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Iraqi Interim President, Council Sworn In

Iraq’s presidential council was sworn in Thursday and named Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari as interim prime minister, the country’s most powerful position, giving Iraq its first freely elected government in 50 years and further consolidating the postwar power shift. Al-Jaafari has two weeks to name his Cabinet, allowing the new government to begin work on its primary task: drafting a permanent constitution that would pave the way for elections for a permanent government in December.Full Story

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