Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 20

15-May-2006

IRAQ

Iraqi Kurdish Parliament Approves Single Government, Step Towards Kirkuk Claim

The parliament of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq in Irbil on 7 May voted unanimously to approve the formation of a single government for the autonomous area, thus annulling the previous dual-administration system that had been in place for 10 years. The prime minister of the new government is Najirvan Barzani of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), and...