09/14/2020 20:06 Readings 54 Section: Iraq
Experts: New appointments for special ranks do not require Parliament's approval
Baghdad / Obelisk: The legal expert, Tariq Harb, explained, Monday, September 14, 2020, the legality of the new appointments for special degrees.
Harb told Al-Masalla, that "the new appointments do not need the approval of Parliament, as they are by proxy, like their predecessors, and like hundreds of people with special degrees in the country, including agents, advisors, bodies, and higher positions."
He added, "The new appointments such as the governor of the Central Bank, the Secretary of Baghdad, bank directors and the head of an investment commission do not need to be presented to Parliament or to obtain approval from them because they are exercising their duties by proxy."
Harb indicated, "If they want to convert them, they must be submitted to the parliament."
On Monday, September 14, 2020, a source close to Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi revealed that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi made changes in high positions, most notably the Central Bank, the Baghdad Municipality, the National Investment Authority, the Iraqi Trade Bank, the Intelligence Service, and the Securities Commission.
The source told Al-Masalla that the Prime Minister decided to appoint new officials to important positions, as follows:
Mustafa Ghaleb Makhif Al-Kitab, Governor of the Central Bank
Soha Dawood Elias Al-Najjar, Chairman of the National Investment Authority
Engineer Manhal Aziz Raouf Al-Haboubi, Mayor of Baghdad
Salem Jawad Abdul Hadi Al-Chalabi, Director of the Iraqi Trade Bank, TBI
Khaled Al-Obeidi is an agent for operations affairs of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service
Faleh Younis Hassan, an agent of the National Security Agency
Hassan Halbous Hamzah, Chairman of the Securities Commission
Sheikh Sami Al-Masoudi, Chairman of the Hajj and Umrah Authority
Alaa Jawad Hamid, Chairman of the Integrity Commission
In addition, observers considered the changes made by the Prime Minister as being in the interest of pumping new blood into the joints of the state and deporting some figures who did not achieve any achievement or about suspicions and accusations of mismanagement or corruption.