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BAGHDAD - Iraq Press -24 July: Elected MPs of Kurdish blocs Fuad Masum, a candidate for the position of the Kurds the presidency. This came during a meeting of Kurdish blocs at the Rashid Hotel in Baghdad, on Wednesday evening.The Kurdish official said L / Iraq Press / "The deputies of Kurdish blocs after the dialogues and consultations were elected Fuad Masum, a candidate for the Kurds to assume the presidency of the Republic."During the meeting, the vote on the candidates of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and two Fuad Masum, and Barham Salih, but that the agreement was signed infallible.The Secretary-General of supporters gathered to change Muhammad Afandi said "infallible got 30 votes, while his rival, Barham Saleh on 23 votes.""The Kurdish blocs will be named by the candidate to the Presidency of the Council of Representatives this morning."The Kurdish blocs began at 11 am on Wednesday held a meeting in Baghdad to select the name of one candidate for the position of the Kurds the presidency.The House of Representatives had to vote for the presidential election at a meeting on Wednesday, to Thursday at the request of the Kurds. Ended. M j. http://goo.gl/rdmXhW
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Nominated Kurdistan Alliance, on Wednesday evening, the leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Fuad Masum, for the post of President of the Republic. An informed source said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The Kurdistan Alliance nominated, this evening, the leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Fuad Masum, for the post of President of the Republic." The source, who asked not to be named, said: "infallible nomination came after rival with the other leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Barham Salih."He was a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Haji Mehdi predicted, earlier on Wednesday (July 23, 2014), resolving the presidential candidate night, in what was considered the leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Barham Salih, is the front-runner.The Presidency of the Council of Representatives announced on Wednesday, the end of the work of the audit committee of candidates for the presidency of the Republic, while confirming its commitment to the ceiling specified time according to the law to vote on the candidates for the post of President of the Republic. The threatened Patriotic Union of Kurdistan led by President Jalal Talabani, on Wednesday, that the Kurds would withdraw from the political process as a whole if-pass filter is a Kurd for the presidency, while he expressed surprise at the large number of candidates for the post. The First Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives revealed Haider Abadi, the first on Monday (July 21, 2014), for the Presidency of the Parliament recognizes the names of dozens of candidates for the presidency. http://goo.gl/F7wcLf
Salim al-Jabouri (C), new speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, and the two deputy speakers Haidar Abadi (L), a Shi'ite member of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's State of Law bloc, and Aram Sheikh Mohamed (R), the head of the Kurdish Gorran bloc, address a news conference in Baghdad
(Reuters) - Iraq's parliament, which had been due to elect the country's president on Wednesday, postponed the vote by a day, delaying the formation of a power-sharing government urgently needed to confront a Sunni Muslim insurgency.
The advance by Sunni Islamist militants who seized swathes of northern Iraq last month has put the OPEC oil producer's survival in jeopardy. Its politicians have been deadlocked over forming a new government since an election in April.
Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that is leading the insurgency, claimed responsibility for an overnight suicide bombing in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad that killed 33 people, one of the deadliest recent attacks in the capital.
The bloodshed highlighted the need for Iraq's politicians to form a united front against the militants, who want to march on the capital. Washington has made clear that it wants to see a more inclusive government established in Baghdad for the United States to provide military support against the insurgency.
Under Iraq's governing system, in place since the post-Saddam Hussein constitution was adopted in 2005, the prime minister is a member of the Shi'ite majority, the speaker a Sunni and the largely ceremonial president a Kurd. Speaker Salim al-Jubouri told parliament that the Kurds had asked for a one-day delay on the vote so they could agree on a candidate. Parliament has until the end of the month to choose a president, who will then have 15 days to nominate a prime minister.
"Iraq cannot afford a protracted government formation process as the current threats continue to challenge the existence of the Iraqi state," Nickolay Mladenov, the U.N. special envoy to Iraq, told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday.
A statement from parliament said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has been on a Middle East tour to seek an end to the fighting in Gaza, was expected to visit Baghdad on Thursday to meet Jubouri.
Jamal Muhammadawi: Presidency of the parliament held a meeting with the leaders of the blocks to Achtaaralamrahan for the presidency
BAGHDAD / Albgdaah News ... MP for the beauty of the parliamentary bloc of virtue Muhammadawi, on Wednesday, for an important meeting convened by the Presidency of the Council of Representatives this morning with the leaders of political blocs to discuss the names of candidates for the position of president of the republic.Said Muhammadawi in a statement received / Baghdadi News / copy of it, that "the presidency of the parliament obliged to declare the names of the candidates in front of the council members before the vote on them in today's session, so they decided to hold a meeting of leaders of political blocs to discuss the names of candidates applying for this office." He added that "a number of candidates for the post of president of the republic will be excluded according to the rules and limitations of law which was prepared for this purpose, including sending the names of candidates to Haota accountability, justice and fairness, as well as other conditions should undergo a candidate to test the eligibility to hold office."
BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News ... He called on the mass of Virtue Abdul Hussein al-Moussawi, on Wednesday, the political blocs to Baltoukitat need to adhere to the constitutional and election of the President of the Republic in today's meeting, noting that the Kurdistan Alliance did not provide a specific candidate for the position of president of the republic. Moussawi said in a statement received / Baghdadi News / copy of it, that "the large number of candidates, the position of the President and passed over a hundred candidates do not call us to be optimistic," noting that "the failure to provide the Kurdistan Alliance, a specific candidate to fill the position is not a reason for optimism for the presidential election at today's meeting of the House of Representatives ". He added that "the political commitment ceilings time for the timing of the constitutional and not be exceeded and the respect of the Iraqi street and observe what is going through the country's security crises and societal serious and the presidential election at today's meeting out of the crisis and go to choose a prime minister and his election and form the next government."
Moussawi: the large number of nominations for the presidency Atkhalv with reference calls to speed up the formation of the government
BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News ... promised the deputy in a coalition of state law on the mass of independent Samira al-Moussawi, on Wednesday, the nomination of a large number of personalities for the post of President of the Republic as "procrastination and delay" and tendencies opposed the religious authority and the UN mission in Iraq.Musawi said in a statement received / Baghdadi News / that "I have always advocated religious authority represented by the tolerance of religious authority, Ali al-Sistani and the UN mission in the need to speed up the formation of a national government has the support of the majority of the people, but the large number of nominations for the presidency opposes those recommendations," adding that " President of the Republic foregone conclusion in favor of the Kurdistan Alliance. "The nomination of nearly a hundred personal to compete for the post of President of the Republic would not serve the political process, and will contribute to disrupt the formation of the government, which result in the worsening deterioration of the security and the successor of destruction and eliminate the spirits of Barih that go a victim of terrorism, the blind and the remnants criminal."She said "the position of President of the Republic is settled in favor of the Kurdistan Alliance, a parliamentary bloc concerned the nomination of see fit to fill the position, nor justification for the nomination of other figures outside the political consensus, which would confuse the process of forming a government
BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News / .. said the Kurdistan Alliance, on Wednesday, arriving in the Iraqi parliament building to attend the meeting scheduled for today.And called on Parliament Speaker Salim al-nominations are open to the presidency of the Republic for a period of three days starting on Wednesday (07/16/2014), while were identified on Wednesday (23.07.2014) the date for the meeting and the election of the President.The Kurdistan Alliance MP Najiba Najib told / Baghdadi News /, that "the Kurdistan Alliance has now reached the parliament building to attend the meeting scheduled for today," indicating that "the House of Representatives attended the Kurds fully."Najib added that "whether or not the meeting is vague so far," pointing out that "today's session was devoted to electing the president from among the candidates who have applied for this position."The Kurdistan Alliance, announced last Sunday for selected candidates Fuad Masum, and Barham Salih, to fill the presidency of the Republic, stressing that this position of the right of the Kurdish component.As progress toward 50 Iraqi figure to run for president, most notably President of the Age of parliament Mehdi al-Hafez, who served as Minister of Planning in the government of Ibrahim al-Jaafari, as well as MP Hanan al for a coalition of state law and the media Hadi Glo Merhi. http://goo.gl/XzphYE
Allawi regretted the displacement of Christians from Mosul and calls on the United Nations to defend them
BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News / .. across existing national leader, Iyad Allawi, on Wednesday, expressed regret about the displacement of Christians from Mosul, calling on the United Nations to intervene and defend them.
Allawi said in a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, seen by / Baghdadi News / "worries us and hurts us too what happened to the Christians of Iraq in the recent past and what is happening now homeless and slander and terrorize and intimidate and harm, which is not accepted by anyone."
He added that "It's unfortunate really targeting Christians since it was dropping the state of Iraq in 2003 by the occupation, as well as the dictatorial regime and since then the series suffering of Christians in the growing terrible," explaining that "these circumstances pushed these brothers Iraqis to mass migration from Iraq, they are of the population indigenous to the countries of the diaspora in the world, and this was accompanied by forced migration and inhuman Scott sad for the international community as well as the indifference of some rulers of Iraqis who have shrugged off what is happening to Christians. "
BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News .. The head of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim all candidates to the post of President of the Republic of the non-Kurdish blocs to withdraw their nomination for the conduct of the political process to achieve the confidence of the components of the Iraqi people in the representation of sites supreme sovereign state.
Hakim said in his speech Balamsih Ramadan held in his office during the month of Ramadan, which pursued / Baghdadi News / "I call on all candidates of non-Kurds and due to exceptional circumstance present wish them to withdraw their candidature for the post of President of the Republic so as not to witness the scattering of votes in the presence of 100 candidates and not seeing Surprises concern and fears that the process is going smoothly and we are witnessing a Kurdish president until all the ingredients and rest assured we will be able to get out of this crisis, strongly. "
"So I call on everyone in spite of their constitutional right to run to pull even be a candidate and one of the Kurdish blocs and we hope that achieved Phase not afford to launch political messages and tactics for difficult and the passage of Iraq in conditions of extreme sensitivity and we wish to express our stage with minimal losses."
Liberal parliamentary bloc confirmed that the office of President of the entitlement component by Kurdish political consensus that took place between the poles of the political parties in Iraq.The MP said the governor Zamili told ((eighth day)) We "would not mind having any Kurdish political figure to fill the post of presidency during the proceedings of the parliament session, calling for" the need to resolve this file during today's session. Zamili said that "We hope that all political parties to complete the file Almjhorih head during today's session until Tiger smoothly and realistic for the purpose of completing the next prime ministerial candidate. The Speaker Salim al, that the voting process for the post of President of the Republic, which will be in session on Wednesday Stkhalo of political consensus, as pointed out that the issue of renewing the mandate of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki did not intervene in the framework of understandings between the political parties. http://goo.gl/grRnNV
Ahrar parliamentary bloc confirmed that it was agreed in principle to the file as prime minister between blocks of the National Alliance.The MP said the bloc of quitting told ((eighth day)) that he "has been reached positive results for the resolution of this file," pointing out that "the agreement was to be the position of the share of state law."He added that "the resolution of the Kurdish candidate for the presidency of the republic and the year candidate for the presidency of parliament makes it imperative for the National Alliance to settle the candidate for prime minister."It is noteworthy that the blocks were part of the National Alliance is working to contain the crisis from the inside and to reach a positive outcome to resolve issues related to this matter. http://goo.gl/grRnNV
Counting MP for the coalition of national Hamid al-Mutlaq, said the absence of the national initiative by some political forces makes the situation more complex in the country.
Mutlaq said in a statement to the Agency ((eighth day)), "The treatment of the serious crisis faced by the country require a unified visions and provide positive initiatives for resolving the situation, particularly the full response to the demands of the population of the provinces and to stop the government practices that aggravate the situation there.
He added, that the coalition rejects the distribution of positions is based on the quota system is far from the partnership and professional experience and competence of the people, calling for political forces to make concessions and grasp the gravity of the situation that Iraq is going through now. http://goo.gl/grRnNV
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Iraqi parliament speaker gives Kurds two hours to resolve the presidential candidate
Baghdad: Iraqi parliamentary source said that the Parliament Speaker, Salim al-Jubouri refused to postpone the session Wednesday and has given two hours to resolve naming the presidential candidate. The source said that “the Kurdistan Alliance asked al-Jubouri to postpone the parliament session to Thursday, to resolve the nomination of one person for the presidency. He added that Juburi refused and demanded the Kurds to give a name at one o’clock of this afternoon. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan has named Barham Salih and Fuad Masum for the presidency of the Republic post, after internal disputes have prevented from nominating a single candidate. shafaaq.com
Kurds request to postpone Iraqi parliament Wednesday's session
Baghdad: The representatives of the Kurdistan Alliance presented a request to postpone the vote on the president 24 hours or more until they reach an agreement on their candidate for Iraq presidency. A parliamentary source said "The representatives of the Kurdistan Alliance presented, at the meeting of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives with the leaders of the political blocs, a request to postpone the vote on the President of Iraq for a period of 24 hours or more to make room for them to submit their candidate for the presidency." He added that "Kurdistan will present this request formally in today's session." It is mentioned that the Kurdistan has two candidates, Barham Salih, and Fuad Masum, but a third candidate, Najmilddin Kareem, submitted his nomination individually. ninanews.com
NEW YORK,— Recent shifts in the political landscape of the Middle East mean that Iraq’s Kurds will gain independence “sooner rather than later”, according to Steven Cook, an analyst for the US think tank the Council on Foreign Relations.“There is a certain inevitability here. I don’t know the date for Kurdish independence in Iraq but it’s coming sooner rather than later,” Cook said during a seminar on Israeli-Palestinian violence and the takeover of swathes of Iraq and Syria by the hardline Islamic State.“They are not committed to a unified Iraq, which they call a fiction. They are going through the political process in Baghdad to prove to everybody that they are not to be blamed for the breakup of Iraq. When this political process comes to an end – without anybody’s satisfaction – the Kurds will ultimately make moves to go their own way.”Cook spoke from Washington on Tuesday as the Islamic State, an al-Qaeda offshoot that has also been called ISIS and ISIL, continued to threaten Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, having won stretches of northern Iraq during a lightening advance from neighboring Syria in June.