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Member of Maliki bloc rejects new Iraqi prime minister
Reuters , Monday 11 Aug 2014
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Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ( Photo: AP)

A member of Nuri al-Maliki's political bloc said on Monday "we will not stay silent" over the president's decision to ask Haider al-Abadi to replace Maliki and form a new government.

"The nomination is illegal and a breach of the constitution. We will go to the federal court to object to the nomination," Hussein al-Maliki, Maliki's son-in-law, told Reuters.

Maliki has indicated he would seek a third term as prime minister, rejecting calls by Sunnis, Kurds, fellow Shi'ites and regional power broker Iran to step aside for a less polarising figure who can unite Iraqis against a raging Sunni insurgeny.





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