Iraq: Power shift

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has lost the majority of Iraq’s Shiite leadership; by announcement the leadership will be in full support for the newly appointed prime minister-elect, former Deputy Speaker of Parliament Haider al-Abadi. Al-Abadi is a senior leader and Member of Parliament in Iraq’s Shiite Islamist Hizb al-Dawah party as well as al-Maliki’s own State of Law coalition.

Also, Political partners and formerly neutral Shiite blocs have completely abandoning al-Maliki and pulled any support that was given in the past.

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