Now Reading:

Inaugural meeting of Iraq's new parliament

world news

Inaugural meeting of Iraq's new parliament


Iraq’s parliament has convened for the first time since the country’s election in March-

It is a major step towards the establishment of a new government but observers say it is still likely to be weeks before the political factions agree on a choice of prime minister-

The meeting of the 325-member assembly was swathed in security – coming only a day after gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Iraq’s Central Bank.

Militants stormed the heavily-guarded building in central Baghdad, killing 15 people and wounding dozens.

They fought a two-hour gunbattle with Iraqi security forces and were prevented from gaining access to the vaults.

More about:

Every story can be told in many ways: see the perspectives from Euronews journalists in our other language teams.

Next Article