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 and reconstruction.
The Council held 55 regular sessions, in addition to two emergency sessions, during the year.
(Source: Council of Ministers)