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  8/11/2014, Av 15, 5774

Iraq: Shi'ites to Announce Prime Ministerial Candidate

Haider al-Abadi, Deputy Spokesman for the Iraqi Parliament, announced this morning (Monday) that the Council of Representatives Shi'ite Party will shortly be declaring their own prime ministerial candidate to replace the incumbent Nouri al-Maliki.

Al-Abadi 'tweeted' this following al-Maliki's castigation of president-elect Fuad Masum for not appointing him to a third term for political reasons.