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Iraq parliament elects nominee of pro-Iran list as speaker

AFP  |  Baghdad 

The elected the nominee of a pro-list as on Saturday, signalling that it is likely to have the votes to lead the next

was governor of the Sunni-majority province of Anbar, one of the main battlegrounds of the war against the Islamic State group, until he was elected to parliament on a local list in May.

In Iraq, the of parliament is always Sunni Arab while the is picked from the Shiite majority and the is a Kurd.

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 19:15 IST