Tag Archives | 2021 election

How Sadr's Shiite Rivals became Largest Parliamentary Bloc

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Explainer: How Sadr's Shiite rivals became largest bloc in Iraq's parliament Many of the new members of the Council of Representatives taking the place of the 73 Sadrists who […]

From Parliament to Street: Iraq's Emerging Politics of Domination

By Hamzeh Hadad, for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. From parliament to street: Iraq's emerging politics of domination Much of Iraq's post-war history has been a question of survival of the state. Now, […]

PM Candidate meets UK Officials

On the 20th June, Sheikh Mohammed Alkhouzai, Iraqi Prime Ministerial candidate, attended meetings in London to discuss the current social pressures and political issues in Iraq. Sheikh Mohammed met with the Hon Matthew Offord MP, the Chairman of the United Kingdom Parliament's All Party Parliamentary Group on the Republic of Iraq at the Palace of […]

A Post-Sadr Iraq?

By Douglas A. Ollivant for War on the Rocks. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Observers of Iraq were shocked this week by the most tectonic shift in the country's politics since the defeat of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Muqtada al-Sadr, the […]

Iraq's Political Prospects after al-Sadr's Exodus

By Harith Hasan, for the Emirates Policy Center (EPC). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Political Prospects After Muqtada al-Sadr's Parliamentary Exodus On June 12, 74 members of the Sadrist bloc in the Iraqi Parliament tendered their resignations to the […]

Alliance Blocks Formation of New Iraqi Government

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Alliance blocks formation of new Iraqi government An Iran-backed minority alliance has caused delays, and the process of creating a new Iraqi government may take many months. Click here […]

Stall or Nothing: Iraq's Failure to form New Govt

By Hamzeh Hadad, for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Stall or nothing: Iraq's failure to form a new government Iraq's recent election upended the informal political agreement that had dominated its politics since […]

A New Test for Iraq's Democracy and Stability

By Knox Thames and Sarhang Hamasaeed for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A New Test for Iraq's Democracy and Stability The 2021 election was hopeful. But forming a government, including minorities remain uncertain. […]

Forming New Iraqi Govt "will be Complicated"

By Abbas Kadhim, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is forming a new government. But getting there will be complicated. Whatever the outcome of the ongoing negotiations, the prospects of the next government will depend on […]

Sadr Committed to forming Iraq's first Majority Govt

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sadr committed to forming Iraq's first majority government The Coordination Framework, comprised of several Shiite parties is seeking a national unity coalition modeled on previous governments, while Sadr whose bloc won […]

Path to Government Formation in Iraq

By Hamzeh Hadad, for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Path to Government Formation in Iraq How Violence and Elite Sectarianism lead to Consensus Governments About three months after the Iraqi parliamentary election of October 10, 2021, no new government has been formed yet. Previous elections show that it takes time until the three presidencies - the speaker of […]

Halbousi Re-Elected as Speaker

By John Lee. The newly-elected Iraqi parliament has re-elected Mohamed al-Halbousi (pictured) as Speaker for a second term. Mr Halbousi received 200 votes, with his opponent, Mahmood al-Mashhadani, getting just 14. According to Al Jazeera, Parliament now has 30 days to elect the country's new President, who will then ask the largest bloc in parliament […]