Posted Today, 12:42 PM OCRUSH E-MAIL April 8th Post By Hopesway - Peoples Dinar
Hello Diane and All,
Ok...this is the latest. Parliament had a session today and passed some laws. Maliki was of course a no show. This is what happened in parliament today. Nujaifi, the head of parliament, extended the legislative term for another month. Reason, political developments.
The article below that my cousin sent me a few days ago will explain what is really going on. We sat on this till we saw the outcome of today. The reason for the legislative extension is because they need to see what is going to happen with the provincial elections.
They were suppose to take vacation from April 15 - June 15 but Nujaifi changed there vacation to take place from May 15 - June 15 2013. Reason...they need the elections to take place to see which way this will go.
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This is why they postponed the next parliamentary session to take place April 23 2013, after the elections. The article below also explains what Maliki was talking about having a Majority Gov.
If something was to happen today with Maliki the Sadrist bloc could have acted but they did not. As far as the Kurds, not much has been published on the outcome of there "last chance" to get article 140 implemented.
Please note that the banking sector in Iraq is the most advanced then any other country. The new 2nd generation Ki card is being distributed to the people through there respected banks. It includes hand print and facial recognition. We don't even have that in full scale here.
Too many privacy laws to be given up in the US. This technology that is being introduced in Iraq is close to Japans banking. On the budget end...they seem to have established an emergency fund using the Japanese loan (some of the 4.5 billion) this is why parliament passed a law to protect the Japanese funds if they were not to be used for investment purposes.
They will retroactively pull it from the budget to pay it back when its implemented. The good news is they found a way around that and the budget will show in the gazette when all this political mumbo jumbo is complete. So let us see what happens on April 20th and give them a couple of days to count the votes. Hence parliament reconvenes April 23, 2013. Here is the article with link below.
Cheers Diane and All
iraqi pm al-maliki: ‘i will win a third term’
niqash | Daoud al-Ali | Baghdad | 04.04.2013Speaking in Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is overwhelmingly confident about this month’s provincial elections. He says he will win by forging new political alliances.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki plans to remain in power for another term; sources close to the Iraqi leader, who has been criticized for undemocratic behavior, say he’s ready to reap the fruits of his political maneuvering. This includes his forging several unlikely alliances.
On the not-so- surprising list were the likes of one of Iraq’s two deputy Presidents, Khudayr al-Khuzai, a former member of al-Maliki’s own party who had previously left the party as well as Hadi al-Amiri, the leader of the Badr Organization, formerly part of Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq. The latter two men are Shiite Muslims, just like al-Maliki.
More surprising inclusions are Saleh al-Mutlaq, one of the country’s three deputy Prime Ministers and Jamal al- Karbouli, head of the National Movement for Reform and Development, or Al Hal, party. Both of the latter are members of the Iraqiya opposition bloc and Sunni Muslims.
At an event held pre-Iraq’s provincial elections attended by NIQASH, al-Maliki was confident. "Our party will have the best and most efficient presence during upcoming provincial elections,” he boasted.
“"There have been challenges but we have been able to face them because of our partners in the political process. It would have been very different if we hadn’t been able to maintain our coalition’s unity,” he added, somewhat ingenuously. “I will win a political majority in the provincial elections,” he concluded.
Al-Maliki is able to speak with such confidence because, despite all the pressures exerted upon him, he has not yet been defeated by his political enemies nor removed from office.
And he seems sure to run for a third term – despite the fact that earlier in 2013, other MPs voted for a law that would restrict any Iraqi PM from more than two terms. The law still needs to be ratified and the next Parliamentary elections in Iraq are to be held in early 2014.
“Now we must work hard to face down those who are hostile to us,” Badr Organization head, al-Amiri, said. “These people are pressuring the Iraqi people not to participate in these elections. But our responsibility is to convince them otherwise.”
Observers say that al-Maliki is planning a new political chapter for the country. Judging by the allies he is choosing – or being forced to choose – he seems to be planning to rule by political majority rather than by using sectarian alliances or a quota system.
“Al-Maliki has more or less confirmed that he is going to run for a third term,” Ahmed Salim Hussein, a professor of political science, told NIQASH. “After this, traditional political alliances upon which the current government is based won’t exist. The way in which al-Maliki is marketing his bloc and his allies confirms that there will be new alliances made in Iraq.”
Whether al-Maliki succeeds or fails with this new plan remains to be seen. A major political party like the Sadrist movement still has the potential to stop the current PM from his goal of ruling the country for a third term.
OCRUSH CONTINUES: My cousin and I were waiting to see if something extraordinary was going to take place today but now we know what Maliki has stated a few days ago is true and the Blocs tried to bring him in but with no success. For Nujaifi to extend the legislative term suggests they will wait for the provincial election outcome. Either way we want political stability in Iraq and this is the end game. Cheers:)
PS: They might need to wait until the Anbar province elections take place and that takes place in May. If Malikis majority wins in April 20th, then it wont matter. Let us hope, if he does win the majority, the monetary policies will RV. Political stability is what I am looking for and I believe the CBI and IMF are also looking for that stability. Either way one government will come out ahead.