[QODLink]
Middle East
Allawi: Iraq power sharing a myth
Leader of cross-sectarian Iraqiya bloc tells Al Jazeera why he turned down position as head of national council.
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2011 18:06 GMT

Iyad Allawi, the leader of Iraq's cross-sectarian coalition, Iraqiya, has said that power sharing in his country is a myth.

Allawi, whose bloc won the most seats in Iraq's election last year, was appointed to head a new statutory body intended to promote inclusivness, but has just turned the position down.

He argues that the post fails to comply with a power-sharing deal that had been agreed following tortuous negotiations in the wake of the elections.

A government was eventually formed in December, following the deal, a full nine months after the election had taken place.

Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh asked Allawi why he withdrew from the post as head of the National Security Council.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Assam officials upset that WWII-era Stillwell Road won't be used in transnational highway linking four Asian nations.
Informal health centres are treating thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey, easing the pressure on local hospitals.
Indonesian and Malaysian authorities are keeping a close eye on local supporters of the hard-line Middle East group.
Wastewater ponds dot the landscape in US states that produce gas; environmentalists say they’re a growing threat.
China President Xi Jinping's Mongolia visit brings accords in the areas of culture, energy, mining and infrastructure.
join our mailing list