Salim al-Jabouri is new Iraqi parliament speaker

(AGI) Baghdad, July 15 - Sunni lawmaker and leader of the IraqiIslamic Party, Salim al-Jubouri, was elected speaker ofparliament by a vote in camera on Tuesday. Al-Jubouri wassupported by the previous speaker, Osama al-Najafi, one of hispolitical allies in the Sunni Mutahiddun coalition during theparliamentary elections. Najafi had announced his decision notto stand as a candidate in order to encourage the incumbentprime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, to step aside and withdraw hiscandidacy for a third term. . .

(AGI) Baghdad, July 15 - Sunni lawmaker and leader of the IraqiIslamic Party, Salim al-Jubouri, was elected speaker ofparliament by a vote in camera on Tuesday. Al-Jubouri wassupported by the previous speaker, Osama al-Najafi, one of hispolitical allies in the Sunni Mutahiddun coalition during theparliamentary elections. Najafi had announced his decision notto stand as a candidate in order to encourage the incumbentprime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, to step aside and withdraw hiscandidacy for a third term. . .