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Iraq Presidency Convenes Parliament In First Step To Form New Government

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June 27, 2014 AT 4:21 AM
Iraq's presidency issued a decree on Thursday for a parliament session on July 1, state television said, starting the process of forming a new government amid an insurgency that threatens the country's unity. Vice President Khudair al-Khuzai, who is acting president and a close ally of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, announced the session would be held. Three months after elections, a chorus of Iraqi and international voices have called for the government formation process to be started.