Saturday, April 02, 2005

Iraq blocs agree on parliament speaker

"Baghdad, Iraq, Apr. 2 (UPI) -- Iraq's legislature said Saturday that leaders of various blocs have agreed on naming a Sunni as the speaker of the National Assembly.
Jawad al-Maliki, a prominent member of the powerful Shiite United Iraqi Bloc in the provisional parliament, said the blocs agreed to name Hajem al-Hosni**, the interim industry minister, as speaker of the 275-seat National Assembly.

Hosni, a member of interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's bloc,"
fingers crossed, thanks h2

** According to Abbas, the correct name is Hachim al-Hassany


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