Thursday, March 16, 2006

Iraq parliment's first session ends in discord

The first session of the new Iraqi parliament was only able to run for 30 minutes before it broke down in wrangling over electing a speaker.

Oddly enough, I think this may have cleared the way for the three main factions- the majority Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds- to create a power-sharing agreeement to form a national unity government, since all sides realize that the alternatives to this are not exactly attractive.

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