millionday] good grief that is the most work we have seen them do in ten years
[Papatom] it's about time!!!
[millionday] and its all about hitting the open road love it
[peppermint] millionday they are on a roll
[millionday] they are moving to the globe my friends -- no need for all of this unless they are love it
[letsroll] whoop whoop
[millionday] agriculture is a huge and so is tourism they dealt with a couple days ago
[millionday] whooop whooop is right ok papa tom
[millionday] we ready hun
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[Royal] millionday has there been anything on Fox or CNN yet just asking
[peppermint] millionday this is so complex! How in the world! Thank -you for sharing your brain with us
[millionday] i have not been watching so im not sure hun
[Papatom] : Adnan Hussein for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse Posted on July 21.
The dreams that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had to remain in his post for a third term are likely to have completely vanished, just like the dreams of his State of Law coalition, which is seeking to remain a large bloc in parliament to bargain over influential positions in the next government.
About This Article Summary : Shiite authorities in Najaf have sided with the prime minister's oppenents over the country's new electoral law, hampering Maliki’s chances of dominating the next government.
Original Title: Shiite Authorities Vote for 'Saint Lego', Crushing Maliki's Dreams Author: Adnan Hussein Posted on: July 21 2013 Translated by: Sami-Joe Abboud Categories : Originals Iraq The development that settled the matter in this direction is the position of the Shiite authorities in Najaf, which have explicitly announced that they oppose the electoral system that Maliki and his coalition want to adopt in the parliament
[anthonlcs] millionday I have a good article can I post
millionday] after pap sweety -- thats great
[Papatom] want to adopt in the parliamentary elections scheduled for early next year. Maliki and his coalition want to abolish the so-called "Saint Lego" system, which was adopted in the last provincial elections, to return to the closed-list system, deemed by the Federal Court as unconstitutional.
The Federal Court ruled in 2010 that the closed-list system — adopted in the parliamentary elections of that year — is an invalid system because it violates the provisions of the 2005 constitution, since it does not achieve equality among various members of society. Read more: http://www.al-monitor.co ··· ZncDptg4
[Papatom] The ruling came after a case was filed by two of the candidates running for those elections to challenge the closed-list electoral system. In the close-list system, each entity participating in the elections submits a list of candidates, and people vote for the entire list, not for each candidate separately.
If a list loses, the votes it received get added to the balance of the winning lists, in accordance with the percentage of votes each received. In other words, this system allows the winning blocs to get the votes of those who lost, in order to have a bigger share within the parliament. The system allows the heads of lists to distribute the votes to the candidates of their choice.
Because of this system, candidates who only got a few hundred or a few thousand votes reached parliament, as they got their votes from the losing lists through the heads of their lists. Read more: http://www.al-monitor.co ··· m=email&
[millionday] wow i bet that blows out of the water the many saying he is going to be removed lol
[Papatom] Instead of this system, the “Saint Lego” system was chosen to be applied in the last provincial elections, a system that prevents winning lists from getting the votes of the losing candidates.
The State of Law coalition achieved very modest results in the provincial elections, and instead of admitting that the reason behind this poor performance was the mismanagement of the Maliki government over the past three years, Maliki and his coalition leaders put the blame on the Saint Lego system. Read more: http://www.al-monitor.co ··· ZncQZkIi
[Papatom] Nothing like some INK!!!!! just a little more....ready ?
[millionday] sure hun love it
[Papatom] AAAERRRGHHH.... I hit the wrong button!!! brb...
[millionday] they were required to have their election laws in place
[Papatom] millionday well it goes on to say that Maliki's hopes are dashed cus on friday the 12th najaf said he opposed Malikis plan!!!!
[Papatom] millionday so what I' was thinking is that Maliki and his group want the RV to happen while THEY are in control.....
[millionday] right but the reinstatement has to be done to be a real rate
[anthonlcs] ok.....here i go...info from the IMF
[anthonlcs] IMF recommends Iraq liberalization of the foreign exchange market 22-07-2013 08:05 PM Baghdad (news) .. report recommended to the International Monetary Fund, Iraq, ensuring the continuation of fiscal consolidation and building protective margins to cope with financial volatility in oil revenues.
The report recommended which was announced on Monday, at the headquarters of the Iraqi Business Council in Amman, to intensify its work to liberalize the foreign exchange market and find a stable exchange rate and simplify the instructions of foreign currency.
It also recommended the continued good governance of foreign reserves at the Central Bank of Iraq and the Development Fund for Iraq, and deepen the reform of the financial sector and the establishment of equal treatment for private banks.
[Papatom] i got it back when you want the few paragraphs left
[anthonlcs] The report recommended that the presentation of the most important joints Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund for Iraq in Amman Dr. Ghazi during a press conference, to accelerate the pace of structural reform to boost growth and job creation in the private sector. And advised to Iraq to find a system to combat money laundering and the fight against terrorism and that there be a prudent management of Iraqi Central Bank reserves of foreign currencies and the Development Fund for Iraq.
[anthonlcs] He called for: a law on the Gaza hydrocarbons and investment in electricity production and the abolition of fuel subsidies granted to producers, and the restructuring of state-owned enterprises and Iraqi governance reform and capitalization of institutions that can be repaired and the closure of non-viable,
and called for the need to improve the business environment and attention to the agricultural sector through reform of the distribution system year, which contributed to the decline in domestic production and to reconsider support mechanisms provided by the Iraqi government to its citizens, noting that the cost of fuel subsidies up to about $ 10 billion.
Said: that the most prominent risks facing Iraq is the weak implementation of political reforms and a decline in the political and security situation and the delay in increasing the volume of oil production and the decline in global oil prices.
anthonlcs] He stressed: the need that Iraq has a private sector capable of production and direct investment in non-oil sectors, especially electricity and agriculture that Iraq has a significant competitive advantage, stressing that Iraq needs long years of work to rebuild the wealth of mankind.
He stressed: that in spite of the political and security conditions difficult experienced by Iraq, but were positive economic developments in general has witnessed accelerated economic growth reached 4.8 percent last year and is expected to reach 9 percent during the current year.
[millionday] oh this is great is there more?
[anthonlcs] He pointed out: that the economic outlook college will remain in the medium term driven by developments in the oil sector, which is expected to increase Iraq's oil output gradually by about 500 thousand barrels per day in the year to up to 7.5 million barrels per day by the year 2018 compared to 3.3 million bpd. http://translate.google. ··· %3D93465
[millionday] beautiful -- love it when the demands come out strongly ok papa we ready hun
[anonymous1] looks like they are saying we got a chance lol
[Papatom] They announced that they would not accept its application in the next parliamentary elections, and sought to persuade large blocs to adopt the same position. However, civil forces, leftist groups, intellectuals and journalists considered that the “Saint Lego” system gives voters the freedom to elect their representatives and achieve justice in the distribution of seats.
They started a campaign to preserve this system, and they were joined by the Ahrar parliamentary bloc (affiliated with the Sadrist Movement) and the Citizen’s Coalition (Ammar al-Hakim) — both Shiite — along with the Kurdistan Alliance.
These blocs are seeking to prevent Maliki and his coalition from monopolizing the government once again. Read more: http://www.al-monitor.co ··· ZneuazAu
[Papatom] Until a few days ago, Maliki's coalition was still clinging to its position, but on Friday, July 12, the Friday preacher in Karbala, who usually speaks on behalf of the highest religious authority Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, declared that Najaf does not support the return to the closed-list system, an announcement that crushes the dreams of Maliki and his coalition.
This coalition finds it difficult to explicitly oppose the position of this authority, which automatically empowered the position of Maliki's opponents, who are opposed to the closed-list system. Read more: http://www.al-monitor.co ··· ZndbdelO
[millionday] thank you anthonlcs that is a great report i find that is a strange policy on elections -- but at least it is done
[Papatom] but with this news....doesn't it seem logical that Maliki will remain till elections....and then be voted out...??? it looks healthy as for democratic government... though...
[millionday] yes it does and also gives more power to the people then they have ever had
Papatom] millionday so much for those that are saying there is no acting govt. in iraq.
[millionday] i agree
[faith1] humm i thought M couldn't run for another term ? are they just making that very clear?
[millionday] so good grief there is alot that has gone on today
[Papatom] and those that are saying maliki is holding this up....are probably wrong in my eyes...
[letsroll] Papatom sure hope none of us have to watch iraq this closely their next election time ...
[millionday] i would say wrong wrong wrong but who am I smile
[Papatom] millionday you ARE the news queen !!!! smile
[The s family] Wasn't there an IMF announcement today? Or is that tomorrow?
[millionday] wish i could make things up that sounded better through the years but love that we followed the ink through this thing - makes it right and something for us to keep historical
[Papatom] nothing but honor for what you've done
[millionday] thank you -- so sweet of you to say
[millionday] you saw that the imf was making an announcement ?
[lorijeanmarshall] millionday I wonder what they would be announcing. I don't think it is their place to announce the RV is it?
[The s family] Yes, let me look some more to find. Might take a while
[millionday] i would not think it would be concerning iraqs economic reform -- they would do that as gaining pride from their citizens
wmawhite] millionday .......another site's rumor.
[millionday] The s family thank you
[millionday] lorijeanmarshall no its not
[lorijeanmarshall] wmawhite Hey, if it is ink, I wanna see it.
[creativethinkersclub] millionday been having challenges getting into chat room omgoodness announcement from IMF?!? holy cows
[millionday] me too
[lorijeanmarshall] millionday Maybe an announcement that they accepted Iraqs "stuff"?
[hstrymknwmn] IMF article http://albayaniq.com/?p=10590
[wmawhite] millionday ........there was another IMF consulting session in Ammand, Jordan.
[werblessed] Honor u in
[lorijeanmarshall] hstrymknwmn Great job. Thanks. millionday you are on girl!
[The s family] oops
[faith1] millionday someone asked a while back ,, IF the US was holding this up,,, do U have an opinion on that ??
[The s family] will be at the conference launching the report of the International Monetary Fund "Fourth Review" for 2013 for Iraq, after The Executive Board concluded the IMF finally report, "Review IV", which provides an assessment of the Iraqi economy, recent developments and prospects and challenges.
[millionday] hstrymknwmn thank you hun let me get it for us
[The s family] will be presented by Dr. Ghazi Shbeikat, Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund - Mission Iraq, during the conference, a presentation of the report which will be available to the media is different.
[The s family] there that is the article
[lorijeanmarshall] May to announce moving to article, what is it wmawhite IV or VIII?
[wmawhite] lorijeanmarshall ..........8. From 4 to 8.
[hstrymknwmn] ok sorry here it is Hold the International Monetary Fund in Amman Monday afternoon at the headquarters of Iraqi Business Council in the capital Amman press conference to launch the report, "the IMF Fourth Review" for 2013 for Iraq.
will be at the conference launching the report of the International Monetary Fund "Fourth Review" for 2013 for Iraq, after the The Executive Board concluded the IMF finally report, "Review IV", which provides an assessment of the Iraqi economy, recent developments and prospects and challenges.
will be presented by Dr. Ghazi Shbeikat, Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund - Mission Iraq, during the conference, a presentation of the report which will be available to the media is different .
[millionday] hstrymknwmn oh ok its the report great hun thanks
[hstrymknwmn] yes yw
[millionday] i will try to have what they said for news time tonight great find hun
[hstrymknwmn] i've been looking for it...nothing yet
[millionday] great roundtable everyone
[lorijeanmarshall] millionday ya think? LOL LOL
[millionday] loved it and love when you participate whooop whoooop
[lorijeanmarshall] millionday Amazing round table today!!!!
[millionday] we have what we all love at PI -- progress and lots of it