Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 22

29-May-2006

IRAQ

Iraqs New Government Beset By Worsening Security Conditions

After countless delays and tough negotiations between political parties, Iraqs parliament on 20 May finally approved a full-term government headed by Shia Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, more than five months after parliamentary elections. While the new administration ably reflects the diversity of Iraqs political and ethnic landscape in its intermediate and more junior...