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Longtime Iraqi PM refuses to cede power, as president nominates successor

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August 12, 2014 01:03

Iraq’s longtime prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is refusing to cede control as his term of office nears its end, suggesting over the weekend a willingness to use force to stay in power.

Iraq’s President Fouad Masoum nominated Haider al-Abadi as Maliki’s successor on Monday, after strong encouragement from the United States to abide by the country’s decade-old constitution.

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