5,441. 10/16/2003

UN Security Council Resolution 1511 was adopted on October 16, 2003. “While granting the Governing Council and the Cabinet the right to embody Iraq’s sovereignty, it maintained the powers of the CPA [Coalition Provisional Authority] as the effective arbiter of Iraq’s affairs until a representative government was formed. The Resolution stated clearly that ‘obligations under applicable international law recognized and set forth in Resolution 1483 (2003)…will cease when an internationally recognized, representative government established by the people of Iraq is sworn in and assumes the responsibilities of the Authority.’ The CPA would continue in business until a representative government, but certainly not the Governing Council at that point, was formed.”

 – Ali A. Allawi, The Occupation of Iraq, Pages 192-193

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