Iraq’s Election – Infographic gives simple explanation of Candidates

Happy Tuesday Dinarians,

Well we have less than 1 day to go to the Iraqi Elections, and I’m getting excited!

I saw this Iraqi Elections 2014 (by Aljazeera) posted on the IQD Team Connection’s website and had to share with you.  I hope it helps to clarify for you what in the heck is going on over there with tomorrow’s Election.



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MUST READ!!! Allawi’s National Colition Press Release today calls Maliki a “Dictator”!

Happy Wednesday Dinarians:

I’m pretty excited when I read today’s Press Release sent to me via email from Allawi’s National Colition – and in the latter part of this Press Release they flat out call Maliki a Dictator! (according to the Google Translation)  Take a look:

Al-Watnia_logo_Ayad-AllawiNational Coalition calls for maintaining the independence of the Commission And the safety and integrity of the elections

Baghdad on March 25, 2014

Deep concern the continued coalition of national collective resignation submitted by the Council of the Electoral Commission to his boss because of pressures put on them by the judiciary to exclude candidates who criticized the policies of the prime minister, on the basis of the laws of the Pthariaha the former regime of Saddam Hussein, which was rejected by the Council of Representatives issued a binding decision not to the exclusion of any candidate who did not issue a definitive ruling against him in cases specifically involving moral turpitude.

A coalition of national appreciates the position of the Board of Commissioners and calling for the independence of the work of the Electoral Commission to ensure transparent and fair elections, and the involvement of all Iraqis in the electoral process away from the practices scandalous in the exclusion of systematic personalities national in favor of the ruling party, and the boss who does not care, only to uphold the chair citing the political process and the principle of peaceful power and free will of the citizens of the wall.

From this point calls for a coalition of the National Council of Commissioners to withdraw their resignations and commitment to the electoral law and the democratic process, and not to succumb to the decisions of the exclusion of candidates under false pretenses and industry interest in the new dictator of Iraq.

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Dr. Ayad Allawi’s Interview on Al Rasheed TV. 9 Jan 2013‏

Here is the latest email from Dr. Allawi’s office.

I had a little trouble with the video link they gave below – the actual direct link to you tube is:

The only problem with this video – it is not in English…….  Therefore, if you have someone you know who can translate, maybe there is news or dialogue of interest?  Please let us know if you can get it translated, and we will publish it here (and give you credit if you want).

Here is the Google translate of the letter below:

Dr. Iyad Allawi solution a guest on the channel (good) on Wednesday evening 01/09/2013 within the program “talk” Interviewed by the media (Ali Imad), and to view a full meeting please access the following link:

Information department

Original Text in Email Press Release

حـــــــل الدكتور ايـــــــاد علاوي ضيفاً على قناة (الرشيـــــد) مساء يوم الاربعاء الموافق 9/1/2013 ضمن برنامج “حديثهم” حاوره الاعلامي (علي عماد)، ولمشاهدة اللقاء كاملاً الرجاء الدخول على الرابط التالي:

الدائرة الاعلامية

Shouting Match Disrupts Iraq’s Parliment! — Press Release from Dr. Allwai’s Office Today (Tues Jan 8, 2013)

Happy Tuesday Dinarians,

Today’s Press Release from Allawai’s office….  WOW!!!  Things really heated up and as  you will read below, Maliki’s “State Law Coalition” really out did themselves to disrupt the session!!! 

Below is the Google Translation, and at the bottom is the original press release if you want to run it through your own translation software.

~ Mr. IQD


Iraq condemns the suspension of the role and the meetings of the House of Representatives

Baghdad in January 8, 2013

Members attended the coalition in Iraq parliament session usual today, after the special meeting two days ago that he almost achieved the quorum teams Vice Otnyen only. Tried deputies state law today not achieve a quorum by coming out of the meeting, but the quorum check and initiated the meeting by reciting verses from the Koran Karim.

Asked d. Salman Jumaili in the beginning of the meeting the formation of an investigative committee of the members of the House of Representatives in the statements attributed to the deputy Ahmed al-Alwani, and stressed that the Iraqi will take severe action against him if proven guilty of insulting an Islamic component cream.

Got Jumaili proposal, which aims to nip sedition and put an end to it on a majority vote of those present, which raised the ire of a few members of the state law who caused the altercation with the brothers in the Liberal bloc resulted in chaos the presidency of the Council was forced to adjourn the meeting.

Iraqi coalition denounces these methods to disable the supervisory role and legislative work of the House of Representatives, and believed that the real reason for fabricating chaos is to prevent read the report deal of Russian weapons, which condemns a number of senior figures in the government, which for Enzk doubt to cover up the corruption and the corrupt.

The agenda also included the work meeting today to vote on the Federal Court, and it became clear that hamper the enactment of this law is wanted judiciary remain Msaaa of.  Among what they wanted to disable it on the agenda of today’s meeting is the first reading of the law of the mandate of the three presidencies of two sessions, and respect for democratic values ​​and the principle of peaceful transfer of power.

Iraqi coalition again calls for political blocs to discard differences and unity and national reconciliation is the only guarantor to protect Iraq and prevention of schemes aimed at cohesion.

He also holds a State of Law coalition in Iraq responsible for disabling the legislation of laws and the efforts of the House of Representatives to heal the rift in the Iraqi society and put an end to the sectarian and political response to the legitimate demands of the citizens.

Iraqi coalition



العراقية تستنكر تعطيل دور وجلسات مجلس النواب

بغداد في 8 كانون الثاني 2013
حضر أعضاء أئتلاف العراقية جلسة مجلس النواب الأعتيادية اليوم، بعد الجلسة الأستثنائية قبل يومين التي كاد أن يتحقق فيها النصاب بفرق نائبين أثنيين فقط.حاول نواب دولة القانون اليوم عدم تحقيق النصاب من خلال خروجهم من الجلسة، إلا أن النصاب تحقق وأستهلت الجلسة بقراءة آيات من القرآن الكريم.
طلب د.سلمان الجميلي في بداية الجلسة تشكيل لجنة تحقيقية من أعضاء مجلس النواب في الأقوال التي نسبت للنائب أحمد العلواني، وأكد أن العراقية ستتخذ أجراءً شديداً بحقه إذا ثبت تورطه في إهانة مكون أسلامي كريم.
حصل مقترح الجميلي الذي يهدف الى وأد الفتنة ووضع حد لها على أغلبية أصوات الحاضرين، مما أثار حفيظة عدد قليل من أعضاء دولة القانون الذين تسببوا في مشادة كلامية مع الأخوة في كتلة الأحرار نجم عنها فوضى عارمة أضطرت رئاسة المجلس الى رفع الجلسة.
أئتلاف العراقية يستنكر هذه الأساليب في تعطيل الدور الرقابي والتشريعي لعمل مجلس النواب، ويعتقد أن السبب الحقيقي لأفتعال الفوضى هو منع قراءة تقرير صفقة السلاح الروسي الذي يدين عدداً من الشخصيات الكبيرة في الحكومة، مما لايترك مجالاً للشك في التستر على الفساد والمفسدين.
كما تضمن جدول عمل الجلسة اليوم التصويت على المحكمة الأتحادية، وأصبح جلياً أن من يعرقل تشريع هذا القانون هو من يريد أبقاء القضاء مسيياً.
ومن بين ما أرادوا تعطيله في جدول جلسة اليوم هو القراءة الأولى لقانون تحديد ولاية الرئاسات الثلاثة بدورتين، وأحترام القيم الديمقراطية ومبدأ التداول السلمي للسلطة.
أئتلاف العراقية مرة أخرى يدعو الكتل السياسية الى نبذ الخلافات ووحدة الصف والمصالحة الوطنية وهي الضامن الوحيد لحماية العراق ووقايته من المخططات التي تستهدف لحمته.
كما يحمل أئتلاف العراقية دولة القانون مسؤولية تعطيل تشريع القوانين وجهود مجلس النواب لرأب الصدع في المجتمع العراقي ووضع حد للطائفية السياسية والأستجابة لمطالب المواطنين المشروعة.
ائتلاف العراقية
The Official Spokesperson for Al Iraqiah


Allawi: A Declaration of the Iraqi National Movement and the Kurds to stay a Unified List in the Provincial Elections

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Sources close to the Iraqi President Iyad Allawi said he will soon announce his movement called the Iraqi National Movement.

The sources said told the National Iraqi News / Nina /: A number of MPs have joined this movement, namely Alaa Makki, Hamid al-Mutlaq, Thamer al-Alwani and Shirwan Waeli and Abd Dhiab.

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Allawi: Maliki Devoted Corruption and Sectarianism


12/08/2012 | Saudi Al-Watan
GMT 0:00 2012 Sunday, December 9

Leader accused “Iraqi List” Iyad Allawi, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to devote corruption and sectarianism and political unilateralism, stressing in an interview with the “home” with him that “Iran’s interventions in Iraqi affairs thwarted political life.”

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New Calls To Withdraw Confidence from the Maliki

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Iraqi reveal the progress of steps to withdraw confidence from the Maliki and the Liberal denies adopted for the project and reduce the importance of law



Yacoubi calls to withdraw confidence from the Maliki government ..

The proposal supports Allawi to form an interim government!!


Urgent .. Urgent .. Allawi agreed with Muqtada al-Sadr and Massoud Barzani to manage Iraq’s interim government for two years!!! Plus LJ’s Analysis

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Urgent .. Urgent .. Allawi agreed with Muqtada al-Sadr and Massoud Barzani to manage Iraq’s interim government for two years

*** LJ’s Analysis from his Skype Room ***


NEWS!! Talibani's National Meeting will be attended by al-Maliki and Barzani and Allawi

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The news is finally looking better today!

Lets just hope they all do get together on Thursday as this article suggests!

~ Mr. IQD

The time on Wednesday, September 26 / September 2012 09:31 | | Baghdad / Orr News

MP for the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman said that President Jalal Talabani will arrive on Thursday to Baghdad from Sulaimaniya.

Osman said the Agency (Orr) that “Talabani’s visit to Arbil is the last before returning to Baghdad to hold some political meetings,” adding that “the purpose of Talabani’s visit to Arbil come to make some political meetings on the current situation and try to Continue reading

HOT!!! Talabani in Baghdad at the End of the Week to Resolve the Political Crisis

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Happy Saturday Dinarian Friends!

The news is looking GREAT and it looks like these boys are finally deciding to cooperate and come together! Lets hope it’s enough to finally see the progress Iraq needs.

Have a Great Weekend!

~ Mr. IQD


Talabani in Baghdad at the end of the week to resolve the political crisis

Date: Sunday 09/23/2012 08:37 AM

Confirmed leader of the Kurdistan Alliance, on Saturday, President Jalal Talabani seeks to collect Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Kurdish regional President and leader of the Iraqi List, Iyad Allawi, to end the political crisis, describing it as “not easy”.

He disclosed that the President will come to Baghdad this weekend, pointing out that the alliance will present all outstanding problems between the political blocs at the national meeting. The likely Iraqi Vice resolve the security ministries this weekend after the president’s return to Baghdad and the national meeting, unlikely to provide the list of new names for the job.

The leader of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman, President Jalal Talabani seeks to collect Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Kurdish regional President and leader of the Iraqi List, Iyad Allawi, to end the political crisis, describing it as “not easy”.

Osman said in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, “President Jalal Talabani make efforts in order to bring the views between the political parties,” noting that “seeks to raise Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Kurdish regional President and leader of the Iraqi List, Iyad Allawi at the same table to end the crisis political, and work together as a government partnership working for the benefit of a unified Iraq. ”
And Osman said that “the issue is not easy,” but he also said that “the debate sponsor access to solutions for many different things.”
The MP for the coalition of Kurdish blocs Burhan Mohammed Faraj, that the President will come to Baghdad this weekend, adding that the alliance will present all outstanding problems between the political blocs at the national meeting.

Faraj said in a press statement: The President Jalal Talabani began with meetings and contacts with the leaders of the political blocs to discuss developments in the political process and the need to bring the views for the national meeting to resolve the outstanding problems.
He added: Talabani would come to Baghdad this weekend to call for political blocs to sit at the negotiating table and put their differences.
He MP for the coalition of Kurdish blocs that his coalition will be put to all the problems of deep and private disputes between the Government of the region and the central government with regard to Article (140) and oil and gas law and the Peshmerga forces as well as the balance in the state institutions and the real participation and must find radical solutions to all disputes.

To likely MP for the coalition in Iraq Wahab Hassan Salman, resolve the security ministries end of the week after the president’s return to Baghdad and the national meeting, unlikely to provide the list of new names for the job.

Wahab said in a press statement: The Iraqi List, made a number of candidates for the post of defense minister, but Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki did not formally reject the names submitted to him.
He added: that the Iraqi List, did not provide the names of other in the event of names was declined, and expected to resolve these ministries the end of this week after the return of President Jalal Talabani in Baghdad this week.

He added: President Talabani upon his arrival to Baghdad will call the leaders of the political blocs to sit at the table of dialogue in order to resolve the outstanding problems between the political parties and will be the first things that will be resolved is the security ministries.
The independent MP Osman Algehiche, has called for political blocs to prove goodwill by deducting the security ministries and the rules of procedure of the Council of Ministers before the national meeting, referring to the lack of a solution in front of the blocks only dialogue.
The Algehiche in an earlier statement that everyone expected a meeting of the three presidencies (President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi) to put points on the characters and the boot to hold a national meeting. The President Jalal Talabani and President of the National Alliance Ibrahim Jaafari told a news conference Friday evening in Sulaymaniyah optimism finding political solutions to the crisis.

The contract Talabani and Jaafari press conference after a visit by President of the Alliance at the head of a delegation of the Alliance for the President Talabani at his residence in Sulaymaniyah to check on his health after returning from a trip therapeutic Delegation alliance both Sheikh Khalid al-Attiya, Mr. Bahaa al-Araji, Mr. Ali Keywords, Dr. Ammar Tohme, and Dr. Mona Al-Amiri, and Mr. Riad al-Zaidi.
The coalition statement said the two sides stressed at the end of the meeting that a more positive atmosphere now, after I realized all the blocks need for constructive dialogue as the only way to solve problems.
Jaafari pointed out that the political process steps need to work real on the ground based on the results of the meetings that took place earlier between the blocs, and activation of bilateral meetings and mass; to finalize the reform process, to implement them. For his part, praised the president on efforts to bring the views between the political parties, and pointed out that the next few days will witness intensive meetings with the leaders of the blocks; to consult with them, and maturation of vision in order to get out a comprehensive solution to all the problems. In a joint press conference, President Talabani said, “I am optimistic, and now more optimistic; because I noticed in the first contacts that there a positive atmosphere in the Kurdistan region, as well as in my meetings with the Prime Minister, however brother Mr. Jaafari, however delegation of Ammar al-Hakim and set brothers virtuous him.
Talabani said I feel that there is a tendency to solve problems, cooperation and coordination between all actors on the stage, and before that I in any plan, or process Sahaor some Muslim Brotherhood who trust them, first and foremost, Mr. Jaafari, then in Kurdistan with the leaders of the two parties, and in Baghdad with Mr. Ammar , and Adel Abdul-Mahdi, and with the heads of other political blocs – sha God – Venhaol to find a way to resolve to be a comprehensive solution, or to make it a vocabulary.
“It is important that we make every effort; solve problems existing, and for a strong Iraq united play a historic role in the region, but will benefit people of wealth enormous, and huge. Either Jaafari has said that what they prefer by President hit the nail. Now we need to steps work on the ground, there leaves many wrote, and initiated by Mr. President of the Republic at the time, wrote a point known paper with eight points, then the National Alliance further to paper Arbil First, paper Erbil second. papers were all revolve around specific points collected careful to build the country, The existing ward off evil.
And went on Jaafari, “We now need to activate, and the demarcation of practical steps to move, and prefer it that we will hold bilateral meetings and in mass I think we out, we will have taken a step on the ground, and we collect – God willing – and I share his optimism, and hope it, and his efforts, and his status When the rest of the political forces that overcome these problems, and I hope symbols and personalities in all the entities that make national concern ahead of other concerns.
He was President Jalal Talabani has confirmed, on 20 September the current, having orientations serious to solve problems and find ways sufficient to dismantle the crisis, stressing the need to find a suitable ground to create a political atmosphere quiet, with Prime National Alliance Ibrahim Jaafari Talabani to continue his duties and his order to remove obstacles faced by the political process.
Prime Minister Nuri alMaliki, in (19 September 2012), to the city of Sulaymaniyah, accompanied by a number of officials and ministers, including Vice-Hussein al-Shahristani, and Saleh al-Mutlaq, where he met with President Jalal Talabani and congratulated him on the occasion of his return to the country.
Noteworthy that President Jalal Talabani arrived, (17 September 2012), to Sulaimaniya airport from Germany after a therapeutic journey lasted three months, included a successful surgery to his knee in a hospital in Germany.
The Kurdistan Alliance, said in (11 September 2012), that Talabani has a roadmap for bilateral meetings with leaders of political blocs after returning from Germany, as he emphasized that it works for the development of the political process on Sktha correct, it was considered that the problems between the center and the Kurdistan region is not personal .
The country has a political crisis since last April, was claims to withdraw confidence from the government of President Nouri al-Maliki by the Kurdistan Alliance and the Iraqi List and the Sadrist movement, which fell later, but this crisis began solution after he announced the National Alliance for the formation of the Reform Commission presented a paper containing 70 items notably resolving the mandate of the three presidencies and security ministries and the balance in the armed forces and independent bodies and various organs of the State.