Politics of Iraq
In Iraq, the type of government is a Federal parliamentary republic. In Iraq, the legislative power is vested in a Council of Representatives. The head of the government is Fuad Masum. The governmental structure of a country determines the manner in which laws are written, approved, and interpreted. Government type determines the manner in which elections are held as well as the country's system of policing its citizens. The term of office of the head of state in Iraq lasts until 1 January 2018. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The term of office of the head of state in Iraq lasts until 01/01/2018. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for Iraq is 3.444. The strength of legal rights index for Iraq is 1. Overall, it is considered to be rather weak - bankrupcy and collateral laws are unable to protect the rights of borrowers and lenders in case of credit-related complications; credit information, if any at all, is scarce and hardly accessible. In 2013, Iraq received 1300.7 million USD in foreign aid. In 2014, the foreign aid amounted to 1908 USD.
In Iraq, the head of the government is Fuad Masum. The government system of Iraq is a Federal parliamentary republic. In Iraq, the legislative power is vested in a Council of Representatives; this is a Unicameral legislative body, and therefore a Unicameral Council of Representatives. According to the World Bank Group, the government effectiveness index of Iraq is -1.13. This indicates that the government of Iraq is ineffective. Public and civil services are severely handicapped, leading to potential for social and political upheaval.
Unions and alliances
This section deals with a list of unions Iraq is a member of.
Iraq is a member of the United Nations (UN). Iraq is a member of the International Monetery Fun (IMF). To read more about when Iraq became a member of these unions and what additional political unions and alliances Iraq is part of, click on Iraq membership in international unions.
Freedom in Iraq
With regard to political and civil freedoms, Iraq is 3. Citizens in Iraq experience little to no civil liberties and political rights. Citizens are not free to express themselves and do not enjoy political freedom or a representative government. Countries with this political situation are dangerous for investment, as an authoritarian government may have outsize control over economic matters. To read more about freedom level in Iraq click on Freedom in Iraq.