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Iraq parliament 'breaks deadlock' New parliament meets for the first time Allawi's coalition wins most seats New Iraqi election law approved  Iraq's parliament has unanimously approved, in a special late-night session, a new electoral law, paving the way for elections early next ye... Iraq MPs approve election reform  The parliament has approved a crucial election law ahead of national polls due in January 2010 MPs fail to agree on new election law Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal  MPs have authorised the government to sign agreements allowing non-US troops to stay on in the country after 2008 First try at law to keep foreign troops fails Iraqi lawmakers argue over shoe-thrower  In a chaotic session, the lawmakers argued over the fate of the man who threw a shoe at President Bush Parliament OKs pact on U.S. troops' future
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Iraq MPs complete unity government  Iraqi MPs have approved new defence and interior ministers, completing a unity government that is battling the spread of Islamic State milit... Iraqi parliament delays, ISIS continues deadly march   Crisis worsens, Iraq's parliament to meet  The nation's vice president has issued a decree calling for parliament to meet Tuesday to start the process of creating a new government Iraq delays vote on emergency powers  Parliament in Baghdad has delayed voting on a request to grant the prime minister emergency powers as the north slips out of government control Iraqi parliament approves government
  Iraqi Shia protesters storm Baghdad parliament

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  Hundreds of Shia Muslim activists have stormed Iraq's parliament in protest against ongoing deadlock in approving a new cabinet

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  The parliament voted in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government, even though some vacancies remain


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  After months of tough negotiations and intense political wrangling, Iraqi lawmakers approved the U.S.-Iraqi security agreement
Nov.26 Iraq delays vote on future of U.S. troops Aug.6 Lawmaker: Surplus 'not real money' May.17 Speaker Pelosi leads delegation Jan.12   Ban eased on Saddam-era officials   The parliament has passed legislation allowing former officials from Baath party to return to public life

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Jul.20 Blocs in parliament ended boycotts
Jan.21 al-Sadr's political bloc ends boycott

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Sep.6 Iraq has months to avert collapse  Parliament Speaker al-Mashhadani warned that Iraq will collapse by year's end if warring groups fail to reconcile May.20 Parliament approves Cabinet
  The new 37-minister government is including members of the main Shia, Kurd and Sunni parties
 3 crucial ministries, national security, interior and defence,have still not been agreed It's the first full-term government since the 2003 invasion PM Nouri Maliki laid out a 34-point program that included tackling terrorism, integrating militias into the security structure and getting electricity and water back on line
Apr.22 Parliament elects new leaders  Jawad al-Maliki, a Shiite, asked by Jalal Talabani to be prime minister-designate and form a new government Apr.20 Iraqis signal PM breakthrough  Lawmakers decided to postpone a parliament session amid a possible breakthrough Apr.16   Bombs kill at least 34 amid deadlock   Iraq: A car bomb in Mahmoudiya killed at least 8 people. A session of parliament is delayed amid political paralysis Mar.16 First meeting for Iraq parliament  The new parliament holds its inaugural session, 3 months after the first general elections for a new assembly Mar.10   Talabani called parliament to meet  As violence claimed 15 lives, President orders the new parliament to hold its first session on March 19

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Aug.27   MPs to review constitution  The final text is to go before parliament, despite an apparent failure by negotiators to reach consensus Aug.15   Constitution deadline extended
  National Assembly voted unanimously to extend for a week the deadline to complete talks on the new constitution May.3 Parliament swears in partial government
  7 posts in Prime Minister Jaafari's cabinet, including the defence and oil, remain unfilled amid partisan haggling
Feb.17 Shiites win majority in assembly  Final certified results: The United Iraqi Alliance will hold more than half of the 275-member transitional Assembly

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Nov.12 Parliament rejects resolution  Parliament has voted to reject the U.N. resolution threatening possible military action, ignoring pleas from Saddam's son

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