Iraqi Parliament Meets for First Time Amid Blasts

Iraq's Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi speaks during the country's parliament meeting in Baghdad.

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

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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