Putative deal between Maliki and Barzani restore the disputed areas controlled by the Peshmerga

Posted: August 28, 2013 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
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Maliki restore ‘security control’ the Peshmerga in the ‘disputed’ in exchange for supporting the Kurds ‘third term’

Said a source familiar with the “world”, yesterday, that the resolutions Federal Supreme Court, relating to veto the law, “the mandate of the three presidencies” and “Article 23 of the electoral law” special province of Kirkuk, which were issued in the timing of one yesterday, linked to the political agreement new between Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani.

The Federal Court decided the day before yesterday set aside Article 23 of the Law on Elections of Kirkuk, which began in 2008, ahead of the local elections that took place in Iraq, 2009, the same day, accepted the challenge Maliki’s coalition on the law of the mandate of the Prime Minister.

A source high in the block “National Alliance” in a statement to “the world” that “the recent rapprochement between the prime minister, leader of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki and President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, has led to a political agreement between the parties regard to renewing the mandate of al-Maliki for the third time, compared to make concessions to the Kurds on Kirkuk and oil contracts. ”

He added that “al-Maliki promised the Kurds to abandon the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussein al-Shahristani, who strongly opposed the oil contracts concluded by the Kurdistan region with foreign companies, and to change the electoral law on power-sharing in the disputed province of Kirkuk.”

Article 23 of the Electoral Act, which objected to by the Kurds, the local distribution of seats equally among Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen and other allocated quota for Christians.

The source pointed out that “the contrast requested by al-Maliki of the Kurds is no objection to his candidacy for a third term, especially as he had lost the support of his Shi’ite allies, led by Muqtada al-Sadr, and the Islamic Supreme Council.”

He considered that “the timing overturn this law with the law of the mandate of the three presidencies was not a coincidence.”

The Federal Court also overturned the law of the mandate of the three presidencies, while counting a coalition of state law, which is headed by the Prime Minister, that the decision was “expected” because the proposed “proceeded in a predatory manner.”

The source disclosed other clauses in the agreement relating to “restore security responsibility in the disputed areas to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and retain the presidency of the Republic of the Kurds.”

The MP said Talal Zobaie list for “world” that “some parties were standing against the enactment of the Federal Court, the Federal Court because the current stand with them in all the decisions.”

He added that “the mandate of the three presidencies is entrench the principle of peaceful transfer of power and establishes to build genuine democratic institutions and that means opposition to seek a totalitarian dictatorship.”

Zobaie declined strongly that this law, an opponent of the Constitution and said, “The Constitution does not prevent the enactment of this Act and there is no excuse to challenge it.”

The Deputy Speaker Arif Tayfur announced welcome block “the Kurdistan Alliance,” b “decision Federal Court بنقضها and unfair cancellation of Article 23 of the provincial elections law.”

He said Tayfur in a statement received “the world,” a copy of it yesterday that “the article was unconstitutional and illegal and was politically motivated to satisfy some parties, and on this occasion we congratulate our people in Kirkuk and urge them to broad participation in the upcoming elections to choose their representatives through the ballot box and we support the joint management and distribution of positions between components of the city in a fair and equitable manner and on the basis of the elections without marginalization or exclusion. ”

He demanded the Electoral Commission for elections, “make all the preparations and the creation of technical and logistical requirements necessary for the success of this democratic experiment like the rest of the governorates of Iraq.”

As Dan Arabs and Turkmen deputies in the House of Representatives, the Federal Court decision abolition of Article 23 of the Law on governorate councils and private elections Kirkrok.

Yassin al-Jubouri said in a press conference that “the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Alliance bloc hold agreements between them at the expense of the Iraqi Kirkuk.”

Asked the Federal Court to “listen to the trainers Arab and Turkmen in Kirkuk, instead of listening to the only Kurdish party complaint, and then cassation rule or otherwise to the first and second paragraphs of Article 23 of the provincial elections law.”

Jubouri wondered “about the significance of the Federal Court set aside to paragraphs in this particular time,” adding, “Why did not meet the Federal Court, but between long intervals.” He pointed out that “the Federal Court set aside will give legitimacy to the natural and human excesses that have occurred in Kirkuk,” warning that “a federal court will make Kirkuk a powder keg may explode at any moment.”

MP face Arshad Salhi at the conference appealed to the leaders of the National Alliance and the rule of law, especially for “out of Kirkuk, the situation that developed by the Federal Court.”

“Today we are waiting for a historic decision of the leaders of the National Alliance not to alienate Kirkuk and participate with us in issuing a special election law in the province.”

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