Sunday, April 03, 2005

Iraqi parliament speaker named

"BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi lawmakers elected Industry Minister Hajim al-Hassani, a Sunni Arab, as parliament speaker Sunday, ending days of deadlock and moving forward on forming a new government two months after the country's historic elections.

The decision was a step toward repairing the tattered image of the newly elected National Assembly, which had bickered for days over who would take the speaker post.

Former nuclear scientist Hussain al-Shahristani, a Shiite, and Kurdish leader Aref Taifour were elected as al-Hassani's deputies"
Mohammed of ITM has a nice report of what the guy said at his acceptance speech


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