Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Iraq PM ready to break deadlock on key ministries

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Tuesday he will overrule squabbling parties in his coalition and present parliament with his personal nominees for two key cabinet posts if they fail to agree this week.

In an interview with Reuters 10 days after he named a cabinet without interior and defense ministers, Maliki said that if no consensus were found by the next session of parliament he would exercise his constitutional right to put his own nominees to a vote. Parliament is next due to meet on Sunday.

I'm starting to like this guy.


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