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Iraq’s Kurdish, Sunni groups reject Jaafari as next PM

The Kurdish and Sunni political factions of Iraq are opposed to incumbent Shiite Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari staying on at his job in the next government, top Kurdish and Sunni leaders said. “The Kurdish and the Sunni groups think that he (Jaafari) is not appropriate and they cannot form a cabinet with him as he is not neutral,” Mahmud Othman, a senior Iraqi parliamentarian told AFP on Thursday. Last month, Jaafari was re-selected for the post of prime minister by Iraq’s dominant Shiite United Iraqi Alliance after it won 128 out of 275 parliamentary seats in the December general elections. Full Story

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