Iraqi Leaders Hammer Out New Government

Youth demonstrates against elections

Wrapped in an Iraqi flag and holding a banner that reads, "No to sectarianism, No to racism," a youth demonstrates against the Dec. 15 election results in Kirkuk Thursday. Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqi officials are continuing to organize a new government, as a U.N. observer attests to the fairness of the country's Dec. 15 parliamentary vote.

Shiite leaders have said the prime minister must come from their alliance. The main candidates are current interim prime minister Ibrahim al Jaafari and deputy prime minister Adil Abdul Mahdi.

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