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"The most important to her" .. Plasschaert briefed the Security Council today on the developments in Iraq and the election file


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The UN Security Council looks forward to a peaceful, comprehensive Iraqi government, and observers confirm: consensus is the safest to solve problems

After the statement of the UN Security Council on the Iraqi elections, which expressed its aspiration to form a comprehensive, peaceful government, observers indicated that the chances of the national majority declined after this position, stressing that the consensus between the political parties is the safest to solve intractable crises.

It seems that the question about the shape of the next government has begun to be answered through some comprehensive and peaceful local and international positions. This is what the UN Security Council is looking forward to in its talk about the government formation after its broad welcome to the election’s success. This means that there is a clear international position that pushes towards a consensual government that includes everyone, not a majority. according to what he sees

The chances of the national majority in light of positions looming political consensus seem to be in decline despite the insistence of some winning blocs to go towards a majority government formed by the winner and established by the loser, but this insistence still faces a wide front of objectors and rejecters.

The aspirations of the UN Security Council for a comprehensive, peaceful government are much like the aspirations of most of the political forces that are currently working behind the scenes on a government formation that balances between consensus and the majority, even if it is under a new name.

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Jeanine Antoinette Plasschaert, special representative of the secretary-general for Iraq, held talks with the head of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Qais al-Khazali, to settle the election results crisis.
Supporters of the pro-Iran Hashid al-Shaabi alliance burn a banner bearing a crossed portrait of the special representative of the UN secretary-general's Assistance Mission for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert.
Supporters of the pro-Iran Hashid al-Shaabi alliance burn a banner bearing a crossed portrait of the special representative of the UN secretary-general's Assistance Mission for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert during a protest denouncing the results of Iraq's parliamentary elections and calling for a new vote in Baghdad on Oct. 19, 2021. - AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Jeanine Antoinette Plasschaert, special representative of the secretary-general for Iraq, has attended last night, Nov 18, the meeting of Coordination Framework that includes most of the political parties lost in the elections. 

She has also met over the last few days with leaders of those political blocs that lost in the Iraqi elections. The meetings raised many questions, particularly since these parties blame the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for what they call “rigged election results."

Plasschaert met Nov. 15 with Asaib Ahl al-Haq head Qais al-Khazali. The next day, she met with former Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. The discussions were centered on the developments in the aftermath of the early legislative elections held on Oct. 10.

According to a statement by Khazali’s office, Khazali called on Plasschaert to “be a neutral party in the problems in order to overcome the current crises and prevent the country from hitting a political impasse.” The statement added, “The two sides discussed during their meeting in Baghdad political issues, mainly the parliamentary election results and their repercussions.” The statement said Khazali presented evidence on the fraud and manipulation that accompanied the elections, and he expressed surprise at the UN Security Council statement on the elections before the final results were approved. The statement stressed that  “the coordination framework,” which includes the vanquished blocs as well as former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, would continue to follow up on the legal procedures in this regard. For her part, Plasschaert has been responsive and said she will study the evidence provided by Khazali.

Khazali — as well as supporters of other factions who have been protesting in front of the Green Zone in Baghdad against the election results since mid-November — accused Plasschaert of being involved in vote-rigging and described her as “the godmother of vote-rigging.” Hence, it was really surprising to everyone that she met with Khazali or was a party in the supposed settlement or mediation.

The UN Security Council had welcomed the success of the Iraqi elections after Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's Cabinet provided all the necessary resources for its success, including security, financial and logistical support for the Independent High Electoral Commission in Iraq. The Security Council also expressed regret for “the recent threats of violence against [UNAMI] and the commission’s staff” and called on those who objected to the results to seek legal avenues.

There were several comments on the meeting between Khazali and Plasschaert, including by Iraq's Sadrist movement head Muqtada al-Sadr, who won 73 seats. Speaking to Al-Mirbad Radio on Nov. 15, Issam Hussein, a leading figure in the Sadrist movement, said that the meeting was very normal and should not be seen as part of a conspiracy or as making concessions. "The Coordination Framework is always sharply and violently criticizing the others, and the media intensifies focus on a particular person, topic or event. Hence, the meeting was the result of these pressures that conveyed the image that Plasschaert is the godmother of electoral fraud," Hussein said.

He pointed out that “Plasschaert, in turn, spread reassurance among the people and the demonstrators, and proved that she is not the godmother of electoral fraud but rather an election observer who did her work perfectly, submitted reports and sent them to the United Nations.”

According to a source close to Asaib Ahl al-Haq who requested anonymity, Plasschaert tried to dismiss the accusations that UNAMI is involved in rigging votes so that she could continue to play the role of mediator between the conflicting parties in the country, and the vanquished in the Coordination Framework could accept the mediation after the Sadrist bloc turned a deaf ear to the calls for the formation of a consensual government that involves all parties and not a political majority government, as Sadr promised his supporters before and after the elections.

For its part, the Coordination Framework blocs are seeking to market the project of Ammar al-Hakim's National Wisdom Movement through Plasschaert. The project that Hakim put forward on Nov. 15 aims to abolish the election law, end the work of the electoral commission and organize early elections two years from now, provided that a consensual prime minister runs the transitional period. All political parties outside the Coordination Framework, including the Kurdish blocs, rejected the project they described as “unrealistic.”

The more Sadr insists on forming a majority government independent of the vanquished, the more the latter escalate their protests and threats. This is while the winning blocs are waiting for the judiciary to ratify the final results of the elections in order for the largest parliamentary blocs, which are constitutionally mandated to form the Cabinet, to start the negotiations in this regard.

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The President of the Republic and Plasschaert stress the protection of stability and support for Iraq's efforts to enhance its security
  
{Politics: Al Furat News} The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, stressed the protection of stability and support for Iraq's efforts to enhance its security.
 

And he stated in the presidential statement, which {Euphrates News} received a copy of, that "this came during his reception at the Baghdad Palace, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jenin Hennis-Plasschaert."

He added, "During the meeting, emphasis was placed on protecting stability and supporting Iraq's efforts to enhance its security and stability, and to strengthen its economic conditions and development efforts."

He pointed out to "examining the elections file and looking into the guaranteed electoral appeals and complaints approved by the legal and electoral regulations, and resolving them according to the judicial and professional contexts and with high transparency to enhance confidence in the electoral process and pave the way for the formation of an effective government that meets the rights and aspirations of Iraqis."

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The Coordination Framework hosts Plasschaert and "presents the evidence and definite data" about the major imbalance in the election results {extended}
  
{Political: Al Furat News} The coordination framework announced that it hosted the United Nations representative in Iraq, Jeanine Plaschaert, and presented her with "clear evidence" of the major imbalance and fraud in the results of the parliamentary elections that took place on the tenth of last October.

A statement by Al-Furat News, a copy of which was received by Al-Furat News Agency, said, "We announce to the Iraqi people and the equitable international community the availability of clear and sure evidence and data on the great imbalance that accompanied the Iraqi elections on 10/10, which undoubtedly shows the occurrence of systematic theft of valid votes. I reviewed some of them." In his last meeting, which was attended by {Plasschaert}, where she requested to be hosted in the coordination framework to listen to the objections he registered to the election results.

He added, "The meeting dealt with technical and legal problems in calculating and announcing election results, and the framework provided a detailed explanation supported by evidence and proofs of the major flaw that accompanied the electoral process and the apparent manipulation of calculating and announcing the results."

The coordinating framework stressed, "to proceed with the judicial path in challenging these results and everything related to them, and to continue to work in accordance with all activities guaranteed by the constitution."

In another aspect of the meeting, the framework stressed that "his position against the election results stems from his keenness on stabilizing the political process, enhancing public confidence in the electoral process, and not neglecting the voices of the masses, as the voices of the opposition forces represent more than two-thirds of the votes."

He also stressed, "to abide by the law, preserve the prestige of the state, and build the political process on honesty, clarity and commitment, and not to neglect the will of the masses."

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Shafaq News/ A leader in the Sadrist movement described, on Friday, the positions issued by the losing forces in the elections as "attempts to obstruct" the formation of the government, indicating that they fall within the political pressure on the parties concerned with deciding the election results.

The leader of the Sadrist movement, Riyad Al-Masoudi, told Shafaq News Agency, "The political position of the forces opposing the election results (the Shiite coordination framework) and the forces affiliated with it is not new, and it has been consistent since the announcement of the preliminary results (rejecting the results), and what is new is the communication of these forces with the representative of the United Nations in Iraq, in the sense of pushing towards the internationalization of the election issue, and this matter is unhealthy, as it was conducted under the supervision of the elected Electoral Commission, as well as UN and international supervision or oversight that was reinforced by the positions of the UN Security Council, which congratulated the elections’ success and its integrity.

The coordinating framework and the forces affiliated with it (the Alliance of Azm and some small electoral lists) held an expanded meeting in the house of al-Hakim in the presence of the United Nations representative in Iraq, who reviewed the documents submitted by the objecting parties, according to a statement (the coordination framework) and promised to present them to the United Nations.

Al Masoudi added; "The statement of the coordination framework indicated that there is support for the adoption of solutions in accordance with the constitutional and legal frameworks and the stability of the country, and from here our calls come to adhere to the constitutional frameworks." The leader of the Sadrist movement added, "The forces gathered yesterday in the house of al-Hakim are the same forces that were rejecting UN supervision and international monitoring of the elections as interference in the affairs of the country, to the point that it is one of the types of fraud, and therefore the involvement of the United Nations representative is incorrect."

added, It appears that the forces that did not achieve seats commensurate with their ambitions are putting pressure on the parties concerned with the process of deciding and ratifying the election results. The judicial authority concerned with the elections is supposed to resolve the issue according to the constitutional period available to it (ten days) from the date of its referral by the Electoral Commission. The final results are supposed to be announced next Monday.

In the event that the United Nations recommends that the elections be re-run according to the documents that are said to indicate tampering with the results, Al-Masoudi said; “It is unlikely that the elections will be re-run, as there is no justification for canceling or repeating the results, as the elections were held in safe conditions, and weapons were not used to pressure the voters, nor was there any indication of violence, let alone announcing the preliminary results after 24 hours, in addition to the rise of independent victorious forces, and women achieved results It exceeds the quota limits allocated to it, and these are indicators that confirm the success and integrity of the elections.

And regarding the continued rejection by the forces objecting to the results and their reflection on the street, he said, “Everyone knows that the objecting forces have rejected the preliminary results since their announcement, let alone the final declaration, and therefore those forces, if the national interest does not prevail over partisan interests, then we expect everything, including moving the street, We hope that all political forces will resort to the constitution and stabilize the political process, in addition to conducting deep political dialogues (in reference to the possibility of reaching satisfactory solutions for all).

And on the need for a decisive message from Najaf, Al-Masoudi explained that “the authority of Najaf is always with constitutional solutions and logical solutions, and if things escalate, God forbid, it will certainly have a binding position on all, especially the (Shiite) parties. on the security and stability of the country according to the political facts.”

It is noteworthy that the Sadrist bloc topped the election results with 73 seats and seeks to form a national government capable of fighting corruption.

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The National Union: More doubts about the election results after the recent changes in the candidates
  
{Local: Al Furat News} A member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan said that greater doubts are hovering over the results of the parliamentary elections after the recent changes in the victory of candidates rather than others.

Shirwan Mirza told {Euphrates News}: "After the changes that took place in the results and some candidates getting their due, such as the victory of the candidate (Sadiq Madloul) from the National Wisdom Movement in Babil Governorate, and Khaled al-Obeidi from Baghdad, and the victory of candidates in Erbil."
He added, "The position of the coordination framework will be stronger than the current one in demanding the return of rights and recounting and manual counting."
Mirza continued, "There will be greater doubts hovering over the election results, so we believe that the escalation will be greater during the coming periods, depending on the confirmed evidence of fraud or error at the very least."
The coordination framework, which includes the "Shiite forces" objecting to the results of the elections, hosted yesterday evening, Thursday, the United Nations representative in Iraq, Jeanine Plasschaert, and presented to her during the meeting "clear evidence."
A statement by the framework stated: "We announce to the Iraqi people and the equitable international community the availability of clear and sure evidence and data on the major imbalance that accompanied the Iraqi elections on 10/10, which undoubtedly shows the occurrence of systematic theft of valid votes, some of which were reviewed in his last meeting, which was attended by {Plasschaert. } Where she requested to host it in the coordination framework to listen to the objections he registered to the election results.
He added, "The meeting dealt with technical and legal problems in calculating and announcing the election results. The framework provided a detailed explanation supported by evidence and evidence of the major flaw that accompanied the electoral process and the apparent manipulation of the calculation and announcement of results."

The coordinating framework stressed, "to proceed with the judicial path in challenging these results and everything related to them, and to continue to work in accordance with all activities guaranteed by the constitution."
He also stressed, "to abide by the law, preserve the prestige of the state, and build the political process on honesty, clarity and commitment, and not to neglect the will of the masses."

 

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"The most important to her" .. Plasschaert briefed the Security Council today on the developments in Iraq and the election file
  
{Political: Al Furat News} The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, will provide a briefing at the United Nations Security Council session on developments in Iraq and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) today, Tuesday.

The briefing session will start at six in the evening, Baghdad time, and the session will be broadcast live {click here }.

Perhaps this briefing is the most important for Plasschaert - of Dutch origin - since the start of her duties as a UN envoy in Iraq in August 2018 due to the tense political situation in the country after accusations of fraud and violations in the file of the results of the early parliamentary elections that took place on the tenth of last October and the sit-in of demonstrators demanding a re-counting. for results manually.
It is expected that the Electoral Commission will announce the final results in the next few days, with political forces submitting appeals of the results to the Federal Court.

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Member of the State of Law: Blackshart was surprised by the electoral violations presented by the coordination framework
  
{Politics: Al-Furat News} A member of the State of Law coalition, Abbas Al-Maliki, revealed the surprise of the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jenin Blaschaert, about the electoral violations presented to her by the forces of the coordination framework.

 

Maliki said; For the “Unannounced” program broadcast by Al-Furat satellite channel tonight, “We don’t think that Plasschaert will change her conviction after her early support for the elections, but she was surprised by the evidence in our assessment that it was not realistic and the size of the evidence presented, and she was surprised how these forces collected so many violations.”
We do not expect Plasschaert to change her conviction and the results of the elections; But it is required to present the framework evidence to the United Nations, and perhaps the judiciary will give some time to the political leaders to try to find a way out of this crisis.
” He added, “The changes that occur in the election results have a negative face and give messages that the elections were not transparent and that violations marred the electoral process, and may be greater. In the rest of the centers that were not opened, the coordination framework called for a comprehensive manual recount to reveal the extent of violations and errors.
Al-Maliki stressed, "The elections need to be counted manually, as it confirmed the incorrectness of the results announced electronically, but any real change does justice to those whose votes were stolen, which is a good indicator, and the change of seats does not necessarily benefit the coordination framework, but rather includes forces outside the framework."
He asked, "Does this chaos send negative or positive messages to voters and abroad?", adding, "Changing seats by counting and sorting is evidence of violations and fraud in the elections, or that the IHEC is appeasing this party, and that is a disaster and it should not happen at the expense of people who have won the votes and the confidence of the voters." ".
Al-Maliki continued, "This is not permissible, and it is contrary to the democratic system and the Commission is part of it, which unfortunately is still lame, and what the head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, seeks to find legal and constitutional outcomes for the election crisis and does not seek escalation and the coordination framework called for openness to all winning blocs."

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Shafaq News/ The Presidency of Kurdistan Parliament announced on Tuesday that it has sent a letter to the United Nations to support the elections in the region on schedule, which are scheduled to take place in September next year.

Hemin Hawrami, Deputy Speaker of Kurdistan Parliament, said in a press conference held today on the sidelines of a parliament session, "The structure of the Elections and Referendum Commission in the region must be completed on 1/2/2022 so that the commission can complete its procedures and preparations for the parliamentary elections next year."

"We decided to send an official letter to the United Nations to support the commission from a technical point of view during the upcoming elections," he added.

On the role of minorities in the elections, Hawrami said that “the Commission’s Law of 2014 included the rights of the components in the Commission, and 9 members of the Board of Commissioners were identified, and at that time there were five parliamentary blocs, including the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Patriotic Union and Change, the Islamic Group, and the Islamic Union, and for this we must rebuild The structure of the commission according to the changes that took place in the political blocs in Parliament, but we will leave this matter to the political blocs.

He stressed that to preserve the region's reputation and the democratic process, the elections must be held on schedule.

Last Thursday, the Kurdistan Democratic Party demanded the replacement of the members of the Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission in the Kurdistan Region, stressing at the same time the need to hold parliamentary elections in the region on their scheduled date on September 22, 2022.

The head of the bloc, Khaled Mullah Zana, said in a press conference held in the Parliament of Kurdistan at the time, "We in the bloc put forward our views in the meeting that was held with the rest of the Kurdish blocs, in which we also stressed the need for the region to have a constitution by electing a new parliamentary committee that is responsible for doing so. He added, "In this context, we have agreed with the rest of the blocs to prepare the ground for reaching a conclusion about writing the constitution."

Regarding the electoral commission in the region, the head of the bloc said that it was elected in 2013 in accordance with the electoral benefits of the Parliament of Kurdistan, and was formed in 2014 from 9 members, indicating that the mandate of this commission expired in the year 2019 and a new commission should be formed before the parliamentary elections can proceed.

Mullah Zana stressed the need for parliamentary elections in the region to be held on schedule and not to be postponed.

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Maliki is so full of it.  He doesn’t give up.  Creating an atmosphere that the elections were rigged and reinforcing it with his media influence specifically through his ownership in the Iraqi news papers.   Hopefully the UN sees through his nonsense and dismisses his baseless claims.

Sadr does.    

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26 minutes ago, WheresmyRV? said:

Why is it every election they have it takes them 8 to 10 months of constant bickering of going back and forth on who won? Then another 4 months of forming their government.  :butt-kicking:

 

It’s their way of life to argue and fight.  It’s ingrained in them.

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Blackshart: The danger of political stalemate in Iraq exists, and Iraq must choose a new and strong government
  
{Politics: Al Furat News} The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, announced, on Tuesday, the continuing danger of political stalemate in Iraq, while calling on Iraq to choose a new and strong government capable of dealing quickly and effectively with a long list of unaccomplished local tasks.
 

"The assessment of the elections was that they were generally quiet, well-managed, and demonstrated clear technical and procedural improvement. In general, they represented a significant achievement that the Iraqi authorities and parties would be open to acknowledging publicly," Blackshart said in a briefing to the United Nations Security Council.

"On post-election developments, under no circumstances should terrorism, violence, or other illegal acts be allowed to derail the democratic process in Iraq. In order to reduce tensions, calm, restraint and dialogue are the only way forward."

With regard to the representation of women, Plasschaert explained, "The performance of the female candidates seemed to be very successful, and thus the (quota) for women was taken advantage of, which amounts to 25 percent and is likely to have been exceeded, and this percentage represents the minimum (for women's representation) and not the highest ceiling."

"The results will not be final until approved by the Federal Supreme Court, and this will be done as soon as the electoral judiciary decides on the appeals submitted to it. Today, I can only say that more patience is required," Blackshart noted.

And she said, "Any illegal attempts aimed at prolonging or discrediting the process of announcing the election results, or worse, such as changing its results through intimidation and pressure (for example), will only lead to counterproductive results. I call on all concerned parties not to enter this slippery slope. ".

And Blackshart stressed, "The risk of continuing the political impasse is real, as Iraq urgently needs a government that is able to deal quickly and effectively with a long list of unaccomplished local tasks, and this is the primary responsibility of all political parties involved."

Conducting the elections was fraught with difficulties, but the important thing is that they were technically well managed. It is a process for which UNHCR and others deserve appreciation. Indeed, the recent parliamentary elections could be an important stepping stone on a longer path toward restoring the people's trust.

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Al-Shammari: Plasschaert reneged on her promises to the coordinating framework and to the sane people and to put an end to the coming temptations
  
{Political: Al Furat News} A member of the Political Bureau of the National Wisdom Movement, Fadi Al-Shammari, criticized the representative of the United Nations mission in Iraq, Jeanine Plasschaert, in her briefing to the UN Security Council today on the file of the parliamentary elections.
 

Al-Shammari said; The (Unannounced) program broadcast by Al-Furat satellite channel this evening: "Blaschart's responses do not come to the level of argument and statement, and she had promised the forces of the coordination framework that his evidence presented about electoral violations would be present in her special report during her briefing to the Security Council, but it is clear that she was a fierce defender of the The integrity and integrity of the Commission, its procedures, its confused announcements, and the nature of looking at the appeals submitted, and it did not abide by the promise it made to the framework forces, and this is what we read between the lines in its briefing today.
He added, "The framework forces did not rely much on Plasschaert's issue, and it was clear in the lack of impartiality in its report, and its features began to appear even in the last days before the elections, and even the statement of the Security Council, which was blessed in advance, as if there was an international push to accept the equation that is intended to be formed in Iraq."
Al-Shammari continued, "The coordination framework considers the judiciary to be the facilitator and believes that the outcome of the manual counting and sorting will turn the results upside down," astonishing at the "blatant interference by the United Nations in the internal and sovereign affairs of Iraq, while its work is limited to supervising the elections."
 He explained, "Wisdom has always intended to put out fires and solve the crisis, and the forces of the framework are not losers, but rather object to stealing the votes of their voters in a cyber way and have evidence, but unfortunately so far we have not been fair, and there is not enough clarity about the nature of the judiciary's handling of appeals."  
Al-Shammari indicated, "The numerical logic announced today says that the government will move towards the process of consensus," warning of "escalation in the coming days, and the wise people should hurry to end the coming sedition, and many capitals have started collecting their money to get out of Iraq."  
And between "state forces are working extensively to dismantle all issues that lead to congestion, but there are those who count on resulting in a Shiite-Shiite conflict from internal and external parties. And the 
problem is not in the results and seats, but on the level of multiple and dangerous files, including the economic and service identity, which are related to institutions." And the way the state is run, and it has direct contact with the people, the international system for Iraq, and the security file." 
Al-Shammari called on the political forces to "push to sit at the dialogue table and evoke the strategic vision and leave the political tactics on one side for the benefit of the country," adding, "Mr. Al-Hakim put forward an initiative that might contribute to creating a more moderate scene."
 With regard to the possibility of the supreme religious authority interfering in the current crisis, Al-Shammari clarified, “The religious authority always plays its guiding role in crises, and now it does not want to immerse itself so as not to be accused of having sponsored a case and as a result, it is exposed to what it has been exposed to in recent years,” ruling out “the imposition of itself in this context, unless it considers that there is a national or legitimate interest that necessitates its intervention." 

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The Position After The Plasschaert Report!

 
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The report and its details, which were announced and translated, were expected by many, and shocked to some others. And we indicated yesterday evening that the United Nations delegate in Iraq is subject to accusations and accusations by the forces rejecting the results of the elections. Public opinion, and it represents the instantaneous - psychological reaction to it. However, the tactical deliberation of the parties and factions denouncing the report of the UN delegate is the master of the current situation, the effect of which is difficult to measure in advance or in the present.

The position on the aforementioned report depends on the response or reactions of the <practical reactions> of the parties that constitute the “coordination framework” or at least some of them, and it is not expected or expected that its features will appear in a short or quick time, if it is outside the course of the political compass and its requirements <regardless of Considering that the international and regional situation is not conducive to that at all, and it must pass in a state of fermentation and appropriate preparation and formulation interactions with other considerations related to the leaders of the coordination framework parties and their armed factions.

There are no immediate extrapolations of resorting to violence by political and “non-political” forces, especially since the two drones that bombed Al-Kazemi’s house have caused massive international reactions to prevent its recurrence or what is synonymous with it, and this no longer serves the goals of the party that carried out this event. It is taken into consideration that the Iranian side announced its support for the results of the elections about a week and a half ago, and that the United States has absolved the Iranians of their relationship with those two “Drones” rallies, and what we refer to as this previous event, because it may not control the imposed or supposed restrictions with any reaction It may be imbued with the possibility of resorting to violence as a hypothetical, and as a necessary indication, although the map of events in Iraq does not exclude all possibilities, even others.!

The most likely thing than others, and as an initial and basic step, is that parties from the coordination framework leaders conduct a round of negotiations with the Sadrist movement to try to extrapolate the nature of the formation of the new government, and what is the potential or assumed share of those opposition parties in that formation, especially to get to know the next prime minister, and whether Mr. Al-Kazemi will be its president! Or anyone else, and who is the supposed qualification for that?!

There is a certain amount of time to maintain the current government, until the matter is decided upon, and it may take a little longer or more.!

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Iraq
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Nov. 23, 20221: Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Iraq (UN VIDEO)

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International expert: Fears of the return of Chapter VII to Iraq..and explains the reasons
  
{Politics: Al Furat News} The expert in international relations, Kato Saadallah, expressed his fears of the return of Chapter VII to Iraq as a result of the current crisis.
 

Saadallah said; The program “State Dialogue” broadcast by Al-Furat satellite channel tonight, said: “The Security Council blessed, according to the report of the committee it formed at the request of the government and political blocs, and the appeals and objections submitted to the judiciary will not change the course of the electoral results.”
He added, "The Sadrist movement wants to go to the national majority, but it is not easy for the big powers to respond to this matter." 
Saadallah added, "The new government will not be formed as it was formed in previous times. From an international point of view, the United States and Iran are both parties to the elections. What happened is that America has not succeeded in the last 18 years in forming a government that is satisfactory to all and the people, and it is time for an Iraqi government to be formed outside the two parties of satisfaction."
He pointed out that "the problem is not with the personality of the candidate for prime minister, but with the coordination framework, and the first Sadrist movement wants a consensus president and the other wants it by the majority."
And Saadallah said, "Iraq links it with countries with common interests, and it is not possible to proceed alone, and the burden must be placed on one side to bear the responsibility of the new government and the international community rejects the instability of Iraq."
"We fear the return of Chapter VII to Iraq, and the countries have openly declared their rejection of the threats," he stressed.  
Saadallah concluded, by saying, "There is a clear agreement to withdraw all foreign combat forces from Iraq, but not a complete withdrawal according to the request of the Iraqi government, and what remains are highly-certified advisers to give intelligence advice, and American forces will be tasked with protecting them and American interests."

 

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A UN warning against resorting to “intimidation” to manipulate the results of the Iraqi elections

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Blackshart called for any concerns to be addressed through open legal channels
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The head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and Special Representative of the Secretary-General Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert warned the Iraqi parties against any attempts to delay and manipulate the final results of the elections under the weight of violence and intimidation, calling for any electoral concerns to be dealt with exclusively through existing legal channels.
The high-ranking UN official was speaking from Baghdad via closed-circuit television with members of the Security Council meeting in New York, as she stressed that there is a lot for Iraqis to be “proud” of in the elections that were held on October 10, which are the fifth national elections under the constitution of Iraq. In 2005, she said, "I do not exaggerate that these elections were achieved with difficulty after an unprecedented wave of demonstrations that swept the country in 2019", recalling the "violence and excessive use of force, kidnappings and killings," as well as hundreds of deaths and thousands of deaths. wounded. She pointed out that any elections in the world could provoke strong feelings and their results, and could spark a heated debate. However, she cautioned that if these feelings and discussions give way to non-democratic motives, “sooner or later, the field will be opened to practices (…) that cannot be tolerated,” referring to some parties’ rejection of the election results, including through demonstrations, sit-ins and acts of violence. . Blackshart pointed to the attempt to assassinate Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, considering it a "heinous act that can only be condemned in the strongest terms," stressing that dialogue is the only way forward. She pointed out that «the existing legal channels are open, and in the case of Iraq, are widely used. But so far, and as stated by the Iraqi judiciary, there is no evidence of systematic fraud.” She pointed out that «the existing legal channels are open, and in the case of Iraq, are widely used. But so far, and as stated by the Iraqi judiciary, there is no evidence of systematic fraud.” She pointed out that «the existing legal channels are open, and in the case of Iraq, are widely used. But so far, and as stated by the Iraqi judiciary, there is no evidence of systematic fraud.”
The results will not be final until approved by the Federal Supreme Court, and this will be done as soon as the electoral judiciary decides on the appeals submitted to it. This body is currently finalizing its work, and the Independent Electoral Commission is conducting an additional examination of more than 800 polling stations based on the decisions issued by the judiciary.
Blackshart called for "more patience," warning that "any illegitimate attempts aimed at prolonging or discrediting the process of announcing the election results, or worse: altering its results through intimidation and pressure, will only lead to counterproductive results."
The Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, Muhammad Hussein Bahr Al-Uloum, confirmed that the Independent High Electoral Commission has taken upon itself the tasks of conducting the elections, investigating the appeals submitted regarding their results, and recounting the manual in preparation for resolving the results through the competent judicial bodies. He said that «the High Commission and the Federal Supreme Court are the authors of the decisive say on the issue of the final results, which we are waiting for the announcement at the earliest». Referring to the report of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the situation in Iraq, he affirmed his country's commitment to implementing the national strategy to combat terrorism, explaining that on September 29, Iraq returned 441 Iraqis detained in Al-Hol camp in Syria, and transferred them to Al-Jada'a camp in Nineveh, adding that the Iraqi authorities will receive 202 of the children from Syria soon. He reiterated the call "not to use the territory of Iraq as an arena for settling accounts for political purposes or under the pretext of combating terrorism."
Representative of the Iraqi Women's Network activist Amal Kabbashi expressed her "increasing concern" about the killings, threats, kidnappings, arrests or defamation of feminist activists and human rights defenders, which affected many of them, especially during the 2019 and 2020 protests.

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Al-Amiri scolds Blackshart: Your briefing to the Security Council is subjective and you are behaving like a high delegate
  
{Political: Al Furat News} The head of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Hadi Al-Amiri, reprimanded in his office in Baghdad today, Thursday, the representative of the United Nations in Iraq, Jenin Plasschaert, regarding her recent briefing to the UN Security Council on the parliamentary elections and the situation in Iraq.

A statement by his office, which Al-Furat News received a copy of, said that Al-Amiri stressed during the meeting, "What concerns us and one of our first priorities is Iraq's security and political stability, and we have made efforts to achieve this all our lives and youth in this way, so we reject everything that destabilizes or hinders." Its stability," noting that "our rejection of the results of the recent elections came from our belief that these results are catastrophic and will destabilize his security and stability and undermine the most important pillar of the democratic process, which is the election boxes."

He added, "The refusal came out of our keenness on the democratic path and the peaceful exchange of power through the election boxes, which is the outcome of the Iraqi people's long struggle and jihad against dictatorship, in which hundreds of thousands of martyrs, missing and disabled people were presented."

Al-Amiri criticized Plasschaert’s position on the High Electoral Commission, praising and defending it, despite the many failures as a result of its poor management of the elections, its lack of credibility and transparency, and its repeated violations of the law.

The head of the Al-Fateh Alliance also criticized Plasschaert's high praise for the technical aspect, despite the major failures in the equipment, asking, "Does when we file appeals through legal and judicial means is it a threat to the Commission, as stated in your non-objective briefing to the Security Council?"

"Unfortunately, you did not act as a representative of the United Nations to help Iraq solve its problems according to the mission's tasks, but you acted as a high representative, and this is what we reject altogether," Al-Amiri said.

Al-Amiri concluded his speech to Plasschaert by saying, "We regret your unsuccessful speech, which complicated the electoral scene and torpedoed the political solution."

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Today, Friday, the head of the National Civilian Front, Iyad Allawi, called on the United Nations Special Representative, Jenin Plaschaert, to stop the interventions and focus on “her tasks in following up on the issues of the displaced.”

Allawi said in a tweet, which was followed by Alsumaria News, "We had hoped that Mrs. Jenin would not further abuse the rights of the Iraqi people, who had previously complained about her behavior and her rejected interventions in internal affairs to the Secretary-General of the United Nations."
 

And he continued, "We call on it once again to stop these interventions and focus on its tasks in following up on the issues of the displaced and helping Iraq to overcome its ordeal."
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On Thursday, the head of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Hadi Al-Amiri, confirmed to the United Nations representative in Iraq that rejecting the election results came to ensure the democratic path.

Al-Amiri's office said in a statement, "The head of the Al-Fateh Alliance received in his office in Baghdad today, Thursday, the representative of the United Nations in Iraq, Jenin Plasshart."
 
The statement quoted Al-Amiri as saying during the meeting that "what concerns us and one of our top priorities is Iraq's security and political stability, and we have made efforts to achieve this all our lives and youth in this way, so we reject everything that destabilizes or impedes its stability," noting that "our rejection of the results of the recent elections." It came because we believe that these results are catastrophic, and will destabilize his security and stability, and undermine the most important pillar of the democratic process, which is the election boxes."
 
 

Al-Amiri added that "the refusal came out of our keenness on the democratic path and the peaceful exchange of power through the election boxes, which is the outcome of a long struggle and jihad for the Iraqi people against dictatorship, in which hundreds of thousands of martyrs, missing persons and the disabled were presented."

According to the statement, Al-Amiri criticized "Plasschaert's position on the High Elections Commission, praising and defending it despite the many and great failures as a result of its poor management of the elections, its lack of credibility and transparency, and its repeated violations of the law."
 

Al-Amiri also criticized "Plasschaert's great praise for the technical side, despite the major failures in the devices," wondering, "Does when we file appeals through legal and judicial means, is it a threat to the Commission, as stated in your non-objective briefing to the Security Council?"

Al-Amiri continued, according to the statement, "With great regret, you did not act as a representative of the United Nations to help Iraq solve its problems according to the mission's tasks, but you acted as a high representative, and this is what we reject altogether," adding, "We regret your unsuccessful speech, which complicated the electoral scene and torpedoed the political solution."
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Iyad Allawi sends a new invitation to the UN envoy

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Baghdad - Mawazine News,
the leader of the National Coalition, Iyad Allawi, on Friday, extended a new invitation to the United Nations envoy to Iraq, Jeanine Plasschaert.
Allawi said in a tweet to him via Twitter, which was followed by / Mawazine News /, that we had hoped that Mrs. Jenin would not further abuse the rights of the Iraqi people, whose behavior and her unacceptable interventions in the internal affairs of the United Nations had previously been complained to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
He added, "We call on it once again to stop these interventions and focus on its tasks in following up on the issues of the displaced and helping Iraq to overcome its ordeal." Ended 29/R77

 
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