THE POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF ELECTING BARHAM SALIH AS PRESIDENT

As Iraq was facing a political deadlock after the election in which none of the contenders won a majority to dominate the political scene, the main political parties have managed to agree on new leadership to form the new government. Continue reading

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UPDATE ON IRAQ’S GOVERNMENT FORMATION

On Saturday, August 19 Iraqis were eagerly waiting for the largest parliamentary bloc to be announced, after news leaked that a meeting between five major political groups was going to be held at Babylon Hotel in Baghdad later in the evening. This came after Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court announced the same day that it had ratified the election results upon the conclusion of the manual vote recount and sorting process. Continue reading

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