Abdul Mahdi’s resignation is now in force .. Legal expert: 45 days separating us from the new government

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Legal expert Tareq Harb said on Saturday that the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi does not need the approval of the House of Representatives and is effective as of today, while noting that the Constitution gave a 45-day deadline to choose a new government.

Harb told Al-Akhbaria that the resignation of Abdul-Mahdi and his government does not need the approval of the parliament and is effective as of today, especially after he signed the resignation of his ministers. To parliament until a new government is elected. ”

He added, “The deputies gave 45 days to initiate the President of the Republic to assign the largest bloc to nominate a new prime minister,” pointing out that “the President of the Republic is not obliged to assign a certain bloc, but the largest bloc nominated Abdul Mahdi previously.”

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi called on his cabinet members to continue their work until a new government is formed.

It is noteworthy that an informed source said that the Council of Ministers, approved the resignation of the Secretary-General of the Council Hamid al-Ghazi and Director of the Office of Prime Minister Abu Jihad al-Hashemi.



Kurdistan Regional Government Minister of State Khalid Shwani (File)

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SULAIMANI — A delegation from the Kurdistan Region will visit Baghdad on Sunday (December 1) for talks about the 2020 federal budget, a senior official has said.

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of State Khalid Shwani told reporters on Saturday that the delegation will hold talks with the federal Ministry of Finance about the Region’s share of the budget, which currently stands at 12.67 percent.

Regarding the resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi, Shwani said the Kurdistan Region makes agreements with the government, not a specific person.

“All of our attempts are to make the understandings between the Region and Baghdad reach a final agreement,” he added.

Abdul Mahdi submitted his letter of resignation to the Council of Representatives on Saturday and later called on the parliament to find an alternative as soon as possible as the country does not go through any power vacuum.

The KRG and the federal government reached an agreement last week to resolve their ongoing disagreement over oil.

Minister of Oil Thamer Ghadhban said the KRG had agreed to export 250,000 barrels of oil per day through Baghdad to Turkey’s Ceyhan next year.

Oil is just one of several persistent disagreements between the two governments, which also include security and the disputed areas.

Coordinator of the Council of Representatives’ Finance Committee Ahmed Safar said on Wednesday that Baghdad is expected to send nearly one trillion Iraqi dinars ($838 million) per month to the Kurdistan Region in 2020 after Baghdad and Erbil reached an agreement over oil exports and the budget.

(NRT Digital Media)


Government spokesman: If parliament does not make a decision on resignation, a government with full powers will remain


11/30/2019 1:24:53 PM

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Saad al-Hadithi, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Media Office, explained on Saturday, November 30, 2019, the legal status of the government of Adel Abdul-Mahdi after submitting his resignation, stressing that the resignation officially arrived in the House of Representatives. 

Al-Hadithi said, “The request for the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has been formally submitted to the House of Representatives and now the request is in the custody of Parliament.” 

He added, “The post-resignation situation is linked to the management of the parliament, there are constitutional provisions in this regard, such as Article 64, 76, 81, these articles are to deal with such a situation,” noting that “the option that will be taken by parliament is due to him” . 

Al-Hadithi said, “The Iraqi government, unless the parliament takes any decision on resignation, it will remain a government with full powers, and when the parliament takes a decision on resignation, it becomes a caretaker government daily, and remain in this characterization until the formation of a new government, be voted on By the House of Representatives. ” 

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Sadr announces banning all parties from forming the next government and Abadi launches an initiative


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Twilight News / announced close to the current leader of the Sadrist Moqtada al – Sadr on Saturday that the latter will prevent political parties and currents , including all of his movement to form the next government after the resignation of the current headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi.

Saleh Mohammed al-Iraqi gave details of a meeting he had with Sadr and published what took place between them on social networking sites “Facebook”, and tell the latter “I did not and will not allow the return of corrupt in another dress and other names and we will prevent all parties and currents as prevented (Sadrists) from interfering in the formation of the government Commission and its law. “

The Iraqi quoted Sadr as saying, “We will pressure them and their peaceful to the judiciary to hold the corrupt and robbery, although they claim to belong to us as well as those who are outside us.”

Simultaneously, Sadr’s position launched a victory coalition leader Haider al-Abadi initiative on the current situation in Iraq.

Abadi said in a statement today that “ the continuation of our previous initiatives, especially the comprehensive initiative on 17/11/2019, and to ensure a smooth transition of power, and the proper establishment of the interim phase and the resulting structures of the permanent phase, ”


A) From 1/12/2010 to 15/12/2019, and pursuant to Article 61 of the Constitution, and at the request of the President of the Republic, the House of Representatives shall withdraw confidence from the current government. A new government is formed with limited ministries and independent personalities, and an independent person is assigned to head it and none of its members is nominated for the upcoming elections.

(B) The Prime Minister shall be obliged to select a civilian activist as a supporter to ensure that the demonstrators are represented and to attend the people’s demands to administer the interim phase.

Second: The new government is six months old, starting from 15/12/2019 and ending on 30/6/2020. What comes:

A) Fair amendments to the electoral law to ensure the breaking of the political monopoly and ensure the rise of new and young forces and elites.

B) Formation of an electoral commission completely independent of political parties and blocs.

C) Establishing election controls and mechanisms that guarantee the integrity and free will of voters.

D) General elections shall be held. All stages of the elections shall be conducted under international supervision through the United Nations.


The term of the three powers of the “interim” period expires on 30/6/2020. The newly elected Council of Representatives shall commence its work on 1/7/2020 and proceed with the procedures of forming the authorities in accordance with the Constitution.

B) The new government formed during the first six months of its life, in cooperation with the main authorities in the country and under a time limit not exceeding the year 2020 AD to establish binding paths for constitutional amendments and submitted to the referendum before the end of 2020. The political system and its institutions are adapted on the basis of the results of the popularly approved referendum.

Fourth: The new elected government shall, within the first six months of its life, commit to setting decisive timetables for arms control by the state, to end any military or paramilitary presence outside the framework of state institutions, and to end the files of detainees, missing and absentees in all governorates of Iraq.

Fifth: The elected government is committed, within the first six months of its formation, to reforming the judiciary and resolving the main corruption files with the assistance of the UN mission and by using international expertise. The public shall be kept informed of the results first.

Sixth: All parties and elites participating and winning elections shall be legally bound by the constitution, law and national sovereignty to exercise them, undertake to reject, combat and criminalize terrorism, violence, takfir, sectarianism, corruption and organized crime, and to prevent any weapon or military presence outside the rule of law, and to confine the powers to extend security and protect citizens by state authorities. Commitment to civil and political rights and duties and the values ​​of peaceful coexistence and the right to peaceful expression; to promote and support legal, institutional and social security to protect the country and its people; and to reject violence and resort to arms in solving societal and political problems. Yeh.

Seventh: All parties and elites participating and winning elections shall be committed (to official commitments) to liberate the State and its institutions from the quota system and adopt the criteria of competence, professionalism, integrity, career progression, specialization and equal opportunities in the selection of candidates for positions, activating the law of the Federal Service Council, and the obligation of accountability and accountability and professional and legal evaluation of the performance of officials away from What kind of political protection. An equitable salary scale and a social justice investigator are adopted for all officials.

Eighth: Gives confidence to the elected government on the basis of the political majority away from the sectarian component of the political system, and offers a program subject to periodic accountability, and the government is committed to develop comprehensive plans to modernize administrative and financial systems, and move towards automation, transition to e-government, and the adoption of international standards to evaluate the performance of institutions , The completion of the advancement of the integrated market economy, the establishment of the Al Ajyal Fund, the sovereign fund, the National Development Plan, the Iraq Vision 2030, the Poverty Reduction Strategy, the fight against unemployment, the activation of social security networks, Expedite agricultural, industrial, commercial and banking, including the promotion of the advancement of the economic sectors of services, energy, transportation, information technology and communications, and the development of centers of administrative and professional skills of state institutions and beyond. The elected government is committed, through comprehensive programs, to empowering youth and women in the political, economic, educational and development sectors, ensuring the rights of women and the rights of children, juveniles and the elderly and legislative protection for them, and emphasizing the implementation of the objectives of the law on the care of people with special needs. Educational curricula in accordance with the educational development and to ensure the consolidation of the culture of coexistence and civic values ​​and national identity, and pay attention to culture, media, arts, sports and civil work The state and its society and facilities.

Ninth: The elected government and all the authorities of the country are obliged to provide legislative and societal protection to all Iraqi minorities of their religious, national and sectarian diversity, not to practice exclusion, marginalization or aggression against them, and to ensure their compensation and return to their areas of residence, and respect their privacy.

Tenth: The elected government and all other authorities of the country shall abide by the requirements of Iraqi sovereignty, ensure the liberation of the Iraqi decision from any foreign domination or guardianship, and investigate cooperation and integration with the world on the basis of common interests in accordance with Iraqi interests and sovereignty.


Abdul Mahdi officially resigns .. The Iraqi parliament determines the legal status of the government on Sunday

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Saturday formally submitted his resignation to parliament.

Abdul-Mahdi said in a cabinet session that the resignation is required for calm, and that it comes in response to the speech of the Supreme Religious authority.

He said the government would remain a caretaker government, including the prime minister and ministers, so that we would not leave a power vacuum.

Abdul Mahdi said that in Iraq, “we are no longer dictatorial governments and governments resign and renew the youth of the country.”

On Friday, Abdul Mahdi announced his intention to resign shortly after Iraq’s top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, called on the Iraqi parliament to withdraw confidence from the government.

Iraqi government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi said parliament would determine the legal status of Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s government after accepting his resignation in accordance with the constitution.

The Iraqi parliament is due to hold a session on Sunday to vote on the resignation request of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, a time when Iraq has not seen the departure of a prime minister before the end of his term, since the overthrow of President Saddam Hussein in 2003.

On the ground, Iraqis are continuing their protests in Baghdad and southern areas on Saturday, calling the resignation of the prime minister “unconvincing” and insisting on “the removal of all symbols of corruption.”

The current popular movement is the largest in Iraq in decades and the bloodiest, with more than 420 people killed and 15 thousand wounded in Baghdad and the Shiite-dominated south, since the outbreak of demonstrations on the first of last October


Video .. Abdul Mahdi: resignation is required to calm .. Reveals the content of the request to resign

Release date:: 2019/11/30 18:35 
(Baghdad: Euphrates News) The Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, in an extraordinary meeting held, on Saturday, in the presence of ministers, that the resignation is required for calm.
“The government will become a caretaker government after the parliament votes to resign,” he said.
He added, “I ask the parliament to choose the alternative quickly and we are continuing the peaceful transfer of power,” announcing “the content of the resignation request to be submitted to the presidency of the House of Representatives,” noting that “the resignation letter is in response to the speech of the Supreme Religious authority and given the difficult circumstances experienced by the country.”
Abdul-Mahdi said that “the political contexts followed require the government to allow others to address the crisis.”
“The popular demands were mixed and the demonstrations were able to put pressure on the government to achieve them,” he said.
“The government was founded in a severe crisis amid political intersections and economic conditions,” he said.
“The budget to be presented to the House of Representatives will witness significant progress in the program and performance,” Abdul Mahdi said.


His office announces the broadcast of the Prime Minister’s speech at the special session


Release date:: 2019/11/30 18:01 
BAGHDAD: The office of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, broadcast his speech at the special session held on Saturday.
“At 6:30 pm today, the Prime Minister’s speech will be broadcast at the extraordinary session,” his office said in a brief statement.

MPs: political blocs did not reach an agreement on the replacement of Abdul-Mahdi



Baghdad / Obelisk: the leader of the conquest Alliance Amer Fayez, Saturday, November 30, 2019, on the scenarios raised in the formation of the government after the intention to resign Abdul Mahdi, indicating that the discussions did not result in the choice of alternative.   

Fayez said, “The discussions so far did not result in the selection of an alternative figure for Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi after announcing his resignation to the House of Representatives.”   

“If the constitution remains as it is, the government will become a caretaker government after accepting the resignation of Abdul Mahdi,” he said.   

Fayez said that “after the vote on the laws of the elections and the Commission, set a date for early elections and therefore choose the President of the Republic Barham Saleh candidate from the largest bloc.”   

He pointed out that “in the event of changes in the Constitution, the choice of government will be according to the changes that will result in the new constitution.”   

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TV: Abdul Mahdi hands over his resignation letter to parliament


 2023/11/30 08:12:33

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has submitted his resignation letter to parliament, Al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday.

“Abdul Mahdi has officially handed over his letter of resignation to the Iraqi parliament,” the Saudi-funded channel said.

Abdul-Mahdi said on Friday he would submit his resignation to the House of Representatives for the purpose of withdrawing confidence from his current government in response to an appeal by Iraq’s Shi’ite religious authority over bloody protests in parts of the country for nearly two months.