CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY SUMMARY - IRAQ-JORDAN UNION

Created: 5/1/1958

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Iraq-Jordan Union

Iraq willajor stepay towardits union with Jordan when lt holds new parliamentary Tha Ill-organizedto the Nuri Saidhas indicated lt willthe contest, and mora thanfeats havebeen filled by unopposed candidates. In what laa typical case of the way this election la being run la rural ocal Kurdish ootable informed the American consul in Mosul, whoa he asked to favor bis cause, that he hoped to run but was awaiting word froai "Baghdad" before even putting up his deposit money. The elections are necessarythe Iraqi Parliament can approve the constitutional changes which will make way for the establishmentnion parliament.

i: In Jordan, new elections are not constitutionally

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required; members of the future union legislature will simply be appointed from the ex-

Parliament.

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