Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Facing Political Revolt Too

June 30, 2014 12:25 PM

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Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Facing Political Revolt Too

It is looking increasingly difficult for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to form and lead a new government with almost all avenues to power now blocked to him.

Shaping up as the political king-maker in the new parliament is the leader of the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq, Ammar al-Hakim. In an interview with ABC News he said Maliki “has two obstacles. He must be accepted by both the national Shia Alliance, and by the other minorities.”

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