View Full Version : Iraq’s Remaining Cabinet Members Sworn In

10-23-2014, 03:19 PM
On October 18, 2014 Iraq’s parliament confirmed the remaining positions in Prime Minister Haider Abadi’s government. This included the much anticipated Interior and Defense Ministers, along with all of the Kurdish officials who had been boycotting the government since it was formed in September. The Americans were pushing hard for an inclusive government that included all of Iraq’s different ethnosectarian groups, and that was achieved. That is no panacea however as Abadi’s government is made up of the same percentage of Shiite, Sunni, and Kurdish parties as Nouri al-Maliki’s former administration, which was considered a major cause of the current crisis in Iraq. The bigger question is now that Abadi’s government is complete can it break the deadlock in Baghdad and push any type of reforms that might clean up the country and help counter the insurgency.

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