Arab States Weekly Review 23rd – 29th October 2010

Tariq Aziz, a long-serving foreign minister under Saddam Hussein, was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court of Iraq for his participation in crimes during his period in office. He is expected to appeal.

Wefaq, a Shia opposition party, won 18 out of 40 seats of the national assembly in a general election in Bahrain, a predominantly Shia state run by a Sunni monarch. Even if allies of the Al-Khalifa family were to lose control of the national assembly, the appointed upper house can overrule it.

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