Shiite Politician Tapped as New Iraqi Prime Minister Iraq's new interim president and vice presidents nominate Shiite politician Ibrahim al-Jaafari as prime minister. Jaafari is a leading member of the Shiite alliance that won a slim majority of seats in parliament in last January's election.
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Shiite Politician Tapped as New Iraqi Prime Minister

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Shiite Politician Tapped as New Iraqi Prime Minister

Shiite Politician Tapped as New Iraqi Prime Minister

Shiite Politician Tapped as New Iraqi Prime Minister

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Iraq's new interim president and vice presidents nominate Shiite politician Ibrahim al-Jaafari as prime minister. Jaafari is a leading member of the Shiite alliance that won a slim majority of seats in parliament in last January's election.

Ibrahim al-Jaafari talks to reporters after a meeting of the National Assembly in Baghdad, April 6, 2005. Reuters Reuters hide caption

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