Middle East Economic Survey
Iraq Gets New Electricity Minister
Iraqs parliament on 10 October approved Karim Aftan as its new Minister of Electricity. Mr Aftan, a member of Ayad 'Allawis 'Iraqiyya coalition, succeeds Ra'd Shallal, also of the 'Iraqiyya, who was sacked at the beginning of August after signing deals for generators with firms that later turned out to be bogus. An attempt to bring criminal prosecution against Mr Shallal, who is regarded as being...