Middle East Economic Survey


No 9



Baqir Is New Finance Committee Chairman

Former justice minister Ahmad Baqir on 22 February was selected as the new chairman of the National Assemblys Finance and Economic Affairs committee, replacing Yusif al-Zalzalah who was appointed commerce and industry minister in the new cabinet. Mr Baqir, an Islamist, was voted onto the committee on 21 February. One of the first tasks of the committee will be to discuss an Audit Bureau...