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POLITICS: Iraq poll winners nominate "Ibrahim Jaafari " as next Prime Minister

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posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 07:59 PM
The Shiite coalition that is expected to have won big in the Iraqi election have nominated Ibrahim Jaafari to be thier candidate for Prime Minister. The vote has yet to be declared official, and the group still has to forge a coalition government to allow Jaafari to take the post. Jaafari, is currently one of the two interim vice presidents. He was one of the first exiles to return to Iraq following the fall of Saddam Hussein.
The Shia Muslim coalition that won Iraq's election has chosen Ibrahim Jaafari as its prime ministerial candidate, sources have said.

Mr Jaafari leads the Daawa party, one of two leading religious parties in the bloc that won nearly half the vote.

The United Iraqi Alliance (UIA) lacks a parliamentary majority and will need to form a coalition government.

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Kurdish groups are also positioning themselves for positions in the government and have indicated that they want the presidency. Its interesting, and I will be the first to admit I know nothing of his policies or positions. However, since he is in the current interim administration, it bodes well from a U.S. political standpoint. However, you can never be sure once people no longer really need your support as to how they will act.

posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 09:33 PM
I don't agree Fredt, even though he was in the interim govt, he had enough distance to slough-off the theUS lap-dog insuinations proffered towards allawi and can flow in any direction. Hopefully that direction will lean in the coalition's direction , but could easily lean towards Iran with a little push from Sistani.

posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 10:01 PM
Well he may not be that bad after all, he is a power broker and he believes in the rights of women.

He is also a fundamentalist and leans toward a less theocratic, Iraq. He and his wife are professionals both doctors. The wife is a surgeon.

posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 11:42 PM

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The shy family doctor who became the leading candidate for prime minister Tuesday says ending the nation's rampant violence is his top priority and that U.S. troops would remain as long as they are needed to achieve that goal.

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