State TV: Iraq’s Al-Maliki Gives Up Post To Rival
Iraq’s Nouri al-Maliki has given up his post as prime minister to Haider al-Abadi, state television reported Thursday — a move that could end a political deadlock that plunged Baghdad into uncertainty as the country fights a Sunni militant insurgency. The Iraqiya television network said al-Maliki has “relinquished the post of prime minister.” It did not elaborate. Afak television, al-Maliki’s private network, ran a bulletin saying “al-Maliki joins the greatest men of history by giving up posts.” The announcement comes ahead of an address al-Maliki is due to make later Thursday evening, according to the government. Iraq’s President Fouad Massoum named al-Abadi on Monday to form the next government, but al-Maliki had until now refused to step aside.
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