signed by some of the leaders of the “framework” now, contained conditions for the return of “Sadr” at the time to the elections, after a month’s estrangement.

 

The most prominent contents of the document were the constitutional amendments, the dissolution of the “militias,” and the restructuring of the Popular Mobilization Forces in a certain period of time.[/size]

 

In turn, Ghaleb al-Dami, a professor of media at Ahl al-Bayt University, says: “The radical change that the leader of the Sadrist movement is demanding is very difficult, and there are other components in the country that will not agree.”

 

Al-Daami added in an interview with (Al-Mada): “These demands should be reduced to more practical ones, such as amending the constitution.”

 

The media professor points out: “Even amending the constitution requires great effort and discussions because the three components’ vision (Shia, Sunni, and Kurds) are conflicting over some of its articles.”

 

Previous parliamentary sessions had formed more than one committee to amend the constitution in accordance with Article 142 of the constitution, but they did not reach a solution due to the difference of opinions.

 

Hope in Amri!

 

On the other side of the events, the “coordinating framework”, which seems unable to find solutions to the crisis except to invite the leader of the Sadrist movement to solutions, began to promote the personality of “Amiri.”

 

The “Attrion” launched the slogan “Al-Amri Sheikh Al-Attar”, in reference to the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance, after the latter demanded the resignation of the Shiite group.

 

But a well-informed politician reads this campaign in a different way, telling Al-Mada that “Al-Amiri is the only person on whom the framework depends in the dialogue with Al-Sadr.”

 

Al-Amiri had called on the leader of the movement to sit at the discussion table, but the latter stipulated that he should expel Al-Maliki and leave the framework.

 

The politician, who asked not to be named, asserts that: “Promoting Al-Amiri is not only for the sake of dialogue, but rather an indication that Al-Maliki is no longer a key player in the group, which may encourage Al-Sadr to dialogue.”

 

Qais al-Khazali, the leader of Asa’ib, MP Ahmed al-Asadi, and Shibl al-Zaidi, leader of the Imam Ali Brigades – one of the PMF factions – in statements and “tweets” named “Sheikh al-Atar” the head of the Al-Fateh Alliance.

 

On the other hand, other parties in the “Coordination”, most notably Ammar al-Hakim and his partner in the coalition of state forces, Haider al-Abadi, encouraged Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi’s recent initiative, which also relates to comprehensive dialogue. LINK

 

Al-Fayyad: The framework authorized Al-Amiri to communicate with Al-Sadr, and the current government does not have the powers to repeat the elections

 

Policy   2022-08-04 | 05:12   51 views  Alsumaria News – Baghdad, Head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Faleh al-Fayyad, said today, Thursday, that the current government is a caretaker government and does not have the powers to conduct re-elections, while explaining that the demands to dissolve parliament are a big issue that cannot be accepted when it is raised by one party.

 

Fayadh mentioned to the channelThe island“The rerun of the parliamentary elections is no longer an issue of Sadrist Movement It has become related to other components and alliances as well,” adding that “the coordinating framework has not yet taken its official position on the issue of holding early parliamentary elections.”

 

He continued, “The proposals of a leader Sadrist Movement To resolve the crisis, it can be discussed to reach common positions on it,” noting that “dissolving parliament and holding early elections will be a solution if all blocs and other political parties agree.”

 

The head of the Popular Mobilization Authority explained that “the current government is a caretaker government, and the re-election is not a prerogative of the caretaker government,” noting that “the demands to dissolve parliament are a big issue that cannot be accepted when it is raised by one party.”

 

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And he added, “Many of the framework forces had previously called for the elections to be repeated, and this is a matter that could be discussed to agree on its details,” explaining that “the coordination framework praised the prime minister’s initiative to resolve the crisis, but it needs the consensus of other parties.”

 

He revealed that “the coordination framework authorized Al-Amiri to communicate with Al-Sadr, but the final decision to resolve the crisis will be in the hands of the framework,” noting that “we will look at the proposals to solve the crisis when they are realistically crystallized.”

 

Fayadh added, “It is possible to agree on forming a new government that will prepare for the upcoming elections to overcome the crisis. The recent parliamentary elections have resulted in many problems, and we must avoid recurring them in the upcoming elections.”

 

Regarding the green demonstrations, he stated that “the presence of masses under the dome of Parliament is not a natural matter and we are dealing with it as a temporary situation that can be bypassed,” adding that “the system of governance in Iraq according to the constitution is consensual and one position cannot be accepted for a specific party.”

 

Al-Fayyad concluded, “The coordinating framework is still on its position, and its candidate to head the next government is Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani.”   LINK

 

Observers: The Minister of Transport’s actions regarding his testimony put him before legal accountability (document)

 

Policy   2022-08-04 | 04:35   408 views   Alsumaria News – Baghdad  Legal observers confirmed that the measures taken by the Minister of Transport, Nasser Hussein Bandar, to cover up his testimony “which he does not own” put him before legal accountability.

 

A document issued by the Ministry of Transport showed the minister’s pursuit  Nasir Hussain Bandar  To cancel the recommendations of the investigative committee in  Office of the Inspector General  For the Ministry and formed under Administrative Order No. (4036/647) on 5/9/2016, which recommended at the time to cancel the equivalency of Al-Bandar Certificate, which he granted to himself when he was appointed.thatHe is the Director General of the General Establishment for Civil Aviation and a member of the Certificate Equivalency Committee.   LINK

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