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Iraq / Elections / Prime Minister #780501

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 17, 2005
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(Seattle: Peter Jennings) The certification of the recent election results in Iraq noted; diagram shown of the division of the National Assembly seats among the United Iraqi Alliance, the Kurdistan Alliance & the Iraqi List.

(Baghdad: Nick Watt) The two-horse race for prime minister of Iraq examined; details given about Dawa Islamic Party's Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari† & Iraqi National Congress Party's Ahmed Chalabi†, who was once a favorite of the Pentagon & each man's need for support from Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani & the Kurds, who may become king makers. [CHALABI - comments.] [Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Barham SALIH†- talks about the political atmosphere of horse trading.]

Jennings, Peter;
Watt, Nick

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