Tuesday, March 08, 2005

New Parliament to convene in 10 days

"Iraq’s new parliament to convene in 10 days
Iraq’s new parliament will hold its first session in 10 days, more than a month after the country’s historic vote, top officials in the Kurdish and Shiite blocs negotiating a governing coalition revealed.
“We agreed that the first session of parliament will take place on March 16, the anniversary of the chemical bombing of the Kurdish town of Halabja by the former regime of Saddam Hussein on March 16, 1988,” outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh told AFP."


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