THE 2018-2022 IRAQI GOVERNMENT PROGRAM: A CRITICAL REVIEW

Forming Iraq’s new government was nearly concluded on October 25, 2018, as parliament voted in Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, 14 ministers and approved the government program Abdul-Mahdi’s team developed. The next phase to vote in the remaining ministers is supposed to happen on November 4, but there remain differences on the critical government posts of Defense and Interior. Whether Abdul-Mahdi’s cabinet is completed or not, the program that is supposed to be authored by technocrats undoubtedly does not meet expectations.

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