FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2009 file photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, at a rally in Basra, Iraq. Iraqi state television reports that the president has officially asked incumbent Prime ... more 
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2009 file photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, at a rally in Basra, Iraq. Iraqi state television reports that the president has officially asked incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to form the next government, it was reported on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. The long-awaited announcement is part of a deal to end an eight-month deadlock over who would lead the country following the inconclusive March 7 elections. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Nabil al-Jurani, File
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