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June 30, 2010 3:58 PM

Iraq's Shiite politicians would clip prime minister's powers

Iraq's Shiite alliance is proposing a new, more restrictive role for the prime minister. But months after Iraqis went to the polls in a pivotal national election, who that prime minister will be is uncertain. The only thing clear about the eventual new government is that it will be shaped by the sectarianism that almost everyone condemns.

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