Baghdad (NINA)- Two political topics; the provincial councils' elections and the intended ministerial reshuffle, in addition to developments of Mosul security operations, made the headlines of Sunday's daily press.
Over the provincial councils' elections, al-Mu'tamar quoted head of the Independent Electoral Commission as revealing some obstacles that hinder holding the elections at the pre-set date on early October, including the non-approval of the elections' law draft up to date. Faraj al-Hayderi has asserted that the electoral Commission -for its part- has accomplished 90% of voters' records.
Al-Adala said, according to MP Younadim Kanna, that Sunday will witness holding a meeting that includes leaders of political blocs to "settle the system and the electoral form of the provincial councils," adding that the major dominant blocs sustain the closed list electoral system.
Al-Sabah cited that after the agreement between President Talabani and Premier al-Maliki to speed up submitting the list of candidates to occupy the vacant ministerial portfolios to the parliament for approval, al-Maliki has asserted agreement on a final list after a meeting with Vice-President Tariq al-Hashimi. The paper said the developments coincide with the imminence of holding two national reconciliation conferences in Cairo and Baghdad consecutively, "as two supportive steps to the reconciliation quest, in which the government has accomplished remarkable achievements."
Al-Mada said President Talabani has discussed in two separate meetings with Vice President al-Hashimi and Premier al-Maliki the general political situations, adding that al-Hashimi has acquainted the president with the results of his -Hashimi's- recent visit to Nineveh province.
Addustour quoted a "senior security source" as saying that Nineveh security operations have accomplished the target of "breaking up al-Qaeda network and weaken gunmen groups in Nineveh."
The paper said The Nineveh operations command has issued orders to arrest the deputy governor of Mosul Khisro Goran, along with some members of Nineveh provincial council and other officials. The orders included arresting the official in charge of construction projects in the provincial council and commander of the Iraqi Army's fourth regiment, according to Addustour. /End/