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Video: Parliament elects Barham Salih as New President

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s newly elected president has chosen his prime minister and asked him to form the next government. The new president, Barham Salih, gave the nod to former oil minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. Hopefully, […]

Does President hold any Real Power?

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. The position of president in Iraq has always been described as an honorific one without privileges, which does not allow its occupant to affect the political course of events. However, this description does not stem […]

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Video: New President as Violence Rages

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fuad Massoum elected in a step towards new government, but appointment comes as bombings and attacks continue unabated. Al Jazeera‘s Omar Al Saleh reports from Erbil.

Fouad Massoum Elected as President

By John Lee. The Iraqi parliament has elected Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum [Fuad Massum] as president, succeeding Jalal Talabani. The 76-year-old is a founding member of Mr Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party. Associated Press reports that Massoum is considered a soft-spoken moderate, known for keeping good relations with Sunni and Shiite politicians. According […]

For the First Time, a Large Field of Presidential Candidates

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. Following positive developments in the Iraqi parliament and the election of a speaker before […]