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Iraq parliament to decide on cabinet

12-21-2010 18:46 BJT

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Iraq's parliament is due to vote on a new government Tuesday- that is nine months after an inconclusive election left things in limbo and delayed investments to rebuild the country after years of war.

Lawmakers are scheduled to vote on Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-maliki's 42-strong cabinet list. The final deadline to approve the cabinet is the end of the week. The list leaves Kurdish veteran Foreign Minister Hussain al-Shahristani as the deputy prime minister of energy. This reflects the power-sharing deal agreed upon in November between Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs, which put Maliki on track for a second term as prime minister. Maliki has yet to decide on permanent choices for some positions, including sensitive security-related areas such as the ministries of defense and interior.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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