Month: February 2022

ISHM: FEBRUARY 17 – 24, 2022

Key Takeaways: Finance Minister Resists Sadr’s Power Play; Maliki Assembles New Bloc; Halbousi’s Party Pleads For Help Amid “Siege”; Top Court Says Minority Representation Is Unfair – On February 17, Deputy Speaker Hakim al-Zamili summoned Finance Minister Ali Allawi and Central Bank of Iraq governor, Mustafa Ghalib, citing “instruction” from… Read more

ISHM: FEBRUARY 10 – 17, 2022

Key Takeaways: Emtidad Party Faces New Defections; KDP Presents New Presidential Candidate; Judiciary Chief Calls For Constitutional Amendments; Top Court Says KRG Oil Law Unconstitutional – On February 13, a group of 17 members of the Emtidad Movement in Babylon announced their withdrawal from the protest-supported party citing leadership’s failure… Read more

ISHM: FEBRUARY 3 – 10, 2022

Key Takeaways: Parliament Fails To Elect New President After Top Court Blocks Key Candidate – On February 7, Iraq’s Parliament failed to elect a new president for the country after the awaited session did not meet quorum requirements, with only 58 out of 329 lawmakers attending. Key parliamentary blocs, the… Read more

ISHM: JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 3, 2022

Key Takeaways: UNAMI “Deeply Concerned” By Political Violence; Imtidad Faces Defections; Qaani Pushes Compromise Between Sadr And Rivals – On January 28, UNAMI said it was “deeply concerned” by the escalation in political violence in Iraq, warning that “the perpetrators…appear to enjoy impunity…exposing the country to disastrous consequences.” UNAMI urged… Read more