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Wednesday Afternoon Iraq Parliament News Highlights 7-6-22

The Political Process Is At A Crossroads

Sumerian special  2022-07-06 | Source:  Sumerian   459 views  But in the midst of a heated dispute within the Kurdish House over the position of the President of the Republic, the political process in the country stands at a crossroads due to the escalation of Kurdish differences. Easily and not taking additional steps in the voting process, it may confuse the political scene and lead it towards more complexity and a longer blockage than before .

 

A cautious apathy hangs over the resolution of the file of the position of the President of the Republic within the Kurdish House due to the continuing differences between the two Kurdish parties about the candidates proposed for the position, and the lack of acceptance by both The two parties have a candidate for one of them. This has caused a situation similar to a freeze in the pace of discussions between those parties about the final candidate for the post.   LINK

 

Wisdom: The Coordination Is Able To Form A Government, But

 

Policy  Source:  Sumerian  11,032 views   A member of the General Authority of the Wisdom Movement, Omar al-Samarrai, confirmed today, Tuesday, that the coordination framework is capable of forming a strong government, but he saw that the failure of the framework government would be a “fatal blow” to the coordination.

 

Al-Samarrai said during his speech to the twenty program broadcast by Alsumaria satellite channel, that “wisdom will not participate in the government,” adding: “We were in the framework to unify visions, the word and reunion, and we aspired to the presence of the Sadrists as well.”

 

He pointed out, “The framework has a great opportunity to form a government, and it is in trouble if it does not achieve the aspirations of the citizen by providing a government of services.”

 

And he indicated, “The Coordination Council has 170 seats in the House of Representatives.”

 

Al-Samarrai stressed, “So far, no name has been presented in the meetings of the coordination framework of the prime minister.”   LINK

 

Al-Abadi Announces His Conditions For Participating In The Next Government..And Calls For A Moderate Ruling Equation

 

Posted On 2022-07-05 By Sotaliraq   Al-Abadi announces his conditions for participating in the next government… and calls for a moderate ruling equation

 

July 4, 2022   On Monday, the head of the “Victory” coalition Haider al-Abadi set several conditions for participating in the formation of a new government in the country.

 

Al-Abadi, a former prime minister, entered into an electoral alliance with Ammar al-Hakim, and formed the “State Forces” alliance and won 11 seats in a total number, after the Sadrist bloc withdrew from the Iraqi parliament .

 

Al-Abadi said in a tweet to him, “The political division, and the political, economic and sovereign challenges, require a moderate governance equation that defuses crises and is widely accepted, and a capable and efficient national government for a specific stage to reform the economy, provide services and provide job opportunities. Otherwise, we are not with it and we will not be part of it, because it It will complicate the crisis and lead us into the unknown.”

 

The “Coordination Framework” alliance has now become the largest bloc in the House of Representatives, after obtaining the majority of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies .

 

The political crisis in Iraq entered a new turning point after the Sadrist bloc’s deputies (73 deputies) submitted their resignations from Parliament, and Mr. Al-Sadr withdrew from the political process.

 

This is the first time since 2006 that the Sadrist movement is outside parliament, after it has maintained over the past years a percentage of no less than a third of the seats of Shiite political forces, amid concerns that the Sadrist movement will be the winner in the legislative elections that It took place last October, preparing for a new phase of movement through its popular bases .  LINK

 

The “Coordination Presidencies” Meeting Exposes The Differences Over Al-Maliki’s Ambition For A Third Term

 

Posted On 2022-07-06 By Sotaliraq   Baghdad / Tamim Al-Hassan   The last meeting of the “coordinating framework” exposed what the wing of Nuri al-Maliki, the leader of State of Law, tried to cover up during the past two weeks.

 

Despite the presence of most of the presidencies in the meeting that took place on Monday evening, the positions that emerged after the meeting revealed the state of confusion within the Shiite bloc.

 

The “Coordination” has been experiencing successive crises since Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist movement, left the government formation process.

 

Sources close to the “coordinating framework” spoke to (Al-Mada) about the atmosphere of the last meeting that took place in Baghdad, stressing that “nothing new came and the same previous differences emerged.”

 

In a statement following the meeting, Haider al-Abadi, the leader of the victory coalition, exposed the differences within the “coordinating framework”, waving to boycott if a “moderate” government was not formed.

 

Al-Abadi said in a tweet on his Twitter account, “The political division, and the political, economic and sovereign challenges, require a moderate governance equation that defuses crises and is widely accepted, and a capable and efficient national government for a specific stage to reform the economy, provide services and provide job opportunities.”

 

He added, “Otherwise, we are not with it and we will not be part of it, because it will complicate the crisis and lead us to the unknown.”

 

Al-Abadi’s tweet reveals, according to informed sources, “the continued dominance of al-Maliki’s wing within the framework, which advocates that the latter be the head of the next government for a full 4 years.”

 

Opinions within the “Coordination Committee” had emerged after “Al-Sadr’s retirement,” like Ammar Al-Hakim, the leader of Al-Hikma, and Al-Abadi, calling for an “interim government” and “early elections” to avoid provoking the Sadrists.

 

After the last meeting, the “coordinating framework” came out with a statement in which it reiterated the previous demands, including the call of the Kurdish forces to resolve the presidential candidate.

 

The framework stated that its periodic meeting was “in the presence of all the leaders and heads of the political blocs affiliated with it,” noting that “during the meeting, many developments in the political arena, and the latest developments and issues related to the procedures for forming the largest parliamentary bloc and the work of the committees recently formed by the framework related to the ongoing dialogues with The political forces, preparing the government program that meets the aspirations of the Iraqi people, defining criteria and mechanisms for selecting the prime minister and ministers in proportion to the importance and sensitivity of the stage, and setting decisive times for that.”

 

The participants stressed, according to the statement, the importance of stabilizing the political process through the formation of a harmonious government capable of meeting the demands of all Iraqis without exception.

 

The leaders of the framework called on the Kurdish forces to unite their efforts and work to resolve the presidential candidate for the purpose of completing the rest of the constitutional benefits.

 

Informed sources had earlier described the meetings being held by the “coordinating framework” for “drinking tea,” referring to the lack of agreement and final settlement of differences.

 

Throughout the 9-month political crisis, the “Coordination Committee” kept repeating the same demands to form a “large Shiite bloc” through multiple and reproduced initiatives without reaching a result.

 

After the decision to withdraw the Sadrist bloc from parliament, Maliki found the way open for him to renew his previous desire to obtain a third term.

 

Before the last meeting, the leader of the State of Law coalition tried to flirt with the “Sadrists” through a tweet he posted on “Tension”, in which he hinted that the next government would not rule out even the “withdrawals.”

 

Al-Maliki said in the tweet that “the next government should be a government that sends a message that it is a service to all Iraqis and that it will not be exclusionary, marginalizing or abolition of any party that participated in the political process and participated in the elections or did not participate and those who remained in it or withdrew from it.”

 

The “frameworks” fear that the Sadrist movement will move the street against them, especially with the announcement of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to hold a unified prayer after the upcoming Eid holiday, which coincides with the resumption of political forces’ dialogues to form a government.

 

Bumps in the way of understandings

 

A leader in one of the Sunni parties said in an interview with Al-Mada that: “There are many bumps in the path of dialogue between the Sovereignty Alliance and the coordination framework, the most important of which is the absence of guarantees.”

 

The “coordinating framework” had recently formed a negotiating committee with the “sovereignty” and the Kurdistan Democratic Party to form the government.

 

Regarding those bumps in the way of negotiations, the leader, who asked not to be named, points out that “the file of the armed factions that are spread in Anbar, Diyala, Salah al-Din and Mosul is one of the obstacles, in addition to doubts that Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi will be overthrown after the formation of the government.”

 

In the latest chapter of the differences between the Sunni forces and the “coordination”, the “Sovereignty Alliance” issued an angry statement about the attack on one of its deputies in Diyala, after its demand to withdraw the “crowd” from the province.

 

The coalition said that the attack on the office of MP Raad Al-Dahlaki, head of the coalition in Diyala province, was a dangerous act that does not bode well for partnership, balance and the logic of a state.

 

The coalition called on the political forces to put an end to these “uncontrolled groups” so that they would not be a substitute for state institutions and the law that everyone rules over.

 

In its statement, the coalition announced, “the formation of a legal team that will follow all official methods to hold those involved and those who fail to protect the people’s representatives accountable.”

 

Demonstrators had closed al-Dahlaki’s office in Diyala and raised the banner of the Popular Mobilization over the building, against the background of the deputy’s statements to expel the crowd forces from the Sunni provinces.

 

Returning to the Sunni leader, he says: “There is information that the coordinating framework will replace al-Halbousi with Representative Mahmoud al-Mashhadani – a leader in the Azm coalition, the partner of the coordinating framework – so the sovereignty is looking for guarantees.”

 

On the other hand, the leader, a former deputy, explains that: “The Kurdistan Democratic Party is also afraid that the coordinating framework will not adhere to its commitments, and it is afraid that the latter will move all the factions of the crowd and the security services against it in the event of any disagreement.”

 

The former representative of the Badr Organization, Hamid al-Moussawi, had threatened in a previous television interview, Kurdistan to mobilize against them “six brigades of the crowd,” saying that they are on the borders of the region if the Kurds refuse to participate in the government.  LINK

 

Observers: The Coordination Framework Is Close To Two-Thirds, Provided…‎

 

Sumerian special  2022-07-06 | 03:59  Source:  Sumerian  1,377 views  Observers: The coordination framework is close to two-thirds, provided that it expands its alliances

 

Followers: According to the language of numbers, the framework is officially the largest bloc.

 

A new meeting with messages and confirmation.. The coordination framework intensifies the pace of its meetings to win the largest number of parliamentary blocs and include them under the cover of the largest bloc in preparation for the phase after the Eid al-Adha holiday.

 

Ali Laila is quickly searching for a satisfactory consensus government, racing against time with intense meetings and meetings. The coordination framework is close to two-thirds under the mantle of the largest bloc with a majority that depends, according to observers, on expanding its alliances, specifically with the Kurdistan Democratic Party and sovereignty on the one hand, and the independents on the other.

 

According to the seats of the substitute representatives, in addition to the progress of negotiations with the rest of the parliamentary blocs, observers see that the framework has increased its parliamentary weight in terms of preparation and logically achieved what is called the largest bloc until it is officially announced, which will give him the driver’s license to form a government that brings together most of the parties without marginalizing or excluding one party at the expense of the party

 

The other is the two-thirds relief that will enable the framework to overcome the knot of obstruction, has it been achieved, or is it still just media statements, nothing more.. This is what the parliament sessions will answer after the Eid al-Adha holiday, according to the data.     LINK

 

Al-Sadr continues to mobilize… and Al-Maliki is “courting” his current

 

Posted On 2022-07-06 By Sotaliraq  Barzani requires his presidential candidate to pass before negotiating the government

 

Part of the graduation ceremony of soldiers in a unit of the Iraqi Special Forces at a military base west of Baghdad yesterday (E.B.A)

 

The leader of the State of Law Coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, sent a message of reassurance to the Sadrists of the possibility of their participation in forming the next Iraqi government, despite their withdrawal from the political process and their resignation from Parliament.

 

This “courtship” on the part of Al-Maliki comes amid mobilizations and hints by Sadrists to resort to the street, including the formation of Al-Sadr a supreme committee to arrange the unified Friday prayer, which he ordered to be held in Baghdad in the middle of this month.

 

And al-Maliki, one of al-Sadr’s major opponents, announced in a statement yesterday that “the next government should be a government that sends a message that it is service to all Iraqis and that it was not exclusionary, marginalizing or abolitionist for any party that contributed to the political process and participated in the elections or did not participate and those who remained in it or withdrew from it.” ».

 

This position is new; Especially as it explicitly indicates the possibility of the Sadrists participating in the next government according to their electoral entitlement, even after their withdrawal from Parliament. However, expectations indicate that al-Sadr will not accept this offer.

 

Especially since it was issued specifically by al-Maliki. Moreover, a political source revealed that the Kurdistan Democratic Party, led by Massoud Barzani, stipulated that the “coordinating framework” pass its candidate for the post of President of the Republic before negotiating the outstanding issues related to forming the government.

 

Kurdish political circles believe that Barzani needs a “guarantee in negotiations with a party that cannot be trusted”, and that the position of the President of the Republic will be a “signature of goodwill” to resolve the outstanding issues. The Coordination Committee” accelerated it to reach an agreement formula by Eid al-Adha, the end of this week.  LINK

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