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Brief Iraq Parliament Meeting Ends Without Deal on Govt

•, Jason Ditz

The pressure for Iraq's new parliament to start naming government officials continues, but there are no deals on the horizon, as today's meetig once again saw talks collapse in a few minutes, with not even the parliament speaker agreed upon.

Customarily, Iraq has given that position to a Sunni Arab, and the Sunnis have picked Salim al-Jabouri, though his previous promise to support Prime Minister Maliki for a third term seems to have hurt his chances.

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