Tlar Comment - So far the parliamentary seesion last night appears to be a success. Maliki and his Ministers were asked to leave and it looks as though the POP and his deputies were elected. Next is the President.
No word on that as of yet. Yesterday in three articles al-Sistani called on Maliki to resign. He demanded Maliki resign in one week. Al-Sistani holds a lot of weight being the higherst religious authority in Iraq.
For years al-Sistani has not interferred in politics choosing to just remain the religious leader. He has activly interjected himself into the political scene to get rid of Maliki (last two articles). He called on the DAWA and the SOL to pick someone acceptable to all parties and dump Maliki..
The heat is now at the boiling point on Maliki. The blocks have decided to move on even before Maliki has resigned voting in the POP and his deputies and the President and his deputies.
The process is now in motion to build this government and hopefully this week it will get finished. tlar
Tlar Comment - Kurdistan asked Hafez to remove Maliki and his Ministers from the parliamentary seession (Tues) at the get go. Maliki and his Ministers that were not re-elected and had no business being in the session.;
Hafez agreed and Maliki and his ministers had to leave and according to this article, they did.
There is no news yet as to the POP being elected but this is a good sign. (I put this out before the announcement that Jubouri was elected) Maliki and his Ministers will not be allowed to attend these sessions so disruptions if there are any, will only come from the SOL.
I don't think we will see many now that al-Sistani have givven an ultimatum for the resignation of Maliki andd has made it clear there will be a price to pay if he does not and that he will inject himself ito the process and he will pick the nominee for PM if he has to. tlar
Minister al-Maliki and leaving the parliament session at the request of the Kurdistan Alliance
House of Representatives 15/07/2014 13:26
Tomorrow's Press / Baghdad: left Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and a number of ministers, on Tuesday, the parliamentary session at the request of the Kurdistan Alliance.
The reporter said, "Tomorrow's Press," said, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and a number of ministers left the parliament session at the request of the Kurdistan Alliance.
The correspondent added that, reason out is the lack of sworn deputies they are still working in the government.
The Council of Representatives, on Tuesday, its assessments for the election of the Presidency of the Council in the presence of 250 deputies and headed by Prime Age Mehdi al-Hafez
BREAKING NEWS. Salim al-Jubori elected for Speaker post . 15/07/2014 13:51:00
BAGHDAD / Nina /-- MP , Salim al-Jubori win candidate for Itihad al-Qowa al-Iraqiya headed by former Speaker Osama Nujaifi win the new post of Parliament the post of new Speaker after announcing the results of voting in the house of representatives after noon today.
Salim al-elected as the new chairman of the House of Representatives after getting 194 votes.
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Sources: Al-Sistani sent a message to al-Maliki asking him to step down within a week
BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News .. sources, said on Monday that top Shi'ite cleric in Iraq, Ali al-Sistani, has brought a verbal message to al-Maliki during the last hours of the need to solve the problem of the Alliance candidate for prime minister within a week and choose a replacement with him for the position,
otherwise will announce the reference and standing against him publicly, As sure a consensus on the presidency, Barham Saleh of the Republic in spite of attempts by the wife of Talabani's nomination of two alternatives with him.
Quoted by media outlets report on a source close to the reference Sistani and seen by / Baghdadi News / saying that "the envoy reported brought a verbal message from the highest religious authority of Sistani to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki the need to solve the problem of the National Alliance candidate Shiite to head the new government will select irreplaceable during one week , otherwise they will announce a position publicly deduced from his third term. "
The reference to the owners confirmed that "this position is consistent with the positions of other political blocs opposed to the extension of him and he does not have the national consensus," according to sources.
Bookmark and warned of the risks of the continued absence of nomination of candidates for the three presidencies of the Republic, the parliament and the government on the situation in the country which is witnessing originally security and political crisis threatens the disintegration of Iraq.
The report said that "This message came after a stuck-Maliki to run for prime minister, which pay according to the source to try to blackmail the presidential candidate of parliament MP Salim al-threatening stirring files terrorism against him if he stood against his candidacy as the coalition forces of the National Representative for the component of the Sunni have been conditioned to Jubouri for his nomination officially non-acceptance of a third term for the owners. "
The source noted that "al-Maliki began to be sure that the political climate as a whole is going deduced from his desire for a third term," he said, adding that "the question now became: Will Maliki's nomination irreplaceable of the Islamic Dawa Party, which is headed or not, based on his desire to conduct this candidate from behind a curtain as the leader of the party? ".
The Office Sistani had been denied Wednesday what some of the media about the son, Mohammad Reza reference that there were no red lines on any candidate for prime minister.
A source close to the office, said "what was attributed to Mr. Mohammad Reza Sistani or to the office through some channels of the lack of red lines on any candidate for prime minister is not unfounded," a Mavsr on it, referring to the possibility of interception of reference on any candidate to lead the next government .
With regard to the candidate for the presidency, the source said: "The presence of consensus between the political blocs on the nomination, Barham Salih, Iraqi Vice President Jalal Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for the position."
But the source noted that "the wife of Talabani Ms. Hiro Ahmed is seeking to nominate two of the party's leadership for the presidency in the face of Barham Salih, namely the governor of Kirkuk Necmettin cream and leader of the Party of Omar Fattah.,
But stressed the difficulty of approval on one of the two candidates by the Iraqi forces are recorded on cream previous statements describing the Arabs Balshovinyin and that while he was director of the Cradle of Kurdish in Washington, and with this visit, the Iraqi opposition to it in 2000, has sent a letter to Congress, requesting not to receive the delegation because it includes members of the chauvinists Arabs, "he said.
As he was not a leading role in the Patriotic Union, but President Talabani summoned in his capacity as a doctor to oversee his health, which suffered a serious setback in late 2012 and then appointed by the party leadership was not one of its members, either Balench to Omar Fattah it is accused of corruption of a financial issue of building a power station Sulaymaniyah when he served as Vice Nechirvan Barzani at the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government late nineties, which forced him to resign from office.
The source explained that "the nomination of Barham Salih for the presidency has strong support by the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani." Finished / Agencies
Sistani pressure opens the door settlement Posted by Mostakbaliat on July - 14-2014
Began parameters of a political settlement completeness. In light of news stories about the possibility of a waiver from the State of Law coalition of Maliki's nomination for prime minister, decided to rename the national coalition forces Salim al-official candidate for the presidency of the parliament
Approaching the political blocs in Iraq to resolve the nomination of the three presidents, more than two months after parliamentary elections, and the outbreak of political differences, culminating with the invasion of the organization «Islamic State» areas in the north of the country.
Despite calls from religious authority in Najaf to abide by the constitution and not a breach of its provisions, and continued political blocs violation of the Constitution, through postpone naming the parliament speaker and his deputies, which raised the ire of the supreme authority of Mr. al-Sistani, has threatened to intervene to resolve matters.
Before we announce the President of the Age of the Iraqi parliament Mehdi al-Hafez postpone the hearing to tomorrow, Tuesday, sent the Dawa Party, the Governor and the delegation to Najaf to brief reference to another political agreements, and pre-empt the position which alluded to him two days before, most notably «abandon Maliki's nomination for prime minister».
At the time of confirming the sources of high-level political situation approached the breakthrough, after the agreement of the National Alliance to nominate the candidate for prime minister on Tuesday, a large body of news from Najaf,
indicating that there is agreement within the Shiite alliance to give al-Maliki from running for a third term, and start agreements to choose new prime minister .
The cause stuck coalition of state law Maliki's nomination for prime minister disagreements and strong objections, led to the declaration of the Kurds to begin procedures to self-determination, as a prelude to secede from Iraq, and refused to block the national forces, which includes a number of parties and movements Sunni submit its candidate for the presidency of the parliament unless abandon al-Maliki for prime minister.
The sources revealed embrace of Najaf, a gathering of politicians in an unprecedented way, arriving at the religious authority of the various components of the National Alliance, a coalition of the most prominent delegation of state law, which included a senior adviser to al-Maliki and senior leaders of the ruling Dawa Party.
The delegation met with references to the most prominent Shiites in Najaf (Reference Sheikh Bashir al-Najafi and reference Sheikh Ishaq al-Fayad, and the reference Mr. Mohammed Said al-Hakim), but they did not meet Sistani.
The sources pointed out that the delegation of the Dawa Party, asked Sheikh Bashir al-Najafi, who opined that the sanctity of election-Maliki, a visit to soften his position of head of government, and to apologize for the arrest of a number of police Najaf seminary students Pakistanis under the pretext of the invalidity of their residence papers.
The sources told «News» that «the delegation included leading candidate to succeed Maliki Tarek Najm, and Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister and senior leader of the Dawa Party, Sheikh Abdul Halim Zuhairi, and a gathering of members and followers of the rule of law», pointing out that Sheikh al-Najafi received a communication and mediations many to receive the delegation .
The sources revealed «apology supreme Mr. Sistani, for lack of a meeting of politicians, but they met the son of the reference Mr. Mohammad Reza», adding that the delegation wanted to inform Mr. Sistani reached the National Alliance solutions to the crisis, and give up «rule of law» on the nomination of al-Maliki.
In the meantime, according to sources in the Hawza in Najaf that the delegation carrying the message of a task for the political situation, and wants to see the references to the nature of the agreements between the components of the National Alliance, and other political alliances, to pre-empt any position Sistani may take on the political situation.
The sources in the seminary confirmed for «News», earlier, Sistani's intention to intervene to keep the al-Maliki himself and naming his replacement in the event there is no agreement on a consensus candidate.
Furthermore, political sources within the National Alliance for abandoning the coalition of state law for Maliki's nomination for a new term, put Tarek Najm Ibrahim al-Jaafari and substitutes it.
And suffer major political blocs from a crisis of confidence among them, have led to constitutional violations and the failure first session of parliament, after that linked the mass national forces nominate its candidate for the House of Representatives to know the candidate of the National Alliance, which went to the Kurdistan Alliance bloc, which insisted on abandoning al-Maliki for his candidacy for prime minister in return nominate its candidate for the presidency.
And disrupted the first parliamentary session, the text of the Constitution, which held 15 days after the approval of the Federal Court on the final results of the elections and the designation of the speaker and his two deputies, during which, the National Union of Forces refused to name its candidate did not announce what the National Alliance candidate for prime minister.