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Kurdish Rebel Could Become Iraqi President

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Kurdish Rebel Could Become Iraqi President

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Kurdish Rebel Could Become Iraqi President

Kurdish Rebel Could Become Iraqi President

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Jalal Talabani is leader of one of the two main Kurdish factions in Iraq, and is likely to become Iraq's next president. The job is largely ceremonial, but the symbolism would be significant for the Kurds. Talabani is expected to present a series of tough demands for Kurdish autonomy.

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