posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 06:05 AM
BAGHDAD – Iraq's president on Thursday asked incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to form a new government, part of a deal to end an
eight-month deadlock over who would lead the country through the next four years, including the departure of the final American troops.
The long-awaited request from President Jalal Talabani sets in motion a 30-day timeline to accomplish the daunting task of finding a team that
includes all of Iraq's rival factions.
"I know and you know well that the responsibility I am undertaking is not an easy task especially in the current circumstances that our country is
passing through," al-Maliki said after accepting Talabani's request.
The new government is expected to include all the major factions, including the Kurds, Shiite political parties aligned with Iran and a Sunni-backed
bloc that believes it should have been the one leading the next government.
Many of the politicians were in the room with al-Maliki and Talabani when the announcement was made in a show of unity that belies the country's often
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