Exploring the Key Challenges Affecting Iraqi Parliamentary Institution post Remove Saddam Hussein’ Regime

Abstract

The parliamentary institution in any democratic political system is the main institution that plays an important role in the expression of the citizens' wills and resolution of policy conflict. One of its main functions is to enact laws in accordance with the will of the electorate as well as ensure accountability while paying attention to the interests of diverse groups. Unfortunately, Iraq has not witness any of these from the country’s parliament. As a result, this paper explores the key challenging factors affecting the functional role of the Iraqi parliament. The paper identified historical, internal (structural) and external (regional and international) challenges among others as the key challenging factors affecting the Iraqi parliamentary functional roles. The paper contributes to the literature by a way of broaden the knowledge in this area of study with a model to examine the key challenging factors of the functional roles of the Iraqi parliament