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Iraq's deputy parliament speaker nominated as next prime minister

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-08-11 20:05

BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi National Alliance, a Shiite organization, on Monday nominated Haidar al-Abadi, the deputy speaker of the Parliament, for the post of prime minister, while the outgoing Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki struggles to stay on for a third term, a local Iraqi television reported.

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