Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights

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This report discusses Iraq's political system that is increasingly characterized by peaceful competition and formation of cross-sectarian alliances. However, ethnic and sectarian political and sometimes violent infighting continues, often involving the questionable use of key levers of power and legal institutions. This infighting-and the belief that holding political power may mean the difference between life and death for the various political communities-significantly delayed agreement on a new government that was to be selected following the March 7, 2010, national elections for the Council of Representatives (COR, parliament).

Creator(s): Katzman, Kenneth
Location(s): Iraq
Creation Date: June 10, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Katzman, Kenneth

Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: June 10, 2011
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Iraq
Description:

This report discusses Iraq's political system that is increasingly characterized by peaceful competition and formation of cross-sectarian alliances. However, ethnic and sectarian political and sometimes violent infighting continues, often involving the questionable use of key levers of power and legal institutions. This infighting-and the belief that holding political power may mean the difference between life and death for the various political communities-significantly delayed agreement on a new government that was to be selected following the March 7, 2010, national elections for the Council of Representatives (COR, parliament).

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39 pages.

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