[QODLink]
Inside Iraq
Return to power?
We discuss Ayad Allawi's possible return to politics in the upcoming elections in Iraq.
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2009 14:36 GMT



Ayad Allawi, the former Iraqi interim prime minister has been living in a political wilderness for more than four years.

But now he is banking on returning to power in the upcoming parliamentary election next January.

Yet so far he has failed to build a powerful political bloc to challenge either the coalition headed by his chief nemesis, Nouri Al-Maliki the current Iraqi PM or the Iraqi National Alliance headed by Amar Al-Hakim.

His critics, and even some supporters -say his style of rule is authoritarian and it is bound to harm him and his cause.

Ayad Allawi is our guest for this week and he discusses Iraq's upcoming election and other prominent issues.

This episode of Inside Iraq can be seen from Friday, October 16, at the following times GMT: Friday: 1730, 2230; Saturday: 0300, 0830; Sunday: 0600, 1230 and Monday: 0130.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
The conservative UMP party suffers from crippling internal divisions and extreme debt from mismanagement.
More than fifty years of an armed struggle for independence from Spain might be coming to an end in the Basque Country.
After the shooting-down of flight MH17, relatives ask what the carrier has learned from still-missing MH370.
Human rights and corporate responsibility prompt a US church to divest from companies doing business with Israel.
Afghan militias have accumulated a lengthy record of human-rights abuses, including murders and rapes.
join our mailing list