Fact Sheet: Iraqi Politics Update
Jul 14, 2010 - Institute for t...
POSTPONEMENT OF THE SECOND SESSION OF PARLIAMENT
- The first session of the new Iraqi Parliament took place on June 14, 2010 in accordance to the constitution. The session was largely symbolic, lasting under thirty minutes.
- The parliament second session was scheduled for Tuesday July 13, 2010 as stipulated in the constitution.
- In the lead-up to the second parliamentary meeting, political negotiations intensified.
- However, two days before the session was to open al-Iraqiyah announced that they will not attend the meeting unless there is agreement on the three main offices (Presidency, Speaker of the House and the Prime Minister).
- Due to lawmakers’ failure to reach a deal on the country’s new leadership, the parliament session has been postponed by two weeks.
THE FATE OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE
- Talks between the Iraqi National Alliance (INA) and the State of Law (SoL) coalition have stalled.
- The INA and SoL announced their alliance in early May, in an effort to have the first shot at forming the government and to prevent the Iraqiyah list from choosing the Prime Minister.
- The INA and SoL officially announced the name of their new alliance as “The National Alliance” on June 10, 2010.