Iraq: Maliki to Step Down, Back New PM

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malikiIraq’s prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is finally stepping down. Shiite lawmakers said today that al-Maliki, who previously refused to relinquish power, agreed to step down after a meeting of Dawa party members in Baghdad late today.

Al-Maliki will now support the nomination of Haider al-Abadi as the next prime minister. Al-Maliki is expected to announce his endorsement in a speech Thursday night. Read more at USA Today.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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