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17-11-2019 12:03 PM
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Member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee Hanin al-Qadu, on Sunday, what will be paid MPs and presidencies in accordance with the standards of the abolition of concessions.

Al-Qadu told Al-Akhbariya that the new salaries of deputies after the law to cancel the privileges of officials will be nominal salary of five million dinars with the abolition of hospitality wages of two million dinars.

He added that "the reduction will affect the salaries of the three presidencies and members of judicial bodies and the number of protections accompanying the deputies will also be reduced in order to reduce the amounts spent," noting that "the law is ready to vote and will be passed next week during the parliament session because of a political consensus on it."

 The supreme religious authority in Najaf stressed yesterday in the Friday sermon that the government derives its legitimacy, in non-authoritarian regimes and the like, from the people, and there is no one to grant it legitimacy. Hence, it is important to accelerate the adoption of a fair electoral law that restores citizens' confidence in the electoral process, does not bias political parties and currents, and gives a real opportunity to change the forces that have ruled the country over the past years, if the people want to change them and replace new faces.

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The new election law prevents top government officials from running, Prime Minister 's Information Office spokeswoman Asif Moussa said on Sunday.

"The new election law prevents top government officials, even a general director, from running for parliament, until after leaving office for at least two years," the official news agency quoted Moussa as saying.

She added that "the new election law prevents the winner from switching from the House of Representatives to fill the post of minister or the rank of minister," noting that "the new election law reduces the number of deputies and requires the Commission to announce the results quickly."

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Release date:: 2019-11-17 21:57  242 times read
Reveal the date of the presentation of the new election law in parliament and confirm its amendment
(Baghdad: Euphrates News) revealed the parliamentary legal committee, on Sunday, the date of presentation of the new election law in parliament, while confirmed its intention to amend some of its paragraphs.
"The new election law arrived today formally to the commission and we briefed it quickly," said Mohammed al-Ghazi, deputy chairman of the commission. "The committee held a session to discuss the bill on Monday and then send it to the House of Representatives for presentation on its agenda." Next Tuesday. "
"As for the others' position on the law and its objection, it was only on the paragraph of the electoral system, because we wished the Council of Ministers to take into consideration the demands of the demonstrators and make the system individually, where the winners get the highest votes; The parties. "
"Whether the version that came from my presidency or the ministers will be amended in any way within the House of Representatives, and the final version of the election law will be in the hands of parliament," Ghazzi said. There are more than 30 legal experts who oversaw the drafting.
Regarding the postponement of the local elections, Al-Ghazzi explained, "What reached us the law of parliamentary elections and we have not reached the moment the local elections law." To move towards abolishing the provincial councils. "
Regarding the suspension of the membership of other deputies to parliamentary sessions, al-Ghazzi said, "The membership of other deputies is suspended by attending the sessions in case there are laws that affect the demands of the demonstrators.
"We have not waived the process of questioning Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi and there are legal procedures to follow," he said. Dedicated to the interest of the state and not to the Sadrists. "
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Date:: 2019/11/17 20:23 • 237 times read • Published in section: Political News
Al-Hadithi for Euphrates: The list of names of special grades will be sent soon to the parliament
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Date:: 2019-11-17 20:18 • 269 times read • Published in section: Political News
Al-Hadithi for Euphrates: The new election law prevents senior officials from running
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Date: 2019/11/17 20:39  711 times read
Parliamentary source: determine the next parliament session and its schedule is full of important votes
{Baghdad: Euphrates News} Parliamentary source revealed, the determination of the next parliament session.
The source told (Euphrates News), "The Presidency of the House of Representatives, set the day after Tuesday to hold a meeting, and has been determined laws to be voted on."
"These laws are the Integrity and Graft Law, the Amendment of Provincial and District Councils Law, the Proposed Abolition of Privileges for Senior Officials Act, the Unified Pension Law, the Health Insurance Law, and the National Olympic Committee Law," he said.
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Amendment to Iraqi corruption law to tackle prevalent graft within government: diplomat

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Amendment to Iraqi corruption law to tackle prevalent graft within government: diplomat
A female protester waves an Iraqi flag during ongoing anti-government demonstrations, Baghdad, Nov. 1, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)
 
 

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A member of Iraq’s integrity committee in the council of representatives announced on Saturday the preparation of a project to amend the law of the Iraqi Commission of Integrity to fight corruption.

October’s deadly and Iraqi-wide demonstrations saw two weeks of pause midway through the month but continue today as protestors demand action against corruption that is widespread throughout governmental institutions in the country.

Handren Lazgin, a member of the Iraqi integrity committee in the Iraqi Parliament, announced that the project to amend the Iraqi Integrity Commission law is ready for voting in the parliament.

“If voted on, it will enable the commission to effectively act against corruption and take legal action and punish those charged with corruption,” Lazgin said.

“There are several open cases of corruption in the commission of integrity; however, most of them refer back to the previous governments in Iraq,” he noted, adding that “the current government, under the leadership of Adil Abdul Mahdi, has stood against corruption the most in comparison to the previous ones.”  

Since demonstrations in Baghdad and other major Iraqi cities began in early October, at least 320 people have been killed on both sides and over 15,000 wounded amid a violent crackdown by security forces. International observers and human rights organizations have widely condemned the use of force.

Demonstrations continue as protesters are calling for an end to the economic woes of the public and a complete governmental overhaul amid shortages of public services, high rates of unemployment, and chronic institutional corruption.

Editing by Karzan Sulaivany

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6 laws in one session??

Ya right!!!

Who do they think they are kidding?

They can’t even get a session in place let alone pass a law. 

6 laws is many multiple years of work

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9 hours ago, yota691 said:
Date: 2019/11/17 20:39  711 times read
Parliamentary source: determine the next parliament session and its schedule is full of important votes
{Baghdad: Euphrates News} Parliamentary source revealed, the determination of the next parliament session.
The source told (Euphrates News), "The Presidency of the House of Representatives, set the day after Tuesday to hold a meeting, and has been determined laws to be voted on."
"These laws are the Integrity and Graft Law, the Amendment of Provincial and District Councils Law, the Proposed Abolition of Privileges for Senior Officials Act, the Unified Pension Law, the Health Insurance Law, and the National Olympic Committee Law," he said.


Oh hell, they forgot the retirement law. 

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The Iraqi Council of Representatives, on Monday, the agenda of the meeting on Tuesday.

According to the document below, "the table includes the vote on six bills and the first reading of two bills."
 
 
 
 
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Parliamentary Legal: Parliament intends to pass a large legislative package

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The Parliamentary Legal Committee announced on Monday the existence of a large legislative package of laws that the House of Representatives intends to pass during the coming period, while identifying four laws that take priority in the legislation.

"There are laws that do not have political differences that must be legislated as soon as they are in the interest of building the state," said Hussein al-Oqabi, a member of the committee.

He stressed the need to accelerate the legislation of the Social Insurance Law and Health Insurance Law and the Federal Court and the Council of Reconstruction and a number of other laws.

He added that "there are dozens of laws within the House of Representatives should be efficient to pass legislation as soon as possible and included in the agenda," noting that "the Council has a number of laws and a few reform laws." Finished / 25 h

https://www.almaalomah.com/2019/11/18/438340/

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18-11-2019 12:14 PM
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A member of the parliamentary legal committee Salim Hamza, said Monday that the completion of a project from where this will contribute to ending the authority of the parties over the Iraqi money and will enable Iraq to bring 200 billion dollars.

Hamza told "news", that "the completion of a project from where this will contribute to ending the authority of the parties over the Iraqi money, and will enable Iraq to bring 200 billion dollars."

"The new Integrity Act can unify the fight against corruption in the country," he added.

The supreme religious authority in Najaf stressed yesterday in the Friday sermon that the government derives its legitimacy, in non-authoritarian regimes and the like, from the people, and there is no one to grant it legitimacy. Hence, it is important to accelerate the adoption of a fair electoral law that restores citizens' confidence in the electoral process, does not bias political parties and currents, and gives a real opportunity to change the forces that have ruled the country over the past years, if the people want to change them and replace new faces.

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Parliamentary Sports: The Olympic law will be put to a vote tomorrow to avoid international sanctions

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Baghdad / .. Chairman of the Committee on Youth and Parliamentary Sports, Abbas Aliwi, on Monday announced the proposal of the law of the Iraqi National Olympic Committee to vote in the House of Representatives on Tuesday to avoid sanctions on Iraqi sports.

"The draft law has been prepared by the committee for the purpose of voting in order to pass it within the deadline set by the International Olympic Committee, which expires on the 30th of this month," Allawi said in a statement received.

He noted that "voting on the law within the deadline will avoid Iraqi sports sanctions that may amount to deprivation of the International Olympic Committee."

"The Committee on Youth and Sports has held a series of meetings with the concerned sports authorities and hosted sports figures and representatives of the Ministry of Sports and the Iraqi Olympic Committee for the purpose of submitting observations in order to mature the proposal of the law and vote on it in order to serve the Iraqi sport as it was an important laws that were blocked During the last parliamentary sessions. "

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Monday 18 November 2019 03:32 PM
The number of readings: 44

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Baghdad / .. Chairman of the Committee on Youth and Parliamentary Sports, Abbas Aliwi, on Monday announced the proposal of the law of the Iraqi National Olympic Committee to vote in the House of Representatives on Tuesday to avoid sanctions on Iraqi sports.

"The draft law has been prepared by the committee for the purpose of voting in order to pass it within the deadline set by the International Olympic Committee, which expires on the 30th of this month," Allawi said in a statement received.

He noted that "voting on the law within the deadline will avoid Iraqi sports sanctions that may amount to deprivation of the International Olympic Committee."

"The Committee on Youth and Sports has held a series of meetings with the concerned sports authorities and hosted sports figures and representatives of the Ministry of Sports and the Iraqi Olympic Committee for the purpose of submitting observations in order to mature the proposal of the law and vote on it in order to serve the Iraqi sport as it was an important laws that were blocked During the last parliamentary sessions. "

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A new law for the elections of the Council of Representatives in Iraq reduces the age of running

A new law for the elections of the Council of Representatives in Iraq reduces the age of running
Iraqi Council of Representatives
 18 November 2019 03:21 PM

Mubasher: The Iraqi government announced on Monday to refer a new draft law to the Council of Representatives elections to the Council.

In a statement, the government said the law works to ensure that the results more accurately reflect the wishes of voters and to encourage wider participation of young people in the political process .

The Iraqi government revealed in its statement that the new draft law for the elections of the Council of Representatives reduces the age of nomination from 30 years to 25 years, and reduces the number of deputies from 329 to 251 members.

The government said that according to the new draft electoral law, any candidate, party or bloc in an open list is prohibited from moving to any coalition, party or other list until after the formation of the new government.

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Economy News - Baghdad:

The House of Representatives is currently working on a third amendment to the law of the Central Bank of Iraq, including the change of 8 articles in the law.

The House of Representatives read the third amendment to the law of the Central Bank of Iraq one reading at its previous session.

The amendment aims to form a court called the Banking Business Court, which will be headed by a judge and two judges.

The Banking Business Court will also consider an action to cancel or amend the order or decision to impose administrative penalties and claims related to the custody, rehabilitation, liquidation and judicial custody of banks, and the determination of guardianship, guardian, liquidator, judicial guard and rehabilitation procedures shall be subject to court supervision.

In amended article 67, it recommends that orders and decisions issued by the Central Bank remain in force unless a court order to suspend executive proceedings or issue a cancellation or amendment order.

However, article 68 confirms that the orders issued by the court shall be subject to appeal by way of grievance within three days of being notified or considered as an amount before the court.The decision issued by the court shall be subject to appeal before the competent court of appeal as discriminatory within seven days from the date of notification or as an amount.

In article 70, the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure and the Evidence Act are in force when there is no provision in this Act.

 

Click here to read the Third Amendment to the Central Bank Law 

 
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The first deputy speaker of parliament Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, Monday, that the coming period will see the adoption of laws representing the essence of political reform and the real change that the people aspire to.

"The deputy speaker chaired today a meeting of the parliamentary legal committee to discuss the two draft laws mentioned above in preparation for their reading during Tuesday's session," Al-Kaabi said in a statement received by Alsumaria News.
 

Al Kaabi explained during the meeting that "the next few years will witness the enactment of a number of important laws such as the law of elections for the Iraqi Council of Representatives and the law of the Independent High Electoral Commission," stressing that "the two laws are a fundamental pillar and the essence of political reform and change that the people aspire to."

He pointed out that "tomorrow's session, will include reading the above two laws to discuss and vote on them during the coming sessions, adding that" the Council will also adopt tomorrow a series of important legislation and affect the need of the citizen and the fulfillment of its demands such as the law of retirement and the abolition of privileges of officials and health insurance and integrity.
 

Al-Kaabi pointed out that "the people should have an opinion on all laws that will be enacted within the council to see all the articles contained therein."
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Here's the agenda for the next session. Call into session, break for lunch, take a week off for a made up holiday.:rake:   :facepalm2:

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15 minutes ago, md11fr8dawg said:

take a week off for a made up holiday.

 

To be fair, "Emergency Holidays", do not require govermental approval but by the constitution, do require a shortfall subsidy for the Parliament Cafeteria.

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The first deputy speaker of parliament Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, Monday, that the coming period will see the adoption of laws representing the essence of political reform and the real change that the people aspire to.

"The deputy speaker chaired today a meeting of the parliamentary legal committee to discuss the two draft laws mentioned above in preparation for their reading during Tuesday's session," Al-Kaabi said in a statement received by Alsumaria News.
 

Al Kaabi explained during the meeting that "the next few years will witness the enactment of a number of important laws such as the law of elections for the Iraqi Council of Representatives and the law of the Independent High Electoral Commission," stressing that "the two laws are a fundamental pillar and the essence of political reform and change that the people aspire to."

He pointed out that "tomorrow's session, will include reading the above two laws to discuss and vote on them during the coming sessions, adding that" the Council will also adopt tomorrow a series of important legislation and affect the need of the citizen and the fulfillment of its demands such as the law of retirement and the abolition of privileges of officials and health insurance and integrity.
 

Al-Kaabi pointed out that "the people should have an opinion on all laws that will be enacted within the council to see all the articles contained therein."

Tomorrow after tomorrow.. hahahahahahha

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“ the coming period “ - here we go again :facepalm:

 

They really don’t know how and/or care how pathetic and useless they look to the rest of the world  

Iraq isn’t a country-it’s a Front for the biggest money laundering corporation in the world. Bet you UN, IMF & WB Big knobs get a piece of that action. Virtually no oversight for nearly 16 years tells it all.

 

 

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Parliament is voting today on an important package of laws

 
Baghdad / Al-Sabah / Omar Abdul Latif
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The House of Representatives on Tuesday witnessed an unprecedented event to vote on a package of important laws at once, as the House is scheduled to vote on six important laws are: (Law abolishing the financial privileges of officials in the Iraqi state and amend the law of provincial council elections and the laws of unified retirement and health insurance and amendment law The Integrity Commission “Illegal Graft”), the Council is also the first reading of the Electoral Commission and the election law of the House of Representatives, and confirmed the first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives Hassan Karim Kaabi, that the coming period will see the adoption of laws representing the essence of political reform and change My anxiety that the people aspire to.
Al-Kaabi, during his chairmanship on Monday, a meeting of the Parliamentary Legal Committee: "The next few years will witness a number of important laws such as the law of elections for the Iraqi Council of Representatives and the Law of the Independent High Electoral Commission," stressing that "the two laws are a fundamental pillar and the essence of political reform and change that is looking forward to The people. "
He pointed out that "the session (Tuesday) will include reading the above two laws to discuss and vote on them during the coming sessions, adding that" the Council will also approve in the meeting a series of important legislation and the need of the citizen and the fulfillment of its demands such as the law of retirement and the abolition of the privileges of officials and health insurance and integrity.
Fadhel Jaber, a member of the Fatah alliance, said that "the parliamentary and legal committees have finalized the drafting of amendments to the general pension law and have been submitted to the presidency," stressing that "the Council will vote (Tuesday) on the pension law," as confirmed by the Chairman of the Youth Committee "The proposal of the law of the Iraqi Olympic Committee will be put to a vote at (Tuesday) session to avoid international sanctions on Iraqi sports," Abbas Alaiwi said in a statement.
On the other hand, a spokesman for the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers Haider Majeed told "morning": "The projects installed in the government program voted by the House of Representatives with the beginning of the formation of the government is going as planned despite the exceptional conditions experienced by the country and demonstrations and cut some roads ".
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Unveiling the main advantages of the new election law

 
Baghdad / Al-Sabah: 
The Information Office of the Prime Minister said on Sunday that the new draft electoral law sent by the government to the House of Representatives includes many advantages, and meets the demands that call for the independence of the Commission and the amendment of the electoral system through the adoption of specific mechanisms to allow the formation of commissions and the secondment of members from various professional parties, The Prime Minister's Office said that according to the new law will reduce the seats in the House of Representatives to 251, and allow young people to run by lowering the age of nomination to 25 years, and that the law prevents senior officials in the government and even a Director General from running for the House of Representatives, only after Leave the position for at least two years.
The official spokeswoman of the Information Office of Prime Minister Dr. Asifa Moussa told the Iraqi News Agency "conscious": "The new law guarantees the independence of the Commission from political quotas through the adoption of specific mechanisms to allow the formation of commissions and the assignment of its members from various professional parties, namely the Supreme Judicial Council and the Shura Council State, the Office of Financial Supervision and professors of the faculties of political science and information technology. ”
 
Independent Commission
She pointed out that “the law will remove the Commission completely from the authority of the House of Representatives and the Council of Ministers, whether appointment or dismissal, as the appointment of general directors of the power of the Council of Commissioners and the power of the House of Representatives and ministers to appoint them, and will reduce the number of general managers to seven directors from 38 general managers She stressed that "the law obliges the Commission to announce the electoral data and the speed of the announcement of the results."
Dr. Moussa explained that “in the light of the new law will reduce the seats in the House of Representatives to 251, and allow young people to run by reducing the age of nomination to 25 years,” and explained that “the new law prevents senior government officials to the Director General from running for the House of Representatives, After leaving the position for a period of not less than two years, and prevents the winner from switching from the House of Representatives to fill the post of minister or the rank of minister.
In a detailed interview to "conscious" about the new law, the official spokesman for the Prime Minister's Office, Dr. Saad al-Hadithi: "The bill includes the assignment of three judges nominated by the Supreme Judicial Council, and an adviser from the State Council has a service of not less than 10 years," pointing He pointed out that "the draft law mandated the assignment of two academic professors specializing in political science and information technology to be nominated by the Deanship of Colleges through a committee of experts specialized in developmental affairs and hold the title (professor) provided that their service should not be less than 15 years." She is a woman as a chartered accountant nominated by the Diwan al Financial control, not less than 15 years of service. ”
He added that "all delegates according to the draft law must be politically independent and reside in Iraq," noting that "the names to be approved will be sent to the presidency to issue a presidential decree after which the president and members of the Board of Commissioners will be sworn before the President of the Supreme Judicial Council." ”.
 
Highlights of the law
On the most important points in the new election law, which was voted on by the Council of Ministers at its last session and sent to the House of Representatives, he said: “The law stipulates that the applicant to stand for election must have completed the age of 25 when running, and is not entitled to hold the following positions to run for elections, They are (the President and his deputies, the Prime Minister and his deputies, the ministers and deputy ministers, heads of independent bodies and their deputies, heads of entities not associated with a ministry and their deputies, advisors, governors and deputies, presidents and members of provincial councils, special grades, general managers). ''
Al-Hadithi added: “Those who hold the following positions in the judiciary shall not be eligible to stand for election (judges, members of the prosecution), members of the armed forces and security services shall not be eligible to run in the elections, and members of the Board of Commissioners and holders of senior positions in the Electoral Commission and Commission staff shall not be eligible to nominate. For the elections, those who enter a single list are excluded from the amount of participation insurance.
He added, “The House of Representatives consists of 251 seats, including 9 seats for quota (five for Christians, 1 for Sabeans, 1 for Yazidis, 1 for Faili Kurds and 1 for Shabak). The votes that each of them have received and is considered to be the winner of the highest number of votes.
The Spokesman for the Prime Minister's Office said that “the Electoral Commission will adopt the electronic results acceleration devices and in the event of an appeal to any polling station or polling station is committed to re-counting and manual counting, and that the migrant is entitled to vote in the place where he lives and vote for his original constituency from which he was abandoned, Iraqis abroad vote for their constituencies, as well as conducting a fingerprint interruption of private and public voting, withdrawing the voter card from the voters in the special vote immediately after their vote, and returning them through their units later to prevent the possibility that someone who voted for the special vote would go to vote again. Z year to vote. "
He concluded by saying that it is not entitled to any deputy or party or bloc registered in an open list winning elections to move to a coalition, party, bloc or other list only after the formation of the government, and no candidate winning the election to nominate a minister or to fill the post of minister In the electoral cycle in which he won. ”
 
Standing walk 
In addition, the alliance announced on Sunday refused to participate in the amendment of the election law, which was sent by the President of the Republic, Barham Saleh, being devoted to the quota of parties again.
Alliance MP Alaa al-Rubaie said in an interview: "The law sent by the President of the Republic to the House of Representatives is rejected by us altogether being a St. Lego system," adding that "the law does not meet the aspirations of the demonstrators, and therefore should search for a new law displaces the class The current political, "indicating that" the election law must be written by the people and not by the parties and the three presidencies, "he said.
Hikma MP Hassan Fadim, in turn, envisaged sending a new election law indicating that early elections were planned.
Fadam said in an interview: "The government sent a new draft of the electoral law to the parliament indicates the intention to hold early elections," noting that "it is not possible to discuss the new law proposal without referring to the demonstrators and taking their demands towards him." He added that "if the proposal of the law on the elections of provincial councils we have to wait for new legislation on the position of those councils and the opposite will provoke demonstrators because it violates the most prominent demands that call for the abolition of those councils."
 
Provincial councils
On a related matter, a member of the Wasit Provincial Council, Ghaleb Al-Rudaini, said that the Administrative Judicial Court set the second of next December as a date to decide the fate of the continuation of the provincial councils or not.
Al-Rudaini said in an interview: "Some of the provincial councils submitted an appeal to the Administrative Judicial Court regarding the parliament's decision to suspend the work of the provincial councils until new elections are held," adding that "the judiciary set a date on the second of December next to resolve the fate of the provincial councils, either by continuing Or stop it from working and proceed with the parliament's decision. ”
He explained that "the decision of the Administrative Court will be binding on all provincial councils, and not for those who have filed an appeal against the decision of Parliament, as the appeal was submitted by a number of councils and not all, but the decision will oblige all councils to either return to work or stop."
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The new election law

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The new election law

 
Mohammed Abdul Jabbar Carp
 
On November 12, the Council of Ministers issued Resolution No. 412 approving a new election law that will replace Law No. 45 of 2013. It appears that the Cabinet version will replace the President of the Republic, which merged three laws into one law. The draft has been sent to the House of Representatives for voting according to the mechanism adopted in the House.
This step comes after the voices of citizens raised the need to legislate a fair and fair election law. This requirement was supported by the Supreme Religious Authority in many sermons.
The terms of reference of the fair law are as follows:
1. Restores citizens' confidence in the electoral process
2. It does not prejudice political parties and currents;
3. It gives a real opportunity to change the forces that have ruled the country over the past years
The bill consists of 50 points. In a closer reading of the project it is clear that he did not meet these conditions despite the existence of some positive points in it.
The main thing missing in the project is that it did not embrace the idea of individual elections that most citizens demand. The draft law kept the election method on the list, dividing Iraq into 18 electoral districts according to the provinces in Iraq. Although the law approved the nomination on the single list, but keeping the constituencies unchanged reduces the chances of winning the individual lists that will have to compete party lists in the whole province. Individual elections require Iraq to be divided into regional constituencies with an equal number of parliamentary seats, narrowing the electoral competition to the narrowest possible range, enabling individual candidates to contest a fair and competitive election. This is not provided by the proposed bill. Article 15 is the most important article in the draft law as it relates to the distribution of electoral votes among candidates. To simplify the matter, I say that the article mentioned the division of parliamentary seats in advance between parties and individuals equally, giving each team a percentage of 50%. This division is based on an unproven presumption that parties represent 50% of the population. 
There is no evidence. It was supposed to leave the distribution of parliamentary seats to the votes of the voters themselves without arbitrary sharing in advance. This is proof that the political class rejects the individual election, because it fears that it will dismantle the political fiefdoms imposed by the method of election on the list. Article 13 reduced the number of deputies to 251. This is in line with the demands of the public. But this definition is like mine in the bill because it needs a constitutional amendment and cannot pass a law. This means that the current deputies will have two things: either to cancel this article, or postpone the adoption of the bill until the amendment of the Constitution. I do not know whether this issue missed the authors of the project or whether they deliberately put it as a mine in the project. The bill did not mention the MPs' job status. The draft was supposed to mention that the deputy returns to his previous job after the end of his membership in parliament, provided that the period of prosecution for the purposes of promotion and retirement for his previous job. Deputies who were not employees of the state are not entitled to a pension. As regards the requirement of the certificate, the preparatory certificate is mentioned as a minimum. This limit does not make the deputy qualified to legislate laws and it was better to require a university degree (BA), especially since the new parliament will be charged with preparing the draft amendment to the Constitution.
Article 6 prohibited the holders of high positions and special grades from the Director General and above and up to the President of the Republic from nominating for elections to the House of Representatives. This involves both pros and cons. I don't know if the author of the project was paying attention. This needs further discussion.
The most important point in the bill is that it reveals that its authors are not aware of the concerns of the Iraqi street and therefore it does not achieve a satisfactory response to their legitimate aspirations for change and reform.
That's what I showed from the first reading of the bill.
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Parliament is holding an evening session today that may witness an unprecedented event
(Baghdad: Euphrates News) The House of Representatives, its regular session on Tuesday evening.
The House session may witness an unprecedented event by voting on an important package of laws at once.
The Council is scheduled to vote on six important laws: (Law on the abolition of financial privileges of officials in the state and amend the law of the elections of the provincial councils and the law of unified retirement and health insurance and the amendment of the Commission on Integrity - the first reading of the law) Parliament.
The vote coincides with the largest public pressure after 2003, where popular demonstrations have continued in the country since the beginning of last month demanding reforms, fighting corruption and improving the living and service conditions.
The pressure prompted 12 political forces at a meeting on Monday to agree on important decisions and recommendations to demand the protesters' demands and ease the crisis. The government, led by Adel Abdel Mahdi, has only 45 days to implement its promised reforms. 
The meeting was attended by alliance of conquest, victory coalition, the rule of law, the coalition of Iraqi forces, the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, the stream of wisdom, the National Coalition, the Salvation and Development Front, the National Tender Bloc, the National Contract Block and the Turkmen Front, and the absence of the Alliance.
Participants in the meeting agreed on six resolutions and recommendations in addition to five important proposals, while threatening to withdraw confidence from the government and hold early elections if it shows the inability of the government or the House of Representatives to implement the articles and steps mentioned within the timings indicated.
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