Iraqi parliament fails to agree on new speaker

(AGI) Baghdad, July 13 - Iraq's new parliament ended its Sundaysession without any progress in filling in the vacant positionsof speaker, president and prime minister to end the politicaldeadlock in the country. Various political groups failed toagree on a new speaker, despite reaching the necessary quorumof 233. Acting speaker Medhi al Hafez adjourned the sessionuntil July 15. . .

(AGI) Baghdad, July 13 - Iraq's new parliament ended its Sundaysession without any progress in filling in the vacant positionsof speaker, president and prime minister to end the politicaldeadlock in the country. Various political groups failed toagree on a new speaker, despite reaching the necessary quorumof 233. Acting speaker Medhi al Hafez adjourned the sessionuntil July 15. . .