7-17-2012 Doc: Other news we find encouraging is that Maliki has supposedly nominated 3 persons for vacant posts one being the defense minister. This leads us to believe he most likely struck a deal to avoid the no confidence vote and remain in power.
Honestly we do not care as long as the government is seated and there is a semblance of stability. We also speculate that the deal would include a level of power sharing and implementation of Ebril.
One report said the HCl law would be reviewed in Parliament during their next session. However, that is yet to be seen. If the deal is true and Maliki actually goes through with his part we maintain these are the last events Shabibi has been waiting on and we would see currency reform fairly rapidly following.
Unfortunately Maliki has a history of not living up to his promises but we are extremely encouraged that the pressure continues to mount upon him.