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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 […]

IHEC and UNAMI conclude Lessons Learned Workshop

The Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) concluded a four-day general lessons learned workshop. Throughout the workshop, which was held in Sulaymaniyah from 27-30 March, IHEC Board of Commissioners (BoC) and senior leadership together with senior officials from the UNAMI Office of Electoral Assistance (OEA) brainstormed on […]

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 […]

Iraqi Supreme Court Ratifies Election Results

By John Lee. The Iraqi Supreme Court has reportedly ratified the results of October's parliamentary election. Pro-Iranian groups had challenged the result, which was a victory for Moqtada al-Sadr, who opposes influence from both Iran and the US. The court's decision means that negotiations can now officially begin on the formation of a new government. […]

Iraq "Needs a Full Manual Recount to Overcome Election Impasse"

By Ali Al-Mawlawi, for 1001 Iraqi Thoughts. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq Needs a Full Manual Recount to Overcome Election Impasse Three weeks since Iraq's electoral commission (IHEC) announced the final results of the October 10 elections, the Federal Supreme […]

Iraq's Sunni Parties Compete for Parliament Speaker

By Akeel Abbas for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Sunni parties compete for parliament speaker Two large Sunni coalitions, the Taqaddom alliance led by Muhammad al-Halbusi and the Azm alliance led by Khamis al-Khanjar, are competing for […]