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Iraq's Parliament Confirms Cabinet Ministers, But Divisions Remain

Iraq's parliament voted Tuesday to approve three out of five ministers put forward by Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, a step toward ending weeks of deadlock between the two largest parliamentary blocs. The approval of the ministers brings Abdul-Mahdi closer to completing his cabinet, but divisions over who will fill the posts have highlighted the weakness of his position. Intensifying disagreements between the rival Islah and Bina blocs, led by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada...

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