In Salahuddin, a confused federalism bid

Reidar Visser of Iraq and Gulf Analysis writes: The most spectacular fallout from the recent de-Baathification escalation is the declaration by the Salahaddin governorate council today that in protest against arrests and sackings they have “established Salahhadin as an administrative and economic region within a unified Iraq”. The move, while clearly reflecting a growing pro-federal […]

Reidar Visser of Iraq and Gulf Analysis writes:

The most spectacular fallout from the recent de-Baathification escalation is the declaration by the Salahaddin governorate council today that in protest against arrests and sackings they have “established Salahhadin as an administrative and economic region within a unified Iraq”.

The move, while clearly reflecting a growing pro-federal trend in some Sunni circles, is confused, illegal and unconstitutional.

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