Amid coronavirus, Iraq aims for a higher politics
A prime minister-designate tries to form a government that lives up to young people’s democratic ideals – and protects Iraqis from the virus outbreak.
With courage and elbow-bump caution, lawmakers around the world are trying to carry on their work during the pandemic. The machinery of government still needs the grease of politics. This is particularly true in Iraq where a 17-year attempt to establish a stable, secular parliamentary democracy in the heart of the Arab world shows new promise.
For six months Iraq’s politics has been in turmoil following...