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Iraq Shi'ite Coalition Does Not Pick al-Maliki

Iraq's main Shi'ite coalition on Monday nominated the deputy speaker of parliament, Haider al-Abadi, to become the next prime minister, a spokesman said. Former Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Monday in a statement that the alliance of Shi'ite political parties has agreed to nominate Abadi to replace Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and to form a new government to unify the country against the growing threat of radical militants. The move is likely to deepen...

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