Nouri Al-Maliki

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Fears of new ‘deep state’ in Iraq as factions fight for key jobs

  • About 5,000 high-profile positions are supposed to be filled by nominees who will act independently of political parties
  • The political party or parliamentary bloc that controls these positions is expected to effectively dominate the Iraqi state for the next 10 to 15 years
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‘Stab in the back’ splits Iraq’s Shiites

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Iraqi vice president’s ‘destroy’ threat sparks outrage

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Commission denies report that Iraqi VPs referred to judiciary for graft

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