1. Discuss politics - join our community by registering for free here! HOP - the political discussion forum

Iraq to reinstate ex-Saddam supporters

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

  1. WileE

    WileE Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Likes Received:
    Home-based out of east Texas
    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.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice