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WikiLeaks: 2006-06-20: 06BAGHDAD2112: Iraq Council of Representatives Committee Allocation Negotiations Complete

by WikiLeaks. 06BAGHDAD2112: June 20, 2006.

Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2012 at 04:57 PM UT


Viewing cable 06BAGHDAD2112, COUNCIL OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ALLOCATION

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
06BAGHDAD2112 2006-06-20 19:45 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Baghdad
VZCZCXRO5330
PP RUEHBC RUEHDE RUEHIHL RUEHKUK
DE RUEHGB #2112 1711945
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 201945Z JUN 06
FM AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5209
INFO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHEHWSR/WHITE HOUSE SITUATION ROOM WASHINGTON DC
C O N F I D E N T I A L BAGHDAD 002112 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/20/2016 
TAGS: PGOV KDEM IZ
SUBJECT: COUNCIL OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ALLOCATION 
NEGOTIATIONS COMPLETE 
 
REF: BAGHDAD 2081 
 
Classified By: Classified by Political Counselor Margaret M. Scobey for 
 Reasons 1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
 
1. (SBU) The political blocs have completed negotiations on 
the leadership of the 24 permanent Council of Representatives 
(CoR) committees, but have not finished the committee 
membership lists.  Once the committee member names are 
finalized, the CoR will vote to approve the composition of 
each committee (per Article 72 of the CoR bylaws).  This vote 
is on the CoR agenda for June 21. 
 
2. (C) According to several CoR member contacts, of the 24 
committees, the Shia Coalition (UIC) will chair 11, the 
Kurdish Alliance 5, Tawafuq 4, Iraqiyya 2, Hewar 1, and KIU 
1.  (NOTE: Reportedly, Tawafuq already has identified its 
chairpersons.)  Committee chairs have been allocated as 
follows. 
 
-- Foreign Relations ) UIC 
-- Security and Defense ) UIC 
-- Legal Affairs ) UIC 
-- Oil, Gas, and Natural Resources ) Kurdish Alliance 
-- Integrity ) UIC 
-- Financial Affairs ) Tawafuq (Ayad al-Sammaraee) 
-- Economy, Investment, and Reconstruction ) UIC 
-- Education and Higher Education ) Tawafuq (Alaa Makki) 
-- Health and Environment ) Kurdish Alliance 
-- Labor and Services ) Kurdish Alliance 
-- Regions and Governorates ) Tawafuq (Dhafer al-Ani) 
-- Human Rights ) UIC 
-- Culture, Media, Tourism, and Archaeology ) Iraqiyya 
-- Endowment and Religious Affairs ) UIC 
-- Refugees, the Displaced and Immigrants Affairs ) Kurdish 
Alliance 
-- Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs ) Hewar 
-- De-Baathification ) UIC 
-- Martyrs, Victims, and Political Prisoners ) Kurdish 
Islamic Union 
-- Youth and Sports ) Tawafuq (Amer Habib al-Azawi) 
-- Women, Family, and Childhood ) UIC 
-- Civil Society Organizations ) Kurdish Alliance 
-- Members' Affairs and Parliamentary Development ) Iraqiyya 
-- Tribal Affairs ) UIC 
-- Complaints ) UIC 
 
3. (C) Kurdish Islamic Union (KIU) bloc leader Sami Atroshi 
told PolOffs June 20 that he had attended the committee 
allocation negotiations June 19 as the representative of the 
smaller parties.  He said the political blocs agreed that, as 
a general principle, the chairs and vice chairs should be 
from different parties but had acknowledged that this might 
prove difficult to implement in all cases.  Chaldo-Assyrian 
(Rafidain member) Yonadam Kanna told us that the political 
blocs had agreed that the UIC, Tawafuq, Kurdish Alliance, and 
Iraqiyya will have a representative on each committee.  He 
added that all committees will include 5 members from UIC, 3 
from the Kurdish Alliance, 2 from Tawafuq, 1 from Iraqiyya, 
and 1 from the other lists.  He also told PolOff June 20 that 
he would not serve on a committee since he would not be in a 
leadership position.  He said he had wanted to be 
vice-chairman of the Economy committee but understood that 
the position would go to a member of Mishan al-Jeboori's 
Reconciliation and Liberation party. 
 
4. (C) Iraqiyya member Safia Suhail told PolOff June 20 that 
the secular list was unhappy with its committee assignments 
but had not yet discussed who would chair the committees. 
Noting that Iraqiyya leader Ayad Allawi had not been involved 
in the negotiations, Suhail said she had encouraged him to 
ask the political blocs to revisit the assignments. (NOTE: 
Communist Party leader Hamid Majeed Mousa represented 
Iraqiyya in the negotiations.  END NOTE). 
SPECKHARD

 



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