ABSTRACT

Iraq and U.S. Policy [Updated July 15, 2022]   [open pdf - 563KB]

From the Document: "In June 2022, Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr directed his supporters to withdraw from the Council of Representatives (COR, Iraq's unicameral legislature), recasting the political dynamics of the country's long delayed government formation process. Iraq held a national election in October 2021 for the 329 members of the COR, the 'largest bloc' of whom the constitution tasks with nominating a president and designating a new prime minister. Negotiations among Iraqi political groups since the election to identify the new COR's largest bloc became deadlocked."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10404
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Date:
2022-07-15
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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