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Iraq's parliament postpones July 8 session

English.news.cn 2014-07-07 20:29:46

BAGHDAD, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Iraq's parliament on Monday postponed its session scheduled on Tuesday due to the failure of the political blocs to agree on the three top posts of speaker, president and prime minster, a lawmaker said.

"There has been no consensus among the political bloc and the parliament session, therefore the session will be postponed to August," Mohammed al-Khalidi, a Sunni lawmaker, told reporters.

The state-run Iraqiya channel said that the acting speaker Mahdi al-Hafidh decided to set the alternative date of the session to be on August 12.

On July 1, the newly-elected parliament failed to agree on electing a new speaker and two deputies, while the acting speaker had to adjourn the session to July 8 because of chaos and many lawmakers walked out on him.

After the session, a major Sunni political gathering, named Alliance of National Powers, said in a statement that the Sunni lawmakers walked out of the parliament session because there was no agreement between the political blocs about the nomination of the new top posts including speaker, president and prime minister, in addition to the lack of a clear governmental program that may ensure a change in the governance of the country.

According to the Iraqi constitution, a new president should be chosen within the next 30 days after the election of the speaker and two deputies.

Following that, the new head of state will have two weeks to ask the bloc with the most lawmakers to nominate a prime minister, who will be responsible for forming a new government.

The prime minister-designate has 30 days to select his cabinet members and present the list to the parliament.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-07/07/c_133466556.htm

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The "GOI" will  be formed 'soon'. (About the same time as when camel dung freezes in the noon time desert sun.)  Will someone please take PM 'Maliki' for a walk in the desert...about 100 miles from anywhere!

R: They would choose "Scrambled" to match their brain cells and life actions.

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The agenda of the session (1) Tuesday (12) August 2014

 

July 7, 2014

 

First: A Wyatt read from the Koran.

Second: the resumption of the first session of the meeting by the President (Head of age).

Third, sworn for ladies and gentlemen deputies parliamentary session third of those who never had it.

Fourth: the election of the President of the House of Representatives and his deputies.  

 

Session start time: eleven in the morning.

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What's so surprising to me is that they don't even care what Sistani told them. I'm not surprised they don't bother with the constitution but to simply blow off the high spirtual Ayatollah of your country is a little ballsy in my opinion...Now is the time when a good dictator comes in handy.

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The agenda of the session (1) Tuesday (12) August 2014

 

July 7, 2014

 

First: A Wyatt read from the Koran.

Second: the resumption of the first session of the meeting by the President (Head of age).

Third, sworn for ladies and gentlemen deputies parliamentary session third of those who never had it.

Fourth: the election of the President of the House of Representatives and his deputies.  

 

Session start time: eleven in the morning

 

 

Sorry, fogot topost link.:

 

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http://news.yahoo.com/iraqi-parliament-delays-next-session-until-august-114133021.html

 

 

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's deadlocked parliament on Monday postponed its next session until mid-August, prolonging the country's political impasse despite urgent calls for a new government that can confront Sunni extremists who have overrun a large part of the country.


Lawmakers had been expected to meet Tuesday for a second session, but they called off that meeting since no progress was made over the past week untangling the political situation.The new legislature held its first session since April elections last week, but failed to make any headway on selecting a new prime minister, president and speaker of parliament.

The parliament said in a statement Monday that "after discussions with the heads of the blocs and concerned parties" that the next session will be held instead on Aug. 12. It expressed hope that "another chance will be available for more dialogue and discussions to arrange that meeting."

Under an informal system that took root after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein, the prime minister's job goes to a Shiite, the president's post to a Kurd and the speaker of parliament's chair to a Sunni.

The main point of contention right now is the post of prime minister, which holds most of the power in Iraq.

Incumbent Nouri al-Maliki, whose State of Law bloc won the largest share of seat in April's election, has vowed he will not abandon his bid for a third consecutive term. But he didn't win a majority in parliament and so needs allies to form a government, setting the stage for what now appear to be protracted political negotiations.

Al-Maliki is facing pressure to step aside, in part because many in the country accuse him of monopolizing power and contributing to the current crisis by failing to promote reconciliation with the country's Sunni minority.

The militant offensive spearheaded by the Islamic State extremist group has tapped into the Sunni community's grievances with al-Maliki's Shiite-led government. Sunnis complain of being marginalized and unfairly targeted by the security forces.

After its initial blitz, the insurgent onslaught has eased since overrunning most of Iraq's Sunni-dominated areas. But fighting rages daily on several fronts across the country.

One of the most active zones is the Sunni-dominated region west of Baghdad, where on Monday a mortar shell landed near Iraqi troops during a raid on the village of Karma, killing Iraqi army 6th Division commander Maj. Gen. Najim Abdullah Ali.

Ali was overseeing the raid when the round exploded nearby, army spokesman Brig. Gen. Saad Maan Ibrahim said.

Al-Maliki lamented Ali's death, calling him a "holy warrior" who was "martyred in the battlefield as he was fighting the terrorists."

Sunni militants seized control of the city of Fallujah, near Karma, and parts of the provincial capital of Ramadi in January. The government has since reasserted its control of Ramadi, but Fallujah remains in insurgent hands.

In Baghdad, a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into a checkpoint in the Shiite neighborhood of Kazimiyah, killing five policemen and three civilians, a police official said. He said 16 people were wounded.

A medical official confirmed the casualty figures.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

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What happened to the July 15th deadline to have the government seated?    :shrug:

To these monkeys a deadline doesn't mean a damn thing . . . . sheer lunacey isn't it ? ! ! ! !

 

My god what a collection of fools and idiots this mob is. This pales in comparison to anything I've ever seen. These peopel REALLY DON'T GET IT !

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Thanks k98nights,

 

I haven't posted much over the years but read almost daily. Your posts on DV have been key for me to stay abreast of all Iraq/dinar news. Much appreciated.   :twothumbs:

You're most welcome!

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A brighter outcome.

 

Maliki has no chance if parliment set tomorrow.

 

Maliki has session stalled till aug 12

 

MALIKI RV"S THE CURRENCY THIS WEEK.

 

Maliki calls for a special session.

 

The budget is passed.

 

Hcl in enacted.

 

The fighting stops.

 

the Kurds are Happy.

 

the sunnis are happy.

 

the Iraqi people has a pocket full of money.

 

Maliki is the hero.

 

Maliki is named PM for  a 3rd term on aug 12th.

 

 

........I know, just a pipe dream.

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