6-24-2012 Enorrste: Obviously, Maliki isn't going to just "resign" unless he has cut a deal. And what kind of deal could he cut? It seems to me that he has burnt his bridges with Barzani, Allawi, and Sadr. All three have called him a dictator, So he isn't going to win over any souls with "negotiations" at this point, Imo. If I were a betting man right now I'd say that he will refuse to leave office, claiming some right to appeal. He will do so under the "banner" of being constitutional, when in fact he will be proven wrong. Then we must hope that the voice of the people, through Parliament, clears the air constitutionally because, if he gets a hearing in front of the Court, all bets could be off. On the other hand, if Parliament acts immediately to replace him after the vote, which they have the right to do, then there will be a New Prime Minister named immediately, and the country will move forward, or not. This is the real conundrum.