Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 32

6-August-2007

IRAQ

Iraqs MPs Take Holiday With Energy Law Stuck In Cabinet

Iraqs members of parliament on 30 July began a one-month holiday, having seen no sign that the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was close to submitting the package of draft hydrocarbon sector legislation for debating and approval. Parliament will reconvene on 4 September. MPs had already postponed the start of the summer break by one month at Mr Malikis request, but decided...