Middle East Economic Survey


No 50


The Political Scene (13 December 2004)

Iraqs two largest Shi'a political parties have formed an alliance ahead of next months scheduled elections, and Iraqi interim President Ghazi al-Yawar has accused Iran and Syria of interfering in the electoral process. In Israel, the Likud party has opted for a coalition with Labour rather than a fresh election.

Shi'as Form Electoral Alliance

The 9 December announcement of the formation of the...