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Abadi Vs. Amiri Vs. The US Vs. The PMU: Baghdad Politics On A Volcano
Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/5/18 | Seth Frantzman

Posted on 09/05/2018 6:19:59 AM PDT by Pavegecko

Iraq’s parliament was thrown into uncertainty on Tuesday after dozens of parties failed to create a coalition government and couldn’t agree on a speaker or other parliamentary roles. Three months after the country elected its new parliament the country is as divided and ungovernable as ever, with pro-Iranian parties feuding with Washington’s allies and Kurds seeking to regain their rights in Kirkuk.

Over the weekend, Iraq’s leading political parties had announced the formation of the “largest coalition” that would form the next government. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had formed a giant coalition of 184 MPs (56%), out of the 329 who were elected to parliament on May 12. Some in Iraq breathed a sigh of relief: there would be a new government, finally. In the West, others celebrated. Abadi, the ally of the US, had brought together Muqtada al-Sadr and a bunch of other parties that might give the pro-Iranian parties the cold shoulder.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: blogtrash; clickbait; iraq; kurds

1 posted on 09/05/2018 6:20:00 AM PDT by Pavegecko
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