Tuesday Afternoon Iraq Parliament News Highlights 9-27-22
The Frame Comments On The Resignation Of Al-Halbousi
Political | 11:16 – 09/27/2022 Special – Mawazine News, the leader in the coordination framework, Wael Al-Rikabi, commented, today, Tuesday, on the inclusion of Al-Halbousi’s resignation paragraph on the agenda of tomorrow’s session.
Al-Rikabi said in an exclusive interview with “Mawazine News”, “The insertion of Al-Halbousi’s resignation on tomorrow’s agenda is based on the fact that the coordination framework, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and some independents did not vote to grant confidence to Al-Halbousi in his election session and left it.”
And he indicated that “Al-Halbousi needs to give him confidence again, and it is granted through this procedure to gain confidence from all political parties, which call for the formation of the government with this large majority.” Ended 29 / M 99 https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=206652
Al-Zaidi Comments On The Continuation Of The Political Blockage In The Country
Political | 11:45 – 09/26/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News, the Secretary-General of the Imam Ali Brigades, Shibl al-Zaidi, considered, on Monday, that the leaders of the Shiite parties are fighting among themselves so that no party of them can reach the seat of a government or parliamentary position.
Al-Zaidi said in a tweet on “Twitter”, “If they had a political project to build a country, none of them would have given up, because the implementation of projects and partisan visions needs their sons to implement them.”
Al-Zaidi added, however, by saying, “But they are not legitimate owners, but rather owners of interests in this country.” Ended 29 / p. 87 https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=206634
Babylon Parliamentary Bloc: We Adhere To Al-Halbousi As Speaker Of Parliament
Political | 11:40 – 09/26/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News The Babylon Parliamentary Bloc confirmed, on Monday, that it would not vote on the resignation of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi in the parliament session scheduled to be held next Wednesday.
A statement by the bloc stated, “After a meeting with the Political Bureau, the Babylon Parliamentary Bloc decided, we will not vote to accept the resignation of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, and we adhere to it.”
Some political forces, including the Sovereignty Alliance, announced their refusal to vote on Al-Halbousi’s resignation from the presidency of the parliament in the next session, while affirming their adherence to his remaining in the presidency of the legislative authority.
Earlier on Monday, the media department published the agenda of the parliament session for next Wednesday, which included the first two paragraphs regarding voting for the resignation of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, and the second electing the first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives. Ended 29 / p. 87 https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=206632
Democrat: We Are Going To Agree With The Union On A Candidate For The Presidency
Political | 09:47 – 09/26/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News, a representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Majid Shankali, confirmed today, Monday, that the two Kurdish parties are going to agree on a candidate for the presidency.
Shankali said, “The state administration alliance will be announced soon,” noting that “the two Kurdish parties are partners in the alliance.”
He added, “The two Kurdish parties are going to agree on a candidate for the presidency, although he has not announced any official agreement yet,” noting that “when both parties are in one coalition, which is the coalition of state administration to form the next government, this confirms that a mechanism of understanding has been reached.” About the presidential election session.
He stated that “the most prominent outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil, which must be agreed upon to form a government, are the draft oil and gas law, Article 140, the budget, administrative boundaries, and Peshmerga entitlements, in addition to legal legislation for the Federation Council.”
And he indicated that “the cabinet deserves the share of the Shiite component, and they are the ones who choose a candidate for the position with the consensus of the rest of the parties,” explaining that “everyone does not care about the person as much as they care about the government program and his vision about building a state.”
He stated that “Iraq is one and its citizens enjoy their full rights, whether in Zakho, Erbil, Salah al-Din or Basra.” Ended 29 / p. 87 https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=206621
Coordination Framework: We Are Ready For Early Elections With A New Law And A Government With Full Powers
Political 09:30 – 09/26/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News The coordination framework announced, on Monday, its readiness to go to early elections, after amending the electoral law and approving the budget.
A statement to the framework stated, “It held its regular meeting today, Monday, 9/26-2022, and the coordination framework discussed the latest developments in the political situation in Iraq and the benefits of the next stage.”
The gathered parties welcomed “the parliament’s call to hold a session that would restore life to the constitutional institutions in the country.”
He renewed the coordinating framework, according to the statement, “his readiness to go to early elections after completing the introductions of a government with full powers, approving a federal budget, amending the election law and organizing the Independent High Electoral Commission.”
During the meeting, the framework called on the Kurdish forces to resolve their candidate for the presidency.
The coordination framework welcomed “the participation of all national forces, especially the Sadrist movement, in the dialogues, the formation of the government and the administration of the state.”
He also stressed his keenness to “complete the building of the state with an independent national will, rejecting attempts, pressures, and external interference from any party.” Ended 29 / p. 87
In A Word, The Minister Of Al-Sadr Clarifies The Truth Of A Tweet Attributed To Him Regarding The Resignation Of Al-Halbousi
Political | 08:23 – 09/26/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News, Saleh Muhammad al-Iraqi, nicknamed Minister of Sadr, denied a tweet attributed to him regarding the resignation of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi. Saleh wrote through the tweet, “The forgery.” https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=206613
Hammam Hammoudi To A Foreign Delegation: Our Peoples Will Not Settle Unless They Impose Their Will And Build Their National Experience
Political | 07:43 – 09/26/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News, President of the Islamic Supreme Council, Hammam Hammoudi, received, on Monday, in his office, an Afghan delegation headed by Muhammad Muhaqiq, leader of Hazara nationalism and former Vice President of the Republic.
According to a statement by his office, received by Mawazine News, Hammoudi stressed that Iraq and Afghanistan are similar to what they were exposed to in terms of terrorism, extremism, American occupation, and conspiracies to tear them apart. Everyone cooperates to make it a success in serving the citizens.
He pointed to the importance of religion in uniting peoples and preserving their values, noting what the visit of the fortieth embodied in the spirit of love and fraternity for the people of 80 countries brought together by the path of Hussein, as Iraq will remain the destination of peoples in the face of the oppressors. Ended 29/R77 https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=206604
A Deputy Reveals The Date Of The Official Announcement Of The State Administration Alliance
Political | 07:30 – 09/26/2022 Special – Mawazine News, MP Sadquon Ali al-Jamali revealed the earliest date for announcing the state administration alliance officially.
Al-Jamali said in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that “what prevented the official announcement from the presence of some related matters, such as the necessity of agreeing on the distribution of the next government, as well as the management of the stage under exceptional circumstances.”
He pointed out, “The announcement will be within the next two days, and officially, indicating that most media offices and leaders have announced their joining the coalition.” Ended 29 / h
Al-Amiri Assures Blackshart And European Ambassadors The Need To End The Political Crisis And Form A Strong Government
Political | 07:05 – 09/26/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News, Head of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri stressed, on Monday, the need to end the political crisis and form a strong government capable of advancing the country’s reality.
Al-Amiri’s office said in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that “the latter received in his office in the capital, Baghdad, today, Monday, during separate meetings, the UN envoy, Jenin Plasschaert, the Italian ambassador, Maurizio Cricante, the German ambassador, Martin Yekar, and the Australian ambassador to Iraq, Paula Ganley.”
He added, “All discussions touched on the latest political developments and the most important issues in the Iraqi scene, as well as strengthening foreign relations and benefiting from experiences to develop the country at various levels and fields.”
Al-Amiri stressed, according to the statement, “the need to end the political crisis and form a strong government capable of advancing the country’s reality and providing the best services to citizens.” Ended 29 / h https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=206598
The “State Administration” Ship Is Awaiting The Word Of October… And The Fate Of The New Coalition Will Be Decided Next Week
Posted On2022-09-27 By Sotaliraq Baghdad / Tamim Al-Hassan The coordinating framework that leaked on Sunday evening, news of the formation of what has become known as the “state administration coalition”, decided to postpone the official announcement of the coalition until after the first of next October, or it may be forced to withdraw from it.
The new coalition is supposed to include all the forces allied with the “framework” in addition to the Alliance of Sovereignty and the Kurdistan Democratic Party, provided that this coalition will manage the next transitional phase until elections are held.
It is possible, according to the data of what happened that night, to consider the coalition that is being talked about by the “frameworkers”, and has not been officially announced yet, as a “test balloon.”
The “framework” will decide whether or not to proceed with the new alliance and its clauses, part of which leaked, according to what will happen after the next 10/1.
Activists are mobilizing to large demonstrations in Baghdad on the third anniversary of the start of the October protests, which falls next Saturday.
And on Sunday evening, the office of Nuri al-Maliki, leader of the State of Law coalition, published a brief leaflet on “Twitter”, in which he said that “the ship of the new coalition has sailed.”
This came after the office of Hadi al-Amiri, the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance, denied that a press conference was held at the latter’s house to announce the new alliance.
The alliance had been talked about before Sunday, and it includes 6 parties: the Coordination Framework, the Azm Alliance, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Babylon, the Sovereignty Alliance, and the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
And behind the scenes of what happened on Sunday evening, a politician who was close to talking to Al-Mada revealed “Al-Amiri’s hesitation in agreeing to announce the formation of the coalition for fear of angering Muqtada Al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist movement.”
Al-Amiri’s hesitation caused the latter to deny holding a press conference at his home in order to announce the alliance, which he called “the state administration.”
The informed politician continues: “The events of the signing of the alliance were transferred to the house of Ammar al-Hakim, the leader of the Wisdom Movement, and after that al-Amiri joined the rest of the leaders.”
According to the politician who attended Sunday night’s events, al-Amiri still had lines of communication with al-Sadr, and joined al-Hakim’s house when he received a response from the leader of the movement, who told him that “al-Sadr is not concerned with what is happening and al-Amiri is free in his decision.”
So far, the leader of Al-Fateh has not issued any comment on what happened on Sunday evening, with the exception of the statement that was published that night from his office about the absence of a press conference to announce the coalition.
Al-Amiri’s positions throughout the crisis, which is approaching a year, were close to the Sadrist movement, and it is the only one that al-Sadr welcomed on the condition that he leave the “framework.”
Mukhtar Al-Moussawi, a former deputy in the Al-Fateh Alliance, refused to comment on Al-Amiri’s positions, but told Al-Mada that the latter “will not participate in the government to be formed.”
And his opinion of the new alliance, the former MP stressed that «there is no hundred alliances and meetings that will end with the formation of a government without the approval of the leader of the Sadrist movement».
So far, there has been no comment from al-Sadr about the new coalition, while Ghayeb al-Amiri, a former Sadrist MP, mocked the alliance.
Al-Amiri said in a tweet on Twitter on Sunday evening: “The framework remains a framework and it is impossible for it to become an engine.”
Since what was known as the “forty-year armistice”, which is believed to have been recently extended to the middle of next month, al-Sadr has been committed to not making political statements.
Those close to the Sadrist movement raise questions about what happened on Sunday night, and the reason for the lack of an official document for the coalition showing the names of the signatories, or holding a press conference.
Those close to al-Hanana, al-Sadr’s stronghold, confirmed in an interview with Al-Mada that “the leader of the Sadrist movement certainly refused to announce this alliance and did not send any representative on it.”
A close associate of the movement, a former deputy, indicates that there are unconfirmed reports of a contact between Khamis al-Khanjar, the leader of the Sovereignty Alliance, with al-Sadr on Sunday night.
The representative of the race does not know the exact details of the contact, but he pointed out that leaks indicated that al-Khanjar assured the leader of the Sadrist movement that “the demands of the Sadrist movement were present at the meeting that took place on Sunday evening.”
The former MP asserts that “the tripartite alliance between sovereignty, the current and the Democratic Party still exists, and certainly the conditions of al-Sadr were put forward by the allies on Sunday night.”
So far, no official statement has been issued by the Sovereignty or the Kurdistan Democratic Party on the new coalition.
Part of the agreement that took place on Sunday evening was leaked, as he confirmed that no negotiations took place with al-Sadr because the latter “has refused to negotiate.”
The leaked negotiating papers carried demands to abolish the Accountability and Justice Commission and transfer the files to the judiciary, a demand that has been repeated since 2006.
The documents also indicated the existence of what they described as a “Sunni desire” to expel the army and the popular mobilization from the city centers, and confirmed that it was agreed to achieve this after “a budget was provided” and “centres that provided them with stability,” in reference to the mobilization and the army.
The documents of the new agreement, which have not been verified by an independent body, indicated that the election law would be amended, elections would be held a year after the amendment, and provincial council elections would be held before the legislative elections.
In addition to forming a government in accordance with the principle of consensus and electoral benefits, the politician familiar with the agreement asserts that it was “emphasized that Muhammad al-Sudani will remain.”
Amid these news, the latter’s office announced what it said was the next government program, which included 23 axes, the most important of which are related to electricity, health, municipal services and combating corruption.
Parties in the coordination framework have recently hinted, most notably Qais al-Khazali (the leader of the Asaib Asaib), to the possibility of replacing al-Sudani as one of the solutions to understanding with al-Sadr, who still rejects any understandings with the “frameworkers”.
Returning to the scenes on Sunday night, the politician close to the events said that “there are papers and signatures that will appear, and the press conference will be announced, but after 10/1.”
The politician described what happened from the agreement as a “feeling of the pulse”, as the framework will wait for what will happen after the third anniversary of the October protests and decide to proceed or make amendments to the agreement.
Pictures on social networking sites showed publications to mobilize the demonstrations next Saturday, which may develop into storming the Green Zone.
The “framework” also expects that Sadr’s supporters will participate in the new movement, and the clashes in the Green Zone that took place at the end of last August may recur.
The leaked documents revealed about the meeting on Sunday night, stressing the issuance of a general amnesty and excluding those involved in terrorism, the abolition of the positions of the acting governor, and the unification of customs duties.
It was noticeable in the negotiating documents about holding a session of Parliament on September 27 (today), and the documents stated that Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi “was enthusiastic about holding the session.”
The framework’s last attempt to hold a session last week ended with a small meeting in the “parliament cafeteria” between Al-Sudani and a limited number of deputies. LINK