31 August 2010
IRAQ IMPORTANT DATES
9 Sept 2010 End of Ramadan
27-28 September Oil & Gas Conference Istanbul, Turkey
8-10 October IMF Meet with CBI in Washington D.C.
24 October 2010 Iraq National Census
December 2010 DFI Account extended
December 2010 3rd Review Stand-by-agreement (IMF)
March 2011 Kurdistan Regional Elections
March 2011 Arab League Summit – Baghdad
It is possible that there will be a sharing of power between Dr. Iyad Allawi and Adil abd-al-Mahdi, who is a leading member in the Iraqi Islamic Supreme council (IISC). The term will be two years each however, now they have to decide who will be first to take the two years when already they have waisted six months. The State of Law political bloc has downplayed the agreement between the IISC and Al-Iraqiyah List. The agreement has the blessing of Al-Sadr.
There was no red line with the Iranians with the agreement between Dr. Allawi and Al-Mahdi. I would not say for sure that the agreement will be the final end to forming the government. PM Maliki still has a chance at the PM slot for a second term.
We all just have to keep an eye on all the developments between now and Id-ul-Fitr which is a celebration after Ramadan. There is the little ied and than the big ied.
There will be a International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting in Washington D.C. on October 8-10. The Central Bank of Iraq representatives will be attending. Dr. Shibibi, the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq has not decided if he will be attending. People are paying attention to the U.N. meet in October and I say pay attention to the IMF meet in Washington D.C..
More to follow.
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