OCRUSH FEB 18TH
She (countrygal) is one smart cookie! Send her a cheer from me! Here's another quick update. The new employee contracts for the oil minister have been completed. They are attached to the 2013 budget. Once the final version of the budget is approved the contracts for them will be activated. Nujaifi holds the key for the final version to be approved. You see parliament gave the okay on these contracts and Nujaifi gave it his blessing.
Now, Nujaifi is waiting for the blocs (specifically National alliance) to approve the 17% of the oil proceeds to go to the Kurds. The budget quorum still remains open in parliament and once the kurds are satisfied Nujaifi will bring it to the floor for a vote and if all goes well he will give it his blessing. The Kurdish parliament also approved there budget but it still needs the blessing from there president to make it official.
Negotiations are very active between them (open letters) and the un delegation are the mediators. As far as the surplus goes they inked a 25% deal of the oil proceeds for the kurdish provinces. The Barzani Initiative, with the help of the US, will change the poltical landscape and they will truly have a democracy that follow the laws of there constitution.