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Iraq gets a new government

Iraqi lawmakers have unanimously approved a new government to be headed by Nouri al-Maliki, the incumbent prime minister.

The vote on Tuesday ended nine months of political deadlock after an inconclusive national election in March.

Lawmakers approved 29 ministers, including al-Maliki, to form the new government, which includes members of all of Iraq’s major political and sectarian factions, including Shias, Sunnis and Kurds.

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