Saturday, February 05, 2011

Maliki will not seek third term

"Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has said he will not seek a third term in office when his mandate runs out in 2014, state media say.

Mr Maliki returned for a second term after polls last year but endured nine months of wrangling before a unity government could be formed.

He said he would back the insertion of a clause in the constitution bringing in a two-term maximum."

1 comment :

Don Cox said...

Mubarak also promised to stay for only two terms. Let's hope Maliki keeps his promise. It would be a big step forward for Iraq if he leaves peacefully at the next election.

That clause should be there already.