Thursday UPDATE for June 21, 2018
The Federal Court announced the legitimacy of the third amendment to the election law voted by Parliament. Salim Shawqi was stated as saying, “The decision of the Federal Court was expected, but the results of the elections will not have a major significance.”
PM Abadi is “expected” to immediately commence the arrest of the crooked politicians who lost their seats on July 1, 2018. He is also expected to start an investigation seeking those responsible for the fall of Mosul as previously requested by Sadr.
Implementation of the economic reforms is expected immediately following the placement of the new Parliament members.
Citizens have been in a two-week awareness campaign of the new changes by posting lower denoms on the billboards for all to see.
Phantom809: As always it is hard to see through the fog and sort these things out. This statement is gives me the greatest hope for this to happen soon. —PM Abadi is “expected” to immediately commence the arrest of the crooked politicians who lost their seats on July 1, 2018. He is also expected to start an investigation seeking those responsible for the fall of Mosul as previously requested by Sadr.
Isabelle: Here is my take on where we are at: Ray gave us a good update. We only want a date & rate – not going to be! I think CBI will wait until the final rule on election results BEFORE RV which could be before July 1. All we need to do is wait, make plans for family outings on July 4. IF Rv happens, adjust plans accordingly.
Psychicgrama: The count nothing to do with the RV this on Abadi’s top two list so I would expect it any given moment according to what I’m hearing…. my son ( in Iraq) said that everybody went into scramble mode today ….he said he hasn’t had a chance to talk to his dad much but he said that that’s all anybody is talking about is the election being brought to a conclusion
Most important more important than anything the people want the promise kept including the RV and the economic reforms this is their number one point of happiness
Briona: Thanks psychicgrama, nice to hear from direct contact.
Psychicgrama: and if this doesn’t happen like he demanded guess what can happen? seriously my son just left the United States cuz he was doing training and the first thing that they said to him was do you have any US currency in your possession which of course he did and the guy at the airport says don’t you know what’s getting ready to happen ? he said this stuff is worthless here.
Psychicgrama: okay I’ll say it again I’ll even say it twice ….the recount has nothing to do with what we’re looking for ….again the recount is just a formality it’s probably already done they’ve been doing it for 10 days
EP53: Watch what they do. Like psychcigramma said, they are scrambling now.
Harambe: Bloomberg: Rupiah’s Biggest Drop Since 2016 Spurs Central Bank Intervention https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-21/rupiah-slips-amid-stock-losses-as-trading-resumes-after-holidays
Harambe: Bloomberg: OPEC Works Toward Deal as Saudis Propose Plan for Higher Output https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-21/opec-works-toward-deal-as-saudis-propose-plan-for-higher-output
Harambe: CNBC: Oil prices dip as Iran signals support for small OPEC supply increase https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/20/oil-markets-iran-signals-support-for-small-opec-supply-increase.html
Harambe: Reuters: Iraq’s top court upholds election recount, reverses vote cancellations https://reut.rs/2I9Iaou