Tuesday AM Iraq Parliament News Highlights 8-1-22
The Parliamentary Legal Committee proposes a way to the current crisis
Iraq 22:14 – 2022-08-01 The head of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Muhammad Al-Anouz, confirmed today, Monday, that adopting the decision of early elections is the only way to resolve the crisis.
Al-Anouz said in a statement to the official agency, “The people’s supreme interest is in peaceful expression and the adoption of the early elections decision, as this is the safest way to resolve the current crisis.”
He added, “With this, the rights of all parties will be guaranteed and democracy will be upheld as a means to address crises.” https://kirkuktv.net/AR/Details/7947
Al-Halbousi Clarifies His Position On Al-Kazemi’s Initiative – Urgent
Policy 2022-08-02 | 04:56 Source: Alsumaria news 7,398 views Alsumaria News – Baghdad Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi stressed today, Tuesday, the importance of everyone sitting at the dialogue table and taking practical steps to solve the current crisis.
Al-Halbousi said in a tweet, which was followed by Alsumaria News, “We support the initiative of the Prime Minister to find a formula for a solution regarding the events taking place in the country.”
He added, “We stress the importance of everyone sitting at the dialogue table and taking practical steps to resolve the current crisis, leading to parliamentary and local elections according to specific timelines.”
Al-Halbousi clarifies his position on Al-Kazemi’s initiative – urgent Photo https://www.alsumaria.tv/uploadImages/ExtImages/Images1/photo_2022-08-02_11-57-34-637950277408393647.jpg
And Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi considered, that Iraq is witnessing great political tension, calling on all parties to sit at the table of a national dialogue, and also called on the demonstrators to cooperate with the security forces, respect state institutions and evacuate them.
For The Fourth Consecutive Day.. Alsumaria Lens Documents The Sit-In Of Protesters In Parliament
2022-08-02 | 04:23 Source: Alsumaria news 2,040 views Alsumaria News – Baghdad Today, Tuesday, Alsumaria lens toured the parliament building, documenting the sit-in of the demonstrators for the fourth consecutive day.
The pictures showed the continuation of the sit-in of the demonstrators in various parts of the parliament building, raising banners bearing demands for reform.
The demonstrators entered the parliament building, last Saturday, after the concrete barriers that were standing between them and between them were brought down the green Zone .
Description of the leader Sadrist Movement Muqtada al-Sadr The arrival of the demonstrators to the parliament building, as a “liberation” of the Green Zone, which is fortified by security.
Last Sunday, al-Sadr called for a radical change of the political system, the constitution and elections, stressing that the tragedy of missing the first golden opportunity in 2016 would not be repeated. LINK
Coordinating Framework: We Thank The Iraqi Masses Who Defend The State And Its Institutions
Iraq 22:18 – 2022-08-01 The coordination framework issued a statement regarding the “state support” demonstrations near the suspension bridge in central Baghdad.
The framework stated in a statement, “The coordination framework extends its thanks and gratitude to the Iraqi masses defending the state and its institutions, as today they set a wonderful example of expressing peaceful protest and announced their readiness to defend the state, its legitimacy and its institutions, and to defend the rights and interests of citizens.”
He added, “While we renew our thanks to you for your commitment to the directives of the Organizing Committee, we call on you to be ready and ready to defend the state, the constitution and the order whenever necessary.”
The framework addressed the masses by saying: “Just as Iraq has won through you, it will preserve its federal democratic system with your awareness, your foresight, and your constant readiness to defend and protect it. https://kirkuktv.net/AR/Details/7948
Al-Abadi Announces His Support For Al-Kazemi’s Statement On The Current Crisis
Iraq 21:44 – 08-01-2022 The head of the victory coalition, Haider al-Abadi, announced his support for the contents of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s statement on the current crisis.
Al-Abadi said in a statement today, Monday, “I announce support for the contents of the Prime Minister’s statement on the current crisis,” noting that “these contents meet with our initiative and our calls for dialogue and agreement on a map for a solution to the current crisis.”
Al-Abadi called on all parties to respond to it and start serious and honest dialogues in the service of the people and the state. https://kirkuktv.net/AR/Details/7946
Al-Kazemi Calls For A National Dialogue By Forming A Committee That Includes Representatives From All Parties
Iraq 21:26 – 2022-08-01 The Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, called for a national dialogue by forming a committee that includes representatives from all parties to develop a road map for a solution.
Al-Kazemi said in a statement, that the demonstrators must cooperate with the security forces, respect state institutions, evacuate them, and abide by public order, stressing at the same time that the security forces must defend public and private properties, and official institutions, and prevent any attack on them by all legal means.
The following is the text of the statement: The honorable
Honorable Iraqi leaders…
Our heroic security forces…
Brothers demonstrating… I address you as we have entered the sacred month of Muharram… The month of sacrifice, patience, wisdom and rationality.
At the outset, I remind everyone of the words of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali (peace be upon him):
“Resist your anger, go beyond when you are able, dream when you are angry, and pardon with the state, it may be yours.”
Our dear Iraq is witnessing a great political tension that may threaten – God forbid, if the wise do not interfere – with dire consequences. While we have taken all necessary measures and measures to control the situation, maintain security, and prevent Iraqi bloodshed, we call on all parties to calm down and reduce escalation; To start an initiative for a solution on a national basis.
I call on everyone not to be drawn into accusations, the language of treason, and the erection of hostility and hatred between the Brotherhood in the same country.
I invite 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.
I say to the protesting brothers: Your message is clear, and your commitment to calm and organization is a duty and is appreciated. It is now time to discuss the mechanisms of launching a reform project agreed upon by the various national parties. I am sure that Iraq has enough rationality and courage; To move forward with a national project that will bring the country out of its current crisis.
The political forces must bear their national and legal responsibility. The caretaker government has carried out all its duties despite exceeding the time limit set by the constitutional timings to form a new government. Which is a constitutional breach, and with all that we were and are still ready to provide all assistance; To reach a solution formula satisfactory to all, and in a manner that preserves social peace, the stability of state institutions and the interests of the people.
From this point of view and out of concern for the state and its institutions, and to spare the Iraqi blood, and out of respect for the sanctity of these days; I call on all parties to adopt an atmosphere of calm and support state institutions through the following:
1- The protesting brothers must cooperate with the security forces, respect state institutions, evacuate them, and abide by public order.
2- The security forces must defend public and private properties, and official institutions, and prevent any attack on them by all legal means.
3- Calling for a national dialogue through the formation of a committee that includes representatives of all parties to draw up a road map for a solution.
May God protect Iraq and the Iraqis, and may God grant success.
Mustafa Al-Kazemi, Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
Al-Halbousi Announces His Support For Al-Kazemi’s Initiative
Political | 11:58 – 02/08/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News, Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, announced today, Tuesday, his support for the initiative of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi regarding the events in the country.
“We support the Prime Minister’s initiative to find a formula for a solution regarding the events taking place in the country,” Al-Halbousi said in a tweet followed by Mawazine News, stressing “the importance of everyone sitting at the dialogue table.”
He stressed, “to take practical steps to resolve the current crisis, leading to parliamentary and local elections, according to specific timelines.” https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=201267
Al-Hakim Supports Al-Kazemi’s Statement
Political | 11:11 – 01/08/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News The head of the National Wisdom Movement, Ammar Al-Hakim, announced his support for the statement of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi regarding the recent events taking place in the country.
In a statement received by Mawazine News, Mr. Al-Hakim said, “We announce our support for what was stated in the statement of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi regarding the recent events taking place in the country, in which we have adopted a lot of what was stated in its provisions several times to prevent the situation from sliding into unimaginable consequences, especially what It is related to the fact that the parties and partners of the Iraqi scene sit at a dialogue table that adopts a comprehensive national initiative that leads to ending the political impasse in the country.”
“We also support the demand of all demonstrators to adhere to peace, respect and evacuate state institutions, preserve public and private property, and cooperate with security forces to maintain order and not break the law,” he added.
He concluded by saying: “May God protect Iraq and the Iraqis from all evil and unite their word on goodness and righteousness.”
Earlier, the Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, called today, Monday, for the formation of a committee that includes representatives from all parties to develop a road map for a solution. https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=201240
Al-Federah Responds To A Lawsuit Against The Communist And The Iraqi Nation Against Al-Halbousi
Posted On2022-08-02 By Sotaliraq The Federal Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit brought by the Iraqi Communist Party and the National Umma Party against the Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, regarding the election of the President of the Republic.
A document issued by the Federal Supreme Court stated that the court considered a lawsuit filed by Raed Fahmy, Secretary of the Iraqi Communist Party, and Muhammad Hussein Reda, Secretary-General of the Iraqi Ummah Party, against Speaker of Parliament Muhammad al-Halbousi.
The document added that the two plaintiffs requested to oblige Al-Halbousi to implement the text of Article (72/Second/B) of the Constitution of the Republic of Iraq, which states that “the President of the Republic shall continue to exercise his duties until after the elections and meeting of the new House of Representatives, provided that a new President of the Republic is elected within thirty days.”
From the date of the first meeting of the Council. She pointed out that Fahmy and Reda confirmed that the failure to elect a new president of the republic led to delaying the formation of the government and the consequent obvious damages, most notably the failure to ratify the state’s general budget, and that the members of the House of Representatives by boycotting the session of electing the president of the republic had perjured their oath.
The document indicated that the court found that the plaintiffs’ lawsuit was obligatory to respond in the form of a prior ruling on its subject based on the decision issued by the Federal Supreme Court No. (23 and its unit 25 / Federal / 2022), according to which the issue of exceeding the constitutional periods was addressed and the non-implementation of what was stated in Article (72 /). Second / b) of the Constitution.
The document indicated that the previous court decision stressed the election of the President of the Republic within a short period that is commensurate with the will of the constitutional legislator and the supreme interest of the people, which necessitates completing the formation of the federal authorities within the benefits stipulated in the Constitution, and since this ruling was related to the application of Article (72 / second / b) This means that the plaintiffs’ lawsuit is obligatory to respond in the form of a prior ruling on its subject matter.”
The Federal Supreme Court had previously confirmed that the presidential election session requires two-thirds of the total number of members of the House of Representatives to attend.
It is noteworthy that the House of Representatives tried more than once to hold a session to elect the President of the Republic, but it could not because of the lack of a quorum.