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RaginCajun: Franks call is very good….he likes Tuesday and Thursday .
We need Shabbi to come in and make announcement….
According to Frank CBI emplyees were sent home last Thursday and have not returned….
Dr. Shabibi wanted a three day weekend. Sunday thru Tuesday is a holiday in Iraq
The ones calling it every day for the past three years are about to be correct
Sparke: So 6 new ministers were voted in today, reasonable progress given the earlier chaos: Hasan Janabi - Water Wafa Mahdawi - Labour Alaa Ghani - Health Alaa Dishr - Electricity Abdulrazaq al-Eisa - Higher Ed Akeel Mahdi – Culture
Still remain to be voted on: Foreign, Finance, Oil, Justice, Education, Transport, Communications, Youth, Industry, Housing, Planning
Zzzzzzzz: Sajad Jiyad سجاد @SajadJiyad 2h2 hours ago Second session started in the Constitutional Hall. PM @HaiderAlAbadi presenting new cabinet. 181 MPs, no rebels
Oscar: Frank26 was very informative last night- he has never been amoung the everyday, every moment crowd- However, he strongly suggested that this is about to come to a close. He said if he left last night after the call we would never need him again
Gracious Me: oscar what does it mean ….left last nite?
Oscar: Gracious- he meant that we are so close that we don't really need more of his studies
Poppy3 ...IT HAS BEEN BEFORE OUR EYES FOR OVER A YEAR NOW EVERYDAY...
WE HAVE GREAT PROGRESS AND IF PEEPS AREN'T EXCITED I PRAY THEIR EYES WILL BE OPENED BECAUSE IT IS SO CLOSE NOW THEY ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME TO PREPARE TO MANAGE WHAT BLESSING THEY WILL GET.
Q: [IMF in INK said...that Iraq will enter the global picture in the first half of 2016...]
rcookie : THEY ARE AND HAVE BEEN ENTERING THE GLOBAL MARKET EVERY DAY...IF YOU ARE NOT SEEING THIS UNFOLDING IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES...YOU'RE MISSING A REALLY GOOD SHOW.
CharlieOK: Direct quote in today's local paper: "Former presidential candidate Ron Paul says a series of secret meetings could indicate we are reaching the inevitable collapse of the Federal Reserve's fiat currency system, and without immediate steps, the collapse could usher in an economic catastrophe."
I thought it was compelling to read that in the morning paper and not on some guru blog. I was particularly interested to see the reference to "fiat currency" in the context of "failure"
Harambe: Reuters: Iraqi PM attends parliament as protesters demand cabinet reshuffle vote http://reut.rs/1TukU5k
NetGlobal: Maliki is still the leader of one of the largest parties in Iraq. He and his people have been benefiting from the corruption for years so they do not want to change.
Apparently Frank's thought that the suspension of the GOI meant that Abadi can place new Parliament
Tishwash: I guess Sadr liked today's results he is telling his peeps good job
BAGHDAD / SNG- `said a source familiar with the Sadrist movement that Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr is in these times of demonstrations statement it is hoped to thank the demonstrators on Toadierm for projects reform.
The source said that al-Sadr statement aims to break up demonstrations and tell them: may Allah reward you and Ovkm.
clashe2000: Iraqi Parliament just approved a partial cabinet.
Don961: this is what happened in Parliament today .... some of A's new ministers were voted in .... postponed til Thursday
Iraq parliament row impedes cabinet vote as thousands protest
April 26, 2016 Updated: April 26, 2016 07:39 PM
BAGHDAD // MPs threw water bottles towards Iraq’s premier and chanted against the parliament speaker yesterday, impeding a planned vote on a new cabinet lineup as thousands demonstrated for reforms nearby.
Iraq has been hit by weeks of political turmoil surrounding Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi’s efforts to replace the cabinet of party-affiliated ministers with a government of technocrats.
The proposed changes have been opposed by powerful political parties that rely on control of ministries for patronage and funds, and parliament has repeatedly failed to vote on a new cabinet list.
Mr Al Abadi attended parliament on Tuesday, but MPs prevented him from speaking and threw water bottles in his direction, politicians and a parliamentary official who was present at the session said.
MPs also chanted against parliament speaker Salim Al Juburi, terming him “illegitimate" and saying: “Salim! Out, out!"
A new session was then held in another hall, the parliamentary official said, but the protesting MPs were barred from attending, meaning it is likely to be challenged.
Parliament has repeatedly been hit by chaos in recent weeks, with MPs holding an overnight sit-in at parliament, brawling in the chamber and seeking to sack Juburi, electing an interim replacement who has chaired his own sessions.
Mr Al Abadi called a week ago for parliament to put aside its differences and do its job, but the antics in the legislature have continued.
As the latest political turmoil played out in parliament, thousands of protesters demonstrated for reforms nearby, answering a call from powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada Al Sadr to do so.
The demonstraters, many carrying Iraqi flags, marched from Tahrir Square in central Baghdad to an entrance to the heavily fortified Green Zone where the government is headquartered, chanting that politicians “are all thieves".
The government “did not bring the country and Iraqis anything but poverty and killing," said demonstrator Abu Ali Al Zaidi, who travelled from Maysan province in the south for the protest.
“The political quotas and the parties that control everything are the reason for the failure of the government," said Abu Mohammed Al Sudani, a protester from Baghdad who carried an Iraqi flag.
Key government posts have for years been shared out based on political and sectarian quotas, a practice demonstrators have called to end.
Ali Al Bahadli, a cleric from the Sadr Movement who was taking part in the demonstration, said: “We want the ministers to be independent, outside the control of the political parties and parliament."
Sadr, the scion of a powerful clerical family who in earlier years raised a rebellion against US-led forces and commanded a feared militia, had called for a mass demonstration in Baghdad on Tuesday to pressure the government to carry out reforms.
He organised a two-week sit-in at entrances to the Green Zone last month, calling it off only after Mr Al Abadi presented a list of cabinet nominees.
the prime minister called in February for “fundamental" change to the cabinet so that it includes “professional and technocratic figures and academics".
That kicked off the latest chapter in a months-long saga of Mr Al Abadi proposing various reforms that parties and politicians with interests in the existing system have sought to delay or undermine.
The political crisis comes as Iraqi forces battle to regain more ground from ISIL, and both the United Nations and Washington have warned that it could undermine the fight against the extremists.
Iraq has also been hit hard by the plummeting price of oil, revenues from which account for the vast majority of government funds.
* Agence France-Presse
Dnari131: FROM EARLIER TODAY IN IRAQ