“No Signs of an Accord” – Wed. AM TNT Thoughts/News about Iraq 4-6-22



Iraq enters the constitutional vacuum stage

Iraq entered a constitutional vacuum after the parliament failed, since its first session, on February 9, to elect a president.

Forty candidates are competing for the presidency, led by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, the current President of the Republic, Barham Salih, and the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s candidate, Reber Ahmed. According to the prevailing custom in Iraq, the three presidencies are distributed among the three components (Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds).

As a Kurd, positions in Baghdad and the Kurdistan region are divided between the two main Kurdish parties according to a written agreement between them.  link

It is April 6th in Iraq. Business as usual for them today, or will they make an accord and satisfaction?

Those jerks show no signs of an accord. The federal court will probably make a ruling, and they will have to abide by it.

I am thinking it is probably going to go caretaker govt. I am hoping that proves to be a good thing for us. Read tish’s article above titled “The Constitutional Vacuum……”

I hope the court makes a ruling specifying the president, the PM, all the cabinet members, and the RV rate. I think these people have violated the constitution, and the federal court will now deliver the smack down. Anything else will just lead to more of what we have seen for the last several months.

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A different legal opinion about the constitutional periods…starting with this date

The legal expert, Counselor Salem Hawass, considered that the statements of some jurists regarding the expiry of the constitutional deadline are incorrect and devoid of . the constitution and the interpretation of the Federal Supreme Court’s decision Hawass said, in a statement received by (Baghdad today)

That “some people confuse the decision of the Federal Supreme Court regarding the inadmissibility of opening the nomination door again and based on the validity of the legal periods, and the constitutional period contained in Article 72 / second / paragraph / b / which .was violated.” Its time is thirty days, three times

He continued, “The period starts from the date of the first meeting of the Council on 1/9 and ends on 2/9 for the first time, and ends on 3/9 for the second time, and ends on 4/9 for the third time. These are all clear and clear constitutional violations “. of the presidential election session

He added, “The confusion and lack of understanding, unfortunately, lies in the issue of the inadmissibility of opening the candidacy door again, while the candidacy is still valid and existing, and there has been no dispute about it.

Rather, the dispute and “. obstruction is related to the lack of a quorum, which is a two-thirds majority And he considered, “The same names were kept for the presidential candidates, and the nomination window was not opened again except for once after excluding Mr. Hoshyar Zebari.

The legal and constitutional terms have not started yet because the constitution did not address this legislative deficiency at all, and the other evidence that the terms have not expired is a text Article 76 of the constitution, which grants .other periods of 105 days after the election of a new president for the country    link

Iraq enters the “constitutional vacuum” .. and a delegation headed by Al-Amiri to meet with Al-Sadr to end the blockage

Today, Wednesday, Iraq enters a constitutional vacuum, with exceeding the deadline set by the Federal Court to elect a President of the Republic on the sixth of this month, and after Parliament has failed since its first session on February 9 to elect the president.

With the expiration of the constitutional period, attention now turns to the Federal Supreme Court, which had granted Parliament a short period, which means that if this period is exceeded, the options remain open for it to take the appropriate decision, including the possibility of withdrawing legitimacy from Parliament.

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan revealed a proposal regarding the election of the president of the republic, and the leader of the Union, Mahmoud Khoshnaw, said that he “proposes a solution that can be followed, and that the Union presents its candidate and the Kurdistan Democratic Party as well, and the choice remains for the deputy to vote for any of the candidates.”

Khoshnaw stressed that the best solution lies in the understanding between the two Kurdish parties, and the choice for the deputy is from the “Frame, Sovereignty and Progress” blocs and other blocs.

And he indicated that the constitutional period is ambiguous about the end of the term of the president’s election, and today is the last date, and this is not true. There is no constitutional vacuum, but we will enter into a political vacuum the day after tomorrow.

In turn, the former deputy from the Sadiqoun bloc, Ahmed Al-Kinani, confirmed that the insistence of Masoud Barzani, the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, to obtain the presidency of the Republic has political dimensions that have ominous consequences, most notably with regard to the decision of the Federal Court on oil exports.

And he indicated that Barzani’s insistence on obtaining the presidential position carries many goals, most notably trying to pressure the judiciary in order to delay his decision regarding oil exports, and thus he can use this position for narrow partisan purposes.

In the context, the leader of the State of Law coalition, Turki Jadaan, revealed that there are 3 main constants in his vision to form the next government.

Jadaan said that “the coordinating framework with all its might has put in place a comprehensive initiative to end the political blockage, and it will soon be presented by a delegation headed by Hadi al-Amiri to visit Najaf and meet the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr.”

Jadaan explained that the “framework” adheres to the principle of the largest bloc, and that the selection of the next prime minister should be through the Shiite house with all its forces without exception, and that it has a say in the cabinet formation and that it be one of the competent and honest personalities.

The coordinating framework constitutes the guarantor third in the Iraqi political equation, which cannot proceed with the formation of the next government without coordination with it.

In turn, former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi stressed the impossibility of marginalizing the head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, from forming the government, indicating that al-Maliki is a winner in the elections and has merits that cannot be bypassed.

Allawi was quoted as saying, “Nuri al-Maliki, despite the disagreement with him, is a big winner in the parliamentary elections and no party will be able to marginalize him (…) Sadr cannot form a majority government and end the presence of opponents, and the winners must agree and that the prime minister be chosen from the Sadrist movement while the framework agrees.” Coordination on the candidate.

Meanwhile, the leader of the State of Law coalition, Jassim al-Bayati, considered that the differences between Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi and his deputy, Hakim al-Zamili, are the beginning of the emergence of the straw that will break the back of the tripartite alliance “the Sadrist bloc, the Alliance of Sovereignty and the Kurdistan Democratic Party”, pointing out that the presence of the same superiority in the Sadrist movement will expand. To the three presidencies and this is what the coordination framework feared.

In the context, an informed political source revealed that Al-Halbousi intends to visit Najaf Governorate to meet with the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada Al-Sadr, indicating that Al-Halbousi may inform Al-Sadr of his intention to withdraw from the “triple alliance” in protest of the dispute with the first deputy speaker of Parliament, Hakim Al-Zamili.   link

Source: Dinar Recaps


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