Iraqi Cabinet Officers Approved, But Gaps Remain Iraq's national assembly gives approval to a partial list of Cabinet heads submitted by Prime Minister-elect Ibrahim al-Jaafari. Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds are included, with the majority of positions going to Shiites. But several key leadership posts remain vacant, including the defense and oil ministries.
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Iraqi Cabinet Officers Approved, But Gaps Remain

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Iraqi Cabinet Officers Approved, But Gaps Remain

Iraqi Cabinet Officers Approved, But Gaps Remain

Iraqi Cabinet Officers Approved, But Gaps Remain

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Iraq's national assembly gives approval to a partial list of Cabinet heads submitted by Prime Minister-elect Ibrahim al-Jaafari. Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds are included, with the majority of positions going to Shiites. But several key leadership posts remain vacant, including the defense and oil ministries.