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Iraq's PM-designate calls for unity

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  • Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has given up his post as prime minister to Haider al-Abadi, state television reported Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 -- a move that could end a political deadlock that plunged Baghdad into uncertainty as the country fights a Sunni militant insurgency.

      Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has given up his post as prime minister to Haider al-Abadi, state television reported Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 -- a move that could end a political deadlock that plunged Baghdad into uncertainty as the country fights a Sunni militant insurgency.
    Associated Press file photo, 2010

 
By SAMEER N. YACOUB and VIVIAN SALAMA
Associated Press

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's new prime minister-designate says he is committed to fighting corruption and uniting the Iraqi people in the face of terrorism.

In a statement released by his media office Friday, Haider al-Abadi says his Cabinet will be based on "efficiency and integrity, to salvage the country from security, political and economic problems."

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Incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced late Thursday that he will not seek a third term in office, moving to defuse a political crisis that had plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni insurgency.

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