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Iraqi VP Signs Order Convening Parliament

Iraq’s Shiite vice president, who had balked at signing a presidential decree calling parliament into session, finally agreed Wednesday, a Shiite political leader told The Associated Press. Vice President Adil Abdul-Mahdi’s signature cleared the way for the much-delayed first session of the parliament — as early as Sunday. The move also openly signaled a fundamental disagreement within once-unified majority Shiite ranks. Full Story

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