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Tuesday Afternoon Iraq Parliament News Highlights 8-1-22

Al-Halbousi Supports Al-Kazemi’s Call For Dialogue And Hints At Early Elections

Shafaq News/ Today, Tuesday, Parliament Speaker Muhammad Al-Halbousi expressed his support for Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s call for all political parties to sit at the dialogue table, pointing to the possibility of organizing early “parliamentary and local elections”.

 

“We support the initiative of the Prime Minister to find a solution formula regarding the events taking place in the country,” the Speaker of the House of Representatives said in a tweet on Twitter, followed by Shafak News Agency.  Al-Halbousi stressed, “the importance of everyone sitting at the dialogue table and taking practical steps to solve the current crisis, leading to parliamentary and local elections according to specific timelines.”

 

In a statement, the Prime Minister called on “all parties to calm down and reduce escalation, to start an initiative for a solution on national grounds, and not to be drawn into accusations, the language of treason, and the eruption of hostility and hatred between the Brotherhood in the one country.”

 

He also called on “all parties to sit at the table of a national dialogue to reach a political solution to the current crisis, under the roof of Iraqi synergy and the mechanisms of national dialogue.”

 

A source in the Iraqi Council of Ministers revealed, on Tuesday, that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi is moving to hold a round table meeting, to gather the parties in the political process.

 

The political scene in Iraq has undergone serious developments since supporters of the Sadrist movement led by prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the parliament building in the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, and protested against the nomination of the coordination framework, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, for the position of Prime Minister for the next federal government.

 

On Monday, demonstrations against the Sadrist movement took place near the suspension bridge leading to the Green Zone, after an invitation from the “Organizing Committee to Support Legitimacy and Preserve State Institutions.”

 

The Sadrist bloc had obtained the highest votes in the early legislative elections that took place in October of 2021, but the efforts of the leader of the current failed to form the new federal government due to the Shiite coordination framework standing in its way by obtaining a fatwa from the Federal Court with the so-called blocking third in a contract The session for electing the President of the Republic, which paves the way for naming the Prime Minister.

 

The three-way alliance between the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Masoud Barzani, the Sovereignty Alliance headed by Khamis al-Khanjar, and the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr was broken following the resignation of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies, and the movement’s withdrawal from the political process by order of al-Sadr.

 

The political scene is living in a crisis situation and a dead end unprecedented in the history of Iraq, as more than 300 days have passed since the early elections without being able to form a new government in the country, and the survival of the caretaker government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

 

On the tenth of last October, Iraq held early legislative elections to get out of a political crisis that swept the country after large demonstrations in the central and southern regions in 2019 in protest against the widespread unemployment in society, the spread of financial and administrative corruption in government departments and institutions, and the deteriorating reality The service and the livelihood, which prompted the former prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to resign under popular pressure.

 

As soon as the preliminary results of the elections were announced, the voices of political forces and actors rose in their rejection of losing many seats, accusing them of major fraud in the ballot, which was denied by the executive and judicial authorities, at a time when the United Nations and international organizations praised the integrity of the electoral process.   LINK

 

A Political Movement That Supports Changing The Regime In Iraq And Distances Itself From The Struggle Of The Current And The Framework

 

Shafaq News/ The “Extension” movement, emanating from the popular movement in Tishreen, called on Tuesday to change the system of government in Iraq from parliamentary to presidential or semi-presidential to get out of the current political crisis plaguing the country.

 

The movement said in a statement today, that among the most important principles that have been codified by (Extension) since its establishment are: amending the constitution, changing the form of the system to a presidency or semi-presidential, direct election of governors, and abolishing provincial councils.

 

And the statement added, “We will stick to our pledge, and we will seek to do so by all peaceful and legal means.”

 

Referring to the current political crisis in Iraq, which is represented by the two Shiite poles, the Sadrist movement, and the coordination framework, the movement said in the same statement, “We will not be a party to a conflict between the corrupt power parties, and we do not trust those who were partners in government over the previous years.”

 

The political scene in Iraq has undergone serious developments since supporters of the Sadrist movement led by prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the parliament building in the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, and protested against the nomination of the coordination framework, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, for the position of Prime Minister for the next federal government.

 

On Monday, demonstrations against the Sadrist movement took place near the suspension bridge leading to the Green Zone, after an invitation from the “Organizing Committee to Support Legitimacy and Preserve State Institutions.”

 

The Sadrist bloc had obtained the highest votes in the early legislative elections that took place in October of 2021, but the efforts of the leader of the current failed to form the new federal government due to the Shiite coordination framework standing in its way by obtaining a fatwa from the Federal Court with the so-called blocking third in a contract The session for electing the President of the Republic, which paves the way for naming the Prime Minister.

 

The three-way alliance between the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Masoud Barzani, the Sovereignty Alliance headed by Khamis al-Khanjar, and the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr was broken following the resignation of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies, and the movement’s withdrawal from the political process by order of al-Sadr.

 

The political scene is living in a crisis situation and a dead end unprecedented in the history of Iraq, as more than 300 days have passed since the early elections without being able to form a new government in the country, and the survival of the caretaker government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

 

On the tenth of last October, Iraq held early legislative elections to get out of a political crisis that swept the country after large demonstrations in the central and southern regions in 2019 in protest against the widespread unemployment in society, the spread of financial and administrative corruption in government departments and institutions, and the deteriorating reality The service and the livelihood, which prompted the former prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to resign under popular pressure.

 

As soon as the preliminary results of the elections were announced, the voices of political forces and actors rose in their rejection of losing many seats, accusing them of major fraud in the ballot, which was denied by the executive and judicial authorities, at a time when the United Nations and international organizations praised the integrity of the electoral process.   LINK

 

Al-Kazemi Moves To Gather The Teams At A Round Table

 

Shafaq News/ A source in the Iraqi Council of Ministers revealed, on Tuesday, that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi is moving to hold a round table meeting, to bring together the parties in the political process.

 

The source told Shafaq News Agency, that Al-Kazemi will call for a round table meeting within days to gather the parties in the political process to discuss developments in the Green Zone and the recent demonstrations to come up with a road map to contain the current situation.

 

He added that there are intensive contacts about determining the time and place of the meeting and the political forces that will participate in the meeting.

 

In a statement yesterday, Monday, Al-Kazemi called on all political forces for a national dialogue by forming a committee that includes their representatives to sit at the dialogue table and develop a “road map for the solution.”

 

Al-Kazemi stated that “Iraq is witnessing a great political tension that threatens if wise people do not interfere with dire consequences,” adding: “While we have taken all necessary measures and measures to control the situation, maintain security, and prevent the wasting of Iraqi blood, we call on all parties to calm down and reduce escalation; to begin initiative for a solution on a national basis.

 

The political scene in Iraq has undergone serious developments since supporters of the Sadrist movement led by prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the parliament building in the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, and protested against the nomination of the coordination framework, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, for the position of Prime Minister for the next federal government.

 

On Monday, demonstrations against the Sadrist movement took place near the suspension bridge leading to the Green Zone, after an invitation from the “Organizing Committee to Support Legitimacy and Preserve State Institutions.”

 

The Sadrist bloc had obtained the highest votes in the early legislative elections that took place in October of 2021, but the efforts of the leader of the current failed to form the new federal government due to the Shiite coordination framework standing in its way by obtaining a fatwa from the Federal Court with the so-called blocking third in a contract The session for electing the President of the Republic, which paves the way for naming the Prime Minister.

 

The three-way alliance between the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Masoud Barzani, the Sovereignty Alliance headed by Khamis al-Khanjar, and the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr was broken following the resignation of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies, and the movement’s withdrawal from the political process by order of al-Sadr.

 

The political scene is living in a crisis situation and a dead end unprecedented in the history of Iraq, as more than 300 days have passed since the early elections without being able to form a new government in the country, and the survival of the caretaker government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

 

On the tenth of last October, Iraq held early legislative elections to get out of a political crisis that swept the country after large demonstrations in the central and southern regions in 2019 in protest against the widespread unemployment in society, the spread of financial and administrative corruption in government departments and institutions, and the deteriorating reality The service and the livelihood, which prompted the former prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to resign under popular pressure.

 

As soon as the preliminary results of the elections were announced, the voices of political forces and actors rose in their rejection of losing many seats, accusing them of major fraud in the ballot, which was denied by the executive and judicial authorities, at a time when the United Nations and international organizations praised the integrity of the electoral process.   LINK

 

A Leader In The Patriotic Union Talks About The Scenario Of The “Massacre” In Baghdad And Calls On The Kurdish Forces To Be Prepared

 

Shafaq News/ The leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Mullah Bakhtiar, said on Monday that the Iraqi situation is heading towards an abyss, and this poses a threat to the Kurdistan Region, calling on the Kurdish parties to prepare for any emergency.

 

Bakhtiar told Shafaq News Agency, “Iraq is heading towards the abyss, and we are not confident that Kurdistan Region addresses its stability with Baghdad or not. Unfortunately, the trends taken by the Kurdish forces in Baghdad after the elections by going to it with four different agendas; none of them was sincere in unification of the Kurdish forces.

 

He added that “the National Union and the Democratic Party insisted unrivaledly on their decision, and even after Baghdad reached the political stalemate, neither of them changed its policy,” pointing out that Iraq lives in a dangerous situation and can no longer speak about democracy, freedom and civility easily again. And that the Iraqi situation has made the risks to the Kurdistan region relatively less, since any international agreement at the expense of the Kurds will not happen or be delayed under the current circumstance.

 

Bakhtiar indicated, “In the event that a civil war erupts in Iraq, this will lead to an increase in the disintegration of the Kurdish forces and the government of the two administrations will appear as a reality, stressing the need for” democracy and the Patriotic Union and other forces to think about how to find a common program and prepare for any eventuality. Moqbel, and this is the duty of the Kurds (the national spirit).”

 

He pointed out that he supports “radical change, but this path will not proceed because the tax will be heavy. The current situation has shown that Iraq at this stage also and after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, and like the royal and Qasimi era, Abdul Salam and Abdul Rahman Aref, could not become a homeland for all.”

 

Bakhtiar continued: “Even during the era of the Baathist regime, Iraq changed towards fascism, and after the fall of the Baath changed to sectarianism. This time, the sectarian orientation prevailed and exposed the situation of Iraqis to many possibilities. If the collapse and sectarian conflict occurred, Iraq would turn into a massacre! Al-Maliki’s leak, which was the speech of the military program.”

 

On Monday afternoon, the capital, Baghdad, witnessed a demonstration by the audience of the coordination framework, which includes a group of Shiite parties near the suspension bridge leading to the Green Zone, after an invitation from the “Organizing Committee to Support Legitimacy and Preserve State Institutions”, which came in response to the open sit-in of supporters of the Sadrist movement in Parliament and Sadr’s call to change the political system.

 

The Iraqi street is awaiting what will happen to the situation in the capital, Baghdad, after counter calls from the leader of the Sadrist movement on the one hand, and the forces of the Shiite coordination framework on the other hand, to demonstrate in front of and inside the green walls.

 

The dispute is intensifying between the Sadrists, who are holding a sit-in at the Iraqi parliament’s headquarters in the Green Zone, and the coordination framework that called on its supporters to demonstrate near it.

 

Yesterday, large numbers of supporters of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, stormed the Iraqi parliament building, in the second incursion within days, and announced an open sit-in until those they described as “corrupt” were expelled.

 

Supporters of the Coordination Framework demonstrated in Baghdad today, Monday, and tried to storm the Green Zone before the law enforcement forces confronted them, only to withdraw later.

 

On Monday, a number of Iraqi provinces witnessed demonstrations in support of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, and his call to demonstrate in the provinces, with the exception of Najaf province, while Nineveh province joined the demonstrations in support of the Sadrists for the first time.  LINK

 

For This Reason.. The Demonstrators Close The Media Department Of The House Of Representatives – Urgent

 

Policy   2022-08-02 | 07:48   Closing the media department of the House of Representatives by the demonstrators for organizational matters, and preventing entry to it except by journalists after verifying their identities   LINK

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