Khafaji added to IGC
Salma al-Khafaji has been added to the Interim Governing Council, succeeding the slain Aqilah al-Hashimi, who was assassinated. Al-Khafaji is a Shiite woman dentist, and joins other technocrats on the council. She was chosen by the Shiite caucus on the IGC, which is now back to having a majority of 13 out of 25 members. Az-Zaman is arguing that she was selected for her technocratic credentials, not because she is a Shiite woman. The announcement of her appointment will be made in a few days.