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Iraqi parliament: 30 minutes and out

Three months after its members were elected, Iraq’s parliament met briefly Thursday, but a major stumbling block to the creation of a national unity government remains for the legislative body. The 275 lawmakers remain sharply divided over the selection of Ibrahim al-Jaafari as the new prime minister. The first meeting had been twice delayed as politicians wrangled over al-Jaafari, who has been the transitional prime minister for nearly a year. Full Story

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