Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will remain in office after leaders from rival political blocs reached agreement on forming a coalition following eight months of deadlock and a resurgence of sectarian violence.
Insist? Don't call that reporting.
Will remain in office?
I think he's got a few things to accomplish but then I know C.I. and she's gone over the Iraqi Constitution repeatedly.
First: The President of the Republic shall charge the nominee of the largest
Council of Representatives bloc with the formation of the Council of Ministers
within fifteen days from the date of the election of the President of the Republic.
Second: The Prime Minister-designate shall undertake the naming of the members
of his Council of Ministers within a period not to exceed thirty days from the date
of his designation.
Third: If the Prime Minister-designate fails to form the Council of Ministers
during the period specified in clause “Second,” the President of the Republic shall
charge a new nominee for the post of Prime Minister within fifteen days.
Fourth: The Prime Minister-designate shall present the names of his members of
the Council of Ministers and the ministerial program to the Council of
Representatives. He is deemed to have gained its confidence upon the approval,
by an absolute majority of the Council of Representatives, of the individual
Ministers and the ministerial program.
Fifth: The President of the Republic shall charge another nominee to form the
Council of Ministers within fifteen days in case the Council of Ministers did not
win the vote of confidence.
Unless he meets the criteria outlines above, as noted above, a new person is nominated to be prime minister.
In other words, Bloomberg News lies.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"