After Al-Sadr’s “Forty”… the coordination framework responds with the “expanded majority” and parliamentary opposition

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 2022-03-31 16:25A-AA+

Shafaq News/ A source in the coordination framework revealed, on Thursday, details of an initiative that the framework intends to present to the Sadrist movement, whose leader earlier today set a period of forty days on  what is known as the blocking third consisting of the coordination framework and allied deputies,  to form a government independent of thoracic mass

Al-Sadr’s position came after  the Iraqi parliament failed for the third time in a row to hold a session to elect a new president for the country  due to the intensification of the dispute between the Triple Alliance (the Sadrist bloc, the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Alliance of Sovereignty), and the coordinating framework that includes Shiite political forces.

The source told Shafak News Agency, that the initiative includes the principle of the extended majority, as it includes choosing a prime minister with one title (the framework and the current), that is, the candidate of the parliamentary bloc is the most numerous, and that they have the role of (the framework and the current) in bringing the two sides closer to choosing a presidential candidate. Republic”.

He added that “the initiative also includes the non-participation of the coordinating framework in the executive authority, taking into account its assessments regarding the ministerial cabinet, where the Shiites’ share of the ministries (12 ministries), giving up all of them to the Sadrist movement.”

With regard to the 12 parliamentary committees, its leadership and representation is for the coordination framework and its allies, so that it can take the role of the opposition and monitor the government.

This comes after the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, announced this evening, Thursday, that he and the Sadrist bloc withdrew from the negotiations to elect the president of the republic and form the expected government, and made way for the coordination framework to negotiate with the political forces in this regard.

Al-Sadr said in a tweet on Twitter, which was followed by Shafak News Agency, “It is a blessing that God has bestowed upon me that enabled me to be the largest winning bloc in the elections, but rather an unprecedented victory, then we made the largest Shiite bloc or alliance, then who should be the first to He succeeds in forming the largest national bloc (Save the Homeland) and nominating a prime minister acceptable to all, and I will not dispense with that, praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds.

And he added, “These alliances bothered a lot, so they obstructed and are still obstructing, and in order for Iraq not to remain without a government, and the security, economic, service and other conditions deteriorate, here I am giving (the blocking third) an opportunity to negotiate with all the blocs without exception to form a national majority government, without the Sadrist bloc, From the first day of the month of Ramadan to the ninth of the holy month of Shawwal.

The election of the President of the Republic requires a quorum in which the presence of representatives constitutes two-thirds of their number, that is, more than 220 deputies out of 329, which was not achieved due to the boycott of the coordination framework that represents prominent Shiite parties, such as the State of Law bloc and the Al-Fateh Alliance, the umbrella under which the loyalist popular mobilization factions fall under. for Iran.

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Al-Sadr announces that the “blocking third” will be given the opportunity to form a government without the Sadrist bloc

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 2022-03-31 14:48A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, announced this Thursday evening, his withdrawal and the Sadrist bloc from negotiations to elect the president of the republic and form the expected government, and gave way to the coordination framework for negotiation with the political forces in this regard.

Al-Sadr said in a tweet on Twitter, which was followed by Shafak News Agency, “It is a blessing that God has bestowed upon me that enabled me to be the largest winning bloc in the elections, but rather an unprecedented victory, then we made the largest Shiite bloc or alliance, then who should be the first to He succeeds in forming the largest national bloc (Save the Homeland) and nominating a prime minister acceptable to all, and I will not dispense with that, praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds.

And he added, “These alliances bothered a lot, so they obstructed and are still obstructing, and in order for Iraq not to remain without a government, and the security, economic, service and other conditions deteriorate, here I am giving (the blocking third) an opportunity to negotiate with all the blocs without exception to form a national majority government, without the Sadrist bloc, From the first day of the month of Ramadan to the ninth of the holy month of Shawwal.

Al-Sadr concluded by saying, “To that day, I ask you to pray and accept obedience, and the loved ones in the Sadrist bloc should not interfere with that, either positively or negatively.”

And yesterday, Wednesday, the Iraqi parliament failed for the third time in a row to hold a session to elect a new president for the country.

Parliament has previously held two sessions, one of them after the election of the Presidency of the House of Representatives on the seventh of last February, and the other on the twenty-sixth of this March. The Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Sovereignty Alliance), and the coordinating framework that includes Shiite political forces.

The election of the President of the Republic requires a quorum in which the presence of representatives constitutes two-thirds of their number, that is, more than 220 deputies out of 329, which was not achieved due to the boycott of the coordination framework that represents prominent Shiite parties, such as the State of Law bloc and the Al-Fateh Alliance, the umbrella under which the loyalist popular mobilization factions fall under. for Iran.

After the failure to achieve a quorum in yesterday’s session, the prominent leader in the coordination framework, leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, said in a tweet on Twitter, which was followed by Shafak News Agency, “The coordination framework alliance and its allies confirmed the strength of the guarantor third, which was proven today by preventing the holding of a session prepared by it. dangerous frame.

He added, “We have prepared an initiative paper to find a solution to the suffocation situation, after it was confirmed that the tripartite alliance did not come forward with an initiative to find realistic solutions to ensure the political process from collapse.”

Also yesterday, Wednesday, the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri said in an interview with reporters after a meeting in his office of the forces boycotting the parliament session, “We believe that the path of breaking wills and excluding other parties will not lead to the stability of Iraq. solution to the political impasse.

But the response of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, yesterday, Wednesday, was decisive in his position on thwarting the achievement of the quorum for the session, as he said in a tweet on Twitter, which was followed by Shafak News Agency, addressing the coordination framework, “I will not agree with you, because consensus means the end of the country, not all consensus.” its forms.

He stressed, “What you call a political blockage is easier than agreeing with you and better than sharing the cake with you. There is no good in a consensus government,” asking, “How will you agree with the blocs while you are attacking all the components and all the partners that you are trying to win over to your settlement.”

Following Al-Sadr’s tweet, the representative of the Sadrist bloc, Haider Al-Haddad Al-Khafaji, warned the Shiite coordination framework against continuing political maneuvers with the aim of disrupting the formation of the next Iraqi government.

And he said in a post on Facebook, followed by Shafak News Agency, “What I want to say is, at a time when the other party has exhausted all its political weapons in obstructing the formation of a government that is not based on quotas, the tripartite alliance has so far not started using its political and legal weapons, because al-Sadr has not He is still trying to save the people from their ordeal with the least amount of animosity with the other.”

He added, “If he had to wave the slightest of it, others would have entered into the majority project, alone and in droves, fearing for their political future.

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The Iraqi government reduces the official working hours during the month of Ramadan

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 2022-03-31 06:31A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers decided today, Thursday, to reduce the official working hours by one hour during the month of Ramadan in all government departments and institutions.

This came according to an official letter appended to the signature of the Secretary-General of the Council, Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, on March 31.

The decision was left to government institutions and departments to determine the reduction, whether at the beginning or end of official working hours.

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Biden sends a letter to Nechirvan Barzani confirming his support for Iraq and the Kurdistan Region

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 2022-03-30 11:12A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, received today, Wednesday, a message from the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, in which he affirmed the support of Iraq and the region.

President Nechirvan Barzani met today with Matthew Tueller, the US ambassador to Iraq, according to a statement issued by the Kurdistan Region Presidency.

During a meeting, the US ambassador delivered a message from US President Joe Biden to President Nechirvan Barzani, in which he affirmed the US support for Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

The statement stated that “the two sides discussed the Iraqi political situation, the steps of the political process and the sessions of the Iraqi parliament, the conditions of the Kurdistan Region and the upcoming elections process in the Kurdistan Region, Erbil-Baghdad relations and expectations for the future of the political process in the country.”

The statement added that the views of the two sides agreed, during their meeting, on the need for a correct system of governance, and that adherence to the constitution and its principles is the only way to achieve security and stability, and stressed the importance of building trust and mutual understanding between the Iraqi parties in order to overcome the situation and solve problems.

Dialogue between the Kurdish parties on the election law in the Kurdistan Region, the importance of the unity of the Kurdish parties in Baghdad and the joint work between them and the Iraqi parties, the importance of continuing the Erbil-Baghdad dialogue to solve their problems, the relations of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq with the countries of the region, the war and the situation in Ukraine and its effects and the Vienna talks on The nuclear file formed other axes for the meeting, which was attended by the US Consul General in the Kurdistan Region, according to the statement.

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The Iraq Economic Contact Group encourages the Iraqi government to maintain the progress of reforms

03/30/2022 16:48

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Economic Contact Group for Iraq, which includes the seven countries, the European Union and the World Bank, on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, encouraged the Iraqi government to seize the opportunity to use the increased oil revenues in order to strengthen the social safety net and mitigate the impact of food prices.

The obelisk publishes the text of the statement

The Iraq Economic Contact Group-IECG encourages the Iraqi government to seize the opportunity to use the increased oil revenues to strengthen the social safety net and mitigate the impact of food prices. Effective targeting is key to ensuring that the most vulnerable groups receive adequate support.

Given the current situation, the Iraq Economic Liaison Group stresses the importance of maintaining progress on major economic reforms and suggests using the increased revenues to lay the foundations for future prosperity in Iraq by providing the required reconstruction and improving human resources and basic services.

These reforms will enhance the competitiveness of the Iraqi private sector at the local and international levels, especially the agricultural sector, by enhancing food security in Iraq and increasing job opportunities.

In this context, the members of the Iraq Economic Liaison Group will continue to develop their support for economic reforms as well as their support for social programs, the provision of basic services and the enhancement of the efficiency of the public distribution system and the agricultural sector.

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Parliament raises its session

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Baghdad – Mawazine News
, the House of Representatives adjourned, on Wednesday, its session until further notice.
And the parliament’s media department said in a statement, “The House of Representatives adjourned its session to further notice after voting on the tasks of a number of parliamentary committees and the names of their members.” Ended 29 /

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Al-Amiri to the Triple Alliance: Our hearts are open and our hands are extended to all

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, Head of Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri affirmed, on Wednesday, the readiness of the coordination framework for dialogue and understanding with the Triple Alliance in order to end the political blockage.

Al-Amiri said in a statement to a number of media outlets, followed by Mawazine News, that “it is not in the interest of Iraq for Iraq to remain in this situation.”

He added, “We assure the tripartite alliance that our hearts are open and our hands are extended to everyone to reach an understanding to find a solution to the current problem and to address the political blockage.” Ended 29/N33

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Al-Sadr informed Al-Adari and Al-Halbousi of the political retreat in the event of the failure of the Wednesday session

03/30/2022 11:59

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Baghdad / Obelisk: Informed sources revealed, on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, that the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, informed the head of the Sadrist bloc, Hassan al-Adari, and Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, that he would quit politics in the event of the failure of the presidential election session.

The sources indicated that al-Sadr was informed that he would abstain from political action and would not remain in Iraq.

She indicated that al-Sadr will implement his decisions in a very short period of time.

Many deputies arrive for the House of Representatives, Wednesday, March 30, 2022, to attend the presidential election session.

In the event that the tripartite alliance fails to achieve a quorum to elect the new president of the republic in today’s session, Wednesday, the sixth of next month is the last day to elect the president, according to the constitution.

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It includes two paragraphs.. Parliament publishes the agenda for tomorrow’s session

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 2022-03-29 14:29A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Media Department of the House of Representatives announced, on Tuesday, the agenda for tomorrow’s session, Wednesday.

The agenda includes the election of the President of the Republic and the formation of permanent parliamentary committees.

Last Saturday, March 26, the Iraqi Council of Representatives held a session dedicated to electing the president of the republic. The coordination framework and other blocs and deputies broke the quorum of the session by not attending, which called on the Presidency of the Council to adjourn the session to Wednesday, March 30, to elect the president.

According to the data, the framework, forces and representatives that boycotted the Saturday session are still refusing to attend tomorrow’s session, and it was not clear whether some of them changed their minds or joined them by new MPs.

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Exclusive.. Baghdad takes new measures regarding the oil dispute with the Kurdistan Region

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 2022-03-29 14:08A-AA+

Shafak News Agency obtained a special document from the National Oil Company, to the Kurdistan Regional Government, to implement the decision of the Federal Court related to oil and gas contracts in the region, requesting the regional government to direct those concerned to take certain measures.

According to the document, these measures are to provide the National Oil Company with a copy of contracts and agreements concluded since 2004 regarding oil and gas with companies in the field of “exploration, production, transport, sale and export.”

The company also demanded, according to the document, to nominate a specialized team to work with the Supreme Steering Committee to submit a request to the Council of Ministers to establish a public oil company entrusted with the tasks of managing the overall oil and gas activity in the fields contracted by the Kurdistan Region.

The document also stipulated the nomination of a specialized employee of no less than a general manager’s rank to open a fund account in one of the international banks for the purpose of depositing all proceeds resulting from the sale and export of oil and gas.

The document indicated that all the incoming procedures constitute a new future policy for the management of oil wealth, and that all concerned parties bear the future obligations arising from them.

The National Oil Company revealed to Shafaq News agency that it had contracted with international consulting companies to study and evaluate oil and gas contracts in the Kurdistan Region.

A source in the company said in an interview with Shafaq News Agency, “The company has developed a plan to transfer Kurdistan Region contracts and a mechanism for receiving export funds after completing the evaluation process.”

On February 15, the Federal Supreme Court declared the unconstitutionality of the oil and gas law of the Kurdistan Regional Government and its abolition, and obligating the regional government to hand over all oil production from the oil fields in the Kurdistan Region and other areas from which the Ministry of Natural Resources extracted oil and handed it over to the federal government represented by the Ministry of Oil Federal.

An official source in the National Oil Company had announced on the first of this March that joint committees from Baghdad and Kurdistan will discuss how to implement the Federal Court’s decision.

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