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Iraq’s Shiites, Kurds Bargain Hard On Next Gov’t

Iraq’s Shiites leaders looked to accelerate efforts to form a national government, one month after the country’s milestone election, with some reports of progress but no date yet for a first session of parliament. The Shiite political bloc, the United Iraqi Alliance (UIA), with 140 seats in the new 275-member national assembly, is bargaining with the second largest parliament grouping, the Kurdish Alliance, who are seeking the maximum benefits before they join forces with the UIA.Full Story

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