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State TV: Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival
August 14, 2014, 05:00 AM The Associated Press

BAGHDAD — Iraqi state television says Iraq’s Nouri al-Maliki has given up his post as prime minister to Haider al-Abadi.

The Iraqiya television network said al-Maliki has “relinquished the post of prime minister.” It did not elaborate.

The announcement comes ahead of an address al-Maliki is due to make later Thursday evening, according to the government.

Iraq’s President Fouad Massoum named al-Abadi on Monday to form the next government, but al-Maliki had until now refused to step aside.”

 

 

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