Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric calls for new PM to be named by Tuesday

By REUTERS
June 27, 2014 14:22




BAGHDAD - Iraq's Shi'ite Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the majority sect's most influential cleric, called for Iraq's political blocs to agree on the next government's prime minister, parliament speaker and president before parliament meets Tuesday.

He said that after a presidential decree that called for the new parliament to convene Tuesday, "what is required of the political blocs is to agree on the three presidencies within the remaining days to this date".

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