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Introduction
Click on the links to read about key people and groups in Iraq
Islamic: Secular: Kurds and others: Governing council:
Overview
Daawa
Sciri
Sadr Group
Iraqi Islamic Party
Kurdish Islamic Union
Sistani & other leaders
Overview
Adnan Pachachi
Ahmed Chalabi (INC)
Iyad Alawi (INA)
Communist Party
Naseer al-Chaderchi
Royalists
Baathists
Overview
Massoud Barzani
Jalal Talabani
Assyrians
Turkmen
Tribal leaders
Marsh Arabs
Overview
Council members
INTRODUCTION

As Iraq moves into a post-Saddam Hussein era, a wide range of religious, ethnic and nationalist groups are making claims to national and local political power.

The US presidential envoy to Iraq, Paul Bremer, has appointed an Iraqi Governing Council intended to reflect the country's diverse groups.

BBC News Online looks at the roles of key individuals and groups in Iraq's post-war politics.


 Read about the US effort to stabilise Iraq:

Paul Bremer: US' 'tough' man in Iraq

Why the US needs the UN in Iraq

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