Iraq’s political class settles in for a stubborn stasis

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Issue 1146 - 08 May 2022 | 7 minute read

Iraq’s post-Saddam record as a democracy has hardly been flawless but at least the political rules of engagement were clear and, for the most part, observed by the participants – until now, it seems. The outlook for a political settlement in a dysfunctional system looks bleak, meaning a government is likely to take many more months to emerge.

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