Iraqi Parliament Agrees on Senior Leadership

Four members of the Iraqi parliament, including the new prime minister. i

Old and new: From left, outgoing prime minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari; Abd Al-Aziz Hakim; Noori Shawes and new prime minister Jawad al-Malki. Ali Haider/Getty Images hide caption

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Four members of the Iraqi parliament, including the new prime minister.

Old and new: From left, outgoing prime minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari; Abd Al-Aziz Hakim; Noori Shawes and new prime minister Jawad al-Malki.

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After months of stalled negotiations, Iraq's parliament has settled on a new prime minister... Jawad al-Maliki... and other senior officials. The breakthrough stirs hopes for a truly functioning Iraqi government.

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