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Iraq Has Government, Next Leader Declares

Prime Minister-designate Ibrahim Jafari ended three months of political paralysis Wednesday by announcing he had formed a government and would ask the newly elected National Assembly to approve it. The proposed cabinet reflects Iraq’s religious and ethnic diversity and was agreed upon after tortuous negotiations between Jafari’s predominantly Shiite coalition, which controls a majority of seats in the parliament, and representatives of the Kurdish and Sunni Arab communities.Full Story

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