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Iraqi parliament to start voting on next cabinet on Wednesday

chattelsA session is planned for Wednesday in Iraqs parliament where the PM-designate will ask for a vote on at least 15 of 22 ministries. It is believed Sunnis want 6 ministries, Kurds at least 4, with the largest share for Shiites.

Abdul-Mahdi has until October 2 to present his next cabinet that must be approved by an absolute majority of parliament.

Oil prices rise due to Iran sanctions
Release Date: 2018/10/22 13:46

"The dispute has not been resolved so far on a number of ministers in the new government," noting "there are some blocs agreed on the progress of work with Abdul Mahdi, and some are unhappy, and some blocks seeking to Bags according to the weight of the blocks and electoral eligibility. " , .......... stressing the lack of a final consensus on the ministers so far.  


18 Oct 18, 07:04 AM chattels  Deputy for construction: Abdul-Mahdi will provide incomplete cabinet cabins next Saturday

....... next Saturday will see the announcement of the Cabinet Cab and the government program, which will be presented by Abdul Mahdi, where the parliament will get biographies of the candidates for the Cabinet Cabinet 48 hours before the vote, except for some ministries that will postpone the resolution of the subject to after Ministerial cabinet selection ".

chattels" ............ the announcement of the Cabinet Cab and the government program,....

America is on the ground in Iraq and has 12 military bases,


16 Oct 18, 07:55 AM chattels  Sadr appeals for Kurdish-Iraqi unity

chattels  EU extends mission in Iraq until 2020 with focus on security By Rudaw

chattels  Parliament raises its notice for another and likely to allocate the next ones to form a government

Eight days remaining for Mahdi to meet his targeted date of October 24 to form the next government.
As #Iraq struggles to recover from 40 years of war and emergencies, a lack of clean and accessible water threatens to further destabilize the nation. cc: @Mustafa_Habib33

Iraqs Water Crisis Must Be Addressed Now

David M. Witty @DavidMWitty1

Iraqi political sources say their is draft legislation in Iraqi Parliament that PM & ministers relinquish their foreign citizenships. Included in this article is a graphic of who has which foreign citizenship.
Some Iraqi political blocs that won in recent elections want to forbid those with dual citizenships from holding political office. This article notes that incoming PM Abdel-Mahdi holds French citizenship & outgoing PM Abadi holds British citizenship.


15 Oct 18, 07:53 AM chattels  Difference Between Consensus and Majority rule
chattels  A consensus requires that a group reach a decision which has been agreed on by a collective. In order for the decision to be fully supported going forward, it is necessary that all group members participate in the decision-making process, including those with minority opinions.
chattels  Majority rule does not require that the group comes to any agreements or compromises. The decision of the group is decided according to whom or what receives a majority of votes.

Read more: Difference Between Consensus and Majority rule | Difference Between

larrykn  Abdul Mahdi to meet Barzani on Kurdish positions on next gov
chattels  A problem with consensus and for Iraq is that due to the time that may be required to reach a consensus, this method can be an inefficient means to addressing time-sensitive issues and can create legislative gridlock. Sound familiar ?
A disadvantage of majority rule is the majoritys ability to vote against the interests and preferences of those in the minority without those groups or individuals being heard or involved in the discussion. Those in the minority may be disenfranchised and remove themselves from the decision-making process because they are aware they do not have the numbers to win or significantly impact the vote. Poor decisions may be made by the majority simply because they have enough votes to implement their plans.

Read more: Difference Between Consensus and Majority rule | Difference Between

15 Oct 18, 08:06 AM chattels  My belief is that majority rule and legislation in Iraq may seem helpful, but maybe not. In any event I believe that such may require a constitutional amendment which would be an almost impossible accomplishment in Iraq on this issue an in these days
chattels  " The prime minister-designate has promised to present his cabinet as part of the constitutional period said Badr al-Sayegh, a member of the Sason coalition.He added that Abdul Mahdi told his coalition that he will submit his cabinet to the House of Representatives, on October 24, for ratification ............." link

chattels  I recently posted that it appears that the constitutional deadline is November 2nd, but Mahdi has targeted October 24th as the date for the formation of the new/next government.
larrykn  chattels I read yesterday that parliment will give Mahdi another 15 days if he doesn't form his govenment by Nov 3


13 Oct 18, 05:45 AM chattels  A slight rise in the dollar exchange rate in Baghdad today | 12/10/2018 12:28

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Foreign exchange markets in the capital posted a slight rise in the dollar exchange rate against the Iraqi dinar on Friday morning.

The market exchange rate in the Kifah Stock Exchange in Baghdad was 1207.5 dinars per dollar, ie 120 thousand and 750 dinars per hundred dollars.

While the selling and buying prices of the dollar in the banking companies, where the sale price of one dollar 1212.5 dinars, ie 121 thousand and 250 dinars for one hundred dollars, and the purchase price of $ 1202.5 dinars, or 120 thousand and 250 dinars per hundred dollars.

13 Oct 18, 07:29 AM Woke AF  10-12-2018 Intel Guru Delta We know that they are about to make their move. For them to print Lower Denominations, even the 250, 500, and even the 1000, this give you an indication that the rate has to increase. But definitely a lot of stuff going on. It looks like, for the suitable environment, like you said, and that is an excellent point. It looks like the CBI the rates will start gradually to make their move and well see what the next move is going to be.
Woke AF  10-12-2018 Intel Guru Delta For them to place more 1000 dinar notes, this gives you the indication that the 3 zero deletion, is coming off the exchange rate. Not from the currency. Otherwise, they never would have printed these. Its not even a question now. Why theyre printing the 1000 dinar notes if they are going to get rid of them? Because its going to come off the exchange rate, and not from the currency by itself. This is really good news! This is a brilliant idea. Now for us of course, this is very important, but of course, we are waiting for the events for them to change the rate. We do believe, that along the way, the rate will change before they introduce the other Lower Denomination. Thats what we are looking for right now.
Woke AF  10-12-2018 Newshound Guru Currency365 Al-Khakani [economist] stressed need to activate small notes for economic & financial benefits for the Iraqi consumer, including category 50 & 100 dinars


11 Oct 18, 12:12 AM chattels  Abdul Mahdi Office Announces Statistical Nominations for the First Day
Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi's office announced on Wednesday the results of the first day of opening the nomination portal for the post of minister until the end of Tuesday (October 9th) for the post of minister.

According to the statement of the Office, the agency received all of Iraq [where] a copy of it today, that "the number of registered on the site: 36006, while the number of completed nominations: 9317."
"The proportion of independents of applicants: 97%, and the applications of women accounted for: 15%, while the proportion of holders of higher degrees: 23%."
"The nominations included all the provinces of Iraq and all the current ministries," the statement said.
chattels  Parliament holds its meeting tomorrow to discuss the grades and parliamentary committees
{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The House of Representatives holds its regular session on Thursday.
"The council will be put on the agenda, a general topic of discussion on the grades and the transfer of powers in the presence of [the Ministry of Finance and the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers]," the statement said.
"The agenda of tomorrow also includes a general topic of discussion [student rates - the central acceptance plan], in addition to discussing the permanent parliamentary committees of the House of Representatives."

Abadi discusses with the Economic Council the support of the private sector and the activation of investment
Release date: 2018/10/10 20:03
"During the meeting, the support of the private sector was discussed and promoted, which is reflected on the prosperity of the Iraqi economy and the emphasis on the importance of facilitating all procedures for investment as the country is coming to the stage of construction and reconstruction and to provide employment opportunities," a statement from his office said. After his victory over terrorism. "
He added, "also discussed the importance of lifting obstacles that impede the movement of the economy and the activation of investment."
During the meeting, the delegation praised Abadi's support for providing a safe and sound environment for the Iraqi economy.
chattels" .............. a safe and sound environment for the Iraqi economy."
Security and stability. Security and stability. Security and stability.
Does Iraq have it ? Will they obtain it ? Can they maintain it ?
Their economy and our investment depend upon it.
No doubt such a determination is relative, but those pundits who have historically discounted concerns for security and stability as being omnipresent and unavoidable in Iraq have done a disservice to a reasonable analysis of the timing and eventuality of our long awaited liquidity event.
The false narrative of overnight wealth and soon, any day and everyday, does not allow for reason and good judgment.
chattels  I believe in happy endings, but the fantasy framework imposed by the pundits / gurus upon the mechanics of the Iraqi Banking Sector Reform Project has been very disappointing to me.
And all I suspect.
We wait, we watch and we hope, sometimes against all better judgment and prior experience.
God help us and Iraq as we seem at times powerless to help ourselves.
David M. Witty @DavidMWitty1

In Iraqi government formation news, source says PM Abdel-Mahdi (designate) is receiving nominations from political blocs to form cabinet.

9 Oct 18, 06:54 AM chattels  Parliament convenes and vice-president sworn in
Release date: 2018/10/9 12:49
The House of Representatives held its ordinary session under the chairmanship of First Vice-President of the Council Hassan al-Kaabi and the presence of 225 deputies.
MP Ghaleb Mohammed Ali was sworn in.
The agenda of the session includes "the vote on the interim parliamentary committee to amend the rules of procedure, the formation of a committee of representatives of the parliamentary blocs to choose the permanent parliamentary committees for the meeting of deputies and the nomination of two rapporteurs of the House of Representatives.
chattels  Deputies Khadija Ali and Burhan Mohammed are named as parliamentarians ( rapporteurs of the House of Representatives )

In Iraq, new PM Abdel-Mahdi is being pressured by political parties to accept their candidates for ministers in new government. Others, such as Sadr, demand Abdel-Mahdi form new government outside of political parties.
In Iraq, MP calls on judicial system to issue order preventing current ministers from traveling until they prove their innocence of any corruption.
chattels  " Poppycock " has posted again. Alert the media.
Tuesday 9 October 2018

Alsumaria News / Baghdad
The news agency Alsumaria News, the Diwani order for the appointment of Minister of Defense Irfan Hayali as the national security adviser.

Twilight News / Office issued Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, on Monday, a clarification on the nomination deadline for senior positions in the new government.
Abdul Mahdi's office in a statement reported to Twilight News that "in order to open the nomination for senior positions for all citizens of the men and women who see themselves provide all the conditions set forth in the Constitution and the laws in force, the face of the Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi to receive candidacy through requests website".
He added that the deadline would be "starting from exactly 8 am on Tuesday, 9 October to 4 pm on Thursday, October 11 this."
Who finds himself in the competence of the people of experience, competence and practical experience and wants to run for a ministerial position he or she can do so through the website

BAGHDAD / NINA / A member of the House of Representatives for the mass / homeland / parliamentary Hisham al-Suhail: "There is a great pressure exerted on the Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi to grant ministerial positions of figures are not eligible."

Al-Suhail said in a statement to NINA that "the Prime Minister-designate can not accept the attempts of some political blocs to impose the names of incompetent figures, some of them have files of corruption and others imposed on him to receive ministries," expressing his belief that "the Prime Minister will be able to finish his mission and voting on New ministry during the specified period ".


7 Oct 18, 04:05 AM chattels  Kirk H. Sowell @UticaRisk

I'd caution against a positive assumption about "independent"/"technocrat" ministers. The five "technocrats" elected in Abadi's 2016 shuffle have been pretty unexceptional. In fact one of them, Ann Awfi, presided over the Basra water poisoning crisis that destroyed Abadi.
Kirk H. Sowell @UticaRisk

This is not to say that Awfi was totally to blame for that; corruption in customs and visas, as well as security problems, all handled by other ministries, were to blame for wrecking the clean water project. But simply having "independent" ministers won't solve problems.
Kirk H. Sowell @UticaRisk

Back to the "independents/technocrats" point - the next issue of #InsideIraqiPolitics will have an article overviewing how things went for Abadi's 2016 "technocrat" shuffle. This will be essential background for what is to come since "independents" are in vogue right now.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The dollar exchange rate on Saturday rose slightly against the dinar on the Iraqi bourse. The sale price of the dollar on the Kifah Exchange today was 120 thousand and 250 dinars and the purchase price 121 thousand and 250 dinars to 100 dollars.

xyz  Central Bank issued a second edition of the categories (250,500,1000,10000,25 thousand) dinars 
October 07, 2018
(Statement) Central Bank issued a second edition of the categories (250,500,1000,10000,25 thousand) dinars
The Central Bank of Iraq issued its second edition of the banknotes of the categories of (25000, 10000, 1000, 500, 250) dinars, stressing that he will continue trading circulation of cash currently traded from the above categories with the new categories without any intention to withdraw from circulation.

This bank shows that the variables on the above categories were as follows ....

For the categories (25000, 10000, 500, 250) JD, it included the writing of the name of the governor instead of signing it in the old version, in line with what is now practiced in other countries. The dates Hijri and Gregorian dates were also amended to date (1440 H-2018 AD).

As the category of (1000) dinars changed the face of the banknote, where the slogan "the inclusion of marshes and the effects of southern Iraq on the list of world heritage," instead of the image of the Islamic dinar in the old design, based on a decision in this regard in addition to writing the name of the governor also instead of signing In the old version and the modification of the Hijri and Gregorian dates to the two dates (1440 H -2018 AD).

xyz  New editions of categories (1000, 500, 250) dinars link


Oct 5 2018 chattels  David M. Witty @DavidMWitty1

New Iraqi PM (elect) tells political blocs to not nominate current MPs for cabinet positions.

Source says new Iraqi PM (elect) is determined to form his new government outside of political parties, & if faced with significant pressure from political parties, he will threaten to resign.


4 Oct 18, 12:48 AM chattels  Preliminary results give KDP resounding victory in KRG election By Rudaw
KRG election: Why such a low turnout? By Karwan Faidhi Dri
chattels  Ahmed al-Asadi: The largest bloc was resolved by naming the prime minister

BAGHDAD / NINA / A member of the House of Representatives for the coalition of construction Ahmed al-Asadi that the largest bloc resolved by naming the Prime Minister. Note : Coalition of Construction is Ameri / Maliki and Sunni elements.

chattels The Prime Minister of the outgoing, Haider al - Abadi, congratulated Yesterday, Adel Abdul Mahdi, in his mandate to form a government.

"I congratulate you on the occasion of your appointment to form a new government, wishing you success in its formation and choosing who is best suited to fill the government positions to provide the best services to the citizens, asking the Almighty to take the hands of the people of Iraq and its people and preserve its security and well-being."

chattels BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The dollar exchange rate on Wednesday rose slightly against the dinar on the Iraqi bourse.

The sale price of the dollar on the Kifah Exchange today was 120 thousand and 250 dinars and the purchase price 121 thousand and 250 dinars to 100 dollars.


3 Oct 18, 07:38 AM chattels  Abdul-Mahdi: The man tasked with forming Iraqs new government By Rudaw

Under the constitutional timeline, he has 30 days to form a cabinet capable of moving Iraq forward. He could become the first non-Dawa Party prime minister of Iraq since 2005.

Initially a member of the Iraqi Communist Party, Abdul-Mahdi became involved with the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq in the early 1980s. He supervised the councils office in the Kurdistan Region in the late 1990s, where he built ties with the Kurdish leadership.

After the fall of Saddam Husseins regime in 2003, Abdul-Mahdi served in Ayad Allawis transitional government as minister of finance and participated in the drafting of the constitution. He then served as deputy president from 2005 to 2010.

Incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi appointed him as minister of oil in 2014, but he later resigned.
3 Oct 18, 07:48 AMchattelsKRG election: Why such a low turnout? By Karwan Faidhi Dri

chattels  Federal Court elects three experts in an oil lawsuit against the province
The Federal Supreme Court decided to elect three experts to submit a report on the appeal against the unconstitutionality of extracting the Kurdistan region oil from the land and export directly, while adjourned the pleading to the sixth of next month.
"The Federal Supreme Court held its session under the chairmanship of Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud and the presence of all the judges, and considered the case of the Minister of Oil, in addition to his job, the prosecutor demanded the Minister of Natural Resources In the Kurdistan region / in addition to its function, the implementation of the provisions of the Constitution and the relevant laws in force and hand over the entire production of oil produced in the region to the Federal Oil Ministry.

He said that "the commissioning of experts and their swearing in will be on 9/10/2018, while the hearing will be on 6/11/2018, to give experts time to submit their report."

3 Oct 18, 07:59 AM chattels  Tamer El-Ghobashy @TamerELG
No matter where you are in Iraq's political divide, it's hard to deny outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi left his successor in a far better position that Abadi himself inherited. Iraq has many problems but it's come a long way in his four years.


2 Oct 18, 07:27 AM chattels  Iraqi MPs set to convene Tuesday as Kurds lobby support for presidency By Rudaw 40 minutes ago

Parliament session delayed 'til 8 p.m.
Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi announced the session to vote in a new Iraqi president is delayed until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Council of Representatives, Iraq's legislative body, failed to meet a quorum in morning and afternoon

Baghdad, Iraq - Current Time
2:29 PM AST on Tuesday, October 2


1 Oct 18, 12:00 AM  chattels
New KRG Elections Unlikely To Change Politics In Iraqs Kurdistan

The Kurdistan region is set to hold elections for its parliament on September 30. Early voting already took place on September 28 for the security forces. The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are likely to maintain their monopoly on power since the opposition are weak and divided.
In the May 2018 national elections the PUK and KDP maintain their hold over the four provinces of Kurdistan. The KDP won 10 of 11 seats in Dohuk, 8 of 15 seats in Irbil, and 1 seat in Sulaymaniya, while the PUK picked up 2 seats in Irbil and 8 of 18 seats in Sulaymaniya. That was a total of 29 of 44 seats, or 65.9% of the parliamentarians. The opposition parties Gorran, New Generation, the Kurdistan Islamic Union, the Kurdistan Islamic Group, and the Democracy and Justice Alliance were hoping to do much better, but the fact that they all ran separately rather than united as originally planned meant they split their vote. The fragility of those parties was shown when Barham Salah, left the PUK and founded Democracy and Justice, but when it did so poorly he rejoined the Patriotic Union and is now its candidate for Iraqs president. The opposition also accused the PUK of widespread cheating, which was confirmed when a recount of the results led to the dismissal of ballots in Sulaymaniya and Kirkuk. Fears of a repeat of those tactics persist. The PUK and KDP political machines are strong, the opposition remains weak, and the threat of fraud continues.
There are only two expected changes to come from the voting. First, the KDP might pick up more seats since the PUK has faltered since the passing of its founder Jalal Talabani. It has been wracked by internal disputes as shown by Salahs quitting and rejoining. Second, the KRG parliament basically ceased to operate in 2015 after President Massoud Barzani refused to step down when his term was up, dismissed the speaker that came from Change and unilaterally dismissed all the partys ministers. Now that body will finally go back to work.
David M. Witty @DavidMWitty1

Governor of Ninawa Province, Iraq: even though Parliament designated Ninawa a disaster area, nothing has been done. No compensation, no information on missing persons, no budgets. Bridges & airport still wrecked.
BAGHDAD (NINA) - The general election process will begin at 8:00 am on Sunday in the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament elections, which will last till 6:00 pm.

About 3 million people in the Kurdistan region are entitled to cast their ballots in the general ballot, with 29 entities competing for 111 seats in the provincial parliament.


30 Sep 18, 05:44 AM chattels  This 16th Century Battle Created the Modern Middle East
The pivotal legacy of the Battle of Chaldiran still reverberates 500 years later.

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
August 21, 2014

chattels  ERBIL, Kurdistan Region Barham Salih, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) candidate for the Iraqi presidency, has broken his silence, ..................
chattels  Exclusive interview with Iraq presidential candidate Fuad Hussein By Rudaw
30 Sep 18, 05:49 AM chattels  Sheikh Delir: Barham Saleh closest to the presidency of the Republic
[Ayna - follow-up]
The leadership of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK ) confirmed today that its candidate for the presidency, Barham Salih, is the closest to taking office.
"There are positive signs from Shiite deputies and Sunnis in the federal parliament that indicate their intention to vote for Barham Saleh, at the expense of the candidate of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Fuad Hussein," Sheikh Diller said in a press statement.
"the names of candidates for the post of President of the Republic who met the conditions necessary to run in accordance with the committee formed by the order of the parliament are: Sardar Abdullah Mahmoud, Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid, Omar Ahmed Karim Barzanji, Sarwa Abdul Qader Ibrahim, Abdul Karim Ali Abtan Jabouri, Barham Ahmed Saleh Kassem, Fouad Mohammed Hussein Bakki.
Is scheduled to elect the House of Representatives in its next Tuesday, one of the candidates for the presidency.
chattels" ............. scheduled to elect the House of Representatives in its next Tuesday, one of the candidates for the presidency."

Gold posted its longest monthly loss since January 1997, the longest in 20 years, dropping 6.1% in September, marking the sixth monthly loss in a row, but precious metal did not make a big difference in spot transactions, closing at $ 1182 For an ounce.

BAGHDAD / NINA / Member of the House of Representatives for the Kurdistan Islamic Group, Salim Hamza, the incompatibility of one candidate for the post of President of the Republic so far between the two main Kurdish parties, "noting that" most candidates for the position will withdraw or will not get enough votes. "

He told NINA / For the news that "all political blocs agreed to candidates for the post of President of the Republic of seven and will be the selection process according to the secret ballot appeared on Monday, the first of October.

" Hamza added that "was not selected on Monday, Tuesday session will be in accordance with the law and the Constitution
He said "Most of the candidates will withdraw or will not get enough votes because the vote will pass in the first two rounds will not get enough votes mostly remain two , one of them will be named president of the republic."

Economist for / Nina /: The export of Kurdistan oil must be guaranteed via Sumo before determining the share of the province
chattels When / as Iraq forms the next government we will see the same old dialogue and conflicts regarding oil.

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