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Basem Khashan comments on the latest interpretation of the Federal Court
 

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On Monday, Representative Basem Khashan commented on the interpretation of the Federal Court on the "powers of the government to conduct daily business", considering that it saved trillions of "waste and corruption."
 

 

 

Khashan said in a blog post followed by "Nass" (May 16, 2022): "The Federal Court reserves 31 trillion dinars from waste and corruption, of which only a very small percentage can be applied to the name of the law, the Emergency Food Security support Law, as the government allocated a small part to it. Of the amount to buy wheat, and the rest was allocated for decades, which is carried out in the same corrupt way that causes waste and waste of hundreds of trillions.”  

He added, "Thank you to the Federal Court, which did not and will not fail to do justice to the people, protect their money and rights, and we look forward to more."

  

  

 

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Nouri Al-Maliki comments on four points on the interpretation of the Federal Court for “the conduct of daily affairs”
 

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The leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, praised, on Monday, the decision of the Federal Court, regarding its interpretation of "the conduct of daily affairs."  

  

  

Al-Maliki said in a blog post seen by "Nass" (May 16, 2022), that "the court ruled that the food security project was illegal, and the decision achieved protection of public money from manipulation and that much of it went to the control of the corrupt, and also achieved protection for the government and the parliament from falling into the trap of legal violations." and constitutionality."  

  

He added, "The decision stopped illegal practices in contracts, appointments, and dismissals of senior officials, and that the business administration has no more power than to go about normal daily affairs."  

  

Al-Maliki pointed out that "the decision kept the road open for the government to provide the necessary funds for food and other things, using the principle of advances from the Ministry of Finance."  

  

He concluded his tweet by saying, "The court deserves thanks and praise for its response to protect the political process from falling into disrepair."  

  

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Al-Maliki: The Federal Court's decision on the illegality of food security achieved four important goals
  
{Political: Al-Furat News} Head of the State of Law Coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, said that the Federal Supreme Court's decision, illegal of the emergency support law for food security and development, has "achieved four important goals."

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 Law will greatly disrupt the Ministry's work

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Baghdad / NINA / - The Ministry of Electricity confirmed that the failure to pass the Food Security Law will greatly confuse the Ministry's work if an alternative to this law is not found.

The ministry said in a statement received by / NINA /, “After repeated hosting by the brothers, members of the Parliamentary Finance Committee of the minister and the advanced owners of agents, consultants, general managers and experts, and their great understanding of their technical payments about the requirements of the national system of supplied gas, and the accumulation of financial dues, the ministry was relying on a law Emergency food security in large parts to support electricity in providing gas dues payable to the Iranian side, for the value of gas supplied for the year 2020, due to the failure to pass and approve the general budget law for the year 2022 to pay it.

And she continued, "The Food Security Law had to allocate these details in favor of electricity to pay the (previous and current) dues, as well as authorizing the Minister of Finance to sign financing agreements for ongoing loans included in the 2021 budget, which led to the delay in proceeding with dozens of projects to complete maintenance, complete stations and rehabilitate distribution networks. And considering that not passing the budget, and granting ministries a budget (1/1), is absolutely insufficient to keep pace with work, noting the time when the global crisis casts a dark shadow on the increasing demand for gas under the weight of the Russian-Ukrainian war.

And she added, "The Ministry of Electricity negotiated earlier with the Iranian side on the issue of dues for fuel supplied to the stations, and it understood (thankfully) the extent of the need for these releases, on the condition that we pay what we owe them by a date no later than the end of the current month of May, due to the need for these amounts to purchase the people's requirements. Iranian food and medicine, which are urgent and indispensable humanitarian requirements
 
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ministry of electricity comments on decision to repeal emergency support law: will put us at risk

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ministry of electricity comments on decision to repeal emergency support law: will put us in danger - euphrates news (alforatnews.iq)


while the ministry of electricity respects the decisions of the distinguished federal court, which are binding decisions for all and enforceable, the failure to pass the emergency food security act will greatly confuse the work of the ministry of electricity if no alternative is found to this law,
where after repeated hosting by the brothers members of the parliamentary finance committee of the minister and the advanced owners of agents and advisers and gentlemen general managers and experts, and a great understanding on their part of their technical defenses about the requirements of the national system of gas supplier and the accumulation of financial dues.

the ministry was counting on the emergency food security law in large parts, to support electricity in the provision of gas dues payable to the iranian side, for the value of the gas supplied for 2020, due to the failure to pass and pass the general budget act 2022 to pay it.

the food security act had allocated these parts to the benefit of electricity to pay dues (past and present), as well as empowering the minister of finance to sign financing agreements for continuing loans included in the 2021 budget, which led to the delay in the continuation of dozens of projects to complete maintenance and completion of stations and rehabilitation of distribution networks, and considering that the failure to pass the budget, and to give the ministries a budget (12/1), is certainly not enough to keep up with the work, while maintaining the time when the global crisis is throwing a dark shadow over the growing demand for gas under the shadow of increasing demand for gas the impact of the russian-ukrainian war.

the ministry of electricity has negotiated earlier with the iranian side on the issue of fuel dues supplied to the plants, and understands (thank you) the need for these releases, provided that our debt is paid to them by the end of the current month, because of the need for these amounts to buy the requirements of the iranian people for food and medicine, which are urgent humanitarian requirements indispensable.

based on the above, the failure to pass this law, and the absence of an alternative will affect the work of the ministry of electricity in general, and put the state under the spectre of cutting gas supplies and repeating its experience, at a time when the country is suffering from climate extremism and its consequences, not forgetting the urban and population expansion, which are considered the reality of a situation that the ministry of electricity deals with very seriously, based on its responsibilities and its mission to the government and the people of the country.

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Al-Kazemi’s advisor: The Federal Court’s decision cut off the road to the government’s demand to submit the budget

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The Financial Adviser to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, confirmed today, Monday, that the decision of the Federal Supreme Court to cancel the Emergency support Law for Food Security and Development blocked the way for the caretaker government to submit a draft budget law for 2022, while stressing that it will work hard to support food security until approval Budgeting.
Saleh said, to the official agency that followed him (the first news), that "it became clear that it is not possible to proceed with any law before the executive authority completes its constitutional entity according to the results of the 10/10/2021 elections. The same deputies are in the discussion of any bill unless it is passed in accordance with the constitutional contexts and from a government that is produced by the results of the above elections, that is, including a request to the caretaker government to submit a draft federal budget law for the year 2022.
He added, "In spite of this, the caretaker government will work hard to support Iraq's food security with care through the financial actions available to it, determined by the current Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019 amended, until the legislation of the Federal General Budget Law for 2022. According to the constitutional paths that do not contradict the decision of the Federal Court above.
On the status of the Iraqi economy, Salih said, “The annual government spending in the general budget constitutes nearly half of the gross domestic product, which means that economic activity depends in its greatest weight on government spending, and the most important thing in that is total government spending is the investment part of spending that drives demand. on the productive market resources, specifically the labor market and human skills, and at the same time increases the growth of national income through mechanisms called the (economic accelerator).
He continued, "But these important investment accelerators are inevitably linked to the budget law for the year 2022 through the new investment spending doors and new investment programs, and not by spending 1/12 of the actual current expenditures in 2021, which are mostly related to limited operational spending affecting output growth. The gross domestic product,” noting that “average oil revenues for the year 2022 increase by no less than 60% of oil export revenues for the year 2021.”
He concluded: “This means that there will be a large financial reserve available to the state at the end of the year, which may exceed $40 billion in the event that the current fiscal year ends without enacting a budget law and restricting spending within the scope of the current financial management law, i.e. spending at a rate of 1/12 of last year’s current expenses. “.

 

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Trade clarifies the consequences of canceling the emergency support law on strategic storage and the food basket

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Trade clarifies the consequences of canceling the emergency support law on strategic storage and the food basket (ninanews-com.translate.goog)
Baghdad / NINA / - The Ministry of Commerce has clarified the consequences of the Federal Court's decision to cancel the Emergency support Law for Food Security and Development.


The Minister of Trade, Alaa Al-Jubouri, said in a statement, "The emergency support law would have provided the dues of farmers and farmers marketing the wheat crop for the current marketing season in a maximum period of time at the end of next June, in accordance with the decisions of the Ministerial Council for the Economy in the context of supporting farmers and farmers to produce basic crops."


He added, "The law supports the provision of the six food basket materials and their distribution to citizens on a monthly basis for a full year and support poor families in light of the high prices of basic materials at the global level. It also guarantees the ministry's contract to purchase three million tons of wheat, to secure strategic storage and enhance food security." Because it will be a major turning point in securing food security for citizens."


He pointed out, "The law allocates an amount of 9 trillion dinars to support the items of the food basket and farmers' entitlements, and repealing the law will limit the ministry's ability to abide by its commitments to distributing the items of the food basket and the ration card to citizens on a monthly basis or buying wheat to enhance the strategic storage." / End 8
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financial advisor talks about fate of 2022 budget after federal court decision

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prime minister mazher mohamed saleh's financial adviser said monday that the federal supreme court's decision to repeal the emergency food security and development support act blocked the caretaker government's demand for a 2022 budget bill.  

 

  


"it has become clear that no law can be passed before the executive branch completes its constitutional entity in accordance with the results of the 10/10/2021 elections, as the recent federal court decision has blocked even the house of representatives itself in discussing any bill unless it passes in accordance with constitutional contexts and from a government produced by the results of the elections above, i.e., including a request to the caretaker government to submit a bill in accordance with constitutional contexts and from a government produced by the results of the elections above," saleh said in a statement to the official agency nas (may 16, 2022). the federal budget bill for 2022."  


"however, the caretaker government will strive to support iraq's food security with care through the financial actions available to it, determined by the current financial management act no. 6 of 2019, which is amended until the federal budget act of 2022 is enacted, in accordance with constitutional tracks that do not conflict with the federal court's earlier decision," he said.  


"annual government spending in the general budget accounts for nearly half of gdp, which means that economic activity depends heavily on government spending, and most importantly total government spending is the investment part of spending that drives demand for productive market resources, specifically the labour market and human skills, while increasing national income growth by mechanisms called "economic accelerators,"" saleh said.  


"however, these important investment accelerators are inevitably linked to the 2022 budget law through new investment spending and new investment programs, not to the disbursement of 12/1 of actual current expenditures in 2021, which are mostly related to limited operating spending affecting gdp growth," he said, noting that "average oil revenues for 2022 are at least 60% higher than oil export revenues for 2021."  


"this means that there will be a large financial reserve available to the state at the end of the year, possibly more than $40 billion, if the current fiscal year ends without budget law legislation and restrictions on exchange under the current financial management law, i.e. 1/12 of last year's current expenses," he said.  

  

the ministry of electricity said monday that it was relying heavily on the emergency food security law to meet its obligations and provide electricity, while not voting on the law would affect the ministry's overall work.  

  

"the time when the ministry of electricity respects the decisions of the distinguished federal court, which are binding on all and enforceable, but the failure to pass the emergency food security act will greatly confuse the work of the ministry of electricity if no alternative is found to this law," the ministry said in a statement.   

  

"after repeated hosting by the brothers members of the parliamentary finance committee of the minister and the advanced owners of agents, consultants, general managers and experts, and a great understanding on their part of their technical defenses about the requirements of the national system of gas supplied, and the accumulation of financial dues," the statement added.   

  

"the ministry was relying on the emergency food security law in large parts to support electricity in providing gas dues payable to the iranian side, for the value of the gas supplied for 2020, due to the failure to pass and pass the general budget act 2022 to pay it," the statement said.   

  

"the food security act had to allocate these parts to the benefit of electricity to pay dues (past and present), as well as to authorize the minister of finance to sign financing agreements for continuing loans included in the 2021 budget, which led to the delay in moving dozens of projects to complete maintenance and the completion of stations and the rehabilitation of distribution networks, and considering that the failure to pass the budget, and the granting of ministries a budget (12/1), is certainly not enough to keep up with the work, while maintaining the time when the global crisis is throwing a dark shadow over the growing demand for gas under the shadow of the growing demand for gas," he said. the impact of the russian-ukrainian war."   

  

"the ministry of electricity has negotiated with the iranian side earlier on the issue of fuel dues supplied to the plants, and understands (thank you) the need for these releases, provided that we pay what we have to pay them by the end of may, because of the need for these amounts to purchase the requirements of the iranian people for food and medicine, which are urgent humanitarian requirements that are indispensable," the statement said.   

  

"based on the above, the failure to pass this law, and the absence of an alternative, will generally affect the work of the ministry of electricity, and put the state under the spectre of cutting off gas supplies and repeating its experience, at a time when the country is suffering from climate extremism and its consequences, not forgetting the urban and population expansion, which are considered the reality of a situation that the ministry of electricity is taking very seriously, based on its responsibilities and mission to the government and the people of the homeland," she said.   

  

finance minister ali allawi commented on sunday on the decision of the federal supreme court regarding the powers of the current government.  

  

"the decision of the federal supreme court regarding the powers of the current government has important implications for the work of the ministry of finance, and the court has in fact ruled that the current draft law on emergency funding proposed by the government is outside the purview of this government," allawi said in a statement received by nas( may 15, 2022). this, of course, prevents this government from proposing any budget law for 2022."   

  

"the ministry of finance initiated the emergency bill with full knowledge of the house of representatives and the bill was heavily concerned with investing the gains arising from rising oil prices to counter the global rise in commodity prices that has affected the poor in our country, to strengthen our ability to cope with future food emergencies, to cover the cost of crude oil production by the ministry of oil, to pay off the debt of the ministry of electricity on fuel imports, and to help strengthen the financial barriers of the ministry of finance," he said.   

  

"such a law was necessary in the absence of the 2022 budget due to the multiple funding issues faced by the government. this bill was by no means intended to be a substitute for a full budget."   

  

"the bill proposed by the ministry of finance was approved by the council of ministers and submitted to the house of representatives for consideration," he said, adding that "today the supreme court issued its ruling that made the bill unworkable."   

  

"the ministry of finance fully respects and implements the decisions of the country's highest court, but we must make it clear that the court's decision will have an impact on our ability to manage public finances in a way that will mitigate the effects of the global rise in commodity prices and allow the government to meet the demands of the electricity sector at the beginning of the summer, as well as the inability to meet the costs of oil extraction by the ministry of oil, and build grain reserves," he said.   

  

"in our scattered political environment, where the formation of the government takes months to complete, it is difficult to see how stripping the powers of a caretaker government to manage crises and emergencies would serve the greater national interest," he said.   

  

    

on sunday, legal expert ali tamimi explained the federal court's clarification on the concept of a "caretaker government" and its powers, while putting forward a road map to pass the emergency support for food security and development act and avoid appealing it.  

  

"after the federal court interpreted its decision issued today as the meaning of the caretaker government in article 61 and 64, the caretaker government may not send bills to parliament for legislation, and this applies to the emergency support for food security and development act, which is binding in accordance with article 94 of the constitution," tamimi told nas(may 15, 2022).   

  

however, he said: "however, because of the necessity, importance and relevance of this law and its attachment to economic security, which is part of security as a whole and security is one of the first priorities of the caretaker government daily, in my opinion parliament has the right to vote in accordance with article 5, 6 and 59 of the constitution by an absolute majority of members, half the total number plus one, to give authorization to the caretaker government to send the emergency support or financial support act to avoid challenging the non-jurisdiction of the caretaker government by sending it to the house of representatives under the rules of the rules of procedure of the ministers."   

  

"a vote from parliament is a law to force the current government to send the law, which is higher than the rules of procedure of the council of ministers, making it impossible to challenge the lack of jurisdiction in order to avoid delaying the interests of the people and the country," he said.   

  

  

"the draft law on emergency support for food security and development consists of 10 articles and came from the current government, which is a government of daily care, where it is intended to face the economic crisis and face increased poverty, which is not a substitute for the budget stipulated in the iraqi constitution in article 62 of the iraqi constitution," al-tamimi said, adding that "there is no important law in the legislation and another that is not important, but each law has positive reasons and objectives that the law is intended to achieve."   

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Billions of dinars in losses to cancel the Iraqi “food security” law

Billions of dinars in losses to cancel the Iraqi “food security” lawECONOMY - IRAQ

 

Countless losses caused by the decision of the “Federal Supreme Court” in Iraq, yesterday, Sunday, after it canceled the “Food Security” bill, which was just around the corner from legislation.

The head of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Hassan al-Kaabi, said that the abortion of the “Food Security” law means depriving Iraqis of 11 food baskets during the remaining months of this year, and depriving them of a strategic store of foodstuffs.

Al-Kaabi added, in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency, "I Conscious", today, Monday, that repealing the law will deprive citizens of 8,000 megawatts of electricity.

The judicial decision will also result in depriving farmers of an increase of 100,000 dinars per ton of marketed wheat crops, not to mention depriving those covered by the care of 733 billion Iraqi dinars, according to Al-Kaabi.

Reason for the Federal Court's decision

Hassan Al-Kaabi added that among the negatives resulting from the abolition of the “Food Security” law, 15 governorates were deprived of development allocations amounting to 10 trillion dinars, the opportunity to build dozens of schools and hospitals, and the prevention of spending 500 billion dinars on external roads for their development.

Al-Kaabi indicated that the families of the martyrs were deprived of 300 billion dinars, and Basra was deprived of 800 billion dinars of petrodollars, as well as the prevention of supporting work in the development funds of Dhi Qar and Mosul, due to the decision of the “Federal Court.”

 

The Iraqi parliament had intended to pass the "food security" bill that the Iraqi government had proposed to parliament this week, but the "Federal Court" decision halted that.

The court's decision came; Because the current government is tantamount to the resigned and expired government and its continuation only to conduct daily business, until a new government is formed.

The law relies on the financial abundance achieved from the rise in oil prices, according to a statement by a member of the “finance committee,” Nazim al-Shiblawy, made earlier to the Iraqi News Agency, “conscious.”

No budget, no “food security” law

At the end of last March, the Iraqi parliament completed the second reading of the "Food Security" bill, which consists of 9 paragraphs, and came under the title "Supporting Food Security, Development, Financial Precaution and Poverty Alleviation."

According to the reasons for the draft law, the legislation of the law, “in order to continue to provide services to citizens and raise the standard of living for them after the budget law expires, not to mention creating job opportunities and maximizing Iraqis’ benefit from state resources, in addition to advancing development and resuming work on stalled and lagging projects due to Lack of funding, and proceeding with new projects.

It is noteworthy that the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, called last April, the political blocs, to “accelerate the vote on the “Food Security” law, due to the lack of a budget and to meet the government’s obligations towards the people,” according to him.

 

The previous parliament was supposed to legislate the 2022 budget law, but the holding of early elections, and the lack of a new government yet, prevented the budget legislation.

The “Food Security” law was thought of as a solution and a way out of the current impasse, to be more like a “mini budget” law, in order to go along with the necessary matters, especially the livelihood dependent on approving the budget.

 
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iraq facing new electricity crisis

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the iraqi ministry of electricity warned of negative consequences of the decision to repeal the "food security" bill, stressing that the decision will confuse the work of the ministry, calling for alternative solutions.

on sunday, the federal supreme court, iraq's "highest judicial authority,"" decided to repeal the emergency support bill for food security and development, which the government submitted to the presidency of parliament for passage, as an interim solution to the conduct of state business, in the absence of the ability to pass the federal budget due to political disagreement.

last month, iraq reached understandings with the iranian side regarding the regular supply of gas used to operate power plants, provided that iraq's debts, which it was counting on to pay under the food security law allocations, were paid, and the ministry promised to significantly improve electricity processing hours this summer.

"the failure to pass the emergency support for food security and development act will greatly confuse the work of the ministry of electricity as no alternative has been found to this law," the ministry of electricity said in a statement, adding that "electricity subsidies in the law came after repeated hostings by members of the parliamentary finance committee of the minister of electricity and advanced owners of agents, consultants, managers and experts, and achieved a great understanding on their part of their technical arguments about the requirements of the national system of supplied gas, and accumulations of financial dues."

"the ministry of electricity was counting on the emergency support act in large parts to support electricity in providing gas dues to the iranian side for the value of gas supplied for 2020, due to the failure to pass and pass the 2022 general budget act to pay it," she said, noting that "the emergency support act would have allocated these parts to the benefit of electricity, to pay dues (past and present), as well as to give the minister of finance the power to sign financing agreements for continuing loans included in the 2012 budget."

"the decision delayed the completion of dozens of projects to complete maintenance work, complete the stations and rehabilitate distribution networks, considering the lack of budgetary progress, and give the ministries an insufficient budget to keep up with the work, noting that the global crisis is casting a dark shadow on the growing demand for gas, under the weight of the russian-ukrainian war," she said, noting that "the ministry negotiated earlier with the iranian side on the issue of fuel dues supplied to the stations, and the iranian side understands the need for a payment clause in our society." "they have debts, no later than the end of may."

 

"the failure to pass this law, and the absence of an alternative, will generally affect the work of the ministry of electricity and put the state at risk of cutting off gas supplies and repeating its experience, at a time when the country is suffering from high temperatures and urbanization," the ministry said.

hassan al-kaabi, chairman of the finance committee of the iraqi parliament, criticized anyone who stood by the law and said in a statement that "the repeal of the law deprived our people of 8,000 megawatts of electricity during the current summer season," stressing that "all those who contributed to the abortion of the law contributed to depriving iraqis of the paragraphs that it contained in the interest of the people."

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SULAIMANI — The leader of the Sadrist Movement, Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, rebuked the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court on Monday (May 16), accusing it of aiding those who disrupt the Iraqi parliament. 

Sadr announced in a Twitter statement that he refused to ally with the coalition that obstructs parliament, referring to the rival Coordination Framework, a coalition of pro-Iran Shia parties. 

He announced on Sunday his party was turning to the opposition for a one-month period, stating they had no choice but to do so following failed efforts to form a national government. 

The Shia cleric said Iraq would not return to the consensus government, the quota system implemented in 2003 that appointed equal representation among the country’s religious and ethnic groups. 

The federal supreme court ruled on Sunday the caretaker government of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi did not have the authority to enact legislation, annulling the Emergency Law for Food Security and Development that could have kept a food-rationing program amid the increasing price of food worldwide. 

The crippling of the caretaker government’s authority also limits the budget and the ability to tackle pressing issues such as electricity and water services. 

Iraq has still not formed a government seven months after elections last year after repeated the repeated failure of political rivals to come to an agreement. 

(NRT Digital Media)

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Al-Kazemi’s advisor: The court’s decision prevents sending the budget to Parliament and no appointments without it

Al-Kazemi’s advisor to Al-Furat News: The court’s decision prevents sending the budget to Parliament and no appointments without it

Al-Kazemi’s advisor to Al-Furat News: The court’s decision prevents sending the budget to Parliament and no appointments without it

 Adviser to the Prime Minister for Financial Affairs, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, announced that the decision of the Federal Supreme Court today regarding the powers of the caretaker government prevents it from sending the draft financial budget law for 2022 to Parliament.

Saleh told {Euphrates News}: “There is no alternative for us except by applying the Financial Management Law 1/12 until the legislation of the new budget, which appears to be linked to the formation of a new government, and the current government cannot send the budget even if Parliament requests that because the court’s decision has suspended any legislation currently. “.
He pointed out that "the financial expenditures will be the minimum that represents the state of expenditures for the year 2021 without programs, appointments, or projects."
Saleh stressed: “We are not facing a financial crisis and we have financial surpluses, but there is a restriction in the exchange and financial actions.”
And between “the financial reserves grow due to the inactive registration, that is, there are no funds and the authority to spend there is no.”
Today, Sunday, the Federal Supreme Court decided to cancel the draft law on emergency support system" rel="">support for food security and development, based on a lawsuit filed by Representative Basem Khashan.
According to documents obtained by {Euphrates News}, the court issued a ruling to cancel the Food Security Law sent by the Council of Ministers to the House of Representatives.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi affirmed respect for the interpretation of the Federal Supreme Court regarding the validity of his government and the Food Security Law.
However, he pointed out in a statement that "the government - as a government of daily business - in accordance with the constitution, had previously submitted to the House of Representatives the law {emergency support system" rel="">support for food security and development}, with urgent reasons; To address the economic challenges posed by the global price hike crisis; This is in order to achieve food security and provide the food basket, in addition to providing urgent support system" rel="">support to the electricity sector before the summer season; To prevent any crisis in energy production, or power outages throughout Iraq.”
He stated that “the law would also support system" rel="">support social welfare; To protect the poor and needy classes in the face of the global economic crisis, provide services in cities, provide job opportunities for graduates and the unemployed, as well as provide urgent funds to support system" rel="">support the agricultural sector and deal with climate changes.”
Al-Kazemi warned that "the failure to achieve all of these necessities is a factor that obstructs the government's role in running the daily affairs that fall under its responsibility to provide the requirements of the Iraqi people, protect the poorest groups, provide services and electricity, and limit the rise in global prices."
He called on everyone to “stand up to the responsibility; In order to address the implications of the challenges facing the country under the current sensitive circumstances at the internal and global levels.

Raghad Daham

I want to say "What a bunch of idiots! When are they ever going to get rid of Maliki and Iraq's inability to move forward into the 21st Century?".  But then I look at America and wonder "When are we ever going to get rid of Brandon and his side kick Kamala?"  The Geriatric/White house looks kind of like The Walking Dead TV show starring Brandon, Kamala, Pelosi, Nadar, and Shifty

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You would think that even a few Iraqis with half a brain would have already begun collecting tires to burn so as to close off Baghdad. 
Iran will drag this out for years unless the citizens get involved and demand changes…

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No law can be passed before the executive branch completes its constitutional entity in accordance with the results of the 10/10/2021 elections.

No seated government 7 months after the elections.

The way for the caretaker government to submit a draft budget law for 2022, is blocked 


Maliki, the Shiite political party and Iran are winning. 
 

The Iraqi soap opera continues.

 

 

 

 

 

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Within the episodes of an endless series of successive crises, the Federal Supreme Court's decision to cancel the "emergency support" law for its unconstitutionality sparked a major conflict between the parties to the political process, between supporters and reservations of the decision or Mubarak.
However, the legal expert, Amir Al-Daami, said that "the recent Federal Court decision regarding the Food Security Law explained the constitutional powers of the caretaker government."
He added that "the government's task is to run daily affairs, and the decision is 100% correct," adding that "it is possible that the law comes from the Presidency of the Republic in its full powers, according to what was interpreted by the Federal Court until the election of a new president."
Al-Daami explained, to Al-Sabah, that "according to the law and the constitution, the laws come from the presidency of the republic and the ministers (that is, the government, and since the presidency of the government is for the conduct of daily business, it was legally assumed that the law would come through the presidency, but the conflicts, auctions and political rivalries I stopped this solution to the crisis of the law," noting that "according to (Article 72 / Paragraph Two B), the President of the Republic continues to exercise his constitutional duties."
He pointed out that "the cabinet of the current daily caretaker government, has worked diligently to use constitutional articles that grant the executive authority to take care of the interests of the people, so the council worked hard to legislate the food security law and specify it with funds and exchange doors that differ from the open budget and not an alternative to it, but this diligence clashed with the constitutional interpretation. By the court of the powers of the caretaker government transformed from an original government with full powers since the date of 7/10/2021, and he reiterated that “it was only the auctions that prevented finding a legal way out for this law approved by the constitution, and that the first victim in light of these contradictions is the citizen and no one else.” ', as he put it.
Meanwhile, Judge Rahim Al-Ugaili saw that Al-Kazemi’s government is not the conduct of daily affairs, explaining that the daily caretaker government is a government that is no more than 75 days old after the first session of the elected parliament.
He added, in a press statement, "In the event that the constitutional deadlines are violated and the (75) expires without forming a new government, we will be in front of a government that the constitution did not name and did not specify its powers and did not talk about it at all," noting that the powers of the caretaker government do not apply to governments that It continues because of the violation of constitutional deadlines, such as the former government of Adel Abdul-Mahdi and the government of Al-Kazemi now.
Al-Ugaili believed that before the constitution and the law remain silent about the organization of governments after the constitutional deadlines, we will be faced with a legal and constitutional vacuum in which the government's powers are determined by whims, interests and political influence.
In turn, the director of the "Iraqi Center for Strategic Studies", Dr. Ghazi Faisal Hussein, told "Al-Sabah": "The federal decision regarding the inability of the caretaker government to issue legislation and laws has become final and conclusive," noting that "the parliament and the Iraqi government are facing a dilemma due to The period of forming a new government exceeded seven months, which means that all decisions are suspended, including approving the 2022 budget without a system (1/12).
 
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The coordinating framework issues a strongly worded statement
  
{Political: Al Furat News} The coordination framework issued a strongly worded statement regarding political developments, accusing it of obstructing the formation of the government and approving the Food Security Law.

And the statement, which Al-Furat News received a copy of, stated, "The coordination framework affirms its commitment to carrying out its national responsibility to protect the interests of citizens and stresses the need today for the responsible word before God and the sons of our people, and not to cause what leads to incitement to sedition, especially in light of the lurking enemies who want the Iraqis." The bad, and that emotional, convulsive speeches cannot be a solution to the problems that afflict the country and do not provide a service to the citizens, and that we all have to abide by the Almighty’s saying:

He added, "The coordinating framework would like to present an explanation regarding the emergency food security and development bill and the Federal Supreme Court's decision regarding it."

And he indicated that "the framework forces, and through the parliamentary bloc and its allies, was his position with allocating sufficient amounts of money to secure food stocks, ration card items, support farmers, social protection and increase the salaries of retirees and youth loans, and this is according to what the Minister of Finance said while hosting him in the House of Representatives to discuss the negative repercussions of the bad decision The reputation of raising the exchange rate of the dollar, as the minister suggested at the time to send an emergency food security bill with proposed allocations of up to 9.6 trillion dinars, but we were surprised by the caretaker government sending a bill with allocations amounting to 30 trillion dinars, devoid of appointments or support for social protection, contrary to what is rumored now, which is In our appreciation, a draft alternative to the budget law, the government's mechanism has resorted to avoid implementing the Federal Court's decision on the oil of the Kurdistan region."

The statement continued, "We have registered our objection to the use of the crisis conditions of high food prices and the lack of food stocks of wheat by adding allocations and exchange doors that do not represent an urgent necessity if not a door to corruption and misuse of financial abundance and squandering the wealth of the people. It is within its authority to submit bills and it is wrong to proceed with the legislation of this law, but the insistence of the people prompted us, through our parliamentary bloc, in which the Finance Committee participated in its meetings, to make strenuous efforts to reduce the damage from this law and the corruption and waste of public money it causes. On non-controversial issues, we were waiting for the final draft of the bill to be presented, and then set a session for Parliament to vote on the aforementioned bill after completing the required amendments in order to preserve public money.

He pointed out that "regarding the decision of the Federal Supreme Court related to the interpretation of the powers of the government to manage daily affairs and at the time we commend the professional and courageous decisions of the Federal Court, which come within the scope of the constitution and the laws in force and the preservation of the political system, the coordinating framework emphasizes respecting the decisions of the judiciary and preserving its reputation because the judiciary represents the most important A corner of the state and any violation of it represents a real threat to the state and its stability, and that questioning and challenging the decisions of the Federal Court represents a dangerous development that establishes chaos and instability.

In its statement, the coordinating framework indicated that “in the crowd of misleading positions and statements, the statement of the resigned government and the flimsy excuses contained in it to justify its failure to perform its duties at various levels during the last stage, which witnessed the largest budget in the history of Iraq, amounted to 133 trillion dinars for the year 2021 did not touch it). The citizen is nothing but the high rates of poverty, unemployment, inflation, poor services, failure to pay farmers’ dues and inability to secure food stocks for the country, in addition to the rampant corruption in an unprecedented manner. others haphazardly."

And he went on to say: "Within the wave of misleading rhetoric, the accusations raised by the framework for disrupting the formation of the government are surprising as it comes from forces claiming to be the winner and representing the majority, but it seems that they have failed in their obsessive project and are trying to mislead the public opinion that has been following the continuous initiatives and proposals from the coordination framework since the beginning of the crisis To complete the constitutional benefits according to the basis of the national dialogue and to preserve the rights of the largest social component by forming the most numerous parliamentary bloc according to the constitution.

And the coordinating framework announced, "its approval and support for the initiative of the bloc of independent representatives and its readiness to accept their candidates to chair the formation of the government in accordance with the agreed specifications of efficiency, impartiality and electoral benefits."

At the conclusion of his statement, he called "all political forces, especially those who accuse others of obstruction, to give precedence to the national interest, to abandon the policy of acquisition and monopoly in power, and to deal positively and responsibly with the initiative of the bloc of independent representatives to end the political crisis and form a new government that addresses the country's crises and alleviates the suffering of citizens."

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Economist outlines government options in food security and energy
  
{Economist: Al-Furat News} The economic expert, Safwan Qusay, identified, today, Tuesday, the government's options in food and energy security.
 

Qusay told Al-Furat News that: "The current government can ask the Central Bank of Iraq to specify a subsidized dollar in favor of purchasing food items and energy security, and it can also withdraw advances that cover monthly daily needs." 
He added, "There are solutions that the government can resort to, but they need a decision by the House of Representatives, and there is a possibility for the government to support the joint account with China with 10 billion dollars in order to speed up the investment window."
Qusay pointed out, "The Federal Court's decision was clear with the government's support for the fragile classes that this project should not be invested for the benefit of political parties or for private purposes, and Parliament was keen to add paragraphs to this project and link spending to specific goals, food security and energy."
He continued, "The Office of Financial Supervision is supposed to be present in all government exchange operations," adding, "The court's decision did not allow the government to conclude agreements or external borrowing, for not bringing Iraq into financial crises." 
And Qusai noted, "The problem of Iraq is that it possesses high funds with which it can cover the expenses, and the House of Representatives, before dissolving it, was supposed to ask the government to send the budget and put it on the discussion table of the new parliament."
The economic expert concluded, "Currently there is confusion and a percentage of poverty and unemployment with an abundance of money, and currently the ration card needs this abundance, and we believe that authorizing the government to spend according to a specific restriction placed before Parliament is the gender and type of spending and the period it covers in order not to arouse suspicion." 

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A meeting that brings together the Acting Ministry of Electricity with the President of the Federal Court
 

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The Ministry of Electricity confirmed, on Tuesday, that it is going through serious exceptional circumstances, which have affected and are still affecting its general performance, stressing the need to find a legal mechanism to pay for Iranian gas supplied, as well as adding sums to purchase gas, while the Federal Supreme Court pledged to find flexible solutions to all its problems.  

  

 

  

The ministry said in a statement that "Nass" received a copy of it, (17 May 2022), that "the Minister of Electricity, Adel Karim, at the headquarters of the Federal Court, Tuesday, the seventeenth of May 2022, the President of the Federal Supreme Court, is on a visit aimed at deliberating on developments related to on energy and the national electricity system.  

  

She added, "Karim reviewed the ministry's plan during the first months of 2022, as the efforts of its sons began to bear fruit after implementing the comprehensive strategic plans of the ministry at the level of its three sectors, both by completing periodic and emergency maintenance of production stations, working on introducing new generating capacities, and constructing fixed stations. And mobile, reconstruction and expansion of transmission networks, strengthening sub-distribution networks at the level of all governorates, and many projects and agreements with international companies with solid expertise that will add significant technical support to the energy industry in Iraq.  

  

Karim also indicated, according to the statement, "The most important thing that the ministry is going through is exceptional and serious circumstances, which have affected and are still affecting its general performance, especially the lack of funding, part of which was covered by the Council of Ministers, but the ministry's obligations towards implementing its existing and proposed projects, and the ministry's obligations to pay debt dues." The dues of the imported Iranian gas are still stuck in many of its details and the need to find a legal mechanism to pay the dues and add additional amounts to buy gas, at a time when the summer of 2022 is upon us with its known requirements from the citizen about providing them with electric power.  

  

  

For his part, Judge Jassim Muhammad praised, according to the statement, "the ministry's efforts to develop the national system, where everyone feels the clear effects of it, and we follow with interest all steps to provide optimal services to citizens, and we greatly understand the obstacles that stand in the way between the ministry's ambitions and the reality of preparation, and we will work in a manner I am serious about subsidizing electricity and finding flexible solutions to all its problems . ”  

  

 

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Legal debate over the “Food Security Bill” .. Parliament is looking for a way out
 

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The legal expert, Muhammad Jumaa, suggested, on Tuesday, that the House of Representatives would take the initiative to present the food security project by the Finance Committee.  

  

Juma'a said in a statement, of which "Nass" received a copy, (May 17, 2022), that "the Federal Supreme Court prevented the government from submitting the bill, but the House of Representatives will take the initiative to present the bill by the Finance Committee."  

  

He added, "Here is the issue of the inadmissibility of the House of Representatives submitting projects that have a financial aspect except with the approval of the government that requires the government's objection to it and not the objection of the deputies."  

  

He pointed out that "the summary of the House of Representatives did not violate the decision of the Federal Court, because the court's decision does not concern the food security law, but rather relates to the government's submission of the draft law exclusively."  

  

The legal expert, Qaid Al-Safi, commented, on Tuesday, regarding the "entitlement" of the House of Representatives to legislate laws without referring to the executive authority.  

  

Al-Safi said in a statement, of which “Nass” received a copy, (May 17, 2022), that “to answer this question, we must know how the legislative initiative for laws takes place, as Article 60 of the Iraqi constitution in force stipulates that bills are submitted by the President of the Republic and the Council of Ministers. Ministers, as well as ten members of the House of Representatives or one of the competent committees of the Council are entitled to submit proposals for laws.  

  

He added that "the text of Article 60 of the effective Iraqi constitution shows that the legislator took the bilateral legislative initiative that enables the legislative and executive authorities to propose and submit draft laws, and did not restrict members of the House of Representatives and the council's committees in the way in which laws are proposed."  

  

He explained, "However, the Federal Supreme Court issued several decisions in which it restricted the authority of the House of Representatives to propose laws, as it indicated in its decision No. 43 / Federal / 2010, that there is a fundamental difference between the draft law and its proposal, as the proposal represents an idea and that the idea does not turn into A draft law without passing through the executive authority responsible for planning and implementing the state’s general policy.  

  

He pointed out that "in Federal Court Decision No. 21 / Federal / 2015, conditions were set for the Parliament to exercise its authority to legislate laws without referring to the executive authority. These conditions are:  


1. Not to prejudice the financial obligations of the executive authority.  


2. That the proposal does not contradict the ministerial curriculum.  


3. That the proposal does not affect the judicial authority.  


And he indicated that "these conditions show that if the House of Representatives wants to legislate a law that includes a financial aspect, it must submit that to the executive authority. As for laws that do not have a financial aspect, the parliament has the right to legislate them alone without referring to the executive authority. These restrictions set by the Federal Court may be executed. The legislative initiative of members of the House of Representatives and its committees, because it is difficult to present a proposed law that does not have financial obligations on the executive authority.  

  

  

The First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hakim Al-Zamili, said, earlier, that the Food Security Law will be submitted to Parliament for a vote .  

  

Al-Zamili explained in a statement to the official agency, followed by “Nass” (May 17, 2022), that he “met with the Legal Committee regarding two important laws that must be submitted after obtaining approval and discussing them in the Legal Committee, which is the criminalization of normalization with the Zionist entity, and it must be submitted for reading as soon as possible.” session".    

  

He pointed out that "the new food security law was presented by the Parliamentary Finance Committee as a draft law, and it will be read first by the House of Representatives, voted on and transferred for implementation by the government," noting that "the draft law concerns the citizen and the social welfare segment, the disbursement of farmers' rights, and allocating an amount to the Ministry of Electricity to pay off debts and import gas  .”  

  

He added that "there are other clauses that affect food security, and without these clauses, if the laws that pertain to the Iraqi citizen are not legislated and deal with issues of electricity, agricultural development and social welfare, life will be disrupted, and as a result, the citizen wants a lot of legitimacy from the parliament."    

  


  

Haitham al-Jubouri, the technical advisor to the Prime Minister, said earlier that there are repercussions that the citizen can feel, especially on the food and electricity sectors, as a result of canceling the draft food security law.  

  

Al-Jubouri said in a statement to the official channel, followed by "Nas", (May 16, 2022), that "there are serious negative repercussions that can be reflected on the citizen as a result of canceling the draft food security law, including what is related to the provision of ration card items, and on farmers regarding wheat and barley crops. In addition to its negative impact on the electric power file, in addition to the external debt.      

  

He added, "But the government has many other options, and today we started discussing some of them, including reorienting the 1/12 system of the total operating budget to the important sectors."      

  

Al-Kazemi's advisor explained, "As for investment projects, they can be transferred to the accounts of the governorates, as there are funds in some governorates that can be used in ongoing and previously approved projects."      

  

Regarding the date of approving the budget, al-Jubouri stated, “The budget after the Federal Court’s decision cannot be sent from the current government and will remain for the next government, and it is expected to be approved after about 5 to 6 months, but given the current emergency conditions, it is difficult to approve it in the current year, and that The paragraph guarantees the rights of the region within the budget, which must be in agreement between the new government and the government of the region.”      

  

Mazhar Muhammad Salih, the financial advisor to the Prime Minister, said on Monday that the Federal Supreme Court's decision to cancel the Emergency support Law for Food Security and Development blocked the way for the caretaker government to submit a draft 2022 budget bill.  


Saleh explained in a statement to the official agency, and followed by "Nas" (May 16, 2022), that "it has become clear that it is not possible to proceed with any law before the executive authority completes its constitutional entity according to the results of the 10/10/2021 elections. Blocking the way even for the House of Representatives itself to discuss any bill unless it is passed according to the constitutional contexts and from a government that is produced by the results of the above elections, that is, including a request to the caretaker government to submit a draft federal budget law for the year 2022.        


He added, "Nevertheless, the caretaker government will work hard to support Iraq's food security with care through the financial actions available to it, determined by the current Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019, until the legislation of the Federal General Budget Law for the year 2022. According to the constitutional paths that do not contradict the decision of the Federal Court above.        


On the status of the Iraqi economy, Salih said, "The annual government spending in the general budget constitutes nearly half of the gross domestic product, which means that economic activity depends in its greatest weight on government spending, and most importantly, total government spending is the investment part of spending that drives demand. It affects the productive market resources, specifically the labor market and human skills, and at the same time increases the growth of national income through mechanisms called the (economic accelerator).        


And he continued, "But these important investment accelerators are inevitably linked to the budget law for the year 2022 through the new investment spending doors and new investment programs, and not with the disbursement of 1/12 of the actual current expenditures in 2021, which are mostly related to limited operational spending affecting the growth of output. The gross domestic product,” noting that “average oil revenues for the year 2022 increase by no less than 60% of the revenues of oil exports for the year 2021.”        


He concluded by saying, "This means that there will be a large financial reserve available to the state at the end of the year, which may exceed $40 billion in the event that the current fiscal year ends without enacting a budget law and restricting spending within the scope of the current financial management law, i.e. spending at a rate of 1/12 of last year's current expenses." ".        

  

The Ministry of Electricity said, earlier, that it was relying a lot on the emergency food security law to fulfill its obligations and provide electrical energy, while noting that the failure to vote  on the law will affect the overall work of the ministry.  

  

The ministry stated in a statement, of which “Nass” received a copy, (16 May 2022), that “the time when the Ministry of Electricity respects the decisions of the esteemed Federal Court, which are binding on everyone and obligatory to implement, but the failure to pass the emergency food security law will confuse the work of the Ministry.” Electricity will be greatly reduced if an alternative to this law is not found."          

  

The statement added that "after repeated hosting by the brothers, members of the Parliamentary Finance Committee of the minister and the advanced owners of agents, advisors, general managers and experts, and their great understanding of their technical payments about the requirements of the national system of supplied gas, and the accumulation of financial dues."          

  

The statement indicated that "the ministry was relying on the emergency food security law in large parts, to support electricity in providing gas dues payable to the Iranian side, for the value of gas supplied for the year 2020, due to the failure to pass and approve the general budget law for the year 2022 to pay it."          

  

He explained, "The Food Security Law had to allocate these details in favor of electricity to pay the dues (previous and current), as well as empowering the Minister of Finance to sign financing agreements for the ongoing loans included in the 2021 budget, which led to the delay in proceeding with dozens of projects to complete maintenance, complete stations and rehabilitate distribution networks, and considering The failure to pass the budget, and to grant ministries a budget (1/1), is absolutely insufficient to keep pace with work, noting the time when the global crisis casts a dark shadow on the increasing demand for gas under the weight of the Russian-Ukrainian war.”          

  

The statement continued, "The Ministry of Electricity negotiated earlier with the Iranian side on the issue of dues for fuel supplied to the stations, and understood (thankfully) the extent of the need for these releases, on the condition that we pay what we owe them by a date no later than the end of the current month of May, due to the need for these amounts to purchase requirements. The Iranian people need food and medicine, which are urgent and indispensable humanitarian requirements."          

  

And she stressed that, "Based on the foregoing, the failure to pass this law, and the lack of an alternative will affect overall the work of the Ministry of Electricity, and put the state under the specter of cutting off gas supplies and repeating its experience, at a time when the country is suffering from climate extremism and its consequences, not forgetting the urban and population expansion." Those who are considered a reality of the situation that the Ministry of Electricity deals with very seriously, based on its responsibilities and its message towards the government and the people of the country.”          

  

And Finance Minister Ali Allawi commented, earlier, on the decision issued by the Federal Supreme Court regarding the powers of the current government.  

  

Allawi said in a statement that “Nass” received a copy of it, (May 15, 2022), that “the decision issued by the Federal Supreme Court regarding the powers of the current government has important implications for the work of the Ministry of Finance, and the court decided, in fact, that the current draft law on emergency financing that The government proposed it outside the powers of this government. This of course prevents this government from proposing any budget law for 2022."            

  

He added, "The Ministry of Finance initiated the draft emergency law with the full knowledge of the House of Representatives, and the project proposal was keenly interested in investing the gains arising from the rise in oil prices to confront the global rise in prices of basic commodities that affected the poor in our country and to enhance our ability to face food emergencies in the future, and to cover the cost of Crude oil production by the Ministry of Oil, to repay the Ministry of Electricity’s debt on fuel imports, and to help strengthen the Ministry of Finance’s financial barriers.”            

  

He continued, "Such a law was necessary in the absence of the 2022 budget due to the multiple funding issues the government faced. This draft law was in no way intended to be a substitute for a full budget."            

  

He pointed out that "the bill proposed by the Ministry of Finance was approved by the Council of Ministers, and it was submitted to the House of Representatives for consideration," noting, "Today the Supreme Court issued its ruling, which made the bill inapplicable."            

  

He said, "The Ministry of Finance fully respects the decisions of the country's highest court and is working to implement them, but we must make it clear that the court's decision will have an impact on our ability to manage public finances in a way that will mitigate the effects of the global rise in commodity prices and allow the government to meet the demands of the electricity sector." With the onset of summer, in addition to the inability to meet the costs of oil extraction by the Ministry of Oil, and to build a reserve stock of grain.”            

  

He concluded, "In our scattered political environment, where government formation takes months to complete, it is difficult to see how stripping the caretaker government's powers to manage crises and emergencies would serve the greater national interest."            


  

On Sunday, legal expert Ali Al-Tamimi explained the Federal Court's clarification on the concept of a "caretaker government" and the powers conferred upon it, while presenting a road map to pass the Emergency support Law for Food Security and Development and to avoid challenging it.  

  

Al-Tamimi said in a statement to "Nass" (May 15, 2022), that "after the Federal Court interpreted its decision issued today, the meaning of the daily caretaker government contained in the constitution in Articles 61 and 64, it is not permissible for the daily caretaker government to send draft laws to Parliament For its legislation, and this applies to the Law on Emergency support for Food Security and Development, this decision has become binding according to Article 94 of the Constitution.”              

  

However, due to the necessity of this law, its importance and its connection to economic security, which is part of security as a whole, and security is one of the first priorities of the caretaker government, in my opinion, Parliament has the right to vote in accordance with Articles 5, 6 and 59 of the Constitution with an absolute majority of the number of members, half of the total number plus one, on Giving the authority to the caretaker government to send the emergency support law or financial support in order to avoid the challenge that the caretaker government is not competent to send it to the House of Representatives according to the provisions of the internal system of the Council of Ministers.              

  

He stressed, "The vote by Parliament is like a law to oblige the current government to send the law, which is a higher rank than the internal system of the Council of Ministers, which makes it impossible to challenge the lack of jurisdiction in order to avoid a situation of delaying the interests of the people and the country."              

  

On the other hand, Al-Tamimi explained that "the draft law on emergency support for food security and development consists of 10 articles and came from the current government, which is a government that manages daily affairs, as it is intended to confront the economic crisis and the increase in poverty, and it is not a substitute for the budget stipulated in the Iraqi constitution in Article 62 of the Iraqi constitution,” adding that “there is no important law and an unimportant law in the legislation of laws, but every law has compelling reasons and goals that the law is intended to achieve.”         

  

The retired judge and former head of the Integrity Commission, Rahim Al-Ugaili, said earlier that the current government is not a day-to-day care government.  

  

And Al-Akaili clarified, in a clarification followed by “Nass”, (May 16, 2022), that “Al-Kazemi’s government is not a caretaker government for daily matters, because the caretaker government or daily matters is a government that is no more than 75 days old after the first meeting of the elected parliament, but if it violates The constitutional deadlines have expired, and the 75 days have passed and the new government has not been formed. We are facing a government that the constitution did not name, whose powers were not specified, and it was never talked about.      

  

He added, “Therefore, the descriptions and powers of the caretaker government are not applicable to the governments that continue due to the violation and lack of respect for constitutional deadlines, such as the former government of Adel Abdul-Mahdi and the government of Al-Kazemi currently, and in front of the silence of the constitution and the law about organizing governments after the end of the constitutional deadlines, we are in front of a legal and constitutional vacuum. ".      

  

And he continued, "In the face of this complete vacuum, defining the descriptions and powers of a government after the end of the constitutional terms remains a qualitative matter that is controlled by whims, interests and political influence."      

  

He pointed out that "the adoption of constitutions restricting the powers of caretaker governments is mainly looking at the shortness of their life, usually specified in days, and the lack of influence of their hand in disrupting the interests of the state and the people."      

  

He concluded, "As for governments after the end of the constitutional terms, I do not see the possibility of withdrawing the restriction of the powers of the caretaker governments over them and covering them with the same provisions, because they are governments whose duration may be prolonged for years and it is not reasonable to disrupt the interests of the people and the state and disrupt with it political, executive and parliamentary life also for a period other than Information".   

  

   

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Chihod: The inclusion of the Food Security Law in Parliament is against the decision of the Federal Court
  
{Political: Al Furat News} The representative of the State of Law bloc, Muhammad Chihod, counted the inclusion of the first reading of the proposed emergency support law for food security and development, in the parliament session scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, in contravention of the decisions of the Federal Court that repealed the law.

Chihod told {Euphrates News}: "The Federal Court confirmed that the caretaker government has no right to send it to the House of Representatives any bill that includes a financial aspect, and the Food Security Law has a financial aspect."

And he indicated, "The inclusion of the Food Security Law on Thursday's agenda is a violation of the decisions of the Federal Court."

Chihod expressed his astonishment at the attempt to pass this law, which includes many legal articles that exceed the powers and give unlawful sums of money.

The House of Representatives is scheduled to hold its regular session tomorrow, Thursday, and its agenda includes the first reading of the proposed law on emergency support for food security and development, and the second reading of the draft law banning normalization and establishing relations with the Zionist entity.

First Deputy Speaker Hakim Al-Zamili said, "The House of Representatives is studying a new draft of the Food Security Law submitted by the Finance Committee and the signatures of more than 50 deputies," noting that "the House of Representatives will work to exclude any paragraph that can be used to waste public money."

And the Federal Supreme Court decided last Sunday to cancel the draft law on emergency support for food security and development, based on a lawsuit filed by Representative Basem Khashan.
Adviser to the Prime Minister for Financial Affairs, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, announced that the court’s decision regarding the powers of the caretaker government prevents it from sending the draft financial budget law for 2022 to Parliament.

Saleh told Al Furat News: "There is no alternative for us except by applying the Financial Management Law 1/12 until the legislation of the new budget, which appears to be linked to the formation of a new government, and the current government cannot send the budget even if Parliament requests that because the court's decision has suspended any legislation currently."

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