Post From Wealthwatch.world Chat Room 8-9-15
Wealthwatch Early Morning Chat 8-9-15 Part 1 of 2
sczin11: Iraqi Prime Minister eliminates the posts of Vice-President of the Republic
sczin11: new reforms, including the removal of the Vice-President of the Republic, which occupies positions, one of them the former prime minister Nuri al-Maliki, in response to protests against corruption and lack of services.
A statement by the Media Department of the Iraqi cabinet was distributed this morning, "that, based on the requirements of the public interest against Mr. Prime Minister, including the following: reducing the comprehensive and immediate in the number of protections for all state officials,
including the three presidencies, ministers, MPs and special grades and general managers, governors and members of the provincial councils It is their grades, and the surplus is transferred to the ministries of defense and interior as subordination to training and rehabilitation to carry out their tasks in the national defense of the homeland and the protection of citizens. "
sczin11: The statement "the abolition of the special provisions for each presidencies bodies and state institutions and retirees of them according to instructions issued by the Prime Minister to take into account the justice and professional competence,
and keep all the top positions of the independent bodies, agents and ministries, consultants and directors of two years from quotas partisan and sectarian, and holds the professional committee appointed by the Prime Minister to choose candidates in the light of competence and integrity to take advantage of national and international experience in this area standards,
and an exemption from the required conditions are not available. "
Abadi and called for a "feminine ministries and agencies to increase efficiency in government work and reduce costs, and the abolition of the posts of Vice President and the Prime Minister immediately, and the opening of the previous and current files of corruption under the supervision of a supreme committee to combat corruption is made up of specialists and working principle / Where did you get this? /
And invite the judiciary to adopt a number of well-known specialists judges full integrity of the investigation and prosecution of the corrupt. "
He called al-Abadi Cabinet approval of these decisions and invite the House to ratify it to enable the Prime Minister of the reforms called for by the supreme religious authority and demanded by the citizens in the fight against corruption and social justice.
sczin11: THERE ARE MANY VERSIONS OF THIS RELEASE OUT... INCLUDING ONES FROM THE JUDICIARY
chattels: good morning - I looked for a news article from the judiciary, but .......................... link please ?
chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdish forces in Shingal repelled a furious Islamic State attack on Saturday. United States-led coalition warplanes bombed the terrorists, destroying two vehicles and killing several ISIS militants, a Peshmerga commander told Rudaw. “
This afternoon, Daesh [ISIS] attacked the Peshmerga outposts in Shingal with advanced weapons, but the assault was silenced by the Peshmerga and coalition warplanes, causing no casualties from the Peshmerga,” said Brig Gen. Hashim Sitai, commander of the 8th Peshmerga brigade. “ISIS brought in new batches of forces from Mosul to Shingal, and today they launched the assault,” said Sitai.
“The warplanes bombed the ISIS force seven times, destroying two military vehicles and killing 70 percent of the new ISIS force.” In a major ground offensive last December, nearly 8,000 Kurdish fighters lifted a four-month siege on Mount Shingal. The city below the mountains, however, is still highly disputed and largely in ISIS control.
chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—In an effort to implement a series of political reform Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi decided Sunday morning to eliminate the post of Vice President and other high-ranking positions, and reduce the excessive number of official bodyguards.
A statement from Abadi’s office read that “The posts of Vice President and deputy prime minister would be eliminated immediately,” This decision removes Nouri al-Maliki as Vice President, a post he has been occupying since he was forced to step down as prime minister last year.
The statement said that the number of bodyguards of ministers, members of parliament as well as President, parliamentary speaker and prime minister would be shrunk.
chattels: Abadi’s decision comes days after Iraqis have taken to the streets across the country, demanding better services and an end to corruption.
The Iraqi prime minister’s decision reads that “all special payment to government committees and retired officials would be revoked and instead would be taken into account fairness, professionalism and expertise,”
The statement reads that ministries, managerial and consultancy positions would be purged of political and sectarian appointments. “A grand committee set up by the prime minister will select candidates based on skill, transparency and domestic and international experience,” said the statement from Abadi’s office.
Abadi has asked members of parliament to approve his decree in order to start its implementation across all government institutions.
chattels: " ...... and deputy prime minister would be eliminated immediately,' ........... "
chattels: " ...... and deputy prime minister would be eliminated immediately,' ........... "
chattels: This decision removes Nouri al-Maliki as Vice President.
chattels: " ........... “all special payment to government committees and retired officials would be revoked and instead would be taken into account fairness, professionalism and expertise,”...............
chattels: " .......... ministries, managerial and consultancy positions would be purged of political and sectarian appointments."
chattels: “A grand committee set up by the prime minister will select candidates based on skill, transparency and domestic and international experience,”
chattels: " ........... and reduce the excessive number of official bodyguards."
chattels: THAT SHOULD MAKE THE GREEN ZONE A SAFER PLACE FOR ABADI AND HIS GOVERNMENT.
chattels: " Abadi has asked members of parliament to approve his decree in order to start its implementation across all government institutions."
chattels: CAN HE GET PARLIAMENT TO ALLOW SUCH UNDER THE CONSTITUTION. THAT VOTE SHOULD REQUIRE A SUPER-MAJORITY. CAN HE GET THE VOTES ?
chattels: Article 93: The Federal Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction over the following: First: Overseeing the constitutionality of laws and regulations in effect. Second: Interpreting the provisions of the Constitution.
chattels: Article 126: First: The President of the Republic and the Council of the Ministers collectively, or one-fifth of the Council of Representatives members, may propose to amend the Constitution.
Second: The fundamental principles mentioned in Section One and the rights and liberties mentioned in Section Two of the Constitution may not be amended except after two successive electoral terms, with the approval of two-thirds of the members of the Council of Representatives, the approval of the people in a general referendum, and the ratification by the President of the Republic within seven days.
Third: Other articles not stipulated in clause “Second” of this Article may not be amended, except with the approval of two-thirds of the members of the Council of Representatives, the approval of the people in a general referendum, and the ratification by the President of the Republic within seven days.
Fourth: Articles of the Constitution may not be amended if such amendment takes away from the powers of the regions that are not within the exclusive powers of the federal authorities, except by the approval of the legislative authority of the concerned region and the approval of the majority of its citizens in a general referendum.
chattels: " ........... the approval of two-thirds of the members of the Council of Representatives,................ "
chattels: Baghdad (AIN) –Deputy president Nouri al-Maliki announced his support for the reforms by the PM.
chattels: " scary ", huh ?
chattels: I expect that a singular position of Vice- President and Deputy Prime Minister will remain which means that all faction will compete for that position and with quota(s).
chattels: sometimes the " cure " can be worse than the affliction. there may be a loss of " minority protection " in these reforms.
chattels: without quota(s) * ^^^^^^^^^^
chattels: restated : I expect that a singular position of Vice- President and Deputy Prime Minister will remain which means that all factions will compete for that position and without quota(s), i.e., with only one position every faction cannot be represented in that position.
Sometimes the " cure " can be worse than the affliction. There may be a loss of " minority protection " or sense of inclusion / representation in these reforms.
chattels: “The higher positions are to be away from partisan and sectarian quotas, ....... "
chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s decision to make extensive political reforms to eliminate the post of vice president and other high-ranking positions in the government caused different reactions among Iraqi factions Sunday
chattels: Disgraced former Prime Minister and sitting Vice President Nouri al-Maliki, whose position will be eliminated under the Abadi proposal, said in a statement to the press he will support Iraqi Shiite leaders’ calls for change in the government. He asked the Iraqi premier to implement the reform
chattels: Salim Jabouri, the head of the Iraqi Parliament, in a statement vowed to stand by the Iraqi premier in his new plan to reduce high-ranking positions. “
The Iraqi parliament will fully support the government’s reform and will be an observer to the process,” Jabouri said. He added the reforms should take place in accordance with the law.
chattels: Kurdish Iraqi MP Zana Rosta'ee for his part told Rudaw the announced reform would be ineffective without first amending the Iraqi law. “
The decisions are good but success in implementing such reforms requires law adjustments,” Rosta'ee said. “This kind of unilateral reform by the Iraqi prime minister may bring a kind of dictatorship to power.”
chattels: the following is being reported elsewhere : MP Mishan al-Jubouri in a tweet on Twitter briefed by Twilight News, “President al-Abadi calls for his government to an emergency meeting tomorrow (today) and my information that he would fire five of its members and asking the others who wanted to resign in response to the street.”
chattels: I do not believe much of anything that Mishan al - Jubouri has to say
chattels: Detection of high-level political source, Saturday, and there is a consensus top political body of the National Alliance to dismiss Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, and Transport Minister Baqir al-Zubaidi, and Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Bahaa al-Araji, explaining the existence of a consensus within the powers union to dismiss Electricity Minister Qassim al-Fahdawi, and Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Ahmed al-Jubouri. The source, who occupies a position in the State of Law coalition’s / scales News / - NO LINK
chattels: Nor do i assign credibility to a source in the SLC
chattels: I find it difficult to believe that Mahdi would be dismissed as the oil monister
chattels: But, we shall see, eh ? BBL
Abraham: As I said last evening the pressure is on! IMF & World Bank not happy! Citizens not happy!
Abraham: Loans are with CONDITIONS!
Comments may be made at the end of Part 2 Thank You