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Iraq’s Future Uncertain Amid Political Turmoil

As disputes persist among Iraq’s governmental branches, it is unlikely that a resolution will be reached anytime soon.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (R) speaks during a joint news conference with Iraqi parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi in Baghdad December 20, 2010. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS) - RTXVWR8
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The recent quarrel, exchange of accusations and threats — which took place between the head of Iraq’s executive branch, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and the head of the legislative branch, parliamentary speaker Osama al-Nujaifi — cannot be considered a sound situation that is able to serve the future of democracy in this country.

We are not referring here to differences and settlements that have reached between the legislative and executive branches in the judicious democratic experiments. The latter are the ideal way to make sure that performance is controlled, and vitality and transparency are added to political life.

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