Following Stalemate, Iraqi Officials to Take Place in New Government Posts

November 11, 2010

Iraq (ChattahBox World News) — After an eight month delay, Iraq’s government may finally be coming together. Iraqi elections took place last March, but opposition between the country’s political parties created dissension regarding which roles the elected officials would play, and therefore stalled the installation of lawmakers into their posts. Yesterday, however, it appeared that the parties came to an agreement to create a government, BBC News reports.

Under the plan, Nouri Maliki, a member of the Shia party, would serve as prime minister, while the Sunni’s main faction will take the speaker’s position. Sunni leader Iyad Allawi will head a national strategy council. The presidency will belong to the Kurds, the BBC reports.

Iraq’s parliament is scheduled to meet today to firm up the plans for the new government, after which the selected leaders will have a month to put together an administration, the BBC notes.


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