06-19-2010, 12:11 AM
On June 14, 2010 Iraq’s new parliament was finally seated (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/15/world/middleeast/15iraq.html?ref=iraq). The problem was it was only in session for 18 minutes before it went into recess for an indefinite period until the largest blocs come up with some kind of agreement upon who will be the next prime minister. The two main Shiite parties, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law and the Sadrist-Supreme Council led Iraqi National Alliance (INA) are trying to lay claim to the top spot, but internal divisions are preventing them from forming a new government. The Sadrists came out early against the current prime minister (http://www.blogger.com/%20http://musingsoniraq.blogspot.com/2010/06/maliki-tries-to-woo-sadrists.html) remaining in office, but now the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC) is also voicing opposition to Maliki as well....