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Iraq to reinstate ex-Saddam supporters

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by WileE, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. WileE

    WileE New Member

    Dec 30, 2007
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    Iraq's parliament adopted legislation Saturday on the reinstatement of thousands of former supporters of Saddam Hussein's Baath party to government jobs, a key benchmark sought by the United States as a step toward easing sectarian tensions.

    The bill, approved by a unanimous show of hands on each of its 30 clauses, is the first piece of major U.S.-backed legislation approved by the 275-seat parliament. Other benchmarks languish, including legislation to divide the country's vast oil wealth, constitutional amendments demanded by minority Sunni Arabs and a bill spelling out rules for local elections.


    This should be a big help in unifying Iraq, in my opinion.

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