January 9, 2010 ~ Parliament to Discuss Nat'l council for Strategic Studies ... also
***January 9th - 10th ~ Iraq Gov't to Finalize ~ Budget - National Council for the Strategic Policy - Ending the Distribution of Ministerial Posts ~
January 10th, Parliament Returns and Work Begins ~ Nat'l Policy Council Begins its Work Next February
January 9, 2010 ~ Parliament to Discuss Nat'l council for Strategic Studies ... also ... Draft-law of National Council for Strategic Policies completed, former PM Allawi says:
January 5, 2011
Parliament resumes its sessions next week's vote on the payment of ministries
Iraqi parliament resumes its sessions next week on its agenda, notably the key issues to vote on the rest of the cabinet and to discuss the draft «law» of the National Council for the strategic policy and the federal budget for 2011 and the formation of parliamentary committees associated with the process ending the distribution of ministerial portfolios.
To the crisis ranged from naming candidates three security portfolios (defense, interior and national security) place, the center of the absence of meetings between the political blocs because of the Christmas holiday.
According to the deputy «rule of law» Abbas al-Bayati told «life» that «the parliament will discuss a number of important issues on its agenda, such as voting on candidates for ministerial portfolios in the new government is still vacant and are nurtured by the Prime Minister or other ministers acting temporarily».
He pointed out that «there are a number of important issues awaiting approval, but there are difficulties in achieving the absence of parliamentary committees, which are expected to be resolved after the resolution of all cabinet seats».
He explained that «the formation of parliamentary committees linked to the formation of the government».
And »there is agreement on the need not to be the President of the competent parliamentary committee monitors the performance of certain ministerial and political bloc, which shall be a member of the Ministry itself, to prevent disabling the oversight role».
Al «life» that the Parliamentary Committee mini entrusted with the task of amending the rules of procedure of Parliament completed its mission and will be presented the final draft of the system after the amendment to the Parliament for a vote in the fastest time to link the work of Parliament to this law, which includes the mechanisms of parliamentary committees and the powers of the President of the Parliament and how to monitor the performance of the executive.
To the parliament speaker Osama Nujaifi from the intention of parliament to hold a conference of governors and heads of provincial councils in Iraq.
He said a number of journalists after his meeting yesterday with Governor of Diwaniyah, the provincial council chairman and a number of members of the provincial council, said that «the conference will be devoted to discuss their concerns and observations on the intersection of the powers with the central government and exit decisions committed by the government, and resolve the confusion and in accordance with the principle of decentralization, which adopted the Constitution of the State».
Search and Nujaifi with the delegation of the province of Diwaniyah province and the reality of their problems, especially in the framework of the intersection of powers between the central and local government in all sectors of health, education and security, agriculture, municipalities and others.
The Delegation expressed its disappointment at what he described to waive the powers of provincial and local governments and approved by the Provincial Councils Act No. 21 of 2008, and violation of constitutional provisions in the distribution of wealth to the provinces according to population density for each province.
Nujaifi stressed the importance of his part, compel ministries to implement this constitutional principle in the field of investment allocations and the development of the regions and service projects of the ministries and even in jobs and justice in the distribution of grades.
Furthermore, he stressed the leader of the «Iraq» beauty melon on the bloc's insistence on its candidate for the Ministry of Defence, pointing out that «cleft Captain had political experience, military and large we do not believe the existence of observations requiring replacement».
He told «life» that «Iraq conducted almost daily intensive negotiations with Maliki in order to resolve the filter bag and the Ministry of Defense and the rest of the security ministries».
The «need to consider efficiency in the selection of candidates, especially for the positions of security and the need to take advantage of previous experiences and to correct errors that occurred security».
He favored the deputy «rule of law» Abdul Hadi al-Hassani to take the process of naming candidates for the portfolios of security and longer than expected and attributed to political considerations, security, told «life» that «it is necessary to be head of government is the only person who chooses to minister of security, for a certain first in his capacity as commander in chief of the armed forces and the second to link the issue to the security of citizens, which means that errors will withdraw it and not to the competent minister in the end ».
Hassani pointed out that «the label candidates portfolios security issue that is not easy, and you need time to study and to search for the right person who can manage his department away from political considerations and calculations narrow».
He guessed that displays al-Maliki next week with the resumption of meetings of the Parliament a new list of ministerial candidates for a vote in Parliament ».
And Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in the twenty-atheist from his cabinet last month, with the exception of nine out of 41 ministries, notably the three security ministries because of the lack of consensus in the matter after Maliki's refusal to a number of candidates of the political blocs have.