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Dr. Iyad Allawi (born 1945) is an Iraqi politician, and was the interim Prime Minister of Iraq prior to Iraq's 2005 legislative elections. His term as Prime Minister ended on April 7, 2005, after the selection of Islamic Dawa Party leader Ibrahim al-Jaafari by the newly-elected transitional Iraqi National Assembly...[ Wikipedia ]

Iraq parliament approves national government unity agreement
November 15, 2010
Iraqi parliamentary officials on Saturday unanimously approved a power-sharing agreement whereby Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and President Jalal Talabani will remain in power for an additional term, despite tension over governmental power positions for the country's minority Iraqiya allian....... [more]

Iraq recount to be delayed a week as votes of 52 candidates nullified
April 26, 2010
The recount of votes cast in Baghdad province during the March 7 parliamentary elections will be delayed a week, according to an official on Monday. The Independent High Election Commission (IHEC) will not begin the recount until the review panel ordering the recount defines more precisely what a re....... [more]

Iraq ruling coalition alleges fraud in parliamentary election
March 17, 2010
The State of Law Coalition led by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Wednesday asked the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) to recount ballots cast in the March 7 parliamentary election, alleging fraud. State of Law spokesperson Ali Al Adib claimed that the ballots were manipulated b....... [more]

Iraq court bans 100 former Baath members from elections
December 24, 2005
An Iraqi court ruled Saturday that some 100 as-yet-publicly-unspecified candidates- most believed to be Sunnis- who ran in the December 15 Iraqi parliamentary elections will be struck and not allowed to serve in the next national assembly due to previous associations with Saddam Hussein's now....... [more]

Iraqi groups demand international review of parliamentary poll, but UN balks
December 23, 2005
A coalition of Sunni and secular Shiite political groups said Thursday that they would boycott sessions of the new Iraqi national assembly elected on December 15 unless an independent review of the poll was conducted by an international body such as the United Nations, the European Union, the Organi....... [more]

Iraq president rejects rights comparison to Saddam regime
November 28, 2005
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has dismissed as nonsense allegations by former Iraqi Prime Minister and current parliamentary candidate Iyad Allawi that human rights abuses by Iraqi Shiites are as bad as they were under Saddam Hussein's regime. In an interview with the BBC, Talabani....... [more]

Former Iraq PM Allawi says rights abuses as bad as under Saddam
November 27, 2005
In a bid to appeal to Sunni voters, former Iraqi interim prime minister Iyad Allawi, a Shiite, said in an interview with the UK's Observer newspaper Sunday that human rights abuses by Iraqi Shiites are as bad as they were under Saddam Hussein's regime. Sunnis claim that they have been unju....... [more]

Three Iraqis charged in plot to kill former PM
November 16, 2005
A German court has charged three Iraqi German residents with conspiring to kill former Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and membership in a terrorist organization, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. German authorities arrested all three the morning of December 3, 2004, the day they pla....... [more]

Former Iraqi defense minister charged with corruption
October 10, 2005
A member of Iraq's De-Baathification Committee announced Monday that arrest warrants have been issued for former Iraqi defense minister Hazem Shaalan and 13 other former defense minister officials. Shaalan was defense minister under former interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi and has been charged....... [more]

Additional Iraq constitution committee members threaten boycott
July 24, 2005
A spokesman for former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's bloc of secular Shiites threatened Sunday that members of the bloc would join Sunnis members in boycotting the proceedings of Iraq's constitutional drafting committee. Adnan al-Janabi expressed disapproval of the committee's lukewarm r....... [more]

German sweep for Iraq terror funders yields three arrests
June 15, 2005
German authorities announced Tuesday that they have detained three men who allegedly spent thousands of dollars to fund the Ansar Al-Islam terror network in its terrorist attacks in Iraq. On Tuesday more that 150 German police officers raided two dozen properties in Germany and one in Switzerland in....... [more]


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