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Video: Will Ahmed Chalabi be Next PM?

From CNN. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Ahmed Chalabi, a divisive Iraqi politician who is in the United States, could become the country’s next prime minister.

Iraqi Legislators Fail to Agree

By Laith Hammoudi. This article was originally published by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, iwpr.net, and it is reproduced by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News The Iraqi parliament broke up in disarray on July […]

The New Iraqi Parliament Opens

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford. 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. So the new Iraqi parliament met today after having promised Iraqi voters, the Shiite […]

New Parliamentary Session Abandoned

By John Lee. Sunnis and Kurds walked out of the first session of Iraq’s new parliament on Tuesday after Shi’ites failed to name a prime minister to replace Nuri al-Maliki, according to Reuters. With Shi’ites failing to name a prime minister, Sunnis and Kurds refused to return to the chamber after a recess. The Shi’ite […]

New Retirement Law Full of Loopholes

By Mushreq Abbas for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On Aug. 31, 2013, Iraqi security forces used force to disperse demonstrations organized by activists and intellectuals in Baghdad and other cities to demand the cancellation of privileges and salaries for MPs […]

Zaha Hadid to Design Parliament Building

By John Lee. Zaha Hadid has reportedly been chosen to design the new £630-million Iraqi Parliament building in Baghdad. According to Architects Journal, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) landed the project despite coming third in a design contest for the prestigious building, which was won by London-based Assemblage. It is understood that the company has been working […]

Why Iraqi Mps Can Never Pass a Law …

By Mustafa Habib. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Why Iraqi Mps Can Never Pass a Law, And Why it May Endanger 2014 Elections The Iraqi parliament has become notorious for never passing an important […]

Iraq Finally gets Senate

By Mustafa Habib. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Baghdad may soon get its own version of a US Senate as MPs attempt to decentralize power further. A law is in the making to form […]

Law to Reform Political Financing is Blocked

By Ali Abel Sadah for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On July 9, 2013, a source close to Iraqi Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi (pictured) revealed that the political parties draft law will not be enacted during the current legislative session, due […]

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Parliament Manages to Agree… On Own Membership

By Reidar Visser. 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 […]

Iraq: The Parliament That Barely Meets

By Ali Abel Sadah for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Throughout March, the Iraqi parliament held only three sessions, passed five laws and did not discuss a single decision concerning public affairs. Al-Monitor has examined parliament’s activity for this month and […]

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Parliament Publishes Full List of Absent Deputies

By Reidar Visser. 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 […]