Parliament re-elects Talabani president of Iraq

BAGHDAD - Iraq lawmakers voted to retain Kurdish incumbent Jalal Talabani as the country’s president on Thursday, another step toward forming a new government after they earlier picked a Sunni politician as speaker of parliament.

By (Reuters)

Published: Fri 12 Nov 2010, 8:45 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:11 AM

Talabani won the presidency despite a walkout by about 60 members of the Iraqiya alliance who said they were angry because they thought agreements between bloc leaders were not being honoured, a sign of difficult relations ahead.

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