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Maliki set to rule in Iraq

The New York Times reports that Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has reached an agreement with his main rival Ayad Allawi that will allow him to take control of Iraq.  Two important pieces:

Mr. Allawi, a Shiite who served as an interim prime minister after the American invasion in 2003, led an electoral bloc of secular Shiites and Sunnis that won the largest number of seats in the March 2010 election — 91, compared with 89 won by Mr. Maliki’s coalition. But Mr. Allawi’s bloc, known as Iraqiya, proved unable to forge an alliance with any other parties until it was too late.


“We are not enemies personally,” [Mr. Allawi] said. “We have different programs, yes. We have different backgrounds, yes.” He explained that a breakthrough came during a meeting between the two men on Tuesday night. It was unusually conciliatory, given Mr. Allawi’s apparent concession.


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