Middle East Economic Survey


No 2


Political Comment (10 January 2005)

As the 30 January date for Iraqs elections approaches, Sunni leaders have stepped up their calls for the polls to be postponed, but the Americans and Shias insist they should go ahead on time. Members of the United Iraqi Alliance, the largest Shia electoral coalition, have acknowledged for the first time that if they win the election they have no plans to ask the Americans to withdraw their forces....