Iraq's President Names New PM, Snubs Maliki

Iraq's president on Monday named the country's deputy parliament speaker Haider al-Abadi as the new prime minister, spurning incumbent Nouri al-Maliki just hours after he declared himself the rightful candidate for the top job. Fouad Massoum said on television Monday that he hoped al-Ibadi would succeed in forming a government that would "protect the Iraqi people." Check back for updates on this developing story.

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