I am happy to report today that the Government of Iraq has finally made some progress. The Iraqi government has been formed and is of a “national partnership”. All the major factions and sectarian groups now have a representation in the government.
December 2010Monthly Archives
There has recently been some good news reported in Iraq in reference to the Iraqi government formation. Prime Minister Maliki has stated that he will announce a formed government on Thursday 23 December. PM Maliki may announce the formation of the government however; only a partial part of the Iraqi government will be formed. PM Maliki still has issues with some ministerial portfolios and will manage some of them through proxy until a consensus is reached over their candidates. One of the disputes involves the Ministry of Trade (which two political groups, the National Alliance (NA) and the Kurdistan Alliance (KA) are bickering over).
It has been reported that the Al-Iraqiyah List has completed the draft law for the position of the National Council for Strategic Policies (NCSP) and will be submitting the draft copy to the Iraqi Parliament. This is a step in the right direction however, the NCSP position must first become a law then a committee must be formed before the Iraqi Parliament will be allowed to vote on it.
Happenings going on and or around Iraq
The Prime Minister, Maliki, is still pretty adamant on wanting to have a formed government by mid December.
The Al-Iraqiyah List says talks are going smoothly. They have met with National Alliance, Kurdistan Alliance, and had discussions about the portfolios distribution method. A member of the Kurdistan Alliance has recently stated that some of the portfolios that have been given to certain blocs have yet to be agreed upon. Some matters are still pending.