Middle East Economic Survey
Political Comment (10 October 2005)
Iraqs Shi'as and Kurds have tried to pull a fast one on the forthcoming referendum on the draft constitution, but have been prevented from doing so by UN (and to a lesser extent US) pressure. Iraqs interior minister has launched a vitriolic attack on the Saudi foreign minister, while Iraqs president and prime minister have been publicly at odds. A referendum in Algeria has approved President Abdelaziz...