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Cabinet Issued 472 Decisions in 2012

By John Lee. Iraq’s Department of Cabinet Affairs has announced that the Council of Ministers issued 472 decisions during 2012, 366 of them being what they described as “executive decisions”. These decisions included 36 regarding laws and international conventions, five resolutions for ministries and departments “not associated with the ministries”, and six resolutions concerning development […]

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Boycotting Ministers Temporarily Replaced

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (pictured) has backed off threats to fire ministers boycotting cabinet, and has instead named temporary replacements, according to AFP. Maliki’s spokesman, Ali Mussawi, said, “we cannot allow the government’s work to stop. Their absence gave us two choices — either fire them or consider them on leave. The cabinet voted that […]

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Maliki Planning a New Majority Govt?

Supporters say the Iraqi PM is simply shoring up support and abiding by the law. Critics say he’s more interested in ditching the difficult three party system and starting a new government of his own. Will al-Maliki become Iraq’s new dictator? Or will he struggle on with the democratic process, asks this article from Niqash. […]

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Replacement Chaos in the Iraqi Parliament (II)

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

Iraqi Government is Downsized

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

Iraq to Trim Bloated Cabinet

Premier Nouri Al-Maliki announced on Sunday that the number of ministries has become a real burden on the work of the state. “This fact appeared after the 100-day period”, he said in a letter sent to  parliament. Al-Maliki proposed a two-stage procedure, the first of which will see 29 ministries retained. “So, as a result, […]

Parliament Approves Three Vice-Presidents

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

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Iraq’s New Future of Opportunity

The big news this week in Iraq was the announcement of Nouri al-Maliki’s new cabinet, and, unusually for such a decision, the fact that it was made several days ahead of the legal deadline. Nevertheless, BBC reports that Iraq now has the dubious honour of holding the world record for the longest period between an […]

President Obama Comments on New Iraqi Government

The following is a statement from US President, Barack Obama, on the formation of the new Iraqi government: Today’s vote in the Council of Representatives is a significant moment in Iraq’s history and a major step forward in advancing national unity. I congratulate Iraq’s political leaders, the members of the Council of Representatives, and the […]

Full List of Iraq’s New Cabinet

Following on from our listing on Monday of the main cabinet positions, we present a more complete line-up below, compiled from information sourced from Iraq Oil Report and Reuters. The official website of the Iraq cabinet has not published the official list, and has chosen instead to lead with an article about the importation of […]

Who’s Who in the New Iraqi Cabinet

The following profiles of the top ministers ihttp://www.iraq-businessnews.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=14895&action=edit&message=10n the new Iraqi cabinet are based on information from Reuters and Associated Press: -Prime Minister: Nouri al-Maliki, Shiite, the current premier. Al-Maliki, 60, was first installed as prime minister as a compromise candidate in 2006 but barely hung onto the job this year when his political coalition […]