Iraqi PM To File Complaint Against New President

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August 11, 2014 AT 3:39 AM
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he will file a legal complaint against the country's new president for committing "a clear constitutional violation." Al-Maliki made the announcement in a surprise speech late Sunday night, plunging the government into a political crisis at a time it is battling advances by Islamic State militants. Al-Maliki, whose coalition won the most seats in April elections, is accusing the new president Fouad Massoum of neglecting to name a prime minister from the country's largest parliamentary bloc by Sunday's deadline.