Iraqi Parliament News Tuesday Afternoon

Tuesday Afternoon Iraq Parliament News Highlights 9-20-22


The Large Blocs Agree To Grant The Position Of Deputy Speaker Of Parliament To The Independents


Posted On2022-09-20 By Sotaliraq   Baghdad / bright news    Major forces within the coordination framework are talking about ceding the position of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives to the independents after securing the position of Prime Minister, and calling on them to choose the appropriate candidate in order to present him to a vote when the sessions resume.


A member of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Ali Al-Fatlawi, said in a statement to Al-Mada that “the coordinating framework does not want to exclude or marginalize any party in the political process, especially the independents.”


Al-Fatlawi added, “The agreement has been granted to grant the position of the first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives after the resignation of Hakim Al-Zamili, to independents who have a voice and opinion that should not be absent or marginalized.”


He pointed out, “Talking that independents are affiliated with political parties is incorrect, as a large part of them have independence, entity and special ideas and were elected to the parliament.”


Al-Fatlawi pointed out that “the coordination framework’s relinquishment of the position comes from altruism and partnership, and the lack of unipolarity.”


He stressed, “What encouraged us to relinquish the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives also is that the position of Prime Minister has today become part of the coordinating framework’s share, which is still adherent to the nomination of Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani until the present time.”


Al-Fatlawi went on to say that “the independents have their right to nominate the person they find suitable for the position of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, and he will be presented to the vote in order to gain confidence.”


For his part, the representative of the State of Law coalition, Thaer fearful, said in a statement to (Al-Mada), that “our position is with any measure that would open new horizons to end the political blockage.”


He added scary, that «granting the independents the position of deputy speaker of the House of Representatives will contribute to moving away from the quotas that led Iraq to what it has reached now».


He pointed out that “the coordination framework, from the beginning, did not adhere to this position, and the State of Law coalition did not demand it, but finds it a gateway to resolving the political crisis.”


And between scary, that «the independents had previously had a chance to form a government, but they did not succeed in that, and today we are trying to preserve their presence by giving them this position».


He continues, “The coordinating framework has no problem in relinquishing the position that some may think of as a spoil that must be adhered to.”


And it ended frighteningly, that “everyone is waiting for what the negotiations will reach and the resumption of parliament sessions in order to vote on a candidate for the position, and then proceed with the rest of the benefits, whether the election of the president of the republic or the formation of the government.”


Earlier, some media sources revealed that there was an agreement to nominate independent MP Hassan Al-Mandalawi for the position of First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.


The position of the first deputy speaker of parliament has been devoid of a certain personality, for more than three months after the resignation of Deputy Hakim al-Zamili, who is affiliated with the resigned Sadrist bloc, and whose resignation Muhammad al-Halbousi agreed to in mid-June.   LINK



Representative Of The Kurdistan Regional Government In Britain: The British Council Of Ministers Confirmed The Invitation Of Nechirvan Barzani


Posted On2022-09-20 By Sotaliraq    The representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Britain, Karwan Jamal Taher, stated that “the British Cabinet confirmed the invitation of the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani” to participate in the funeral ceremony of the late Queen Elizabeth II.


Taher said in an exclusive interview with the correspondent of the Rudaw Media Network, Sunday (18 September 2022), that “two figures from Iraq were invited to participate in the farewell ceremony of the late British Queen, one of whom is Nechirvan Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region,” adding that “this is of great importance, because The British Council of Ministers confirmed the participation of the representative of the Kurdistan Region.


The representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Britain described the ceremony as a “very big event” for Britain and the world, noting that “a global gathering in which leaders of 150 countries in the world will participate, the leaders will meet there and are expected to discuss some political issues.”


Taher added, “The presence of the representative of the Kurdistan Region shows the depth of the relationship between the two parties, which has developed further over the past years.”


After arriving in Britain to participate in the farewell ceremony of the late Queen Elizabeth II, the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, this evening, Sunday evening, accepted an official invitation to King Charles III of Britain, along with leaders and leaders of world countries, accompanied by the Iraqi ambassador to Britain, to participate in the reception ceremony Guests at Buckingham Palace in London.


According to a statement issued by the Kurdistan Region Presidency, this evening, “Nechirvan Barzani offered his condolences and those of the people and government of the Kurdistan Region to His Majesty King Charles III, the royal family and the people and government of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations, once again expressing his sympathy and sharing his grief with them.”


For his part, King Charles III expressed his thanks and appreciation to President Nechirvan Barzani for his participation in the funeral and farewell ceremonies for Queen Elizabeth II.


Official funeral ceremonies


First, write a sympathy note


Second: The condolences of King Charles III


Third: The late Queen’s memorial and farewell


Fourth: Holding the official funeral and burying the body of the Queen to his final resting place


Participants will attend the ceremonies at 11:00 London time and 13:00 Erbil time, beginning with two minutes of silence across the country and then chanting the name of the King.


After that, the Queen’s coffin will be carried on a march through the streets of the British capital to Windsor, where the Queen’s body will be taken to St George’s Chapel, passing through the magnificent “Long Walk” lane leading to Windsor Castle.


Britain declared Tuesday (September 19, 2022) an official holiday in the country, so that the British could participate or watch the funeral.


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Bankin Rikani: Bafel Talabani Assured Us Of Participating In The Parliament Session With One Candidate For The Presidency


Posted On2022-09-20 By Sotaliraq   A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s negotiating delegation, Bankin Rekani, confirmed that the atmosphere between the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is “very good”, and there is a possibility to reach an agreement on one candidate for the presidency.


Bankin Rekani said, in an interview with Sankar Abdul Rahman in one of the Rawoud Media Network’s bulletins, on Monday (September 19, 2022), that the President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Talabani, told them that “we will agree on one candidate, and we will participate in the parliament session with one candidate.”


Regarding the draft reached by political parties on the next government, he indicated that it is not related to the formation of the new government only, but also to its tasks, and the way in which it will be able to solve the problems facing Iraq.


He described the draft as “very good” as it deals with the executive and legislative aspects, and it may be signed next week, if all parties agree to it.


On the most important Kurdish demands, he pointed out, without going into details, that they; The file of oil, the budget, the Kurdish regions outside the administration of the Kurdistan Region, noting that President Barzani had emphasized the desire to participate and support the demands of other regions in Iraq.


He revealed that there is an agreement, because this time the matter is different from the previous times, saying that “President Barzani decided not to participate in any government without a written agreement, which includes ways to solve the current problems and manage governance in Iraq.”


A member of the negotiating delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, indicated that the draft that was reached deals with these problems and the way to solve them in detail, and all parties agree to them, stressing that it is the first time since 2005 that “an agreement is reached in this way, between the parties that want to form the government”.


In response to a question about the possibility of forming a government, at a time when there is talk of renewed demonstrations after the Arbaeen visit, two Rikani banks saw that “there is no other option, as the draft budget has not yet been approved in Parliament, and a government must be formed” to approve it, pointing to The Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Sovereignty Alliance and some parties to the coordination framework are in contact with the Sadrist movement to reach a solution.


Bankin Rikani, explained that the draft includes holding early elections, and there are efforts to persuade the Sadrist movement to join the agreement directly or implicitly, and to agree to the so-called “transitional” phase, which will extend for a period of one year to a year and a half, and then hold early elections.


Regarding sending a delegation to Al-Hanana, he indicated that there is a dialogue with the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada Al-Sadr, indicating that President Masoud Barzani urges this in particular, but matters have not reached the point of sending a delegation so far, noting that the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, President The Sovereignty Alliance, Khamis al-Khanjar, and the head of the Conquest Alliance, Hadi al-Amiri, have expressed their willingness to go to Al-Hanana, but they basically want to agree on it first.



In response to a question about Muqtada al-Sadr’s willingness to receive the delegation, two banks of Rekani said that there are conditions for Muqtada al-Sadr, but he does not talk about them directly. Rather, parties affiliated with the Sadrist movement refer to a paper that Muqtada al-Sadr supposedly submitted to the coordinating framework, which includes 12 points.


In it, he referred to the need to pledge to hold early elections and form the government and its members, noting that the delegation’s visit will take place if an agreement is reached.


Bankin Rekani confirmed that the Kurdistan Democratic Party made great efforts to have the Sadrist movement participate in the government, or to accept it in the event of its non-participation, stressing the difficulty of achieving stability in Iraq without that.


On whether the next government will be a caretaker government, or a government with full powers, a member of the KDP’s negotiating delegation stated that the next government should have full powers, and that preparations should be made for early elections, adding that early elections face two obstacles, the first is the expiration of a working period The current commission, where a new commission must set the date of the elections, and the second is to amend the election law, and there may be different opinions of the political forces regarding it.


He concluded that the Kurdistan Democratic Party believes that early elections should be held within a year to a year and a half, and that the budget law be passed before that, because holding the elections requires money.  Disclaimer: All published articles represent the opinion of its authors only   LINK


The Leaders Of The Coordination Framework Meet Today To Discuss The Parliament Session And The Nomination Of Al-Mandalawi To Succeed Al-Zamili


Posted On2022-09-20 By Sotaliraq   The leaders of the coordination framework will be held today, Monday (September 19, 2022) to discuss several matters, including the holding of the Iraqi Parliament session, according to a member of the Al-Fateh Alliance.


A member of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Mahmoud Al-Hayani, said that “the coordination framework will hold a meeting on Monday evening to deliberate on the session of the Iraqi parliament and its convening, and to elect the first deputy speaker of parliament,” noting that “the choice fell on Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, to be the first deputy speaker of the Iraqi parliament, to succeed Hakim Al-Zamili.” He resigned after the Sadrist movement withdrew from parliament.


Al-Hayani pointed out that “MP Mohsen Al-Mandalawi is one of the independent representatives, and the goal of his nomination is to give them a role to be before their audience in participating in the legislative authority.”


It is noteworthy that the Federal Supreme Court decided on Wednesday (September 7, 2022) to reject the case for dissolving the Iraqi parliament, submitted by more than one political party, especially from the Sadrist movement, which demands the dissolution of the current Iraqi parliament and the holding of new elections.



Member of the Al-Fateh Alliance Mahmoud Al-Hayani stressed that “there is no solution other than completing the presidency and holding the parliament session to achieve the public’s demands to dissolve parliament and re-elections,” adding that “the Federal Court made it clear that Parliament is a reason for disrupting the interests of the Iraqi people and threatening their safety and security of the country, due to the lack of Parliament sessions.


He pointed out that “Parliament is a supervisory authority, not only a legislative authority, and it has to carry out its supervisory duties in light of the high rate of corruption in ministries, official departments and in the governorates, where new corruption files are revealed daily in all state facilities, so Parliament should monitor, while The prime minister is holding the accountable.”


The coordinating framework, in a recent statement, renewed its full adherence to its candidate for prime minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, noting that “there are no early elections in Iraq until after the parliament resumes its sessions and forms the new Iraqi government.”


This insistence by the coordination framework on its candidate, Muhammad Shi`a al-Sudani, may worsen the political impasse in the country further, especially since the Sadrist movement openly declared its rejection of Muhammad Shi`a al-Sudani, and staged major protests inside and outside the Green Zone, which later resulted in security clashes between “Saraya Brigades.”


Peace” affiliated with the Sadrist movement, and some of the armed factions affiliated with the coordination framework under the name of the Popular Mobilization, before al-Sadr later directed the withdrawal of all protesters, even from inside the Green Zone, and to end their sit-in, which was nearly a month old.


As for the Kurdish-Sunni-Shiite delegation that is expected to meet with the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr in Najaf, Al-Hayani stated that “there is a delegation that will go to Al-Hanana consisting of the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani and the delegation of the Sovereignty Alliance, which includes Khamis Al-Khanjar and Muhammad Al-Halbousi, in addition to the head of Al-Fath coalition Hadi Al-Amiri to meet Muqtada Al-Sadr,” noting that “there may be acceptance and response on the issue of resolving the political crisis, because Al-Sadr does not want Saddam or problems to happen.”


Member of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Mahmoud Al-Hayani, called on “the coordination framework and the Sadrist movement to sit down, accept and make concessions to resolve the political crisis in the country.”


It is noteworthy that the revival of the ceremonies of the fortieth anniversary of Imam Hussein contributed to calming the situation whose fire almost spread to most regions of Iraq, but the failure to satisfy the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr will lead to a weak and confused rule on the part of the coordinating framework, according to observers of political affairs.


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