Posts Tagged ‘CPA’
29 April 2005
Three months after Iraqis voted in national elections, the first Shiite-led government in Iraq’s modern history has won the support of the elected National Assembly. However, protracted negotiations among political factions and differences within the biggest Shiite bloc mean that the positions of two deputy premiers and five ministers, including the oil portfolio, have yet to be filled.
In a sign of the difficult horse-trading since the Jan. 30 elections, the head of the Iraqi National Congress, Ahmad Chalabi, has been appointed acting oil minister, in addition …
25 July 2005
As an Aug.15 deadline approaches for agreeing on a final draft of Iraq’s new constitution, Iraqi officials say the document should be ready for debate by a special committee next week, to be followed by the National Assembly.
However, agreement remains elusive on how ownership and management of Iraq’s vast oil resources should be formulated in the draft constitution, a member of the constitutional drafting committee told International Oil Daily Friday. Three options remain under discussion.
“A draft will be presented to the National Assembly in the …