HAT TIP: The IQD Team (and Peaky @ PTR)
Thanks to Peaky for this post
Too good not to post!!!
First Published: 2012-04-28
Top Iraqi politicians, many of whom feel marginalised by Maliki’s style of governing, call in Arbil for greater democracy.
ARBIL (Iraq) – Top Iraqi politicians, many of whom feel marginalised by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s style of governing, called on Saturday in Arbil for greater democracy in running the country.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Massud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdistan region, Iyad Allawi, the head of the Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc, and Sunni parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, held a meeting in Arbil, the capital of Kurdistan in northern Iraq.
Maliki, who was conspicuous by his absence, has been accused by various sides, including Barzani, Iraqiya and Sadr, of consolidating power and moving toward dictatorship in Continue reading