- Infowars - http://www.infowars.com -

Iraq Shi’ite blocs to join forces in parliament

Posted By aaron On May 4, 2010 @ 6:24 pm In Iraq,Old Infowars Posts Style | Comments Disabled

Reuters
May 4, 2010

Iraq’s two big Shi’ite political coalitions, one led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and one whose leaders have close ties to Iran, agreed on Tuesday on an alliance to form a single bloc in parliament, officials said.

  • A d v e r t i s e m e n t
  • {openx:49}

But the two groups have not yet agreed on the contentious issue of a nominee for prime minister, the major stumbling block in talks so far, an official with Maliki’s State of Law said.

The announcement, nearly two months after a parliamentary election Iraqis hoped would bring stability after years of war, could signify a breakthrough in stalled negotiations to form the next government amid fears of renewed sectarian violence.

But the union of Maliki’s State of Law, which took 89 seats in the March 7 parliamentary election, and the Iraqi National Alliance which won 70, could also heighten tension.

READ FULL ARTICLE


Article printed from Infowars: http://www.infowars.com

URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/iraq-shiite-blocs-to-join-forces-in-parliament/

Copyright © 2013 Infowars. All rights reserved.