Talk:Politics of Iraq

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American Occupation[edit]

146,000 american troops are present in Iraq, and are not answerable to the Iraqi Government. Surley this is an important aspect of Iraqi Politics! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.96.148.42 (talk) 02:18, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

does iraq vote —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.185.207.135 (talk) 21:09, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Of course it is relevant. Just as every other main political topic is. Just as corruption is. Just as Ba'athism is. This all should probably go under a "Political issues" section. Int21h (talk) 08:03, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Execution by hand grenade in shirt pocket[edit]

This claimed and not sited. I was surprised that such a strange, not cited claim could remain for so long, so thought it likely was based in some fact, but, after a week of my lenient citation needed tag, no source was produced so I removed the claim.

Question[edit]

I thought I heard, repeat, I thought I heard that nationwide elections for local offices had been canceled (cancellation occurred 1Q2007). Does anybody know if there is any truth to this? Secondly, does Iraq have any elections scheduled, ever again? If so, when? If it were up to me, I'd schedule elections every three months for two years, every six months for five years more after that, and every year for the following decade. Because of Sunni boycotts of Dec, 2005 elections, there is a major imbalance of political power between sects, and this may (crazily possibly) be part of the source of the sectarian death squads and counter-offensives. "Where Annual Elections End, Tyranny Begins!" -- popular anti-Federalist slogan in 1783, America. JoshNarins 10:21, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Let Freedom rein[edit]

Does this picture really belong to this article? I don't believe that George W. Bush's opinion is really important conserning about Iraqi Politics. Shouldn't this be more appropiate in the Coalition Provisional Authority article?. Messhermit 23:54, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)


OCCUPATION- the statements in this section are largely opinions and not actual facts. I request that they been reviewed or changed/removed.

Iraqi National Assembly Election[edit]

"On 5 April 2005, the Iraqi National Assembly appointed Jalal Talabani, a prominent Kurdish leader, President. It also appointed Adel Abdul Mehdi, a Shiite Arab, and Ghazi al-Yawar, the former Interim President and a Sunni Arab, as Vice Presidents. Ibrahim al-Jaafari a Shiite, whose United Iraq Alliance Party won the largest share of the vote, was appointed the new Prime Minister of Iraq. Most power is vested in him. The new government was faced with two major tasks. The first is to attempt to rein in a violent insurgency, which has blighted the country in recent months, killing many Iraqi civilians and officials as well as a number of U.S. troops. (As of mid-2005, approximately 135,000 American troops remain in Iraq with 2,214 U.S. soldiers killed)."

I think that some estimates of iraqi deaths resulting from the insurgency after the formal handover of soverignty would be much more useful in portraying the extent of the insurgency and the nature of the domestic element of the problem.

The nuetrality of this article is definitely in serious question. How can a nation be soveriegn when it is occupied by a foreign army? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Odelisk8 (talkcontribs) 19:19, August 28, 2007 (UTC)

Al-Jaafari is still PM[edit]

I noticed that someone removed Al-Jaafari's name and replaced it with the new PM nominee.

Please refrain from doing this--according to Iraq's constitution, until the new nominee and his ministerial appointees are approved by the Assembly (which could take up to a month), Al-Jaafari is still PM of Iraq. (Period)

Cabinet[edit]

I'd like to see a section on the Iraqi cabinet. It's very hard to track who's boycotting it this week.

If that's not possible I'd still like to know how many cabinet slots there are and what the titles are. Thanks!

 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bunk78 (talkcontribs) 18:22, August 29, 2007 (UTC) 

Important notice[edit]

The government section of the "Outline of Iraq" needs to be checked, corrected, and completed -- especially the subsections for the government branches.

When the country outlines were created, temporary data (that matched most of the countries but not all) was used to speed up the process. Those countries for which the temporary data does not match must be replaced with the correct information.

Please check that this country's outline is not in error.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact The Transhumanist .

Thank you.

New Elections[edit]

I actually came to Wikipedia today looking for the results of the recent election, but they weren't here. I am going to look for a source and create a table, but by all means beat me to the punch. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaanatakan (talkcontribs) 22:29, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

OK, I reorganised the elections section and added the 2010 elections subsection from the article's intro. Int21h (talk) 03:53, 5 April 2010 (UTC)