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Talk about other countries meddling in another country’s election.  Iran should have absolutely 0 input and if we let Maliki back in it would be a slap in the face to every American who has ever served in Iraq.  As a matter of fact after the Obama, Isis, Maliki, Iran BS from 2008-2017 I would love it if President Trump told Iran to pound sand, Abadi is the guy!!!!

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I wonder how prolific a "Green Light" the Israeli Mossad was given when the "Person Of Interest" was noted as none other than Qassem Soleimani. Maybe "Collateral Associated Persons Of Interest" were a

I look for charges filed and a arrest for Malki before the next election....PROBLEM SOLVED.

As accurate today as it was in 2014. A good read. And this was prior to ISIS takeover.  KB.   What Another Term for Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Would Mean for Iraq


Sheikh of the tribe of Nuri al - Maliki to pity the days of Saddam

Sheikh of the tribe of Nuri al-Maliki to pay for the days of Saddam
 
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The Twilight News--The death of Iraqi politicians since 2003 has been criticized by the son of Bani Malik in Basra in southern Iraq.
"The situation of Iraqis in Saddam Hussein's days is a thousand times better than now," he told a television show.
Al-Ajash, who belonged to the same tribe as former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said the politicians who were outside Iraq during Saddam's rule promised the Iraqis when they came back with water and electricity and a decent life and freedom and democracy while they failed for 15 years By circulating the electricity service.
Sheikh Bani Malik added that the salinity of the city of Basra had reached high levels, and diseases in the city had spread, with shortages of ration cards for the needy, and lack of infrastructure such as roads and sewage.
The broadcaster said that some politicians and tribal elders may be ashamed to compare the current situation in Iraq with the situation during Saddam's reign, "ask the people on the street, and they'll tell you that the situation before 2003 is better than now," said the groom.
The remarks come at a time when Iraq is living in an election campaign, as elections for the House of Representatives are expected to take place on May 12 May next, and participate in its campaigns are about 7,000 candidates--more than 2000 candidates--representing 320 political parties, coalitions and electoral lists, and they are vying for 329 Seats, while the number of voters is estimated at 24 million.

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  • Maliki's coalition: the call did not specify support for any candidate for prime minister
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A member of a coalition of law Saad al-Mustalibi, on Tuesday, that the Islamic Dawa Party did not specify support for any candidate for prime minister during the next session, while referring to the alliance coalition with the other lists depends on the extent of support for the draft political majority.

"The coalition of state law will ally with any political entity believes in the program of the political majority, whether the coalition of victory led by Prime Minister Haider Abadi or other blocs and electoral alliances."

He added that "the Dawa Party did not enter the current elections uniformly, which means that each candidate in the party has a different vision of the other within the electoral coalition or participating in a personal manner," stressing that "talk about the trends of the Islamic Party on the support of a candidate for the presidency of the next government Just speculation. "

The head of the Dawa party bloc, "Organization of the Interior" parliamentary Ali al-Badiri, said in a statement to / information / / on Tuesday that Prime Minister Haider Abadi and Vice President Nuri al-Maliki moved away from the competition for the post of prime minister during the next session, pointing out that the party needs to choose Another person to compete for the post.Ending / 25 d

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Advocacy: Abadi and Maliki have moved away from the competition for the post of prime minister

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 The head of the Dawa Party bloc "internal organization" parliamentary Ali al-Badiri, Tuesday, that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Vice President Nuri al-Maliki moved away from the competition for the post of prime minister during the next session, pointing out that the party needs to choose another person to compete for the post.

 "The current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has failed to fight corruption and improve the living conditions of citizens despite the political and international support for him, which keeps him from competing for the post," al-Badairi said in a statement.

 He added that "Maliki is also linked to the period of his rule of many crises and security and political problems," asserting that "the Dawa Party needs to nominate another person to compete for the office in the event of winning the next election."

The leading figure in the coalition of state law, Sami al-Askari, considered on Sunday, that the chances of Prime Minister Haider Abadi second term has become "very

weak," asserting that his popularity is not as desired by his supporters. Ending / 25 d

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Great Find Butifldrm..maybe this is the reason why Maliki is being replaced...Oh and good luck finding another candidate and getting one name on the ballot...

Deputy: The Electoral Commission to initiate the process of auditing corrupt names

 

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MP on the Parliamentary Integrity Committee, Abdel Karim Abtan, on Tuesday, that the Electoral Commission to initiate the process of auditing the corrupt names.

Abtan told Mawazine News that "the parties' laws and the election commission include conditions for candidacy, which do not allow any candidate to be accused of a criminal case."

"So anyone who proves that he is a thief and stole the money of the people and the state should be deprived of the elections because those corrupt and thieves will buy themselves back by buying and collecting money and misleading the media, so a thief can not represent the people."

He called on the commissioner, the Electoral Commission, to "begin the process of auditing corrupt names in cooperation with the Integrity Commission and with the inspectors general."

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Zebari ruled out the success of the Kurdish parties to return the Kurdistan Alliance

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 PUK MP Abdul Bari Zebari on Tuesday ruled out the success of the Kurdish parties in reviving the Kurdistan Alliance, pointing out that most parties have their own direction away from nationalism in the next stage.

"The Kurdish parties will not be able to revive the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in its previous form because of the deep differences between them," Zebari told al-Maaloumah.

He added that "the next stage will be far from the sectarian and national entrenchments and it is not in the interest of the Kurds to re-entrench the national again," noting that "talk about the next prime minister and support the Kurds is premature because it depends on the results of the elections."

The MP for the Kurdistan Islamic Group, Zana Said revealed in a previous statement to / information / / for talks to revive the Kurdistan Alliance after the elections to negotiate the formation of the government, noting that this step will support the position of the Kurds in the parties in Baghdad. Ending / 25 d

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The head of the Dawa party bloc, the internal organization of the parliamentary "Ali al-Badiri" on Tuesday, that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Vice President Nuri al-Maliki moved away from the competition for the post of prime minister during the next session, pointing out that the party needs to choose another person to compete for the post.

Al-Badairi said in a statement that the current Prime Minister Haider Abadi failed to fight corruption and improve the living conditions of citizens despite the political and international support for him, which keeps him from competing for the post.

He added that "al-Badiri" that Maliki has also linked his rule with many crises and security and political problems, stressing that "the Dawa Party needs to nominate another person to compete for the office in the event of winning the next election."

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Maliki: the entry of the Dawa Party elections on two useful lists

 

 

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Secretary-General of the Islamic Dawa Party and head of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki, confirmed that the entry of two electoral lists will return good results.

Maliki said in a televised interview, that there is no harm to have the Dawa Party two lists in the elections, noting that the government's experience in the quota "could not promote the country."

He stressed that "the issue of transition in the process of the political system has become a necessity," stressing the existence of understandings on the political majority between the coalition and some forces and with all the Sunni blocs, Shiite and Kurdish.

He pointed out that the talk about a national political majority without exclusion, is not a majority of sectarian or national or sectarian, saying that "some components of the political process depends on the decision of this country or that."

The head of the coalition of state law, "What really matters is the opinion of the Iraqi people, and the veto of some against him is due to" his position in some issues, including the removal of US forces from Iraq. "

He said that "does not pay attention to the rumors launched against the bloc, which are the weakest in financial terms," noting that "the support and support from some countries means there is an intention of these countries to form a situation on the dimensions."

He pointed out that his position on the Syrian crisis raised "the indignation of many Arab countries" against him, revealing that he informed the countries that bet on the fall of the regime in Syria that "the occurrence of this means the occupation of the region and will not allow it," and informed that " To Syria for the failure of the fall of Damascus in the hands of terrorists. "

He revealed that he told Washington that "Syria is not Libya because it is a pivotal state and the weapons will not resolve the issue." He pointed out that if America wants to withdraw itself from the Syrian crisis, it is unreasonable for Saudi Arabia to replace it, wondering how Saudi Arabia sends troops to Syria, Yemen, and by any right Riyadh is carrying out this open attack and the bombing of civilians in Yemen. "

"Sending the militants to Syria will face the fighters, and the crisis is a political solution," he told Saudis and Qataris.

On the Kurdish file, the Iraqi Vice President said that the declaration of the Federal Court nullification of the referendum in northern Iraq, "returned the Kurds as part of the Iraqi people," pointing out that "relations with the Kurdish parties today is calm and harmful Lord useful in terms of the referendum."

Maliki stressed that "the territory of northern Iraq is part of the country, and should not interfere in the internal affairs of his parties, and there is no problem that the Kurds as part of the political majority."

Al-Maliki said that "Saudi Arabia has not changed its vision of Iraq and failed to overthrow the regime in Syria and Lebanon," pointing out that "Riyadh believes that it can withdraw Iraq to its alliance, and its impact is very large on the elections through the support of some blocks of money and the media, To penetrate the Iraqi arena, through an attempt to open a Saudi consulate in Najaf and Basra and invitations to officials and elders. "

He continued that "Baghdad welcomes the end of Saudi Arabia's sectarian behavior and support for terrorist organizations," noting that "the issue of moving away from the Arab Ocean is not really and his first foreign visit was to Riyadh in 2006.

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Abadi: Iraq needs a new battle, a battle against corruption

 

 

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - President of the Al-Nasr coalition Haidar al-Abadi said Tuesday that Iraq needs a "new battle", a battle against corruption and corruption, pointing out that there are those who are trying to re-sectarian discourse for electoral and political purposes.

Al-Abbadi praised the sacrifices and steadfastness of the people of Al-Madain district in the face of terrorism and their defense of the capital Baghdad, and presented pictures of the tournaments and their response to Mr. Sistani's fatwa that saved Iraq.

"We are in front of a new stage and a new way of victory, represented by reconstruction, job opportunities, fulfillment of the candidates, the transition to prosperity, investment, services and economic development," he said. .

He called on all citizens, young people and young women to "unite and unite efforts for a real partnership in the next phase and to contribute actively to reconstruction, just as everyone had a share in the victory there must be a share for every citizen in the economic construction of Iraq and the formation of a new image of the world of a victorious Iraq."

"Iraq needs a new battle, a battle against corruption and corrupt, so we are facing a real test and a challenge for the corrupt who have multiple means to cover their actions," he said.

The office said that "the head of the victory coalition rejected the phenomenon of tearing pictures and electoral propaganda and warned not to be dragged behind this behavior and non-democratic violence to those who do not want the electoral process to proceed correctly," adding that "does not believe in pictures as much as his faith in hearts."

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US agency: Laibi exploits oil tenders to enhance the electoral fortunes of Abadi

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US Oil Minister Jabbar Laibi is trying to speed up foreign oil bids to boost the chances of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as a member of his coalition, an Associated Press report said on Wednesday.

"Iraq is opening up more of its undeveloped oil and gas resources to foreign developers in the hope of increasing revenue after a costly war with a sympathetic organization, but analysts believe that the rush to bid before the national elections could provoke a response," the report said. Tepid companies. "

He added that "the Iraqi oil minister Jabbar Laibi has unexpectedly submitted the date of receipt of offers from the end of June next to April, which means that the bidding will take place before the expected elections on 12 May, where some believe that Luaibi, who campaigned parliamentary election To offer for political reasons, "noting that" Luaibi hopes in his campaign to represent the province of southern oil-rich Basra as a member of the victory alliance led by Prime Minister Haider Abadi. "

"The purpose of this exercise is undoubtedly to portray the ministry and the ministry as struggling to develop the country's resources before the elections," said the managing director of the Iraqi consulting company Insight. "The personal and partisan interests take precedence over the national interests of the country," she said.

"The agency tried to contact the spokesman of the oil minister but was unable to do so, while one of the spokesman's assistant said that" the office of Jabbar Laibi is very busy campaign to comment on these allegations. "

"The auction, which will be held on Thursday, is the fifth since Iraq opened its huge oil and gas reserves to international energy companies. In previous rounds of bidding, officials spent months hosting conferences, road presentations and discussions with companies before final contracts were issued," the report said. Ending / 25 z

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Iraq's move to rush oil bidding could deter some firms

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Iraq is opening more of its untapped oil and gas resources to foreign developers, hoping to boost revenues after its costly war with the Islamic State group, but analysts say the rushed bidding process — now timed to precede national elections — could draw a lukewarm response.

Last month, Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi unexpectedly moved the date to receive bids from late June to April, meaning the bidding would be held before May 12 national elections. Some believe Al-Luaibi, who is campaigning for a seat in parliament, moved up the date for political reasons.

Al-Luaibi hopes to represent the oil-rich southern province of Basra as a member of the Victory Alliance, which is led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is running for re-election.

"Personal and partisan interests are taking priority over national interests," said Ruba Husari, managing director of the consulting firm Iraq Insight. "The objective of the exercise is aimed doubtlessly at portraying the ministry — and the minister — as aggressive in developing the nation's resources ahead of the (elections)."

The Associated Press placed multiple calls to al-Luaibi's spokesman, who did not pick up. An aide to the spokesman said al-Luaibi's office was too busy with the election campaign to comment on the allegations.

In one of his campaign videos, al-Luaibi tries to reassure a group of weary Iraqis who are worried about their future.

"Past years have wreaked havoc on everything," a man in traditional Arab clothing says in the video, referring to the devastation caused by war. "Iraq's wealth is your responsibility," says a woman dressed in a conservative abaya — a loose black cloak that covers the body from shoulders to feet.

"I'm confident that with your determination I can protect the wealth of the generations," al-Luaibi says at the end of the video.

Thursday's auction will be the fifth since Iraq opened its vast oil and gas reserves to international energy companies in 2009 for the first time in decades.

In previous bidding rounds, officials spent months hosting conferences, road shows and discussions with companies before issuing final contracts. Last month, the minister changed the date to April 15, but when companies asked for more time it was extended to Wednesday, and then to Thursday.

Ian Thom, principal analyst at energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie, said the tighter deadline could work against Iraq.

"Companies may be more cautious if they have not fully evaluated the bid terms," he said. "This may result in bids being less competitive as companies seek a greater margin of safety."

Fourteen companies are qualified to bid for exploration and development rights for 11 underdeveloped blocks.

Seven are located near the border with Iran, and three others are located near the Kuwaiti border, while the 11th is in the Persian Gulf, in Iraqi territorial waters.

Encouraged by an improved security situation, Iraq in 2009 began to attract international oil companies to develop its vast untapped oil and gas reserves. Top among major oil companies are the U.S.'s Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, the U.K.'s BP, China's CNPC and Russia's Lukoil.

Since then, Iraq has awarded a handful of oil deals to develop major fields that hold more than half of its 153.1 billion barrels of proven oil reserves. Deals to tap natural gas resources were also awarded. As a result, Iraq's daily production and exports have jumped to levels not seen since the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The country is now producing around 4.36 million barrels a day from Baghdad-controlled oil fields, up from nearly 2.4 million a day in 2009, and its daily exports averaged 3.450 million barrels a day last month, making it OPEC's second-largest producer behind Saudi Arabia. Oil revenues make up nearly 95 percent of the country's budget.

An economic crisis set in over the course of 2014, when the Islamic State group swept across much of northern and western Iraq and oil prices plummeted. Iraqi forces concluded major military operations against the extremists last year, but large parts of the country were reduced to rubble.

In February, Iraq secured $30 billion from international donors to help rebuild devastated areas, far from the $88.2 billion Baghdad estimates it needs.

Earlier this month, the Iraqi Cabinet approved a five-year development plan with a target of 6.5 million barrels a day by 2022.

Iraq's 2018 budget of nearly $88 billion comes with a deficit of more than $10 billion. It is based on a projected oil price of $46 per barrel and a daily export capacity of 3.8 million barrels.

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In power for 15 years, Iraq's Shi'ites split ahead of crucial vote

 

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BASRA/NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - United in their fight against Saddam Hussein’s oppression for decades, Iraq’s Shi’ites have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their leaders after 15 years in power.

Iraq, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

 

In Iraq’s Shi’ite heartlands, many who once voted blindly along sectarian lines are now turning their ire against the Shi’ite-led governments they say have failed to repair crumbling infrastructure, provide jobs or end the violence.

The divisions within the community now risk splitting the Shi’ite vote in a May 12 election, which could complicate and delay the formation of a government, threaten gains against Islamic State and let Iran meddle further in Iraq’s politics.

In the oil-rich southern province of Basra, 81-year-old retired teacher Mowafaq Abdul Ghani is disappointed with the performance of the Shi’ite leaders since Saddam fell in 2003.

“I’ve been waiting for Saddam to fall since the 1970s. I’ve been waiting for you! Why would you do this to us?” he said.

“Look around. The streets are filthy, there are flies everywhere, pot holes at every step. Twenty years ago Basra was terrible but it was better than this,” Abdul Ghani said.

In the holy city of Najaf, home to Imam Ali’s shrine and Iraq’s most revered Shi’ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, there was a similar feeling of disillusionment.

At midnight on April 13 when official campaigning began, hordes of party activists plastered campaign posters on every visible surface, in same cases covering pictures honoring those who died fighting Islamic State.

“They took down the martyrs and replaced them with thieves,” said unemployed 29-year-old Abbas Saad.

Even Sistani seems unhappy with the performance of the politicians, issuing a fatwa recently implicitly calling on Shi’ites to vote for new blood.

“The tried should not be tried,” said the fatwa from Sistani, whose decrees are sacrosanct to millions.

NEW GENERATION

Under the informal power-sharing arrangement in place since Saddam’s fall, the prime minister has always come from the Shi’ite majority with a Kurdish president and a Sunni speaker.

In the past, while no party has won enough seats to govern alone, there has typically been one Shi’ite leader with enough support to shape a ruling coalition government.

This time there are three Shi’ite frontrunners: incumbent Haider al-Abadi who has promoted a more inclusive government, his overtly sectarian predecessor Nuri al-Maliki who failed to inspire unity and Hadi al-Amiri, a military commander close to Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards seen as a war hero by many.

If no clear winner emerges, Iran could have more of a chance to act as a broker between the Shi’ite parties and influence who becomes prime minister, while Islamic State could capitalize on any power vacuum and exploit Sunni feelings of marginalization.

Iraqi men work on the campaign posters of candidates ahead of the parliamentary election, in Najaf, Iraq, April 20, 2018.

 

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At a party for university graduates in Najaf, dozens of young people danced under a glittering disco ball and listened to poetry in a packed hall. At the event sponsored by Adnan al-Zurfi, a former governor running on Abadi’s Victory Alliance list, the talk was of inclusiveness.

About 60 percent of Iraqis are 27 or younger and many young people in urban areas say they want a secular government, underscoring the split within the Shi’ite voter base.

“I’m against voting based on sect,” said student Ali Reda.

Abadi’s list, touted by Zurfi as “cross-sectarian”, is the only one contesting the election in all of Iraq’s 18 provinces.

“The youth care about unemployment, education, and freedoms,” he said at a nearby cafe surrounded by young men playing billiards. “The Shi’ite majority has a responsibility to calm the fears of other communities. We are proposing an inclusive government in which everyone is represented.”

 

SHI’ITE RULE

Just an hour away from Najaf in Karbala, the holy city visited by 30 million Shi’ite pilgrims a year, sharing power with Sunnis and Kurds is not seen as a solution.

“Iraq has a Shi’ite majority. It is natural that it be ruled by a Shi’ite,” said Muntazer al-Shahrestani, who runs a school for Shi’ite clerics.

While there has been no census for a long time, U.S. figures from 2003 put the breakdown of the Iraqi population at roughly 48-60 percent Shi’ite Arabs, 15-22 percent Sunni Arabs, 18 percent Kurds with other groups making up the rest.

Shahrestani said while the rights of minorities should be protected there should be a Shi’ite government, echoing a popular opinion among religious Shi’ites.

Many campaign on that sentiment, none more than former prime minister Maliki, who is widely viewed by Sunni and Kurds as sectarian and oppressive.

Maliki is also blamed by many Shi’ites for losing a third of Iraq to Islamic State in 2014 before being replaced by Abadi, but he remains popular with others who credit him with signing Saddam’s death warrant.

 

MEN OF GOD

In Hayaniya, one of the poorest parts of Basra, Ali Khaled plans to vote for Amiri’s Conquest Alliance, as do many in his neighborhood.

Khaled’s brother was killed fighting Islamic State for Amiri’s Badr Organisation, an Iran-backed militia that is one of the many state-sponsored groups collectively known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) that emerged as a response to a Sistani fatwa calling on Iraqis to fight Islamic State.

He receives up to $675 a month as payment for the death of his brother but he’s not thanking the current government.

“The PMF follow God, they don’t have bureaucracy like the government,” Khaled said. “Hadi al-Amiri fought with us. He left his cushy post as a minister to fight for us. He eats our food. He lived with us.”

But many others view Amiri, whose candidates hang photos of Iranian Supreme Leaders Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in their offices, as having a stronger allegiance to Iran than Iraq.

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“Amiri is a hero but he is too close to Iran. A vote for him is one against Iraq’s sovereignty,” said Abdul Ghani, the retired teacher in Basra.

 

NEGLECTED HEARTLAND

For years, the province was a support base for Shi’ite leaders. Now, many Basrawis are fed up.

Basra produces about 3.5 million barrels of oil per day, the vast majority of Iraq’s oil wealth equivalent to more than 80 percent of the federal budget.

But many in the city don’t believe they get a fair share of government revenues handed out to the 18 provinces and say what little they do get is squandered by local officials.

The city’s water is undrinkable, its roads neglected, and its streets overflowing with waste. The al-Ashar river that divides the city was once a source of prosperity for its people, but now its clogged with rubbish.

Jobs are scant, as are school supplies and medical equipment but there is no shortage of posters for the Shi’ite candidates.

At the same house in Hayaniya where Khaled was speaking, his neighbor, a soldier with an elite Interior Ministry unit, said he would just not vote, even for Abadi, his commander-in-chief.

Many do still plan to vote for Abadi, though more out of pragmatism than passion with some describing him as “the best of the worst”.

Wounded fighting Islamic State in Mosul last year, the soldier, who requested anonymity, sipped tea sitting on the floor, his leg still in a cast he was forced to pay for himself.

When I was first injured I got visits and promises (from officials) but nothing, ultimately. I have no faith in the government or parliament,” he said.

A majority of those interviewed by Reuters in Basra said they would not vote. Two men, who declined to be named, said they planned to sell their families’ votes to the highest bidder, just to help make ends meet.

“I am hungry. I have eight votes and I want to sell them,” said one.

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; editing by Samia Nakhoul and David Clarke

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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A deputy of the law publishes the laundry of the governments of al-Maliki and Abadi
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MP for the coalition of state law, Mohamed Saadoun Chihod, that the upcoming parliamentary elections require the formation of a government capable of addressing the problems of unemployment and economic and low level of services.
"The unjustified austerity that Iraq has experienced over the past four years has eroded the economic situation in Iraq, while Iraq today is witnessing an increase in the volume of oil production, which reached more than 4 million Barrels of oil per day at a price reached more than $ 70 a barrel, while the volume of oil production before 2014 by 1.5 million and 500 thousand barrels per day, and therefore the current government should address many of the problems. 
He pointed out that "Iraq's imports of oil for the past three months amounted to 21 billion dollars, equivalent to the budget of Syria, Jordan and Lebanon for a full year, and therefore the next elections should come with a strong government able to address many of the problems, especially economic and end the crisis of the unjustified austerity experienced by Iraq Since 2014 and so far. "
Chihod said that "addressing the economic problems in Iraq, especially resources similar to oil, such as agriculture, industry, trade and investment will be a priority of the government of the majority of the political that laid the foundations and programs to improve the stagnant Iraqi economy, through the launch of grades in the budget and stop the movement of the movement of staff and activating the investment side to absorb the labor To solve the problem of unemployment and restore the work of the Agricultural Initiative Fund and the operation of factories and factories suspended to breathe the spirit in the national economy. 
It is noteworthy that Iraq suffers from many problems and accumulated since the previous governments after 2003, led by Iyad Allawi, Ibrahim Jaafari, Nuri al-Maliki [two states] and so far headed by Haider Abadi, who seeks a second term.
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Kurdish deputy: Competing for prime minister will be limited to three personalities

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Kurdistan Democratic Party MP Najeeb Najib said on Wednesday that the competition for the post of prime minister next will be confined to the current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Vice President Nuri al-Maliki and Secretary-General of the Badr Organization Hadi al-Amiri, as revealed the conditions of its party to support the future central government.

"The competition for the post of prime minister will be confined to the current prime minister Haider al-Abadi, former Nuri al-Maliki and the head of Badr Hadi al-Ameri," MP Najiba Najib said in a statement.

She added that "the conditions of democracy to support the next government is to ensure the constitutional rights of the Kurds and the abolition of the idea of the majority political government that the situation needs political consensus and give the status of partnership of the Kurdish component is not a participant."

Najib pointed out that "the strategic alliance between the Kurdish and Shiite forces has faded to a large degree," asserting that "the general political mood in the Kurdistan region is moving towards unifying the efforts of the Kurdish parties in forming the next government." Ending / 25 d

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British report: the Iraqi government has failed service and security and Sistani is unhappy with the achievements of politicians

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The newspaper "I" British, on Thursday, that the Iraqi government headed by Prime Minister Haider Abadi failed in the fields of service and security, noting that the religious authority, Mr. Ali al-Sistani is unhappy with the achievements of Iraqi politicians.

"Many Iraqis have elected many candidates because of their sectarian affiliation and without thinking, but today they have decided to split and stand against the government that failed to build the infrastructure," the newspaper said in a report published by the BBC. In the country to find new jobs or end violence in the country. "

The newspaper added that "this division threatens to divide the Shiite votes in the elections scheduled for May 12, which leads to the delay in forming a new government."

The newspaper pointed out in its report that "the highest Shiite cleric in Iraq, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is unhappy with the achievements of politicians, and called in a fatwa to him: the experimenter can not be tested again." Ending / 25

http://www.almaalomah.com/2018/04/26/304163/

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The writer: Talk about the exit of the Prime Minister from the invitation wishes can not be mortgages

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The head of the bloc of the coalition of state law in the House of Representatives Ali al-Adib, Thursday, talk about the exit of the Prime Minister of the Islamic Dawa Party "wishes and desires" can not be relied upon, pointing out that the process of electing the next prime minister will be entrusted to the largest bloc after the elections.

The writer said in a statement to the information that "the voices we hear talking about the exit of the Prime Minister of the Islamic Dawa Party is just wishes and wishes to the categories concerned," noting that "that talk falls within the competition that exists between the political blocs."

Al-Adeeb added that "the current competition between the blocs is authoritarian and not competition for the electoral programs." He pointed out that "the election of the prime minister will be entrusted to the biggest bloc that will be produced by the election results and take the process of alliances."

The leader of the Dawa Party MP Jassim al-Bayati revealed in a statement to the information on Wednesday, the opposition alliance "decision" led by Osama Nujaifi and the Kurdistan Democratic Party headed by Massoud Barzani to take over a figure from his party prime minister during the next session. Ending / 25

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Maliki (maneuver): I am not fighting to return to power and I did not ask anyone to talk about it
 
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Maliki (maneuver): I am not fighting to return to power and I did not ask anyone to talk about it

I support any candidate for prime minister in accordance with the legal context, even if he is one of them 

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  • yota691 changed the title to Keywords: Abadi is just around the corner from the second term
 
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The leader of the Dawa party, MP Ali al-Alak, expected on Thursday that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will have a second term as prime minister. 

"Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has a strong chance to take over as prime minister again after the May elections," al-Aalak told Al-Ghad Press.

"Abadi is the favorite among all the political figures for this position and is therefore just around the corner from the second term," he said. 

He explained that "through the extrapolations of political figures, the person Abadi has the qualifications to renew confidence as prime minister, especially as he led the country in a critical period and succeeded."
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Abadi struggle Maliki: the last days «Dawa» in power?

In Politics  April 28, 2018 on the struggle of Abadi al-Maliki: the last days of «da'wa» in power? Closed 81 visits

 
 

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On May 12, Iraq is witnessing the fourth election cycle after the US occupation in 2003. Talk begins with alliances and candidate programs, and does not end with asking about the next prime minister. A question that is doubly important today, considering that the Islamic Dawa party, which has held the post of prime minister since 2005, is witnessing a big rift among its leaders, who are locked in two rival lists. Nuri al-Maliki and Haidar al-Abadi and with them, want to stay in power, each in his own way, and from his perspective, and according to his calculations. The rivalry marks the possibility of the party coming out of power, and at the same time warns of the difficulty of reviving it. The two sides share accusations of corruption and inability to build a state that reflects the aspirations of Iraqis. Maliki sees his successor as a legislator for the American return, and is keen on Saudi openness. Abadi is trying, according to those close to him, to reform what his predecessor has left, hoping a new mandate that will prove himself capable of running the country.

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10 minutes ago, nannab said:

Hopefully the Iraq's remember Malarki did nothing in his two terms

for the people.  🤞

I absolutely see no good coming out of this election if this guy is elected or has any influence in government moving forward.  

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