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Impasse no Iraque

Posted in notas ao café by JN on Junho 15, 2010


Emad Hajjaj

Como demonstra um dos últimos atentados em Baghdad, o Iraque ainda está longe de ser um país pacífico. Mais de três meses após as eleições continua sem governo, mas o Parlamento deste país reuniu-se, durante 18 minutos, nos quais nada se decidiu, como escreve Leila Fadel no Washington Post:

[…] The session opened, and members took their oaths. But they then postponed their first order of business: choosing the president. Political blocs are still deep in negotiations over who gets Iraq’s top government jobs.

The government that emerges will be the one that rules as the United States pulls out of Iraq. By the end of the summer, only about 50,000 U.S. troops will remain in Iraq despite the lack of a government. Analysts and officials estimate that the political factions are likely months away from forming a government.

When Iraq’s last parliament convened, it took more than a month to choose a president.

In the March 7 elections, the Iraqiya bloc of secular Shiite Ayad Allawi narrowly won a plurality of parliamentary seats. But Shiite incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whose party came in a close second, is battling to keep his job.

The deeper issues of the nation were apparent in the short session. The followers of fiery Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who strongly opposes the U.S. military role in Iraq, threatened to walk out in the days before Monday’s session to protest the presence of U.S. Ambassador Christopher R. Hill. […]

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