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@Half Crazy Runner posted a comment on my weekly chat that I responded to.

 

This article is very relevant. Here's the post, and my response:

 

Many thanks @Adam Montana

I have a question - I’ve heard rumors that the acting PM Saleh might possibly be appointed as the new Prime Minister. Is this something that could happen? And if so, what is your opinion of him?


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I'd be fine with him, but I'm not putting my money on that end result. Here's why: I don't think he wants it.

 

There's a chance that if they don't pick a replacement by TODAY, Saleh could be forced into the role for 15 days.

 

As a matter of Politics, Saleh doesn't want to be "named" in this role - he wants to have influence in this role.

 

So if for any reason he IS forced into this role, I think he's going to act as quickly as possible to get out of it.

 

It's better to control the position than to be named in it.

 

Those of us who understand OSI, also understand this.

 

Nonetheless, he is certainly a person to watch. :twothumbs:

 

Good and insightful comment, I must say!

 

:tiphat: 

 

 

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Iraq deadline to appoint PM looms, protesters unyielding

 

Iraq has been rocked by weeks of anti-government protests in Baghdad and the Shiite-majority south. (Photo: AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

BAGHDAD: Iraqi political leaders faced a midnight deadline on Thursday (Dec 19) to choose a new prime minister to run a country shaken by months of unprecedented street protests that have left hundreds dead.

If parliament fails to propose a candidate from inter-party negotiations to replace outgoing Adel Abdel Mahdi, then President Barham Saleh has the right to appoint a premier himself.

 

But if lawmakers do not approve his choice and the post remains vacant at midnight, then the constitution will place Saleh himself in the role, though for just 15 days.

The current parliament is the most divided in Iraq's recent history. On Wednesday, deputies failed to agree on amending the electoral law - the only significant reform proposed by authorities to appease protester demands -- rescheduling it to its next meeting on Monday.

Following elections last year, no bloc was able to establish the majority necessary to put its nomination for premier to a vote.

Instead, the parties agreed on an independent candidate with no base of his own - Abdel Mahdi.

 

Despite his resignation, protests have continued in the face of brutal repression, killings and abductions, and a chilly winter.

UNYIELDING PROTESTERS

Several names for the premiership are still circulating hours before the expiration of the constitutional deadline.

But all are insiders in a political system rejected in its entirety by protesters, who also oppose the growing influence of Iran, a powerbroker in Iraqi politics.

Outgoing higher education minister Qusay al-Suhail has for several weeks been presented by officials as the candidate of Iran.

 

A former key member of Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr's movement, Suhail rejoined the State of Law Alliance of former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki - close to Iran and enemy of Sadr - and seems to become the favourite for the premiership.

But nothing is sure after weeks where each day a leading candidate ends up being dismissed. In Baghdad's Tahrir Square, posters display the rejected candidates with their faces crossed out in red.

On Wednesday, Mohammed al-Soudani, a former minister and ex-governor, presented himself in Najaf to be endorsed by Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani - longtime kingmaker in Iraqi politics. But he was rejected, according to sources in the Shiite shrine city.

Wary of the anger on the street, the 89-year-old cleric, the highest religious authority for the majority of Iraqi Shiites, had already said he did not want to be involved in the formation of the new government.

11TH HOUR ASSET

Several politicians told AFP that Saleh held a card for the 11th hour: intelligence chief Moustafa al-Kazemi, a shadowy figure seen as backed by the United States.

On Wednesday, Fayeq al-Sheikh Ali - an outspoken liberal lawmaker who defends the right to drink alcohol and is critical of Iraq's endemic corruption - presented his own nomination to the president.

Far from the party summits, the day before he had asked in a Twitter survey, "Should I submit my own candidacy?" to which 73 per cent of nearly 100,000 voters replied, "yes".

The security situation meanwhile has worsened, with recent rocket attacks on American bases.

Ten security incidents in under two months have prompted the United States to send military reinforcements to the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, home to its embassy.

US diplomatic staff have been reduced, with the consulate in Basra closed.

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The formation of the government … Iraq’s continuing dilemma.

 
 

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The crisis of the Iraqi regime is deepening day after day due to the popular protests in which the various political and security means have not succeeded in stopping it .And regarding the intractability of appointing PM to succeed the resigned Adel Abdel Mahdi, as this resignation instead of leading to a way to calm the street, it has turned into a dilemma that might bring the regime to the abyss of the fall.

After the Iraqi President, Barham Salih, extended the deadline for choosing a candidate to take over the task of forming the government, until next Thursday, there are only 72 hours left for political forces to agree on the name of the prime minister of the seventh government since the American occupation of Iraq in 2003, amid growing public rejection of all party candidates to take the post . At a time when the street’s rejection of all the names whose names were leaked as a candidate for the position is no longer the only obstacle to filling the governmental void,2 but the sharp differences between the political parties and traditional competitors for power increased the complexity of the process of searching for a successor to Abd al-Mahdi that would be compatible with these groups and capable of marketing by the angry street.

On a political level, the Alliance of Sa’aroon, which is supported by Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, and the Alliance of al-Nasir led by former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, refused on Sunday to nominate any party member to head the next government. This refusal came in response to the circulation of the name of the resigned leader from the Islamic Dawa Party and MP in Parliament Muhammad Shi’a Al-Sudani as a candidate for prime minister.

Sudani’s presidency of the government in relation to Sadr and Abadi means the return of their archenemy, former Prime Minister and leader of the Dawa Party, Nuri al-Maliki, by force to power, even it is indirectly.
Iraqis went to the polls several times after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, but this did not produce stability, and did not open the door to prosperity. Hundreds of billions of dollars evaporated. When people protested, “death squads” went to the arenas to kill them . Painful facts. Some of those who danced with joy around Saddam’s body showed in their practices that they were Saddam from vein to vein. Nobody yearns for the time of the “Inspiring Leader”. Disasters of his reign are visible and it’s still fresh. But what is the size of the human and economic losses suffered by Iraq in the post Saddam era?

And by following the current developments taking place in the country, the formation of the new government tends to be in the benefit of the demonstrators who exerted pressure on the caretaker government headed by Adel Abdel-Mahdi until its resignation, according to followers of Iraqi affairs, that the government’s resignation did not come at the request of large or small blocs but rather in response to the popular movement .

And they explained that “the political blocs violated the constitution when it brought the government of Abdul-Mahdi without revealing the name of the largest bloc that is being talked about now,” pointing out that “the government resigned with the pressure of the street, and the natural thing now is that the largest bloc is the people.”

And that “the most appropriate for the Iraqi situation now is the formation of a rescue government, because the country is going through unnatural conditions, but the opinions of the political forces do not go in this direction, so it is necessary to go towards another option, which is the formation of an interim government according to the will of the people that undertakes several tasks, most notably the enactment of a fair elections law, and the formation of a new elections commission, after which the parliament will be dissolved and go toward early elections.

Yesterday, Sunday, leader of the “National Coalition”, Iyad Allawi, called on the President of the Republic for the next government to be “mini and temporary whose ceiling does not exceed one year and does not run for elections, but rather prepares for fair and transparent elections with a new election law”, stressing, in a message addressed to Salih, on the need to accelerate finding the solution to the current crisis.

On the other hand, the “al-Bina” coalition insists on being the largest bloc in parliament, as the alliance’s deputy, Mohamed Al-Baldawi, said that “al-Bina ” is the largest number and will nominate the candidate for prime minister.

The protesters insist on a basic condition that excludes all party candidates from the mandate to head the new government. The slogans of the demonstrations in Baghdad and the provinces agreed to reject all the names proposed by the parties, with the necessity of assigning the government to an independent figure whom the protesters would be satisfied with.

Observers of the Iraqi issue believe that “appointing a prime minister by the political class will be a factor in escalating the protests, and the forces of corruption are well aware of this,” stating that “everything that the corrupt endorses does not mean the demonstrators, and the demonstrations and sit-ins will remain until the last corrupt in Iraq is toppled.” Therefore, the appointment of a prime minister by the current political class does not mean the demonstrators. And they continued, that “putting up the name of the Sudani is an underestimation by the political parties and powers, and may lead to serious repercussions on the field situation,” indicating that “the Iranians should lift their hand this time, and let the Iraqis do what they want, not what is dictated to them through the political blocs that are loyal to ” Iran, ”adding that“ the greatest rejection of the Sudani is no longer due to his being a former minister or a leader in the Dawa Party, as much as provoking the Iraqis to the return of Soleimani to Iraq again to draw what he wants and imposes the Sudani on them. ”

Followers of the Iraqi issue also see that the political impasse continues in Soleimani’s inability to find a substitute prime minister for Abdel Mahdi in the face of the uprising insistence on nominating a prime minister with popular characteristics and there is no role for the parties in his nomination, but the issue in Soleimani’s view is not a choice but lies in his fear that achieving the demands of the masses in choosing the prime minister which can lead to the fall of the dominoes in the demands of dissolving parliament and the electoral law and amending the constitution by the way of removing parties, and this is what worries the Iranian regime.

They added that the Iranian military provocations to the American military presence in Iraq, which were recently repeated, were met with strong reactions from the American administration, Ali Khamenei understands more than others its significance in relation to the political chaos inside Iraq, and the possibility of accelerating its dismantling after Tehran was forced to withdraw from Iraq. Despite Iranian arrogances because of the Iranian weapons piles in the hands of thousands of poor followers on the Iraqi soil and monitored from American eyes, but Tehran is afraid to go to the last half in the military confrontation that ends its presence in Iraq amid an Iraqi people’s welcome.

And they continued that what is happening in Iraq today is a reduction of the blood’s decision that the regime chose after the choice of corruption and looting from 2003 until today, and for this reason the historical moment opened to the people, and the hour of Qassem Soleimani’s departure from Iraq is not far away, and he will cry over his terrorist past while he was implementing the project of eliminating the youth, displacing the people of Mosul, Salah al-Din, Diyala, Fallujah and Jurf Sakhar from their homes, and moving between the Iraqi mounds and valleys, boasting and healing with the people of Iraq, but his grandfather Kisra had previously bid farewell to his palace defeated in the city of Al-Madaen in eastern Baghdad.

What the political class thinks today will not be possible tomorrow. This is because the crisis, despite all the regional and international ambiguities surrounding it, was and is still Iraqi and have not been exposed to any attempt to internationalize.

The plight of Iraq is a comprehensive national, not in the procedures and details, and the loss of the independence of the Iraqi homeland is the greatest tragedy, which paved, and led to a comprehensive chaos that the gangs of weapons, theft and looting are ruling by proxy and originality.

The essence of the Iraq crisis is not to alter and flip the stalling formulas of the formation of the Iraqi government, nor to present a new electoral law to the House of Representatives, nor in a non-partisan judicial formation for the Electoral Commission, as these are all deceptive indications, it will not succeed in masking the miseries of the desperate wretched power system, and will not hide from the eye , the essence of the plight of Iraq, as a great country that lost its national independence, lost its prestige and dignity, and its immense fortunes were stolen from the source, and subjected to an abnormal constitution, developed by Paul Bremer, the ruler of the American occupation, and with one single purpose, is to erase the Arabism of Iraq after its marginalization, and the “constitutionalism ” of the process of dismantling Iraq , and fabricating a “federal” of fragmentation and division of the Society into rival sects, especially in the dominant Arab sector, and the conversion of religious sects into quarrelsome “nationalities” all the time.

The alphabet of national independence disappeared, the fabric of Iraqi national unity disintegrated, and the Arab characteristic backbone of the Iraqi formation was broken, and wars of displacement and sectarian separation took place between the Sunnis and Shiites of Iraq, which was instinctively realized by the Shiite uprising crowd, and their angry revolutions continued, until they culminated in the recent continuous uprising, whose youths are flocking to the death and martyrdom, to seek the restoration of the Arabism of Iraq and its liberation from the bond of dual humiliation, set by the American occupation and Iranian hegemony, and with a heroic determination apparent among the revolutionaries who want to restore Iraq to the Iraqis first. There is no value in any talk of democracy in an occupied and humiliated country, as the democracy is not a means of distraction and blindness, but rather a means of building the authority of a free people.

Iraqi Studies Unit
Rawabet Center for Research and Strategic Studies

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1 hour ago, Gunnytex said:

I have heard Shabibis name used as a possible Interim PM.  Approved by the electorate.  Let's see if that develops.

The UN & IMF certainly like him.

 

I'd take Shabibi in a heartbeat. Bring that on! :twothumbs:

 

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Wow that is really some powerful smoke you're token on...

Have you been talking to luigi1. Shabs barely escaped with his life when Maliki

fired him while he was out of the country. No way would he come back to the snake pit.

                                                                                                                                   imho

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On 12/15/2019 at 3:07 PM, DinarThug said:

Somebody Wake Up Weegie And The Gurus - Shabbi’s Hat Has Been Thrown Into The Ring ! :o 

  The Security Council condemns the crimes of the militias of Iraq and the revolutionaries present their candidates to succeed Abdul-Mahdi

 
Sunday 15 December 2019

 

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The Security Council issued a statement condemning the armed militias' continued violent approach against the Iraqis

The Council, in a statement on the evening of Saturday, December 14, 2019, expressed concern about the involvement of armed groups in the killings and kidnappings of demonstrators and activists in Iraq

On the other hand, after continuous discussions for several days in the arenas of demonstrations and sit-ins, the Iraqi revolutionaries announced a list of 3 names for their nomination to head the government to restore the homeland from Iranian hegemony to succeed the resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi

The list included retired Lieutenant-General Abdul-Ghani Al-Asadi, who fought and defeated terrorism, the impartial judge, Rahim al-Aqili, and senior economist Sinan Shabibi

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On 12/19/2019 at 7:25 PM, Gunnytex said:

I have heard Shabibis name used as a possible Interim PM.  Approved by the electorate.  Let's see if that develops.

The UN & IMF certainly like him.


Confirmed 4 Days Ago As One Of The Names Being Discussed ! ;) 

 

:D  :D  :D 

 

 

 

The Security Council condemns the crimes of the militias of Iraq and the revolutionaries present their candidates to succeed Abdul-Mahdi

 
Sunday 15 December 2019

 

Baghdad - Writings

The Security Council issued a statement condemning the armed militias' continued violent approach against the Iraqis

The Council, in a statement on the evening of Saturday, December 14, 2019, expressed concern about the involvement of armed groups in the killings and kidnappings of demonstrators and activists in Iraq

On the other hand, after continuous discussions for several days in the arenas of demonstrations and sit-ins, the Iraqi revolutionaries announced a list of 3 names for their nomination to head the government to restore the homeland from Iranian hegemony to succeed the resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi

The list included retired Lieutenant-General Abdul-Ghani Al-Asadi, who fought and defeated terrorism, the impartial judge, Rahim al-Aqili, and senior economist Sinan Shabibi

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On 12/19/2019 at 3:50 PM, Adam Montana said:

Iraq deadline to appoint PM looms, protesters unyielding


 

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After submitting two candidates, Barham Salih to the court

 

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Informed sources said that Iraqi President Barham Saleh submitted an urgent request to the Federal Court that included defining the largest bloc in Parliament to nominate the Prime Minister after the government’s resignation, submitting more than one political party to candidates for the post of Prime Minister, and the powers of the President of the Republic to reject or accept the candidates of the blocs in these Stage.

The sources confirmed that a delegation from the parties of the building bloc met Saleh to prevent him from submitting the constitutional inquiry, and led him to recognize two candidates for the construction, Qusay al-Suhail or Abd al-Hussein Abtan, for the post of prime minister to succeed the resigned prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi.  According to the sources, Saleh assured the building block delegation that he had met representatives of social demonstrations and events and that the candidates did not meet the conditions set to ensure social peace.

She added that President Saleh informed the construction delegation that he would not present either of the two names currently and would not present any of the other names offered before clarifying his role in selection as President of the Republic and protector of the constitution, and before the Federal Court decided on the mechanisms for announcing the largest bloc in this sensitive transitional stage.

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Al-Fath: The President of the Republic will announce the name of the candidate for prime minister next Sunday morning

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The Al-Fateh Alliance confirmed, on Thursday, that the President of the Republic will announce the name nominated for the formation of the government on Sunday morning from the names before him, indicating that the constitutional period has ended today and the Federal Court has cut off the official holidays from the constitutional terms.

Al-Fath Muhammad Karim told Al-Maalouma that "the political blocs presented several names that were brought up before the President of the Republic and the ball is now in Barham Salih Stadium to choose one of them."

He added that "the constitutional period ended today, Thursday," noting that "the Federal Court was inquired and confirmed that the holidays are cut off from the constitutional periods, which means that the President of the Republic will announce the name of the candidate on Sunday morning."

He explained that "the President of the Republic discusses, on Friday and Saturday, with the political blocs, the proposition of a figure that has the greatest acceptance and approval of the political blocs", stressing that "the name will be presented by the President of the Republic on Sunday morning."

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Deputy: Allawi did not receive political support to take over the prime minister and the time limit will expire without anyone being appointed

 

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On Thursday, the deputy of the Al-Fateh Alliance Fadel Al-Fatlawi confirmed that the nomination of Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi did not receive political support for the position of prime minister, while he indicated that the constitutional deadline for assigning the prime minister would expire without selecting any candidate.

Al-Fatlawi said in a statement to "Information", that "the political blocs have not reached any agreement on naming the new prime minister's personality and it has become clear by not assigning the President of the Republic the personality of the Prime Minister today," noting that "Allawi's candidacy did not have political support to take over the presidency." The ministers will be excluded from the competition list. ”

He added that "the debate is still ongoing on the personality of the Prime Minister and there are several names being studied at the present time," noting that "the constitutional deadline for assigning the Prime Minister will end without choosing any candidate for the lack of political consensus."

A number of members of the House of Representatives held a bill collecting signatures, today, Thursday, to nominate former minister Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi to take over as prime minister

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A new deadline to assign a prime minister in Iraq

 

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Iraqi officials set a late deadline of Thursday, Sunday, to nominate a candidate to assign him to form the next government, with the end of the constitutional deadline, and amid fears that the country will enter the unknown in light of the continuing protests despite the kidnappings and assassinations of activists.

In the absence of an agreement between the parliamentary blocs on the personality to which the task will be entrusted, a source in the Presidency of the Republic said, “The authorities agreed to postpone the deadline until Sunday, given that Friday and Saturday are the weekend days in Iraq.”

Parliament was unable at midnight on Thursday to give confidence to a new figure for the prime minister, while the constitution stipulates that the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, serve as the resigned president, for a period of 15 days. But before that, the parliament had before it a task, which is to present the largest parliamentary bloc with a name to the President of the Republic who then submits it to the House of Representatives for voting. The issue of the largest bloc remains problematic. The concept of the largest bloc is the coalition that includes the largest number of deputies after the elections, and it is not necessarily the coalition that wins the largest number of seats after the poll.

The largest bloc was not clear after the legislative elections in May 2018, and Adel Abdul-Mahdi was named Prime Minister at the time, with a political consensus that took place within hours, shortly after Saleh was elected president. But the task is currently difficult for any candidate to gain the confidence of Parliament and be able to meet the demands of the street and withdraw the protesters, after more than two months of demonstrations that killed about 460 people and wounded more than 20 thousand injured. In the event of a lack of consensus, the constitutional option remains in the event of a vacuum that Saleh becomes Prime Minister de facto for a period of 15 days according to Article 81 of the Constitution, provided that he assigns a new candidate.

The current parliament is the most divided in modern Iraqi history. On Wednesday, lawmakers failed to agree to redraft the election law, the largest reform the authorities introduced to the protesters, and held the session until Monday. Since the approval of the House of Representatives on the first of December of the current resignation of the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, the Stock Exchange of Politics has started trading several names, some of which were serious, and others were burnt papers to exclude them. On the other hand, US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hill met on Thursday the Iraqi President, Barham Salih, and the head of the caretaker government, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, in the capital Baghdad, amid the crisis of choosing a new prime minister for the country. Hill arrived in Iraq on Thursday for a surprise and unannounced visit.

A statement issued by the Iraqi Presidency stated that President Barham Salih received the American official at the Peace Palace in Baghdad, where they discussed “strengthening relations between the two countries, developing prospects for cooperation and joint coordination to serve mutual interests, as well as reviewing the latest developments on the regional and international arenas.” The statement quoted Hill as asserting, "His country's support for the stability and security of Iraq and the fulfillment of the aspirations of the Iraqis to live in peace, freedom and respect for Iraqi sovereignty."

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Sistani's office calls for early elections after "fair law" passed

 

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20th December, 2019


The office of the Supreme Religious Reference in Iraq, Ali Sistani, called on Friday for early elections, after more than two months of bloody protests that toppled Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and pushed to amend the election law.

The representative of the Marjaiya in the Friday sermon in Karbala, Abdul-Mahdi Al-Karbala, read the statement of Sistani's office, saying: The country is still living in difficult and disturbing conditions, as different groups of citizens continue to participate in peaceful demonstrations and sit-ins demanding reform, while some of those involved in it are assassinated, kidnapped and threatened On the other hand, many government departments and educational institutions are forced to close their doors without the necessity to do so, and the property of some citizens is subjected to burning and vandalism, and many complain of the weakness of the state's prestige and some rebel against the laws and regulations regulating public life in the country by No deterrent.

"And we have indicated in a previous sermon that the people are the source of powers and from which they derive their legitimacy - as stipulated by the constitution - and accordingly the nearest and safest way to get out of the current crisis and avoid going to the unknown, chaos or internal fighting - God forbid - is to return to the people By holding early elections, after legislating a fair law for them, and forming an independent commission to conduct them, and setting up an effective monitoring mechanism at all stages of its work that will restore confidence in the electoral process.

He also said, "But it is noticed that the approval of the election law has been hindered to this day, and the dispute over some of its main articles has been aggravated, and here we stress once again the need to expedite its approval and to be in harmony with the aspirations of the voters, bring them closer to their representatives, take care of the inviolability of their votes and not allow circumvention." In this capacity he will not help overcome the current crisis."

He explained, "If the election law is approved in an acceptable manner, it is the turn of intellectual elites and national competencies willing to political work to organize their ranks and prepare their programs to advance the country and solve its worsening problems within the framework of practical plans in order to be ready to present it to the voters in the election time, and education is provided on competition In them, not on the basis of regional, tribal, or sectarian affiliations of the candidates, but in view of their qualifications and qualifications and what programs they have applicable to cross the country into a better future, in the hope that the next parliament and the government that emanates from it will play the financial role They were requested to implement the necessary reforms to eliminate the consequences of corruption, quotas and the absence of social justice in the previous period.

He urged "not to be too late to form a new government, which must be an incontrovertible government, that responds to the requirements of the current stage, and is able to restore the prestige of the state and calm the situation, and to hold the upcoming elections in a calm atmosphere away from the side effects of money or illegal arms and external interference."

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45 minutes ago, horsesoldier said:

New Deadline " = " In the Near Future

 

Hahahahaha,  at least it’s not soon or EMINENT 😝 😂 😆 

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20 hours ago, DinarThug said:

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Al-Fath: The President of the Republic will announce the name of the candidate for prime minister next Sunday morning

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17:27 - 19/12/2019
 
 

The Al-Fateh Alliance confirmed, on Thursday, that the President of the Republic will announce the name nominated for the formation of the government on Sunday morning from the names before him, indicating that the constitutional period has ended today and the Federal Court has cut off the official holidays from the constitutional terms.

Al-Fath Muhammad Karim told Al-Maalouma that "the political blocs presented several names that were brought up before the President of the Republic and the ball is now in Barham Salih Stadium to choose one of them."

He added that "the constitutional period ended today, Thursday," noting that "the Federal Court was inquired and confirmed that the holidays are cut off from the constitutional periods, which means that the President of the Republic will announce the name of the candidate on Sunday morning."

He explained that "the President of the Republic discusses, on Friday and Saturday, with the political blocs, the proposition of a figure that has the greatest acceptance and approval of the political blocs", stressing that "the name will be presented by the President of the Republic on Sunday morning."

 

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Deputy: Allawi did not receive political support system" rel="">support to take over the prime minister and the time limit will expire without anyone being appointed

 

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On Thursday, the deputy of the Al-Fateh Alliance Fadel Al-Fatlawi confirmed that the nomination of Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi did not receive political support system" rel="">support for the position of prime minister, while he indicated that the constitutional deadline for assigning the prime minister would expire without selecting any candidate.

Al-Fatlawi said in a statement to "Information", that "the political blocs have not reached any agreement on naming the new prime minister's personality and it has become clear by not assigning the President of the Republic the personality of the Prime Minister today," noting that "Allawi's candidacy did not have political support system" rel="">support to take over the presidency." The ministers will be excluded from the competition list. ”

He added that "the debate is still ongoing on the personality of the Prime Minister and there are several names being studied at the present time," noting that "the constitutional deadline for assigning the Prime Minister will end without choosing any candidate for the lack of political consensus."

A number of members of the House of Representatives held a bill collecting signatures, today, Thursday, to nominate former minister Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi to take over as prime minister

 

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A new deadline to assign a prime minister in Iraq

 

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20th December, 2019


Iraqi officials set a late deadline of Thursday, Sunday, to nominate a candidate to assign him to form the next government, with the end of the constitutional deadline, and amid fears that the country will enter the unknown in light of the continuing protests despite the kidnappings and assassinations of activists.

In the absence of an agreement between the parliamentary blocs on the personality to which the task will be entrusted, a source in the Presidency of the Republic said, “The authorities agreed to postpone the deadline until Sunday, given that Friday and Saturday are the weekend days in Iraq.”

Parliament was unable at midnight on Thursday to give confidence to a new figure for the prime minister, while the constitution stipulates that the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, serve as the resigned president, for a period of 15 days. But before that, the parliament had before it a task, which is to present the largest parliamentary bloc with a name to the President of the Republic who then submits it to the House of Representatives for voting. The issue of the largest bloc remains problematic. The concept of the largest bloc is the coalition that includes the largest number of deputies after the elections, and it is not necessarily the coalition that wins the largest number of seats after the poll.

The largest bloc was not clear after the legislative elections in May 2018, and Adel Abdul-Mahdi was named Prime Minister at the time, with a political consensus that took place within hours, shortly after Saleh was elected president. But the task is currently difficult for any candidate to gain the confidence of Parliament and be able to meet the demands of the street and withdraw the protesters, after more than two months of demonstrations that killed about 460 people and wounded more than 20 thousand injured. In the event of a lack of consensus, the constitutional option remains in the event of a vacuum that Saleh becomes Prime Minister de facto for a period of 15 days according to Article 81 of the Constitution, provided that he assigns a new candidate.

The current parliament is the most divided in modern Iraqi history. On Wednesday, lawmakers failed to agree to redraft the election law, the largest reform the authorities introduced to the protesters, and held the session until Monday. Since the approval of the House of Representatives on the first of December of the current resignation of the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, the Stock Exchange of Politics has started trading several names, some of which were serious, and others were burnt papers to exclude them. On the other hand, US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hill met on Thursday the Iraqi President, Barham Salih, and the head of the caretaker government, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, in the capital Baghdad, amid the crisis of choosing a new prime minister for the country. Hill arrived in Iraq on Thursday for a surprise and unannounced visit.

A statement issued by the Iraqi Presidency stated that President Barham Salih received the American official at the Peace Palace in Baghdad, where they discussed “strengthening relations between the two countries, developing prospects for cooperation and joint coordination to serve mutual interests, as well as reviewing the latest developments on the regional and international arenas.” The statement quoted Hill as asserting, "His country's support system" rel="">support for the stability and security of Iraq and the fulfillment of the aspirations of the Iraqis to live in peace, freedom and respect for Iraqi sovereignty."

 

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Sistani's office calls for early elections after "fair law" passed

 

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20th December, 2019


The office of the Supreme Religious Reference in Iraq, Ali Sistani, called on Friday for early elections, after more than two months of bloody protests that toppled Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and pushed to amend the election law.

The representative of the Marjaiya in the Friday sermon in Karbala, Abdul-Mahdi Al-Karbala, read the statement of Sistani's office, saying: The country is still living in difficult and disturbing conditions, as different groups of citizens continue to participate in peaceful demonstrations and sit-ins demanding reform, while some of those involved in it are assassinated, kidnapped and threatened On the other hand, many government departments and educational institutions are forced to close their doors without the necessity to do so, and the property of some citizens is subjected to burning and vandalism, and many complain of the weakness of the state's prestige and some rebel against the laws and regulations regulating public life in the country by No deterrent.

"And we have indicated in a previous sermon that the people are the source of powers and from which they derive their legitimacy - as stipulated by the constitution - and accordingly the nearest and safest way to get out of the current crisis and avoid going to the unknown, chaos or internal fighting - God forbid - is to return to the people By holding early elections, after legislating a fair law for them, and forming an independent commission to conduct them, and setting up an effective monitoring mechanism at all stages of its work that will restore confidence in the electoral process.

He also said, "But it is noticed that the approval of the election law has been hindered to this day, and the dispute over some of its main articles has been aggravated, and here we stress once again the need to expedite its approval and to be in harmony with the aspirations of the voters, bring them closer to their representatives, take care of the inviolability of their votes and not allow circumvention." In this capacity he will not help overcome the current crisis."

He explained, "If the election law is approved in an acceptable manner, it is the turn of intellectual elites and national competencies willing to political work to organize their ranks and prepare their programs to advance the country and solve its worsening problems within the framework of practical plans in order to be ready to present it to the voters in the election time, and education is provided on competition In them, not on the basis of regional, tribal, or sectarian affiliations of the candidates, but in view of their qualifications and qualifications and what programs they have applicable to cross the country into a better future, in the hope that the next parliament and the government that emanates from it will play the financial role They were requested to implement the necessary reforms to eliminate the consequences of corruption, quotas and the absence of social justice in the previous period.

He urged "not to be too late to form a new government, which must be an incontrovertible government, that responds to the requirements of the current stage, and is able to restore the prestige of the state and calm the situation, and to hold the upcoming elections in a calm atmosphere away from the side effects of money or illegal arms and external interference."

 

 

You, sir, are on a ROLL here!

 

Anyone that doesn't see major movements taking place is simply not looking.

 

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Sources: Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi will be assigned to head the next government and announce it at the beginning of 2020


2019-12-20
 
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Yes Iraq:

 

A correspondent of "Yass Iraq" in Baghdad said that Iraqi President Barham Salih will assign former Minister Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi to head the new government after he is closer to take over this task, and that he will form the government during the month of his mandate and announce it at the beginning of next month of next year.

Barham tried but did not succeed:

A prominent Iraqi politician told Yassin Iraq, who asked not to be named, “The Iraqi presidency tried to play more than once during the constitutional period and postponed the deadline for nominating a candidate to assign him to form the new government until Sunday, and that President Saleh tried to take over this task himself on the pretext of the lack of personality Agreed upon and once on the pretext of not defining the largest bloc, and this was evident during his meeting with the leaders of the political blocs.

The politician, who participated in a meeting with Barham Salih and the political blocs, added that the hints were clear from Salih until he was frank with one of the representatives of these blocs face to face that “the representatives of the Shiite political forces sitting with you now themselves are not satisfied with your assumption of the position. ”

 

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The French Press Agency quoted the source in the Presidency of the Republic as agreeing to postpone the deadline until Sunday, given that Friday and Saturday are a weekly holiday in Iraq. Article 81 of the Iraqi constitution stipulates that if confidence is not granted to a person for prime minister within the prescribed time limit, the President of the Republic shall act as the resigned president for a period of two weeks, during which he assigns a new candidate.

There were extensive contacts during the past hours between parties in Najaf on the one hand and Barham Saleh's office on the other hand supported by a broad parliamentary force with a campaign of nominations for Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi to take over the new task, especially that Muhammad Tawfiq refused to participate in the government of Abdul-Mahdi and resigned from the second Maliki government after a wide dispute between The two parties.

Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi is a figure known for his integrity and he is respected by the religious authority. The authority had previously asked him to run for the position of Prime Minister in 2010 instead of his cousin Iyad Allawi, but he refused, and he has a relationship with the family of Mr. Sadr.

Muhammad Allawi, in Virginia, talks about the Iraqi demonstrations: the most important achievements of the October Uprising

Two weeks ago, Allawi attended a symposium in Virginia in the United States, followed by “Yassin Iraq”, in which he said:

In my view, the greatest achievement accomplished by the demonstrations is that it will establish a new political stage that differs radically from the previous political stage; The Iraqi citizen knew that he was able to change the ruler and the spoilers would not be able in the future. The events that have passed proved that the religious authority represented by the ayatollah Sayyid al-Sistani is compatible with the people's rightful demands, and these results were not achieved without the presence of this high degree of cohesion.

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Since the approval of the Council of Representatives on the first of December this year to resign the government of Abdul-Mahdi, several names have been circulated, two of which were rejected, Minister of Higher Education Qusay al-Suhail, and former Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Muhammad Shia'a Al-Sudani, while both the head of the National Intelligence Service Mustafa Al-Kazemi and former Minister of Communications Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, the most satisfactory, especially between the ruling parties, according to the new equation, which is one of the demonstrators the general wing and the wing of the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr, the religious authority and then later and to a lesser degree the political blocs.

Mustafa Al-Kazemi is considered one of the most accepted personalities in the national political scene. After he assumed the security apparatus, he helped rebuild the capabilities of the security apparatus and in accelerating the liberation of Iraq from ISIS. He is known to be an acceptable, balanced personality far from local conflicts and has his acceptability in the region and assumed political and regional activities. Foreign during the phase of liberating Iraq from ISIS. ”

 

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Parliamentarian Faik Sheikh Ali also presented his candidacy officially to Iraqi President Barham Salih, and in a new speech he demanded again that he take over.


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Sources: Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi will be assigned to head the next government and announce it at the beginning of 2020

 

Al-Khaldi: 170 deputies presented “Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi” as a candidate for prime minister


Al-Khaldi: 170 deputies presented “Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi” as a candidate for prime minister


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The head of the Bayraq al-Khair Parliamentary Bloc, Muhammad al-Khalidi, said today, Saturday, that 170 deputies have presented Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi to President of the Republic Barham Salih as a candidate to form the new government "in consultation with the demonstrators", while stressing that these representatives represent a "bloc" Akbar ”in Parliament.

Al-Khalidi said in a press interview,“ The political forces gave names to the President of the Republic for the position of Prime Minister and were rejected by representatives of them, including deputies of the 170 representatives, ”stressing that“ the candidate who will not satisfy the street will not pass. ”He added , “Candidate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, who is supported by 170 representatives, is now in office 

In Baghdad, he is not condemned, and there is no truth to what is said in this regard, ”noting that“ there was a dispute between former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki with Allawi and problems due to files and files were pushed against him and Allawi returned to Baghdad and cleared himself. ”


 Muhammad al-Khalidi continued, “Our gathering met with a large number of demonstrators and the United Nations and 5 names were brought up, in coordination with the protesters’ coordination, the religious authority and the presidency of the republic. ”

He explained that“ what prevents us from offering these names is 5 sides, the first of whom are the demonstrators, the 170 representatives, then the political blocs. By taking their views, then the president of the republic and finally the religious authority. ”

The head of the Bayraq al-Khair bloc indicated that“ the president of the republic played a great role in the dialogue that took place, and a discussion was held with him with 5 names and the majority considered that Muhammad Allawi is the most acceptable and Barham Saleh is supportive of that, and we have A mechanism to collect supporters for his nomination. ” 

Noting that "the rest of the nominated names are Lieutenant General Abdul-Ghani Al-Saadi, Abdul-Wahab Al-Saadi, former Governor of the Central Bank, Sinan Al-Shabibi,and Judge Rahim Al-Akili, all of whom accepted their candidacy."

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20 hours ago, DinarThug said:

The French Press Agency quoted the source in the Presidency of the Republic as agreeing to postpone the deadline until Sunday, given that Friday and Saturday are a weekly holiday in Iraq. Article 81 of the Iraqi constitution stipulates that if confidence is not granted to a person for prime minister within the prescribed time limit, the President of the Republic shall act as the resigned president for a period of two weeks, during which he assigns a new candidate.

There were extensive contacts during the past hours between parties in Najaf on the one hand and Barham Saleh's office on the other hand supported by a broad parliamentary force with a campaign of nominations for Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi to take over the new task, especially that Muhammad Tawfiq refused to participate in the government of Abdul-Mahdi and resigned from the second Maliki government after a wide dispute between The two parties.

 

Allawi's name is coming up a LOT.

 

8 hours ago, DinarThug said:

He explained that“ what prevents us from offering these names is 5 sides, the first of whom are the demonstrators, the 170 representatives, then the political blocs. By taking their views, then the president of the republic and finally the religious authority. ”

 

This mimics something that is being said in many ways, in many places.

 

"... the first of whom are the demonstrators..."

 

The people are going to get what they want, and soon, or there will be a repeat of the last two months.

 

Iraq is in a solid place to RV.

 

8 hours ago, DinarThug said:

The head of the Bayraq al-Khair bloc indicated that“ the president of the republic played a great role in the dialogue that took place, and a discussion was held with him with 5 names and the majority considered that Muhammad Allawi is the most acceptable and Barham Saleh is supportive of that, and we have A mechanism to collect supporters for his nomination. ” 

 

Allawi again. :shrug: I'm fine with him.

 

6 hours ago, bkeiller said:

Great news. This looks like the guy to put Maliki in his place. They got history.

 

Several of the possibilities already have put Maliki in his place. Just more good fuel on the good fire!

 

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8 hours ago, DinarThug said:

Noting that "the rest of the nominated names are Lieutenant General Abdul-Ghani Al-Saadi, Abdul-Wahab Al-Saadi, former Governor of the Central Bank, Sinan Al-Shabibi,and Judge Rahim Al-Akili, all of whom accepted their candidacy."

 

I know there are members that don't support Shabibi, but I disagree... he has so much relevant experience. He has been a part of this RV process, and deeply so, for a lonnnnnng time. And I think he's supported a raise in the value, but he didn't have express power to make it happen, or maybe it wasn't the right time... but he could be the one to just jam the bus in forward gear and run through the barricades. I support him as a choice as well.

 

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Thanks Adam.  Ram that sucker into 4th gear and break through all the barricades.  All aboard the Magic Bus!!

 

 

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Could be "THE" guy to move forward. Fingers crossed. :twothumbs:

 

Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi

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Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi is an Iraqi politician who is the Minister of Communications in the Iraqi Government and was also Minister of Communications in the Al Maliki government from May 2006 until August 2007, and from 2010 to 2012. Both times he resigned from his position in protest against al-Maliki's sectarian agenda and political interference.
 
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Education[edit]

Allawi studied Architectural Engineering at Baghdad University from 1971 to 1977, when he left as he was wanted by the government of Saddam Hussein. He went into exile and moved to Lebanon, where he obtained a degree in Architecture from the American University of Beirut. At the same time he founded the Tawfiq Allawi Cable & Electric Wire Factory which manufactured various raw materials including marble, concrete and PVC. His factories were confiscated by the Iraqi government in 1997. Allawi went on to found a cereal bar factory and a software company in England and to work in property development in Lebanon, Morocco and the real estate market in the UK.[1]

Interfaith International[edit]

Allawi joined Interfaith International, a Swiss based NGO that supported the human rights of Muslim minorities during the Yugoslav Wars.[1]

Politics[edit]

Allawi participated in the Salah Al-Din Conference of opposition parties in 1992 and the London Conference in 2002. He was elected to the Council of Representatives of Iraq in the Iraqi parliamentary election of January 2005.[1] He is the cousin of Ayad Allawi who founded the opposition Iraqi National Accord and went on to be the interim Prime Minister of Iraq from 2004 to 2005.

In May 2006 he was appointed Minister of Communications in the Al Maliki government. After fifteen months he withdrew from the government, citing the Prime Minister's practice of making ministerial appointments on a sectarian basis.[2] They remained in opposition for the remainder of the parliament and Allawi became an MP again.[1]

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