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Shi’ite bloc has two choices for next Iraqi leader

Iraq’s new government has yet to emerge, but the Shi’ite Islamist bloc that dominated this month’s election says it will be led either by current Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari or Vice-President Adel Abdul Mahdi. “The competition is between these two. They are the Alliance candidates and there is no third,” a senior source in the Shi’ite Islamist United Iraqi Alliance (UIA) said on Friday. Full Story

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