View Full Version : when will they form a government?ever?
04-16-2006, 10:54 AM
just thought I'd share http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060416/wl_mideast_afp/iraq060416095821
04-16-2006, 11:02 AM
Please repost the link if possible.
04-16-2006, 04:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Efforts to form a unity government suffered a new setback Sunday as Iraqi leaders postponed a parliament session after failing to agree on a prime minister.
But progress has stalled over Sunni and Kurdish opposition to the Shiite choice of Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari to head the new government. With al-Jaafari refusing to step aside, acting speaker Adnan Pachachi called a parliament session for Monday, hoping the full legislature could agree on a new leadership after the politicians failed.
On the eve of the session, Pachachi announced a delay of "a few days" to give the religiously and ethnically based parties more time to agree on the new prime minister, president and five other top posts that require parliamentary approval...
04-16-2006, 04:22 PM
Here's another take on the same delay....
Iraq delays parliament session
Sun Apr 16
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A scheduled Monday session of Iraq parliament was postponed by the acting speaker on Sunday, further delaying the formation of a government already held up by four months of wrangling by political groups.
Adnan Pachachi made the decision after Iraq's Shi'ite Alliance proposed a new nominee for prime minister but said it opposed the main Sunni Arab grouping's candidate for parliamentary speaker, raising a possible new crisis.
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