Iraq lawmakers elect a speaker, fill deputy posts
Cracks emerge in Shiite bloc as al-Maliki seeks third term
Posted: July 16, 2014 at 4:08 a.m.
Iraqi lawmakers broke two weeks of deadlock Tuesday and elected a moderate Sunni as speaker of the parliament, taking the first step toward forming a new government that is widely seen as crucial to confronting militants who have overrun much of the country.
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