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Iraq to Delay Selection of New President, Lawmakers Say

But only 202 members of parliament out of 329 were present, which is less than the necessary two-thirds quorum needed to choose a new president for the mostly ceremonial post, while 126 lawmakers boycotted the session.

  • Twenty-five candidates, who have been approved by the Iraqi Parliament, are running for the role, including Mr Salih.

  • Insurgents killed hundreds of Shias to undermine the government and trigger a wider sectarian conflict.

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His exemplary personal history, foreign affairs experience, and regional political experience played a huge role in helping him secure the votes to become president of Iraq.

  • As in the previous two aborted votes, last Saturday and Feb.

  • As president, Salih faces one conflict after another for pushing for the reconstruction of the country.