Spotlight on Iraqi PM As Parliament Bars Passing of Reforms

A political crisis between Iraqi parliament and the prime minister is likely to challenge the government BY Suadad Al Salhy Newsweek Middle East Web Exclusive For the first time since 2003, Iraqi parliament has publically challenged the will of the Najaf Shiite Marjiyaa (the top four clergymen in Iraq) by voting on a resolution that bars

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Iraq’s Parliament Bars Government From Passing Reforms

CAIRO, Nov 2 (Reuters) Iraq’s parliament voted on Monday to bar the government from passing key reforms without its approval in an effort to restrict Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi, parliamentarians said. The chamber took the step after Abadi unilaterally passed reforms in August it considered a violation of the constitution such as sacking the vice presidents and deputy

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