Prime Minister Nouri Maliki
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Iraqi parliament approves new government

Iraq's parliament has approved a new government including all major factions, ending nine months of deadlock after inconclusive elections.

In a special session, MPs voted for the 29 ministerial candidates nominated by Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, a Shia, who was reappointed for a second term.

But doubts persist about whether all the political groups can work together.

Gabriel Gatehouse reports.

  • 21 Dec 2010
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