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Sunday Morning Iraq Parliament News Highlights 5-22-22

A Deputy Expects The Federal Court To Respond In The Event Of A New Challenge To The Food Security Law

Political | 01:38 – 05/21/2022  Special – Mawazine News, MP from the State of Law coalition, Muhammad Al-Sihoud, expected, on Saturday, the response of the Federal Court in the event of a new challenge to the Food Security Law.


Chihod told Mawazine News, “The parties wishing to pass the food security law have a majority that will enable them to hold the session, because this session does not need more than half +1.”


And he added, “In the event of an appeal (if the law is approved), we expect the Federal Court to respond by referring to its previous decision, which states that it prevents Parliament from submitting proposals with financial aspects.”


It is noteworthy that the Federal Supreme Court decided, last Sunday, to cancel the draft law on emergency support for food security and development based on a lawsuit filed by Representative Basem Khashan.


In addition, the House of Representatives completed the first reading of the “new” emergency support law for food security and development. submitted by the Parliamentary Finance Committee. Ended 29/N33


I Am Confident Of Its Success.. The Coordination Framework: The Political Blockage Will Be Resolved By Barzani’s Initiative


Shafaq News/ The coordination framework, which includes Shiite political forces, confirmed today, Friday, that the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, intends to present a political initiative aimed at resolving the “political blockage” in Iraq.


The leader in the framework, Aid al-Hilali, told Shafaq News Agency, “There is confirmed information that has reached us that the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, intends, in the coming days, to present a political initiative aimed at finding a solution to the political impasse in Iraq,” noting that “this initiative will be decisive in resolving the crisis that the political process has been witnessing for months.


Al-Hilali added that “the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, is able to solve the political blockage in Iraq, because of his political weight, as well as his good and good relations with all political parties, and for this we believe that the solution to the crisis will be soon through Barzani’s expected initiative.”


The political scene is in a state of chronic political obstruction in light of the adherence of the Alliance to Save a Nation, which includes the Sadrist Movement, the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Alliance of Sovereignty to a national majority government and their candidate for the presidency, Riber Ahmed, while the Shiite coordination framework and the forces allied with it adhere to forming a coalition government that nominates the prime minister from the largest social component. They mean the (Shiite component), as it adheres to the candidacy of the current President of the Republic, Barham Salih, for a second presidential term.


The initiatives launched by the leader of the Sadrist movement and the framework did not succeed in resolving the political scene, while the independent representatives in Parliament also launched an initiative, but it also did not succeed in resolving the intrigue of the complex political scene, while everyone is waiting for a Kurdish initiative from the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, who succeeded Previously, and in a scene close to the current situation, the launch of an initiative that moved stagnant water and contributed to the formation of an Iraqi government led at the time by Nuri al-Maliki.  LINK


Iyad Allawi Invites Political Forces


Policy  2022-05-22 | 04:48   Today, Sunday, the head of the National Coalition, Iyad Allawi, called for the national political force, while noting that the opportunity now exists more than ever to hold a conference for national dialogue.


Allawi said in a tweet followed by Alsumaria News, “Is it not enough what Iraq is going through in chaos, is it not enough what the people are experiencing in terms of suffering and injustice, but it is time for him to congratulate him on a dignified life.”


He continued, “I call on the national political forces to give precedence to the public interest and to put the interest of Iraq above everything.”


Allawi added, “The opportunity is now more than ever before to hold a conference for national dialogue that will prepare the atmosphere for the formation of a national government that will lead the country to the shore of land and safety. The strength and stability of Iraq is in its unity of land and people.”  LINK


Iyad Allawi Sends A Message To The Political Forces


Iyad Allawi calls on political forces to hold a “national dialogue” conference to remedy the “current crisis”


Today, Sunday, the leader of the National Coalition, Iyad Allawi, called on the political forces to hold a “national dialogue” conference to remedy the “current crisis.”


Allawi said in his post on his official Twitter account: “Is it not enough what Iraq is going through in chaos, is it not enough what the people are experiencing in terms of suffering and injustice, but it is time for him to congratulate him on a decent life.”


“I call on the national political forces to give priority to the public interest and to put the interest of Iraq above everything,” he added.  LINK


The Triple Alliance Recalls Its Strength And “Refutes” Allegations Of Political Blockage


Sumerian special   2022-05-21 | 07:16   Source: Sumerian  5,108 views  Alsumaria News – Politics  The representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Sherif Suleiman, confirmed today, Saturday, that the tripartite alliance is still strong and solid, pointing out that the dialogues are continuing for the purpose of proceeding with the formation of the government.


Suleiman told Alsumaria, “The tripartite alliance continues in dialogues and debates, and it is strong, solid and understanding with each other,” stressing that “dialogues with the political blocs are continuing and there is no political blockage.”


He added, “Until now, there is no agreed formula between the political parties for the purpose of choosing the president of the republic and moving the political process to safety,” noting that “there are still problems, but at the same time there is no political blockage due to the existence of ongoing dialogues and understandings, even if they were not These exist (understandings and dialogues), so we could say that there is a political blockage.”


It is noteworthy that the Kurdistan Democratic Party is an ally of the Sadrist bloc and the Alliance of Sovereignty within what is known as the “triple alliance.”   LINK


The President Of The Region: We Have Reached A Ground To Solve The Political Blockage And There Are No Problems That Cannot Be Addressed


Shafaq News/ The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani said on Sunday that a ground had been reached to resolve the political impasse in the region and all of Iraq, announcing the success in stopping the media war between the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.


President Barzani said in his speech on the occasion of the graduation of the sixteenth batch of graduates of the Third Military College – Kallagolan, that “we are still in contact with the parties in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to address the political blockage.”


He added, “We succeeded in stopping the media war between the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union, as we reached a ground for resolving the political blockage,” adding that “there are no problems that cannot be resolved, but there are many obstacles that appear from time to time.”   LINK


Khazali Reveals That Al-Sadr Accepted Deputies From Al-Maliki’s Coalition To Form A Government And Urges Him To Take An Order


Posted On2022-05-21 By Sotaliraq   On Saturday, the Secretary-General of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, Qais Khazali, revealed the acceptance of a delegation from the Sadrist movement, with the participation of deputies from the coordination framework representing Nuri al-Maliki in the new government that the Sadrists seek to form.


Khazali said in a televised interview with Al-Ahed TV, owned by Asaib Ahl al-Haq, that “a Sadrist delegation requested 40 deputies from the Shiite coordination framework, even if they represented the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki.”


He added, “The framework has made many concessions and is ready to make more, but it will not give up the component’s right to form the largest bloc.”


Khazali added that “giving up the largest bloc means putting the component’s right to the wind,” explaining that “the Sadrist bloc is required to make real concessions.”


He pointed out that “the Sadrist bloc wants the prime minister and 9 ministries,” stressing that “there are electoral benefits and the framework has 83 seats.”


Khazali indicated that “the Sadrist bloc is not ready to contain the framework and give it political benefits,” continuing that “the Sadrist bloc has the right to nominate the prime minister and we have the right to refuse.”


He said that “what is happening now is a political conflict and competition that the people pay their tax,” adding that “the people’s interest forces the political forces to make concessions.”


The Secretary-General of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq considered the understanding of the two Kurdish parties (the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan) as a big step towards a solution,” noting that “the Kurdish agreement is a strong motivation for the Shiite parties towards understanding, and it will dismantle the equation of the tripartite alliance.”  LINK


3 Differences Between The Government Project And The Parliamentary Proposal For A Food Security Law


Posted On2022-05-22 By Sotaliraq   Baghdad/ Firas Adnan   Finance in the House of Representatives confirmed that there are three differences between the proposed law on emergency support for food security and development and the government project that was rejected by the Federal Supreme Court earlier, indicating that the blocs have enough time to mature the draft, but it expected that some appeals to the law after its approval could not be expected in its results. current time.


Committee member Jamal Cougar said, “Parliament completed the first reading of the proposed emergency food security support law last Thursday.”


Cougar added, “The first difference between the proposal and the project rejected by the Federal Supreme Court is that the proposal was prepared by the Finance Committee, while the project was sent by the caretaker government.”


He pointed out that “the second difference came in the amounts, as the government project allocated at least 35 trillion dinars, while the parliamentary proposal set a higher ceiling that the amount does not exceed 25 trillion dinars.”


Cougar pointed out that “the third difference lies in the details. The government project stipulated a mechanism for disbursing the amounts in percentage and it was clear, unlike the parliamentary proposal, the percentages are still unclear.”


And he stated, “The political blocs, MPs, and the Finance Committee have a sufficient period of time for the law to mature and to produce it in a way that enables us to bypass all the observations of the deputies regarding the proposal.”


Cougar pointed out that “indications are that the new proposal has been passed in the House of Representatives because there are major supportive blocs and their numbers are sufficient to vote on it.”


He explained, “The lesson will be if the law is challenged in the Federal Supreme Court after that,” noting that “the law goes through three stages, the first of which is voting in the House of Representatives and then the approval of the President of the Republic and finally publication in the Official Gazette, and then we will wait for the outcome of the appeals that will be on the The law is before the courts.”


Cougar stated, “The result of the expected challenges to the law before the Federal Supreme Court after its approval can be considered a premature matter.”


He stated, “The amount that was put into the proposal is not final and will fluctuate between the opinions of the deputies, but we are in front of a higher ceiling, which is 25 trillion dinars, which may be reduced below that, or even raised by the agreement of the political blocs.”


On the reason for reducing the amount compared to what was stated in the government project, Cougar replied that “the House of Representatives usually works to reduce the funds contained in projects sent by the executive authority or even that it proposes as an alternative to those projects to take into account the financial conditions in the state and prevent the spending of any unjustified amounts.”


He continues, “The parliament’s policy in reducing public spending was used in the budget law for the past year, when the government project included 164 trillion dinars, but we would have voted on the law with an amount of 130 trillion dinars.”


And Cougar added, “Some objectors see the lack of need for the law, and they argue that the amended Federal Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019 is sufficient to finance the requirements of the current stage.”


He added, “This opinion is correct in a certain aspect, which is that the Financial Management Law provides for the monthly financial allocation after the end of the fiscal year for the previous budget, but it is unable to provide strategic food security, which is what countries are seeking at the present time in conjunction with the crisis.”


Cougar went on to say, “The need to provide strategic food security for a period of six months to a year.”


For his part, MP Sattar Al-Atabi, another member of the committee, said that “indications are that the law will pass as soon as possible.”


Al-Atabi continued, “The committee received some observations, most of them of a technical nature, which will be studied and proposals included in order to raise the law for a second reading.”


He pointed out that “the law included a number of important points, most notably providing the food requirements for the ration card and paying farmers’ dues and Iranian debts for the gas supplied to the electricity systems.”


Al-Atabi concluded, “The importance of expediting the passage of the law, especially after the current food crisis, and the tendency of countries to take measures to provide them with the appropriate strategic storage.”


The Federal Supreme Court had ruled unconstitutional for the caretaker government to send draft laws to the House of Representatives, which led to the termination of the draft law on emergency support for food security and development, which was replaced by the Finance Committee with a proposal that is currently being discussed   LINK


Parliamentary Al-Fateh: We Objected To The Food Security Law In Order Not To Legitimize The Current Government


Shafaq News/ Al-Fateh Parliamentary Bloc confirmed, on Sunday, that its objection to the law on emergency support for food security was for legal and technical reasons, not to deprive citizens of their rights, adding that it refuses to grant the current government the legitimacy to pass laws.


The head of the bloc, Abbas Al-Zamili, told Shafaq News Agency, “Our objection to the law of emergency support for food security is for legal and technical reasons, not to prevent citizens’ entitlements at the level of food, farmers’ entitlements, electricity wages and other details in the law.”


He added, “We had a role in discussing the final draft of a food security law before the Federal Court challenged it, but we actually refused to legislate laws in this way in order not to give legitimacy to the current government as it is a daily caretaker government, so that we go as a political force towards resolving the political blockage.”


Al-Zamili continued, “We did not object to the proposed food security law, and it had a first reading in the previous session of the House of Representatives, and we will certainly have contact with the representatives and members of the Parliamentary Finance Committee in this regard.”


He stressed that “the House of Representatives must legislate laws in a legal form, especially if there is a financial aspect so as not to be responded to by the Federal Court and the government.”


The law on emergency support for food security sparked controversy between deputies and political blocs and those interested in political affairs between supporters and opponents, before the Federal Supreme Court vetoed and invalidated the law because the current government is a government for the conduct of daily business and it is not within its powers to legislate laws, propose them or send them to the House of Representatives.  LINK


Parliament Intends To Legislate A National Security Law


Political  news  May 22, 2022   The First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hakim Al-Zamili, announced, on Sunday, the parliament’s intention to legislate the National Security Law.


Al-Zamili’s office said in a statement that “the first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives visited the headquarters of the National Security Agency today, and met with its head, Hamid Al-Shatri and the advanced cadre in it, to discuss the needs and challenges facing the work of the agency, and to intensify the qualitative operations that it carries out in tracking drug trafficking networks, extortion and organized crime.” “.


The statement added that “Al-Zamili held an extensive meeting with Al-Shatti and the National Security cadre, during which he called for continuing field work to address the thorny and dangerous files that threaten people’s lives and the security of society, including smuggling networks, trafficking and drug abuse, electronic extortion, organized crime, espionage, human trafficking and others, And effective cooperation with the judiciary with regard to expediting arrests and holding those involved in the aforementioned crimes to account so that they may receive their just punishment.


Al-Zamili demanded, “the development of a comprehensive and advanced strategy, and a plan of prior goals for the apparatus, and coordination with the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, to support it in facing serious challenges and providing the necessary needs,” noting that “the apparatus falls to address sensitive files, and its members must be characterized by efficiency, courage and sincerity.” principled and confidential.


Al-Zamili stressed, “The House of Representatives strongly supports the work of the National Security Apparatus, and provides all the necessary capabilities to enhance its role in a manner that preserves the security and interests of society,” noting “the House’s determination to legislate the National Security Law to define its responsibilities and tasks, and to guarantee all the rights of its members.”


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