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Iraqis Hold 'Day of Regret'

Protesters commemorate election with red-fingered mockery

(Newser) - Iraqi protesters offered a new spin on the “day of rage” meme that’s been sweeping the Middle East. It was one year ago today that the Iraqis elected their leaders, so they instead held a “day of regret,” the Christian Science Monitor reports. Hundreds of protesters... More »

Sunni Bloc Walks Out on Iraqi Parliament

Coalition deal in jeopardy

(Newser) - Iraq’s political compromise didn’t last long. Ayad Allawi’s predominantly Sunni Iraqiya party walked out of a parliament session intended to unite it in a coalition government with Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law party yesterday, the New York Times reports, after it failed to force votes on... More »

Iraq Breaks Political Deadlock

Maliki will return as PM under tentative deal

(Newser) - Eight months after the country went to the polls, Iraqi politicians have reached a tentative deal to form a government. The Sunni-backed Iraqiya alliance has agreed to support a unity government headed by Nouri al-Maliki, who will return for a second term as prime minister, the New York Times reports.... More »

Iraq Sets Record: Longest Time With No Government

Not the sort of record a country wants to set

(Newser) - It's official: Iraq can now boast that it has gone longer than any country in the world between holding a parliamentary election and forming a government. At 208 days, it has now bumped the Netherlands, which went 207 days in 1977, to No. 2 on the list. The lag is... More »

Anti-US Cleric Pushes for New Iraqi Government

Al-Sadr meets with Maliki's main rival

(Newser) - Muqtada al-Sadr took a rare step into Iraq’s political fray yesterday, meeting with Ayad Allawi in Syria to discuss the formation of a new Iraqi government. Allawi leads the Iraqiya coalition, one of two major factions vying for control of Iraq’s parliament. Sadr is nominally aligned with the... More »

Election Winner Allawi: Time for Iraq to Look After Itself

Says his coalition will be open to all rivals

(Newser) - Former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi reached out to his rivals to form a governing coalition today, staking his claim as the top vote-getter in Iraq's elections and saying he hoped to build strong relations with neighboring countries. Allawi's secular Iraqiya bloc edged out chief rival Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki by... More »

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