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"Iraq's President Jalal Talabani has asked Shia politician Jawad al-Maliki to form the country's next government.
"I would like to inform the brothers and sisters that we decided unanimously to endorse our dear brother... to head the cabinet," he said.
The dominant Shia bloc picked Mr al-Maliki as its nominee on Friday after the current premier, Ibrahim al-Jafaari, bowed out.
Sunni, Kurdish and secular groups had bitterly opposed Mr Jaafari."