State TV: Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival (15)

The State 2014.08.14 23:52
BAGHDAD - Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki has given up his post as prime minister to Haider al-Abadi, state television reported Thursday - a move that could end a political deadlock that plunged Baghdad into uncertainty as the country fights a Sunni militant insurgency. The Iraqiya television network said al-Maliki has "relinquished the post of prime minister." It did not elaborate.
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