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Iraq Assembly Elects Sunni Muslim as Speaker

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Iraq Assembly Elects Sunni Muslim as Speaker

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Iraq Assembly Elects Sunni Muslim as Speaker

Iraq Assembly Elects Sunni Muslim as Speaker

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Current Iraqi Industry Minister and newly elected speaker of parliament Hajim al-Hassani

Current Iraqi Industry Minister and newly elected speaker of parliament Hajim al-Hassani talks to reporters after the Iraqi National Assembly meeting. Reuters hide caption

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Iraq's national assembly elects a Sunni Muslim as its speaker. The selection of Hajim al-Hassani ends weeks of stalemate between Kurds and Shiites. Now, the legislative body is focusing on choosing a president and prime minister — and then a cabinet.

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