Friday, May 11, 2018


chattelsKirk H. Sowell Retweeted   Balsam Mustafa @BalsamAwni

Will #Iraqi   Elections on Saturday be a 'new beginning'? I say NO in my latest piece for @po_qu

Don't be fooled by the Iraqi elections. They are far from a new beginning

http://www.pqblog.org.uk/2018/05/dont-be-fooled-by-iraqi-elections-they.html?m=0 …

chattels    Oil surges to a 42-month high, jumping above $ 77  10/05/2018 7:09


chattels    Al-Badran: The results of the general and private voting and the exit will be announced in one package

Editorial Date: 2018/5/10 18:42 • http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=73574

chattels    " Private " voting is a reference to the military and diaspora voting which began yesterday. General voting is tomorrow. One day remaining before the election.

Xyz    Iraqi Bank receives the best award from MasterCard International


{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Iraqi Bank won the Excellence Award and best performance of the results of the work achieved {Business Performance} in 2017 from MasterCard International.

SPectra    Government of Iraq

Verified account  @IraqiGovt  2m2 minutes ago  More

The @Iraqi    Govt Implements measures in Baghdad and across Iraq to maintain a peaceful election environment as Iraqis head to the polls on 12 May #IraqiElections2018 #IraqVotes

Spectra    https://twitter.com/IraqiGovt/status/994907288883351552

Doug_W    Git er dun Iraq

Spectra    they will get it done to the best of their ability ..They kinda have too..

Spectra    ( Abadi reveals the secret of his refusal to enter the parliamentary elections ) 2018/05/11

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Thursday evening that he refused to participate in a new Iraqi government based on "quotas".

"I have been forced to enter the current parliamentary elections, and on a personal level, I do not want to run for prime minister for the next stage, because I aspire to get out of the government and I am at the top of my achievements and success," Abadi said in an interview with Iraqiya television. ,

So I remained reluctant to enter the current election to the last time. " "I was late for the last day in the registration to participate in the elections. The election media team was formed after a delay. My close associates told me:" You want to let us down and you have to complete the task and give us hope for the next stage. "

Spectra    He said: "On a personal level, I would be happy if I do not enter the next government. If the partners in the political process want to form a quota government like the former,

I will not participate in it, because this will bring us back to the first square of quotas and concessions. I will be a partner in a second collapse of the state and I will stand against them. "

"I do not accept a return to the past, regardless of whether I remain in office or not," he said.

"Public funds have not been used in the current election campaign," he said.

He called on Iraqis to "participate in the upcoming elections," and pointed out that "all polling stations will be insured."

Baxter    I UP.... WHY.. I havent a clue...

Spectra    And that is What we have to talk about the current affairs of Iraq and it's next Prime minister....

  ( The nomination of Haider Abadi for the Nobel Peace Prize 2018 ) 11th May, 2018

The Nobel Prize jury has confirmed that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, has been officially selected and has won a distinguished position among the best candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2018.

According to a well-informed source, Abbadi was chosen after thousands of competitors were eliminated for the candidates he offered to Iraq by defeating him to terrorize an organization calling for maintaining Iraq's unity and sovereignty from rupture and restoring Arab, regional and global relations and promoting the Iraqi economy despite serious challenges.

Spectra    According to the sources, the independent organization that called for the nomination of confidence in the positive results in the near future, so take the opportunity to confirm the candidacy of Abadi officially be a campaign to develop Iraq and its future, and it is confident that Iraq in the next phase will be stronger and better with the presence of the Prime Minister.

Spectra    Mahdi Al-Alak: We have provided great facilities for investors and we work to solve the obstacles

The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Mahdi Al-Alaq on the need to resolve the obstacles that prevent the completion of investment projects lagging across the provinces, noting that the government has provided great facilities to attract investments into the country.

It is hoped that a special meeting will be held in Erbil in the middle of the current month to develop the general framework of the comprehensive national plan, in the presence of the relations and a number of officials.

A statement issued by the General Secretariat, received "morning," a copy of it, "The Committee to investigate the obstacles to the completion of investment projects lagging in all the provinces during its meeting (42) stressed the importance of a precise map includes all investment projects."

The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, during his chairmanship of the meeting, that "the Committee was able to resolve many of the files related to the work and the purpose that was formed for them, through a systematic mechanism took into account the relaxation of procedures to resume work in a number of projects, without exceeding the instructions and laws, according to the statement.

The statement pointed out that "the committee discussed the obstacles that prevent the implementation of a number of projects or associated with ongoing projects, the most important receipt of sewage treatment plant in the city of Basmaya, and the calculation of the cost of delivery of infrastructure services for residential projects in Najaf,

In Baghdad, as the Committee reviewed an outline facilitates the procedures to complete the treatment of land allocation for an investment project.

SPectra    (World Bank forecasts and estimates for the Iraqi economy during 2018) World Bank published on Wednesday, expectations and estimates of the Iraqi economy during the year 2018, where the positive indicators overshadowed the scene , despite warnings from the fragility of the situation because of the impending Iraqi situation risks.

Population and Poverty Rates

The population of Iraq is 38.5 million and the gross domestic product (GDP) is 197.7 billion dollars. The poverty rate according to the poverty line of 3.2 dollars per day is 17.9%.

Spectra    The growth

Rate of the Iraqi economy is expected to accelerate as the security situation improves, with 4.4% in the non-oil sector in 2017, despite the slow pace of reconstruction activities due to the consequences of the war and low oil prices amid hopes of reforming the structure of the economy and addressing the problem of displacement.


Needs Iraq's reconstruction needs estimated at 88 billion dollars, but the positive indicators of the situation slightly according to the report, where inflation recorded a low rate in 2017 by 0.1% and the total budget deficit decreased to 2.2% last year.

Public debt

The improvement in financial output helped stabilize the public debt in 2017 following an increase in borrowing and debt guarantees. The debt ratio stabilized compared with GDP in 2016, for example, at 64%. Foreign exchange reserves began to rise in 2017 to cope with external shocks.

Prospects for the future

The World Bank expects Iraq's growth prospects to improve due to a stable security situation and gradual recovery of investment for reconstruction amid forecasts of GDP growth despite OPEC's cut-off agreement, which obligates Iraq to commit. 
​Xyz   Abadi's candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize


xyz    Tick Tock…Tick Tock - the clock is ticking and so it is one day before election day May 12th and still no RV. In reality Iraq has already started early voting on Wednesday May 9th and so technically they are already in the election.


xyz  Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said he would not run for the next prime minister


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