Breaking: Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki “To Step Aside”

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki announces he will step aside in favour of Haider al-Abadi, state TV says.

Four senior Shiite lawmakers say Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to endorse Haider al-Abadi as the next Prime Minister following a meeting of Dawa party members in Baghdad, ending the current deadlock.

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