Middle East Economic Survey
Political Comment (26 December 2005)
Preliminary results of Iraqs parliamentary election indicate a clear victory for the leading Shi'a coalition and a setback for former prime minister Ayad 'Allawis secular list. The annual GCC summit has covered rather more ground than usual. Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been picked to head Israels Likud party.
Islamists Dominate Iraqi Election
Partial and preliminary figures released...