It has been reported that the Al-Iraqiyah List has completed the draft law for the position of the National Council for Strategic Policies (NCSP) and will be submitting the draft copy to the Iraqi Parliament. This is a step in the right direction however, the NCSP position must first become a law then a committee must be formed before the Iraqi Parliament will be allowed to vote on it.
The draft copy has some interesting text. The jurisdiction of the NCSP will include setting foreign policies; security strategies and reorganization of the Armed Forces; as well as economic, financial, investment, energy, environment, health, and service strategies. The report adds that the NCSP will have a say in the strategic agreements, the right to revise legislated laws, and a duty to maintain the separation of authorities, adding that it will assess the judicial system, ensure its neutrality, work on reforming it, and legislate the Federal Supreme Court draft law. The draft law copy states they have the right to form committees according to its by laws. The positions in the NCSP will consist of the Chairman, the three presidencies, the ministers, the MP’s, the Kurdistan Region president and bloc leaders. The NCSP will have jurisdiction, privileges, and the status equivalent of Prime Minister. In addition, the NCSP will have the right to summon any high ranking official to attend any Parliament Session.
The local Baghdad news media has reported that the Kurdistan Bloc Alliance (KBA) has said that it will file a no confidence vote against the government and parliament if the Kurdish demands listed in the Kurdish documents are not met.
There is much talk and speculation floating around that the Iraqi government will be formed in December and unfortunately, that is not the case. They still have until the end of January to have this mission completed.