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Politicians Work Towards National Consensus

By Mustafa al Kadhimi for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Iraq Business News. After the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the most used terms in the country are likely “political consensus,” “consensual democracy” and “consensual decision.” However, failures on all levels […]

Parliament Rejects Defense, Interior Ministry Candidates

By John Lee. The Iraqi parliament has rejected the two candidates proposed by Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi for the posts of Interior Minister and Defense Minister. In what Bloomberg describes as a setback for efforts to unite the country against the Islamic State, moderate Sunni Jaber al-Jaberi has been rejected as defense minister, and Riyad […]

Iraq Forms New Cabinet under Abadi

By John Lee. Iraq’s parliament has approved a new cabinet proposed by Haider al-Abadi. According to a report from BBC News, the new government will have Sunni and Kurdish deputy prime ministers, Saleh al-Mutlak and former Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari respectively. Bahaa Araji, loyal to Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr, will also become a deputy PM. […]

Getting the Balance Right

Iraq-watchers are eagerly awaiting the announcement of Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi’s proposed cabinet, which is due to be put before parliament in the coming week. As always, it will be a difficult balancing act, but now more than ever it will be crucial to get that balance right. Under ‘normal’ circumstances, it would seem sensible […]

Biography of New Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi

Rabee Securites has issued the following biography of Iraq’s new Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi [Haydar al-Abbadi]: CV of Haider Jwad El-Abadi, the New Prime Minister: H. E. El-Abadi was born in Baghdad, in 1952. He is married and has three children. His father was Dr. Jwad El-Abadi. He was a doctor and the management director […]

Maliki Quits as PM in Favour of Abadi

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has finally bowed to pressure and stepped aside to make way for Haider al-Abadi [Haydar al-Abbadi], who has been asked by Iraq’s president to form a government. Appearing on state TV flanked by Mr Abadi and other Shia politicians, Mr Maliki said: “I announce before you today, to […]

UN Officials urge Respect for Constitution

Amidst ongoing insecurity in northern Iraq, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his representative in the country expressed support today for President Fouad Masoum’s office, as politicians are working towards creating a new Government, and warned that heightened political tensions could lead Iraq into even deeper crisis. Mr. Ban “commends Iraqi President Fuad Massoum for having charged […]

Analyst: Political Moves in Iraq

From CNN. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The nomination of a new Iraqi prime minister could giveIraqis “a nationalistic surge,” says CNN military analyst.