Iraq Arabic News Summary, February 15, 2008
Summarized in English by Nathaniel Rabkin
Parliament Passes Laws on Amnesty, Provinces, and Budget in a Special Evening Session; Deputy Speaker: “a Wedding for Parliament”
In an extraordinary session held Wednesday night, Iraq’s Parliament approved the Budget for 2008, a law on provincial governments, and an amnesty for many prisoners held in Iraqi jails. The breakthrough came just before Parliament breaks for its winter recess.