Middle East Economic Survey


No 32


Political Comment (10 August 2009)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sworn in as president of Iran and must now seek the approval of the Majlis for his cabinet. Druze leader Walid Junblat is becoming restless within the confines of Lebanon's ruling 14 March coalition. The Saudis want the Palestinians to get their act together.

Ahmadinejad Sworn In

The formal endorsement of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president by Iranian supreme leader...