Middle East Economic Survey
Political Comment (5 April 2010)
Ayad 'Allawi's narrow victory in Iraq's parliamentary elections is being challenged by opponents of his Iraqiya list as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki tries to put together a coalition deal with the Shi'a Iraqi National Alliance. An Arab summit in Libya failed to decide on the two main issues on the agenda. There is renewed international emphasis on further sanctions against Iran.
'Allawi Edges Ahead