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Iran backs choice of new Iraq PM: top official

Iran was influential in ensuring that Maliki served a second term following Iraq's inconclusive general election in 2010.

Sunnis, Kurds abandon parliament after Maliki replacement not named

United States, United Nations, Iran and Iraq’s own Shia clergy have pushed hard for politicians to come up with an inclusive government as Sunni insurgents bear down on Baghdad.

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Iraq conflict escalates: Top Shia cleric issues call to arms against ‘terrorists’

There are now concerns that sectarian and tribal conflict might dismember Iraq into Shia, Sunni and Kurdish entities.

Post-election wave of Iraq attacks kills 74

Three other car bombs blew up in the Amin, Sadr City and Jihad districts, costing 20 more lives.

Iraq vote count under way as PM 'certain' of victory

Maliki's critics have accused him of concentrating power and marginalising the Sunni minority.

Attacks push Iraq death toll to 26: officials

ISIL has been involved in the fighting, and witnesses and tribal leaders in Fallujah say the group has tightened its grip on the city in recent days.

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Iraq vote recount delayed by legal query

A recount of votes cast in the Iraqi capital during a national election in March will likely begin next week.

Iraq: Trailing Maliki wants vote recount

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called for a nationwide recount of votes from Iraq’s March 7 parliamentary election,warning the country could return to violence if the demand was not met.

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