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Shiite Bloc Names Iraqi Prime Minister Choice

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Shiite Bloc Names Iraqi Prime Minister Choice

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Shiite Bloc Names Iraqi Prime Minister Choice

Shiite Bloc Names Iraqi Prime Minister Choice

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Iraq's majority Shiite party, the United Iraqi Alliance, picks Interim Vice President Ibrahim al-Jaafari as its nominee for prime minister. The move followed the decision by Ahmed Chalabi to withdraw from consideration. Al-Jaafari must now be approved by the Iraqi National Assembly.

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