Nouri al-Maliki once again became prime minister of Iraq
The new Iraqi government once again led by current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. As reported by Associated Press, according to accepted procedure, the country’s president Jalal Talabani asked Nuri al-Maliki.
Now al-Maliki has 30 days to form a government, which will include representatives of parties in parliament on the results of elections held on 7 March.
Al-Maliki will have to find positions for representatives of all key political forces in order to avoid delaying the political crisis in the country. Iraq has the world record by the time it took after the parliamentary elections to appoint the prime minister.
At the parliamentary elections in coalition al-Maliki’s “State of Law” took second place, behind the block, “Iraq,” ex-prime minister Iyad Allawi. However, al-Maliki has managed to enlist the support of other political forces.
Power-sharing agreement was reached on November 10.between President, prime minister and speaker of parliament.
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