Millionday News 7/26/14 Part 2
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" He predicted that the decision of choosing a candidate as prime minister would be resolved within two weeks, ........ "
[millionday] SO NATIONAL UNITY OF ALL PARTIES AND THE PM WILL BE RESOLVED WITHIN THE TWO WEEKS TIMELINE
[millionday] SMILE -- GOOD TO SEE YA GHOST YES AND I SAY BEFORE LOL
[millionday] WITHIN IS THE RIGHT WORD SMILE
do we think that choosing means nomination or election ?
[millionday] NOMINATION OF THE PM -- AND THEN HE HAS TO BE APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT AND SWORN BY
[millionday] DO YOU AGREE GHOSTY SMILE
millionday is there no election of the PM ?
[millionday] THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE APPOINTS AND THE PARLIAMENT AGREES THE NAME GOES TO PRESIDENT AND HE APPROVES
[millionday] He predicted that the decision of choosing a candidate as prime minister would be resolved within two weeks, adding that it is the prerogative of the National coalition, and must be accepted by the Sunnis , Kurds and Shiites themselves.
[millionday] HE MUST BE AGREED UPON
[jtank] Can be done sooner -yes?
[millionday] jtank YES CAN BE DONE SOONER
[millionday] BRB WITH LAYOUT OF HOW THIS WORKS IN INK
[millionday] HERE WE GO
[millionday] It was one step forward and two steps back for Iraq on Thursday as parliament successfully elected a new president, but appeared no closer to choosing a prime minister or forming a new government.
Lawmakers elected veteran Kurdish politician Fuad Masoum as Iraq’s new president, replacing Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leader Jalal Talabani. Masoum, 76, a founding member of the PUK, secured the presidency—a position traditionally held by a Kurd—with 175 out of a total 225 votes after Iraq’s main Kurdish parties agreed on a single nominee.
The election of a new president, largely a ceremonial position, comes just one week after Iraqi lawmakers successfully elected a new speaker of parliament, Salim Al-Jabouri. Jabouri, a moderate Sunni Islamist politician, replaced Mutahidoun bloc leader Osama Al-Nujaifi, also a Sunni.
[millionday] NOTE -- THERE IS NOT AN ELECTION BY CITIZENS THE LARGEST PARTY APPOINTS
[millionday] Under an unofficial political agreement that has emerged since the 2003 toppling of late dictator Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi presidency is reserved for a member of the country’s Kurdish minority, the post of speaker of parliament for a Sunni, and the premiership for a Shi’ite.
Despite filling two key positions in recent weeks, Iraqi politicians appeared no closer to naming a new prime minister or government on Thursday, after Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court denied claims by current Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki’s State of Law coalition that it had been formally tasked with forming a new government.
Federal Supreme Court spokesman Abdul Sattar Al-Biraqdar told Asharq Al-Awsat: “The Federal Supreme Court has not issued any decision in this regard.
The State of Law coalition’s claims are not true.” “The Supreme Court has not met for two weeks and if the Court was going to issue any decision, it would be via an official spokesperson. These claims are part of conflicts between politicians, and have nothing to do wi
[millionday] the Supreme Court,” he added. Earlier this week, State of Law coalition MP Hussein Al-Maliki issued a statement claiming that the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court had formally tasked Prime Minister Maliki with forming a new government.
However, new Iraqi Parliamentary Speaker Jabouri, speaking at a press conference following Masoum’s election, called on the new president to “use his constitutional powers to choose a candidate from the largest political bloc.”
While the State of Law coalition won the most number of seats in Iraq’s last parliamentary election in April, Maliki was unable to secure an overall majority, and post-election politicking and the formation of new alliances among Maliki’s rivals mean the political landscape remains confused.
[millionday] NOTE -- IN OTHER WORDS - MALIKI LIED
millionday] THIS IS WHAT I LIKE AND AM DISCUSSING >>>>>> However, new Iraqi Parliamentary Speaker Jabouri, speaking at a press conference following Masoum’s election, called on the new president to “use his constitutional powers to choose a candidate from the largest political bloc.
millionday] SO THE PRESIDENT HAS THE CONSTITUTIONAL POWER TO PLACE THE PM FROM THE LARGEST BLOCK AND SEEMS TO BE REFERING TO THAT TASK WITHIN TWO WEEKS
[millionday] Maliki is facing criticism from within the wider Shi’ite coalition his bloc belongs to, the National Alliance, with many calling for his bloc to name a different candidate for prime minister, in defiance of his attempts to secure a third term in office.
Sadrist MP Jawad Al-Jabouri told Asharq Al-Awsat: “The State of Law coalition’s insistence on nominating Maliki . . . could get them in trouble amid rejection both from within the Alliance and outside.”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad on Thursday and called on Iraqi lawmakers to “find a common ground” to form a new government, warning that Iraq is facing an “existential threat” that can only be overcome through an “inclusive government.
[millionday] LOL>>However, Maliki, speaking during a press conference alongside Ban, played down the political deadlock over the post of prime minister. “Despite the fact that we have problems . . . we are moving at a confident pace to implement the mechanisms of democracy,” he said.
millionday] THE PROBLEM IS THAT HE JUST CANT WRAP HIS HEAD AROUND IT
[millionday] SO AS WE JUST LEARNED THE MEETING TODAY WAS THE REQUEST FOR THE PRESIDENT TO PLEASE PLACE THE PM FROM THE LARGEST BLOCK
[millionday] AND HE HAS EVERY RIGHT
[kenster] Do you think they will stretch this out 2 more weeks
[millionday] I WOULD SAY NO BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL STATEMENTS BUT WE CAN ONLY WAIT –
I DO SEE A SPEED THAT WE HAVE NOT WITNESSED BEFORE WITH ALL THAT ARE IN PLAY -- LAWS -- ELECTIONS -- AND SO MUCH MORE -- IT IS AMAZING TO SEE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
johnsoos] what do you think about tlar statement today about next year
[millionday] I DISAGREE
[millionday] HERE WE GO
[millionday] State Department's Brett McGurk: al-Maliki’s days numbered as Iraq PM Seen as failure in creating coalition, waging current war against Islamic State The State Department on Thursday all but showed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki the door, saying he had been particularly hard to work with.
“We had extreme frustrations with the Iraqi government, particularly over the last year,” Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
[millionday] READ THIS PART OF THIS REPORT -- SMILE
[millionday] Then Mr. McGurk seemed to suggest Mr. al-Maliki’s days as prime minister are numbered. “They’ve created a new parliament, and through that parliament new leaders will emerge,” he testified.
“There are a handful of very capable leaders who may emerge as the next prime minister of Iraq.
We’re going to have to see this unfold very rapidly over the coming days.” Military analysts have deemed Mr. al-Maliki a failure both in bringing Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds into a governing coalition, and in waging the current war against Sunni militants.
[millionday] Mr. McGurk, who was a diplomat in Iraq during the U.S. troop presence, also disclosed a big gap between how the U.S. and Iraq want to combat the Islamic State group — the Islamist group led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that has conquered wide areas of Iraq as security forces have mostly fled. Mr. McGurk said U.S. military officers advised the Iraqi government not to enter the Sunni stronghold of Tikrit, the birthplace of Sunni former dictator Saddam Hussein and now held by the Islamic State.
[millionday] SO HE IS SAYING WE WILL SEE THIS UNFOLD VERY FAST IN THE COMING DAYS
[millionday] MEANING THE PM
[millionday] I WILL FINISH THIS REPORT ABOUT OUR MILITARY BEING THERE
[millionday] “We have advised the Iraqis for example not to go into urban areas — lessons that we learned,” he said. “The Iraqis made a decision to go into Tikrit. We didn’t really support that decision.”
Still, he said, the 700-plus U.S. military advisers recently sent to Iraq “have been embraced.” Mr. McGurk said he told Mr. al-Maliki, a Shiite, that his generals had been lying to him about advances made by the Islamic State. The prime minister ordered a shake-up and fired a number of senior officers.
millionday] Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command, is now in Iraq talking to the new commanders, Mr. McGurk said.
“Some of the tactics the Iraqis pursued, we totally don’t agree with,” Mr. McGurk said. “In fact, by moving in aggressively as we have over the last six weeks, will increasingly increase our influence over some of those tactics.”
[millionday] OK I DONT SEE ANYMORE THAT WE SHOULD LOOK AT WITH THE LAWS AND MEETINGS I HAVE COVERED IT IS ALL THAT HAPPENED COMPLETELY TODAY