Iraq: Al-Iraqiya Says ‘Initial Agreement’ Reached

September 17, 2010

A top official in Iraqi political party al-Iraqiya List said an “initial agreement” has been reached with the Iraqi National Alliance (INA) and the Kurdistan Alliance, Aswat al-Iraq reported Sept. 17. Aliya Nusseif said that under the agreement, Adel Abdul-Mahdi would assume the premiership and Iyad Allawi the presidency, while the Kurds would chair the parliament. Nusseif said the deal was in response to other groups attempting to marginalize al-Iraqiya, the INA and the Kurdistan Alliance.