Iraqi parliament set to vote on a new government

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December 21, 2010 11:26

 
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BAGHDAD — The Iraqi parliament is set to vote on a new government after months of deadlock following the country's inconclusive March 7 election.

An official with the Sunni-backed Iraqiya coalition, Jaber al-Jaberi, says the parliament will vote Tuesday on a list of 42 ministers and top government posts proposed the day before by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

The Shiite leader ended months of deadlock by pulling together a wobbly coalition including members from all of the country's political factions representing Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds.

But serious challenges remain. Nearly a third of the ministers proposed by al-Maliki are only to be acting ministers since he and followers of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr couldn't agree on who should have many of those posts.

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