After eight months it seems that finally we are close to an agreement on the formation of the next Iraqi government.
When the talks finally reach a conclusion, there's a long list of issues to be addressed by the incoming government, not least of which is Iraq's abysmal ranking in the World Bank's latest Doing Business index.
Perhaps if some of these problems were resolved, there would be less resentment of the salaries and expenses being drawn by the people charged with running the country.
While oil and gas is undoubtedly the driver of Iraq's economy, and that will not change any time soon, there is a lot more going on in the country. Iraq is now an up-and-coming tourism destination, for example.
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