July 9, 2010
Al-Iraqiya List leader Ayad Allawi said he expects the new Iraqi government to take form by August, Aswat al-Iraq reported July 9. Allawi also said he hopes the top three government positions will be known by the end of July. Negotiations are in their final stages, so he hopes “the affair will end as soon as possible,” Lebanon’s National Information Agency quoted Allawi as saying following a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on July 9.
Ex – STRATFOR