Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LIII

No 49

6-Dec-2010

IRAQ

Battle Under Way For Control Of Iraqi Oil Portfolio

The three main parties that have come together to form Iraqs next government are fighting it out to win control of the Ministry of Oil. Prime Minister Nuri al-Malikis Da'wa party is unwilling to relinquish control of the ministry, despite demands from both the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqiya block that won most seats in March parliamentary elections.

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