Middle East

June 1, 2010

Iraq's Supreme Court ratifies election, but impasse remains

The court's decision cements the narrow lead of a secular-led coalition but doesn't do much to end the impasse over forming a new government. It starts the clock on a 15-day window for convening the new parliament, but several Iraqi politicians said they expect legislators to buy more time by simply opening a new session and failing to adjourn it for weeks.

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