Iraqi Parliament Chooses Kurd as President The Iraqi National Assembly agrees on a president and two vice presidents during its third meeting, breaking weeks of deadlock. Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani is the new Iraqi president; a Shiite and Sunni were chosen as the two vice presidents.
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Iraqi Parliament Chooses Kurd as President

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Iraqi Parliament Chooses Kurd as President

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Iraqi Parliament Chooses Kurd as President

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Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani speaks to reporters after being elected president by the National Assembly in Baghdad, April 6, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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The Iraqi National Assembly agrees on a president and two vice presidents during its third meeting, breaking weeks of deadlock. Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani is the new Iraqi president; a Shiite and Sunni were chosen as the two vice presidents.