Monday, November 13, 2006

Maliki to make major changes to cabinet

"Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called on Sunday for a sweeping cabinet reshuffle, responding apparently to his six-month-old government's failure to rein in sectarian violence and reverse economic collapse.
. . . The spokesman for the main minority Sunni Arab bloc, the Iraqi Accordance Front, said there was broad agreement that change is needed.
. . . A member of parliament for the radical Shi'ite movement of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Nasser al-Saadi, said: 'Parliament has given him a free hand to make any reshuffle he wants.' "

The Washington Post. (Reuters). Iraqi Premier Calls for Sweeping Changes: Maliki Plans to Reshuffle Cabinet to Rein in Violence, Reverse Economic Collapse. November 12, 2006.

posted: monday, november 13, 2006, 2:53 AM ET


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