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Alsumaria News / Baghdad
, the Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi , on Monday, expressed full readiness to work and cooperate in the formation of a stronger corruption - free and quota system and are not subject to the agendas of the Iraqi government. 

"Under the constitution of the Republic of Iraq, we will assume the full responsibility of the country's leadership, protection and defense of its unity, interests and sovereignty until the formation of the new government, which will take upon itself to carry out these serious national missions and preserve the achievements ," Abadi said in a televised address to the Iraqis and followed by Alsumaria News. Mission accomplished and strengthened ".

 

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Abadi expressed his congratulations to all the Iraqi people and all the winning blocs, especially those in the electoral process, expressing full readiness to work and cooperate to build and form the strongest possible government for Iraq free from corruption and abhorrent quotas and not subject to foreign agendas. And the country is not drawn to side conflicts. " 

The Electoral Commission announced mid-Sunday, the preliminary results of the elections in ten provinces, while a number of politicians pointed to the manipulation of the election results.

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Six Kurdish parties opposed to the electoral process on Monday ended a meeting at the headquarters of the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), while those parties directed their demands to the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). 

"The six Kurdish parties opposed to the electoral process at the headquarters of the Kurdistan Islamic Union in the province of Arbil, to discuss the events of the general election of the parliamentary elections in the Kurdistan region."

"After the meeting ended, the opposition parties decided to issue a joint statement in which a number of demands were submitted to the Electoral Commission." 

He pointed out that "the demands are to reject the preliminary results and the overall electoral process, and the re-election of parliamentary in the Kurdistan region and the province of Kirkuk and the disputed areas under international supervision, as well as the formation of a six-party to follow up the claims," noting that "one of the demands is the response by the Commission requests Kurdish forces It 

is noteworthy that the voting process for parliamentary elections in the Kurdistan region was accompanied by a lot of events and breaches because of the control of some influential parties.
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Alsumaria News / Baghdad
called on Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi , Monday, all citizens and blocs to respect the election results, and the wire with respect to the legal ways to challenge the results. 

"The Iraqis have presented the best image in their defense of their country and their sanctities and over the past four years have overcome the most serious challenges and overcome the impossible, while continuing their distinguished democratic experience," Abadi said in a televised address addressed to Iraqis and followed by Alsumaria News.

 

 


Abadi added, "Since the first day of our government in 2014, we have prioritized the liberation of the land of Iraq and prevented their expansion into the rest of the provinces. We have worked to achieve security and stability, end sectarianism among Iraqis, remove barriers and differences among the people, Which was near the corner ", stressing that" we have endeavored with every effort and dedication to be a strong state and prestige respected in the regional and international environment, and that the government is free of corruption and abhorrent quotas, and the priorities that we have given the most important aspect of them. "

He continued, "Today, after the government completed the constitutional elections on time and we were able to conduct the electoral process and complete the security and enable our people to cast their votes, I call on citizens and political blocs to respect the election results and abide by the proper legal methods of violations or imbalances or appeals, The country, its security and stability, which are more important than all other gains. " 

The Electoral Commission announced mid-Sunday, the preliminary results of the elections in ten provinces, while a number of politicians pointed to the manipulation of the election results.

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called on the President of the Regional Government of Kurdistan Nechirvan Barzani , on Monday, winning the election parties to begin talks to form a new government, while stressing the need to preserve the "constitutional rights" of the province. 

"The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, received the special envoy of the US President for the war on Dhaish, Brett McCork and Douglas Sillman, US ambassador to Iraq and a diplomatic delegation accompanying them," the provincial government presidency said in a press release .

 

 


The Presidency added that "the delegation stressed the importance of uniting the Kurdish parties, and to have an active role with other political forces winning the election to form a new Iraqi government, and the need to emphasize the parliamentarians on the rights of the people of Kurdistan." 

For his part, Barzani, according to the statement, "We call on the Iraqi and Kurdish parties winning to start talks on forming a new government with political and architectural projects and visions for the present and future of Iraq," stressing the need to "preserve the constitutional rights of the Kurdistan region, and that the Kurdish parties have an influential role in the government Iraq's future. " 

Announced that the Office of the Supreme Elections in Iraq, after midnight Monday, the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections for the ten governorates of Baghdad, Babil, Wasit, Basra, Diyala and Dhi Qar Anbar, Diwaniyah, Karbala and Muthanna. The Commission confirmed the progress of a coalition followed by the Fatah and Al-Nasr coalition.

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jcfrag,  Very well stated and I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment.  The corrupt need to be 100 percent prosecuted and hung by the neck starting with Maliki's arse.  Sadr & Abadi is our best chance to make this happen.  Progress being made for sure.

 

GO RV / RI

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MAY 13, 2018 / 3:53 AM / UPDATED 16 MINUTES AGO

Cleric Sadr, in surprise comeback, set to win Iraq election

 

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States, led in Iraq’s parliamentary election with more than half the votes counted on Monday, the electoral commission said, in a surprise turn of fortune for the Shi’ite leader.

In the first election since Islamic State was defeated in the country, Shi’ite militia chief Hadi al-Amiri’s bloc, which is backed by Iran, was in second place, while Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, once seen as the front-runner, trailed in third position.

The preliminary results were based on a count of more than 95 percent of the votes cast in 10 of Iraq’s 18 provinces.

Unlike Abadi, a rare ally of both the United States and Iran, Sadr is an opponent of both of the countries which have wielded influence in Iraq since a U.S.-led invasion toppled Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003 and ushered the Shi’ite majority to power.

Sadr has led two uprisings against U.S. forces in Iraq and is one of the few Shi’ite leaders to distance himself from Iran.

Despite the election setback, Abadi might still be granted a second term in office by parliament and on Monday he called on all political blocs to respect the results, suggesting he was willing to work with Sadr to form a government.

“We are ready to work and cooperate in forming the strongest government for Iraq, free of corruption,” Abadi said in a live televised address. Corruption has been the top of Sadr’s agenda for several years.

Projecting himself as a Iraqi nationalist, Sadr has a zealous following among the young, poor and dispossessed, but he had been sidelined by influential Iranian-backed figures.

He can not become prime minister as he did not run in the election, though his apparent victory puts him in a position to pick someone for the job.

But even then his bloc might not necessarily form the next government since whoever wins the most seats must negotiate a coalition government in order to have a majority in parliament. The government should be formed within 90 days of the official results.

Saturday’s election is the first since the defeat of Islamic State, with the capture of its de facto capital Mosul, last year. The group overran a third of Iraq in 2014.

Turnout was 44.52 percent with 92 percent of votes counted, the Independent High Electoral Commission said - that was significantly lower than in previous elections. Full results are due to be officially announced later on Monday.

 

Sadr and Amiri both came in first in four of the 10 provinces where votes were counted, but the cleric’s bloc won significantly more votes in the capital, Baghdad, which has the highest number of seats.

A document provided to Reuters by a candidate in Baghdad that was also circulating among journalists and analysts showed results from all 18 provinces.

Reuters could not independently verify the document’s authenticity but the results in it showed Sadr had won the nationwide popular vote with more than 1.3 million votes and gained 54 of parliament’s 329 seats.

He was followed by Amiri with more than 1.2 million votes, translating into 47 seats, and Abadi with more than 1 million votes and 42 seats, according to calculations made by Reuters based on the document. Ex-Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a close ally of Iran like Amiri, came in fourth with 25 seats.

‘IRAN OUT’

Winning the largest number of seats does not automatically guarantee that Sadr will be able to hand-pick a prime minister. The other winning blocs would have to agree on the nomination.

In a 2010 election, Vice President Ayad Allawi’s group won the largest number of seats, albeit with a narrow margin, but he was blocked from becoming prime minister for which he blamed Tehran.

 

And a similar fate could befall Sadr. Iran has publicly stated it would not allow his bloc to govern and may try to form a governing coalition between its allies, Amiri and Maliki.

“We will not allow liberals and communists to govern in Iraq,” Ali Akbar Velayati, top adviser to the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said in February.

His statement, which sparked criticism by Iraqi figures, was referring to the electoral alliance between Sadr, the Iraqi Communist Party and other secular groups who joined protests organized by Sadr in 2016 to press the government to see through a move to stem endemic corruption.

Iraqi Communist Party Secretary General Raed Fahmy told Reuters the vote in favor of the Sadrist list, backed by his group, “is a clear message that we must have balanced relations with all (foreign countries) based on non-interference in Iraq’s internal affairs.”

“Everybody is welcome to provide support to Iraq, but not at the expense of its sovereignty and independence,” he added.

During the campaign, frustrated Iraqis of all shades complained about their political elite’s systematic patronage, bad governance and corruption, saying they didn’t receive any benefits of their country’s oil wealth.

“The importance of this vote is that it is a clear message that the people wants to change the system of governance which has produced corruption and weakened state institutions,” said Fahmy. “It is a message to provide services to the people, health and education, and to reduce social disparities.”

 
 

Iraqi supporters of Sairun list celebrate with portraits of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, after results of Iraq's parliamentary election were announced in Baghdad, Iraq May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Iraq has been ranked among the world’s most corrupt countries, with high unemployment, rife poverty, weak public institutions and bad services despite high oil revenues for many years. Endemic corruption has eaten at the government’s financial resources.

Fahmy told his party’s website that Abadi was “closer” to Sadr’s block than the other main contenders.

Sadr derives much of his authority from his family. Sadr’s father, highly respected Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Sadeq al-Sadr, was murdered in 1999 for defying Saddam Hussein. His father’s cousin, Mohammed Baqir, was killed by Saddam in 1980.

Celebrations erupted on the streets of Baghdad after the commission’s announcement, with thousands of Sadr’s supporters singing, chanting, dancing and setting off fireworks while carrying his picture and waving Iraqi flags.

Many of his supporters chanted “Iran out”.

BALANCING ACT

Whoever wins the election will have to contend with the fallout from U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to quit Iran’s nuclear deal, a move Iraqis fear could turn their country into a theater of conflict between Washington and Tehran.

 
 

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Abadi, a British-educated engineer who came to power four years ago after Islamic State seized a third of Iraq’s territory, received U.S. military support for Iraq’s army to defeat the Sunni Muslim militant group even as he gave free rein to Iran to back Shi’ite militias fighting on the same side.

If parliament does grant him a second term, Abadi will remain under pressure to maintain the balancing act between Washington and Tehran despite their tensions over the nuclear accord

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein and Maher Chmaytelli; Additional reporting by Huda Majeed and Reuters Video News in Baghdad, Raya Jalabi in Erbil; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein and Michael Georgy; Editing by Samia Nakhoul, William Maclean and Richard Balmforth

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This is getting interesting to say the least. Iraq's elections, US Embassy move to Jerusalem, Israel attaching Iran's troops in Syria, upcoming talks with North Korea, cancelling the Iran nuke deal, uptick of volcanoes in Hawaii, south Pacific and Alaska. I pray that everyone knows who they are in the messiah YAHSHUA. I believe He is coming soon for His bride.

I've got to the point in this Dinar ride that I really don't give a hoot anymore.

Wm13

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I remain optimistic. Voting for Sadr was an indication of how sick the people are of Iranian influence. Could still be good for Abadi and our investment.

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3 hours ago, yota691 said:

Sadr spokesman: We will agree to re-nominate Abadi prime minister in exchange for the fulfillment of this condition 2018/05/14 15:24 Baghdad today - follow-up A spokesman for the leader of the Sadrist movement Salah al-Obeidi said that the current supporter of the Alliance, which won the highest votes does not insist on naming a candidate for prime minister, while referring to the existence of a single condition in exchange for supporting the nomination of Haider al-Abbadi to head the next government. Al-Obeidi said in a television interview (Baghdad today) that "there is no problem in the nomination of Abadi to head the next government if he made pledges according to specific schedules in exchange for his support system" rel="">support for the prime minister, " adding that " Do not belong to parties and lead their positions away from the pressure of their masses. " He pointed out that "there is no major list is locked in the way to form the next government," noting that "lists that have a methodology in the fight against corruption are large lists and not small." He said that "the voting in the Iraqi elections of 2018, the rejection of previous figures, and the results of the previous elections"

Good Morning yota an thanks again for the articles...

I figure Sadr will support Abadi whomever wins the majority but it's the conditions that Sadr will want has me a little worried. Very easy for Sadr to say he wants no Americans in Iraq or their bases. He could also say no to any foreign aid or support, this would slow recovery of Iraq...

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52 minutes ago, jcfrag said:

No apologies required Floridian. It’s all up in the air. I do feel Sadr could well be the one that forces Abadi to truly deal with the corruption. I strongly feel both Sadr and Abadi are on the side striving to reach the same goals. Elect officials with integrity, get rid of the divivisions within the country, bring Iraq back to its former glory!

More bumps in the road to destiny, but it’s still the road to progress!!

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Thank you, JCfrag.   I also hope Sadr picks Abadi and can force him to deal with all the corruption. :praying:

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2 hours ago, climber7 said:

 

I read an article this morning stating he will choose Abadi....IF.....Abadi agrees to certain demands Sadr has 

 

They appear to work together in the spirit of cooperation ( mostly ). Hope that continues.

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Results sound good. Maliki needs to be put to rest. We now have a better chance for an RV.

 

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5 minute speech in Arabic.  Must be pretty serious.  He does not crack a smile.

Anyone understand Arabic?

 

 

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Haider Al-Abadi verified account @HaiderAlAbadi 41m41minutes ago

 

 PM Al-Abadi’s speech to the Iraqi people

 

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Abadi: We are ready to build and form a government free from corruption and not subject to external agendas

Prime Minister Haider Abadi stressed the readiness to build and form a government free of corruption and subject to agendas foreign agendas.

He said in a televised address to the Iraqi people: “The Iraqis have presented the best image in their defense of their country and their sanctities. Over the past four years, they have overcome the most serious challenges and conquered the impossible. At the same time, they continued their distinguished democratic experience. After facing the greatest existential challenge, Iraq remained strong, And united and kept his banner fluttering fluttering on the land of Mesopotamia, and thus proud and proud and proud of every Iraqi jealous.”

He added that “since the first day of this government in 2014, we have prioritized the liberation of the land of Iraq and the prevention of expansion to the rest of the provinces, and worked to achieve security and stability and end sectarianism among Iraqis and remove barriers and differences between the people of one people and unite their efforts to face the threat of terrorism and prevent division and loss, Just around the corner“.

“We have endeavored with every effort and dedication to be a strong and respected state in its regional and international environment and to be free of corruption and abhorrent quotas, the priorities that we have given the most important and the most important part of which we have endeavored to achieve the rest of our declared goals with calculated plans and timelines. Iraq and its people.”

He explained that “today, after the government has completed the constitutional election on time and we were able to conduct the electoral process and complete the security and enable our people to cast their votes, I call on citizens and political blocs to respect the election results and abide by the proper legal methods of irregularities or imbalances or appeals, Security and stability, which is more important than all other gains.”

“Under the constitution of the Republic of Iraq, we will assume the full responsibility of our country to lead, defend and defend its unity, interests and sovereignty until the formation of the new government, which will take on these national tasks and maintain and strengthen the important achievements achieved.”

“We congratulate all our people and all the winning blocs, especially those in the electoral process, and express our full readiness to work and cooperate to build and form the strongest possible government for Iraq, free of corruption, abhorrent quotas and not subject to foreign agendas, And the country is not drawn to side conflicts. ”

“I salute our armed forces and our security apparatuses, the heroine, who once again succeeded in carrying out their national mission. I salute the souls of the martyrs and salute the wounded wounded who made Iraq his great victory and ask Allah the Almighty to enable the faithful of this country to realize the aspirations of our people and preserve its victory and the sacrifices of its people is over. Source

 

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Sadr spokesman:  We will agree to re-nominate Abadi prime minister in exchange for the fulfillment of this condition

May 14, 2018

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Policy  2018/05/14 15:24  9050  Editor: aab

Baghdad today – follow-up

A spokesman for the leader of the Sadrist movement Salah al-Obeidi said that the current supporter of the Alliance, which won the highest votes does not insist on naming a candidate for prime minister, while referring to the existence of a single condition in exchange for supporting the nomination of Haider al-Abbadi to head the next government.

Al-Obeidi said in a television interview (Baghdad today) that “there is no problem in the nomination of Abadi to head the next government if he made pledges according to specific schedules in exchange for his support for the prime minister, ” adding that ” Do not belong to parties and lead their positions away from the pressure of their masses. ”

He pointed out that “there is no major list is locked in the way to form the next government,” noting that “lists that have a methodology in the fight against corruption are large lists and not small.”

He said that “the voting in the Iraqi elections of 2018, the rejection of previous figures, and the results of the previous elections”

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Thanks Floridian...It just may be me...but a stronger nation needs a strong economy and to produce a strong economy...Their currency should reflex the true value in the worth of their resources...jmho

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it's all good floridian ... iraqis never smile 👍

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thanks newshound floridian .... hmmm one single condition huh, it must be a whopper to just require one thing ... cheers  

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42 minutes ago, skeetdog said:

Thanks Floridian...It just may be me...but a stronger nation needs a strong economy and to produce a strong economy...Their currency should reflex the true value in the worth of their resources...jmho

Not just you, everyone on this board.

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21 minutes ago, 3n1 said:

thanks newshound floridian .... hmmm one single condition huh, it must be a whopper to just require one thing ... cheers  

I hope it is the RV.😀

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39 minutes ago, 3n1 said:

it's all good floridian ... iraqis never smile 👍

 

 If & when they do smile 😃 . . . It’s cuz they gots the gassy tummy.  :tiphat:

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