Iraq's president to consult to choose new prime minister candidate -state news agency

BAGHDAD, March 1 (Reuters) - Iraqi President Barham Salih will begin consultations to choose a new candidate for prime minister, the state news agency said late on Sunday, after the designated candidate Mohammed Allawi said he withdrew from the race. (Reporting by Hisham Abdul Khaled and Ulf Laessing; Editing by Daniel Wallis)