Iraqi Parliament Meets for First Time Amid Blasts Iraq's National Assembly convenes for the first time Wednesday amid bomb blasts. Work continues on establishing a power-sharing agreement between Kurds and Shiites. The assembly is expected to select a presidential council, which will then appoint a new prime minister.
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Iraqi Parliament Meets for First Time Amid Blasts

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Iraqi Parliament Meets for First Time Amid Blasts

Iraqi Parliament Meets for First Time Amid Blasts

Iraqi Parliament Meets for First Time Amid Blasts

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Iraq's National Assembly convenes for the first time Wednesday amid bomb blasts. Work continues on establishing a power-sharing agreement between Kurds and Shiites. The assembly is expected to select a presidential council, which will then appoint a new prime minister.

Iraq's Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi speaks during the country's parliament meeting in Baghdad, March 16, 2005. hide caption

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