Iraqi Parliament News Highlights Sunday Evening

Sunday Evening Iraq Parliament News Highlights 9-25-22

Al-Fateh Alliance: Parliament Must Resume Work

Iraq   10:52 – 09-25-2022   A member of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Ayed Al-Hilali, said that everyone realized the extent of the political danger raging in Iraq and the obstruction that lasted for more than ten months.


Al-Hilali added that the current dialogues have become more mature than in the past, and everyone has decided the need to return to the legislative authority and resume the work of the House of Representatives.


He pointed out that there are many indications that there is an acceptance of the coordination framework candidate, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, for the position of Prime Minister.



Al-Hilali stressed that the general situation imposes on the political blocs the presence of the Sadrist bloc in the public scene and understanding with it, even if it does not participate with the government, but at least to have a say in it.


The Framework Is Conducting Negotiations To Secure A Parliamentary Session This Week


Posted On2022-09-25 By Sotaliraq   Baghdad/ Firas Adnan   The coordination framework is conducting negotiations with the Kurdish and Sunni political blocs in order to hold a parliamentary session this week, whose purpose may not be to elect the President of the Republic, but rather to announce the resumption of the work of the Parliament to exercise its legislative and oversight functions.


A member of the Wisdom Movement, Abbas Ghadeer, stated that “the forces affiliated with the coordination framework are continuing to conduct negotiations with other blocs to return to parliament sessions this week.”


Ghadeer added, “Most of the political blocs with the return of parliament sessions, and this was evident in the results of the meeting that brought together the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Sovereignty Bloc in Erbil recently.”


He pointed out that “the parliament represents everyone, and solving problems should take place under its dome, and disrupting it means harming the political process.”


Ghadeer pointed out that «the coordination framework is trying to intensify negotiations and contacts, in order to convince the Sadrists of their presence in the next government».


For his part, a member of the State of Law coalition, Rasoul Radi, confirmed that “the coordinating framework is still committed to the nomination of Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani for the position of prime minister, and no discussion has been made to replace him until the present time.”


Radi added, “All the blocs in Parliament, especially Sunnis and Kurds, did not object to Al-Sudani, and he enjoys support at the international and regional levels as well.”


And he spoke of “there is a real desire to restore life to Parliament again, by resuming sessions, whether to complete the constitutional entitlements related to the election of the President of the Republic and the formation of the government or the exercise of legislative and oversight functions.”


Radi noted, “The purpose of the session may not be to complete these entitlements, but rather to announce the return of Parliament’s tasks at the level of legislation and oversight.”


And he indicated, “Iraq is a parliamentary system, meaning that the work of public authorities is based on the parliament, and it is not correct to disrupt the tasks of this important constitutional institution.”


And Radi concluded that «the request signed by deputies from different blocs reached 190 deputies is still with the Presidency of Parliament, with the hope that it will decide during the current week the date of the new session».


Parliamentary sources confirm to Al-Mada that “Parliament has not yet set a date for the next session, and there is difficulty in holding it during the current week in light of the complex political situation.”


In addition, a member of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Aid Al-Hilali, said that “everyone realized today the magnitude of the political danger that is attacking Iraq and the blockage that has lasted for more than 10 months.”


Al-Hilali added, “The current dialogues have become more mature than before, and everyone has decided the need to return to the legislative authority and resume the work of the House of Representatives.”


He pointed out that “many indications that we have obtained indicate that there is an acceptance of the coordination framework candidate, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, for the position of Prime Minister.”


Al-Hilali stressed, “The general situation imposes on the political blocs the presence of the Sadrist bloc in the public scene and an understanding with it, even if it does not participate with the government, but at least to have a say in it.”


He noted, “The meeting that took place last week with Al-Sudani at the parliament headquarters came at the request of the independents in order to listen to his government curriculum.”


Hilali stressed, “The coordinating framework is expected to reach the two Kurdish parties, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party, on one candidate for the post of President of the Republic in order to proceed with the procedures for forming the government.”


Al-Hilali went on to say, “The two Kurdish parties have not reached an official announcement until the present time, but the news that we receive from the Kurdistan region confirms the progress of talks and positive consensus, which we are waiting to announce in the coming days.”   LINK


Iraq And Syria Discuss Ways To Enhance Joint Cooperation In The Field Of Security Between The Two Countries


Policy   2022-09-25 | 07:03   Source:  Alsumaria news  27 views   Today, Sunday, Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein called, during his meeting with his Syrian counterpart, Faisal Miqdad, for the need to address the humanitarian situation in al-Hol camp, while the latter praised Iraq’s supportive stances for a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis.


In a statement received by Alsumaria News, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that “Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Syrian Arab Republic, Faisal Miqdad, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York,” noting that “the two sides discussed ways to enhance joint cooperation to ensure that Achieving security and stability in the two countries and the entire region.


Hussein stressed “the importance of the bilateral relations between Baghdad And Damascus, and keenness Iraq to elevate it to achieve the aspirations of the two brotherly peoples, calling for “the necessity of cooperation between the two countries; In order to solve Arab problems by adopting political solutions, and not to interfere in the affairs of states,” stressing the position Iraq The firm view of Syria’s return to the incubator of the Arab League.


Hussein also called for “the need to address the humanitarian situation in the al-Hol camp in Syria, and to prevent ISIS from infiltrating the camps of the displaced, spreading its terrorist ideology, and reorganizing its ranks.”


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For his part, the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs praised Faisal Miqdad”attitudes Iraq supportive of resolving the Syrian crisis peacefully,” expressing his government’s desire “to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries; to achieve stability.”    LINK


Kurdistan Democratic Party: Negotiations Are Continuing To Enter With One Candidate For The Presidency And The Kurdish House Is Stronger Than Any Dispute


political| 01:33 – 09/25/2022   Special – Mawazine News, Kurdistan Democratic Party MP Najwa Hamid confirmed the continuation of negotiations between her party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan to enter the Kurdish house with one candidate to assume the duties of the presidency.


Hamid told “Mawazine News”, “Negotiations and agreements are continuing for the Kurds to enter with one candidate to assume the tasks of the presidency,” considering that “the Kurdish house is stronger and tougher than any conflict or political dispute that may afflict it.”


And she added, “The Democratic Party is the safety valve and will take it upon itself to bring viewpoints closer and enter into political mediation between all parties.” Ended 29/N33


The Prime Minister: We seek new elections accompanied by a charter to respect their results


Posted On2022-09-25 By Sotaliraq   Translation: Hamed Ahmed   Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi stated that his dialogues with the political blocs depend on holding new elections accompanied by a charter to respect their results. Al-Kazemi said in an interview with (The National) website, translated by (Al-Mada), that the dialogue he was conducting between different political parties focused mainly on holding new elections coupled with a new charter that ensures that all parties respect their results.


Al-Kazemi added, “The political forces insist not to give his government a chance, including the refusal to pass a full budget to activate major projects.”


When asked about the solution to the political crisis, Al-Kazemi said in one word: “It is dialogue.”


He pointed out, “There are two options: either to go towards a clash in a society that experiences most types of violence, or to have an opportunity for dialogue.”


And (The National) website confirms that “Al-Kazemi, since taking office more than two years ago, has been one of his main interests is restricting the role of the armed factions, strengthening the security force in the country, and re-establishing an effective state.”


And (The National) website indicated that “for two years, the prime minister has been dealing with influential armed factions and a complete political blockage. His critics say that he should have taken a stand against the armed groups, but this may lead to more bloodshed.


Al-Kazemi believes, “A thousand years of dialogue is better than one moment of fighting,” noting that “the time has come to separate between the violent past and a future based on true democratic values that are not based only on ballot boxes.”


Al-Kazemi said, “Dialogue takes time, although this time is not in the interest of Iraq as it faces all these crises,” stressing by saying, “Are there other options that we have other than dialogue?”


And (The National) website pointed out that “next October marks the passage of a year since Iraq held its early elections, but since that time it has failed to form a new government, and that the political system has reached a complete dead end.”


Al-Kazemi returns to explain, “Everyone agrees to early elections, however, any new elections will need a road map.”


Al-Kazemi stressed, “The new elections need an agreement and confidence-building among the political elites, with a process that emerges from a dialogue. We need a new social contract that stipulates that when there are elections, we must accept their results and agree to respect the constitutional dates.”


The Prime Minister pointed out that “the problem lies with the political elites, they believe in the ballot boxes, but they do not believe in the political system or democratic values.”


Al-Kazemi stated, “Any new agreement must be with elections within specific conditions and a new social contract that guarantees the unity of the elections and the application of their results.”


And (The National) website reported that “despite his efforts, the political party that emerged as a winner in the previous elections, represented by the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr, decided to resign its followers from Parliament and to withdraw from the political process.”


Al-Kazemi stressed the importance of Al-Sadr’s role in the political life in Iraq, and in response to a question whether Al-Sadr will return to the political scene, Al-Kazemi said, “Iraq has multiple political forces and Al-Sadr represents one of these main forces, and let us be clear that holding elections without the Sadrist movement, it will be elections With a large deficit and will face a great challenge, the Sadrist movement must be a party in any upcoming elections.”


The previous elections witnessed a low participation of the voters, which was 40%, and perhaps the participation will be less in any other upcoming elections.


Al-Kazemi said, “We have to convince the Iraqi voter to participate by emphasizing that the next government will come with full powers, and that the next government will come to serve the people with new projects and implement promises. .”


On the other hand, Al-Kazemi said, “Political forces are working to obstruct many things, including the budget,” noting that he “has only a six-month budget at the moment.”


Parliament had refused to pass a full effective budget, because Al-Kazemi’s government has been a caretaker government since the last October elections.


The Prime Minister asserts, “Despite all this, we have accomplished financial reforms. Our reserves have increased from 49 billion dollars to 85 billion dollars, in addition to 50 tons of gold.”


Al-Kazemi stressed the success of his government’s reforms, although this came at a time when oil prices had historically risen, from which Iraq benefited, as it is one of the oil-producing countries.


He said, “Reliance on oil in the budget account has decreased from 96% to 80%, but the great challenge we are facing is corruption, we have fought corruption and the Integrity Committee has received accusations from all kinds of corruption mafias that are working to stop the wheel of building the country at any cost.” ”


While his critics say he has not done enough to fight corruption, Al-Kazemi said: “We have accomplished a lot, but there are damaged interests that have worked to stop and obstruct the work of the Integrity Committee.”     About: (The National) news site   LINK