[What has M (Maliki) done today to disrupt Parliament being seated tomorrow (Tuesday)?]
TRYING TO GET THE MEETING MOVED FROM BAGDAD TO ERBIL WHICH WOULD DELAY IT FURTHER BUT WE HAVE NOT HEARD IF IT WILL BE MOVED OR WILL HAPPEN IN BAGDAD AS PLANNED.
[Word is Parliament meeting tomorrow is total rumor.]
SORRY THE OFFICIAL WORD WAS THE MEETING WAS SCHEDULED FOR THE 24TH. THE RUMOR IS THAT IT WILL NOT HAPPEN THEN BECAUSE IT MAY BE MOVED TO ERBIL. TIME WILL TELL WITHIN 24 HOURS. REMEMBER THEY ARE NOW UNDER WORLD OBSERVATION TO GET THINGS DONE ASAP MORE THAN EVER IN HISTORY SINCE THE WAR WAS CONCLUDED.
MAKING CITIZENS WAIT IS ONE THING BUT MAKING THE WORLD WAIT IS SOMETHING ALL TOGETHER DIFFERENT. TIME WILL TELL.
"Massive withdrawals of depositors .. and fears collapse of the dinar amid the absence of a central!" There is a lot of blame to go around as to why Iraq is not in a market economy after 10-12 years of preparations.
The bottom line is that until they do what is needed...stability, security, laws, etc..the CBI will continue to just do auctions and manage the dinar via a peg.
There is no way to predict if Iraq can figure this out this year or if it will take several more. All we can do is wait and watch.
this political process is complicated and convoluted even if it proceeds constitutionally or " by the book ", add the notion of a " National Salvation Government " and whatever the USA and Iran have in mind and well, who knows! ...even according to the constitution...a 15 day extension is very possible and legal.
none of the news articles are talking about a possible extension but it is there in the article of the constitution in black and white.