Thursday, May 05, 2005

I AM BACK

I am back again but not for along time and I want to thank every one who hlp me during my trouble and I am gratefull to you.
These days I was so busy because the funeral of my cousin cause I stay in Aldoura all this past time and the incoming days I have the final exams of my college so I must to read hard because I failed in 3 subjects from total 7 subjects and the situation is too bad and unsafety becaus more than (20) bombed cars exploded during this week.
THE NEW GOVERNMENT
Following Iraq's historic elections, lawmakers engaged in weeks of negotiations to form the nation's first freely elected government in 50 years. They first chose a presidential council, which in turn selected an interim prime minister – the most powerful post in Iraq. He will lead lawmakers in drafting a permanent constitution, paving the way for elections for a permanent government in December 2005.
Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari
Ibrahim al-Jaafari is the head of the Dawa Party, which ran with coalition of Shiite groups under the name United Iraqi Alliance. Their ticket, which enjoyed the tacit endorsement of the highly influential Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, won the most seats in the election, though not the two-thirds majority needed to select the president outright.
A presidential council was sworn in April 7, 2005, and they immediately named Al-Jaafari, a moderate, interim prime minister. He'll also serve as acting defense minister, as lawmakers were unable to reach agreement on a permanent person for that important post.
During his campaign, al-Jaafari said his first priority would be to address the violence that has crippled the country's recovery from decades of war and hardship. He has also said he favors a constitution that draws not only on Islam.
Al-Jaafari was born in Karbala, the home of Shiites' holiest shrine, and attended medical school at Mosul University. He joined the Dawa Party in 1966, but left Iraq in 1980 when Saddam cracked down on the party's leaders. He fled through Syria and spent 10 years in Iran before moving to London to join the Iraqi opposition in exile.
President Jalal Talabani Iraq's two key Kurdish parties came in second place in the elections, giving strength to their goal of preserving Kurdish autonomy in northern Iraq and ensuring a Kurdish voice in the formation of the new constitution. As the second-place winners, the group was also eyed as the deciding vote in choosing the next prime minister.
The Kurds quickly said that wanted Jalal Talabani to be interim president, a largely ceremonial position to which he was named April 6, 2005.
Talabani is a Sunni Kurd who joined the Kurdistan Democratic Party as a teenager and then founded the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, one of two key Kurdish parties, in 1975. He helped lead the Kurdish fight in Iraq's north against former dictator Saddam Hussein.
Vice President Ghazi al-Yawer
U.S.-educated businessman Ghazi al-Yawer was named as one of the new government's two interim vice presidents. The ticket led by al-Yawer, who was president in the first government to take over from the U.S. Coalition Provisional Authority, won less than 2 percent of the vote in the January 2005 elections.
Al-Yawer is a prominent Sunni member of the Shammar tribe. He was born in 1958, the same year Iraqi army officers overthrew his country's monarchy. His grandfather, Ahmed Ajil al-Yawer, had served as a member of the king's parliament.
In 1959, al-Yawer's Shammar tribe supported an aborted military revolt against Gen. Abdul Karim Qassim. One of the largest tribes in the Gulf region, the Shammar includes Shiite as well as Sunni Muslim clans.
Al-Yawer is a civil engineer, who received his degrees in Saudi Arabia and at Georgetown University. In the mid-1980s, he moved with his family to Saudi Arabia. Returning to Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein, al-Yawer built good relations with Kurds and Shiites.
Vice President Adil Abdel-Mahdi
Adil Abdel-Mahdi was chosen as one of two interim vice presidents; he'd previously served as minister of finance in the government formed after the United States transferred power to the Iraqis.
Abdel-Mahdi is an official in the powerful Shiite Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq. Long based in neighboring Iran, the group opposed a U.S. administration but holds close ties with the other U.S.-backed groups that opposed Saddam Hussein, including the Kurds and the Iraqi National Congress.
He was educated in France, and is the son of a respected Shiite cleric who was a minister in Iraq's monarchy.
Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi
The list of Cabinet members approved by the interim National Assembly April 28, 2005, marked a surprising political comeback for former Pentagon favorite Ahmad Chalabi, a Shiite who will be one of four deputy prime ministers. He'll also serve as acting oil minister, as lawmakers were unable to reach agreement on a permanent person for that important post.
Chalabi, 60, an MIT graduate and mathematician, left Iraq with his family in 1958 and became one of the most visible faces of Iraqi opposition in exile, forming close ties with the Pentagon as he lobbied Washington to help topple Saddam Hussein. After Saddam's fall, he became a member of the Governing Council and was touted by some in Washington to become Iraq's next leader.
But he fell out with the United States last year over accusations he leaked intelligence to Iran. Many also blamed him for flawed evidence on Saddam's alleged weapons of mass destruction program. Shunned by the Americans, he moved to build ties with Iraqi Shiites and made a political comeback. By joining the United Iraqi Alliance, led by Shiite cleric and ally Abdel-Aziz al-Hakim, he secured a seat in the new parliament.
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari
Hoshyar Zebari belongs to a powerful Kurdish tribe in northwest Iraq and he is the uncle of Massoud Barzani, one of the two leaders who control the Kurdish areas.
The country's first Kurdish foreign minister, Zebari was a guerrilla fighter during Kurdish rebellions against Saddam Hussein. He has traveled worldwide to canvass support for what he calls a new, united and democratic Iraq.
He has held the foreign minister's post in both the interim government, formed in June 2004, and in the first U.S.-picked provisional cabinet, the Governing Council.
Interior Minister Bayan Jabr
Bayan Jabr became a Shiite activist while studying engineering at Baghdad University in the 1970s. He fled to Iran amid a Saddam crackdown on Shiite political groups and joined the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). He later headed SCIRI's office in Syria. After Saddam's fall, he became minister of housing and reconstruction in the first U.S.-picked provisional cabinet. He is a senior member in the Shiite United Iraqi Alliance.
Finance Minister Ali Abdel-Amir Allawi
Ali Abdel-Amir Allawi, a wealthy businessman, was previously a consultant to the World Bank and heads a London-based investment company, Pan-Arab. He was elected to Parliament on the United Iraqi Alliance.
His uncle on his mother's side is deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi. On his father's side, he is a cousin of outgoing interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.
Ali Allawi, born in 1947, left Iraq in 1956 for Britain, where he went to high school. He graduated from MIT with a degree in engineering and received an economics degree from Harvard. His father was health minister during Iraq's monarchy, which was overthrown in 1958.
THANK YOU ......






6 Comments:

Blogger Brian H said...

I really like Zebari. His detailed rebuke to Kofi Annan was priceless. Seems to be a brilliant man.

5/5/05 11:18 PM  
Anonymous Mary from D.C. said...

I'm glad to see you back. Will look forward to hearing again from you when you have the time. Right now, your studies are most important.

9/5/05 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you are safe and your exams are going well. It must be hard to keep your mind on studies under the circumstances.

It's interesting to read the bios of the men in power. The only thing that surprises me is that none of them appear to have lived in Iraq through the hard times. I wonder why that is? It seems some of them have been out of country for 30 years or more.
Jan

10/5/05 11:03 PM  
Anonymous black eagle said...

yes most of the ministries are living out of Iraq or they live inside the Green zone where its more safety to them and cant be reached by the fighters.

11/5/05 4:02 AM  
Blogger Zipcard2 said...

Glad you're ok. I can understand not being up to par with all that is going on around you. Good luck with your studies and peace be with you!

12/5/05 11:47 PM  
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Jon

1/10/05 5:03 PM  

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