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Saddam Sees New President’s Election

Iraq’s new transitional assembly took an expected but historic step Wednesday, electing Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani as the nation’s president — a symbol of the new Kurdish clout in the largely Arab nation. Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein watched from his jail cell as the longtime leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan assumed the title Saddam held before he was ousted by a U.S.-led invasion in 2003.Full Story

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