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Will Iraq’s New Parliament Bring Change

March 29, 2019

As Iraq’s new parliament and government come to power, fresh leadership presents Iraq with the opportunity to overcome these obstacles and make progress by developing its economy, increasing security, and strengthening governance and social services.

On March 29, we spoke with Iraq’s new speaker of the Council of Representatives, Mohammed al-Halbousi, about the newly formed parliament’s priorities, the ongoing battle against violent extremism, and his vision for peace and stability.

Nancy Lindborg
President, U.S. Institute of Peace

His Excellency Mr. Mohammed Al-Halbousi
Speaker, Council of Representatives, Republic of Iraq

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