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From DA…”A Political Push for Democracy….
Today’s news is summed up with that statement. Things are really heating up in Iraq for a resolution to the ongoing political crisis. Here are a few articles to read….”
1. Islamic Dawa Party and reveals the existence of a scheme to replace Maliki with three candidates for prime minister
BAGHDAD / With: A leading figure in the Islamic Dawa Party, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki about the presence of political pressure from other political parties to replace al-Maliki, saying that it is difficult to withdraw confidence from Maliki’s government is not getting sufficient quorum.
The MP said Haider Abadi, a reporter and news agency, the future Tuesday: “There are agreements and alliances by political parties outside the National Alliance are currently working to replace Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki,” adding that “there are three candidates for prime minister, but the parties Asih to Aimklon quorum sufficient in the House of Representatives to raise the confidence in Maliki. ”
He explained that the Islamic Dawa Party and a coalition of state law do not fear attempts to replace Maliki or trust him as far as raising fears of confusion in the political process in general. ”
Abadi, accused “some political parties to operate since the formation of the Maliki government to impede the work of the government and undermine the political process,” stressing that “adherence to the National Alliance, the continuation of Nouri al-Maliki as prime minister in the current government.”
The country has a political crisis since last December, against the background of the charges against Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, a senior leader of the coalition in Iraq, and the decision issued by the judiciary for his arrest for investigation on charges of terrorism and murder, along with a decision of the Prime Minister to withdraw confidence from the Vice President Saleh al-Mutlaq, leader also of the Iraqi List, because of comments in which he described the last-Maliki a dictator, with the repercussions of the decision both houses of the provinces of Salahuddin and Diyala to transfer the two provinces into two independent, which preceded the tension caused by the lack of agreement on the choice of two ministers of interior, defense and receipt of al-Maliki for the management of the two ministries by proxy, as well as failure to approve a Council strategic policy council, which was scheduled to receive his coalition in Iraq in accordance with the Convention on Arbil, and these differences have led to a whole coalition, the Iraqi province of meetings of the House of Representatives and Minister (17/12/2011) before they decide to return once again to the parliament sessions in the first (29 / 1) and decides to return to cabinet meetings in (2.6).
And exacerbated the crisis with sharp criticism by the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, on the occasion of Eid Nowruz (20/3) of the Iraqi government and Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki, which he describes the government of “failed”, while accusing him of seeking to impose his authority on all aspects of the state and he did not commit partnership.
Barzani said that Iraq “is moving towards the abyss” because of the policies of some parties, noting that al-Maliki is trying to uniqueness of power, warning that the continuation of things in this way will push them to go to the people to take a decision, referring to the right of self-determination and declaration of a Kurdish state. (Finished) Zia Sharifi
2. National Alliance will meet today to unify the visions on political developments
National Alliance held a meeting today, “Whatever” is designed to unify the visions on political developments. This was announced by Alliance leader MP Walid al-Hilli, explaining that the meeting would be expanded and will be where all the files.
And on the national meeting and problems between the center and the Kurdistan region, said ornaments that these files will discuss in the center. Is scheduled to attend the meeting of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the head of the National Alliance Ibrahim al-Jaafari and the leaders of the coalition.
The meeting of the coalition a day after a member of the Preparatory Committee for the meeting of the National MP Salim Abdullah Jubouri for efforts to collect the three presidencies in a meeting recently, as Jubouri said in a statement: that “there are three initiatives, the first collection of political parties again to agree on the program met to discuss the blocks, and the second initiative of President of Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani and how to invest, while the third is a meeting of the three presidencies in a week. and was scheduled to hold the leaders of political blocs, the national meeting on the fifth of this month, according to the date set by President Jalal Talabani to discuss the current political crisis, especially the differences between the State of Law coalition and the Iraqi List, but he was postponing the meeting, without giving reasons, to a date yet to be determined so far, while stressing the head of the Kurdistan Alliance Fouad Masum, a move by the President of the Republic to dampen the atmosphere between Prime Minister and President of the Region.
In a related development, said the leadership of the coalition of state law, MP Hasan al-ready Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to sit at the table of dialogue and opening of all the outstanding issues, provided that solved according to the Constitution and the law. said Sinead, in a press statement: “Al-Maliki did not oppose sit at the negotiating table and resolve the political crisis, but it was the idea of the National Congress, especially the al-Maliki has a willingness to sit at the table of dialogue and opening of all the outstanding issues, provided that solved according to the Constitution and the law.
“He also noted that” There are some outstanding matters can be resolved according to the Constitution and the others are not resolved only through the legal process, and there is a paragraph or paragraphs can be resolved through political consensus.
“He also expressed the National Alliance for optimism that the Preparatory Committee will meet in the near future, where the MP said his Shaker Disher Darraji: that the information available to him is that There is a meeting soon of the Preparatory Committee for the meeting of the National order to continue dialogues and finding appropriate solutions after previous understandings on the agenda.
He Darraji in a statement that “the period that followed the Arab summit in Baghdad, has seen the emergence of the views of the other wanted to give priority to the Convention on Arbil,” he The National Alliance insisted that the Constitution is the reference that are adopted in order not to dump the country and the political process, various initiatives are at the expense of the Constitution, in particular, and we want to build a state based on the Constitution and not on political initiatives, which are often at the expense of the Constitution and the political consensus ”
3. Dictator Nouri al-Maliki
18/04/2012 13:25 By Bedran Ahmed Habeeb
ERBIL, April 18 (AKnews) – Any two people do not disagree that having issues with Baghdad is not good for the Kurdistan Region, in particular in these current risky circumstances that the Middle East is undergoing. And any two people do not disagree that for the first time in history the Kurdish issue in Iraq is heading towards a solution.
A huge budget also flows in to the region, though the budget is the rightful entitlement of Kurdistan from the Iraqi budget and also part of it comes from the region’s own sources of income. And thanks to the harmony and peace that we have in Kurdistan, we are building our region and are heading towards an advanced stage. Apart from all that, for the first time in history, Kurds are part of the authority in Baghdad.
The above statements are true. But it is also true that the situations in Baghdad raise our concerns and worries day after day. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s authorities in his two terms in office have not taken a single step towards democracy. On the contrary, it is quite obvious that the man has chosen dictatorship. We Iraqis know very well how a dictator rises: self-arm, control of income, neglecting the rights of others, not making efforts to provide the basic services like water, electricity and other stuff, are all signs.
During the Arab summit in Baghdad last month, we found out that if the authorities wanted to maintain security in Iraq they would have long ago done that to prevent the bleeding of Iraq. Maliki is becoming a dictator in broad daylight. If he tried to control the Kurdistan Region’s share of the budget today, he would definitely attack it with his army tomorrow.
No ethnic or religious group in Iraq benefits from the rise of a new dictator. Even the Shiite brothers, who form two thirds of Iraq and Nouri al-Maliki is one of them, do not wish that. It was just yesterday that Saddam Hussein fell. Iraqi Sunni Arabs got nothing from his rule or after his rule other than agony. The Sunni Arab areas in Iraq are considered to be the most backward areas in Iraq these days. Therefore, I emphasize that the rise of dictatorships in Iraq is not in the interest of anybody.
It is the Kurds’ right to try to develop the democracy that was brought about after the fall of Saddam’s regime in Iraq. It is also a duty on the Kurds to do so because the Kurdish political movement in Iraq throughout the 20th century has been leading the democracy movement in Iraq. President Massoud Barzani has spent most of his life in this Kurdish political movement and has more responsibility than any other Kurdish leader in facing dictatorship in Iraq. Despite being the President of the Kurdistan Region and someone who speaks and acts for all Kurds, Massoud Barzani has also gained the trust of the Iraqis as one of the symbols of Iraqi patriotic struggle.
Barzani’s defense of Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi is not protection of some accused man as some people think. The issue is bigger than just the case of an accused person. The President is responsible for the laws and a constitution that he has sworn to protect, and these laws and constitution have come for building a democratic country and society.
Nouri al-Maliki’s authorities and the media close to him want to mispresent the issue to the Iraqis. It is regrettable that sometimes the Kurdish media, out of short-sightedness and ignorance, fall prey to them. Nobody will defend Tareq al-Hashemi if he is guilty, for which he will be punished someday. Saddam Hussein did not get away with his crimes, who is Hashemi to get away? But the issue between Baghdad and Erbil is a bigger one and it has to be seen as it is. The re-emergence of dictatorship will take us back to the first point.
I hereby support Barzani’s position. The president has to settle the issues with Maliki here and now before he becomes a dictator who is out of control. The budget that comes from Baghdad is Kurdistan’s own rightful income. Baghdad does not recognize Kurdistan’s oil and gas law, Baghdad does not approve of the Kurdistan Region having Peshmarga forces, it does not support the idea of Kurdistan having its own independent sources of income, it does not approve of the disputed areas, which Saddam Hussein occupied by force, being incorporated back into the Kurdistan Region. These rights of the Kurdistan Region have all been stated in the Iraqi constitution. The Prime Minister behaves in a way as if all others beg at his door.
Maliki is buying weapons to build a large arsenal. For whom is he building it? Of course to use it against Iraqis not anyone else. We should remember that the Middle East is stepping into a very big conflict. The Iraq-Turkey conflict in this time of the weakness of the Arab forces is a conquest conflict for control of land and water of the region. This is a historic conflict between Shiite and Sunni Islam, the emergence of which dates back some 500 year.
Kurds are not part of the sectarian conflict. They have a national and social issue. Kurds struggle for national rights and the removal of social injustice. As the region is heading towards the sectarian conflict day after day, they will treat Kurds as Sunnis (being mainly followers of the Sunni faith) even if they do not want to behave like Sunnis in the conflict.
This is a risky future for all the Iraqis who have been for decades oppressed by dictatorships from Erbil to Basra. Therefore, Iraqis from Erbil to Basra have to be standing behind Barzani in his efforts to block the rise of dictatorship again. The people of Iraq from Erbil to Basra need a contemporary life so that they can live in safety and prosperity on their land, not returning to narrow nationalist slogans and sectarian mindsets.
Bedran Ahmed Habeeb is the director general of the Erbil-based Kurdistan News Agency (AKnews) and Aras Publishers.
4. Inch: resolving security ministries is an urgent necessity and managed by one person is invalid
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Baghdad-keep- Attorney National Alliance member warned on inch of the country without Ministers continued safe and security ministries remain vacant, and managed by one person is invalid.He singled out by cheaper in a public News Agency (rule) Wednesday on the need for selecting Security Ministers on the basis of competence and experience in order to lift their ministries, pointing out the lack of possibility of successful management of these ministries by one person, called an inch to the need to put pressure on the Government and political blocs to emerge from the current crisis, which lasted more than a year in the country. p/g