Did Badran Resign Because Alawi Is Out

Did Badran Resign because Alawi is Out as PM? Or in?

al-Hayat: Sources close to the Interim Governing Council say that the resignation of Interior Minister Nuri al-Badran came after a number of hints he was going to resign, because of his conflicts with the Coalition Provisional Authority. He maintains that the CPA refused to cooperate with him in providing security. Others allege that his resignation was the result of political maneuvering having to do with the choice of a prime minister for Iraq. He might have been a victim of a power struggle between Iyad Allawi, head of the Iraqi National Accord, and Ahmad Chalabi, head of the Iraqi National Congress over the office or prime minister, expected to be the most prominent post in the transitional government.

Another, very complicated theory, has Allawi leading as candidate for Prime Minister, necessitating that his control over Interior be removed for balance.

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