Maliki's own party backs his replacement as Iraq's PM
Published on Aug 14, 2014 5:07 AM
BAGHDAD (REUTERS) - The Dawa Party of Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki on Wednesday called on Iraqi politicians to work with his replacement as prime minister, Mr Haider al-Abadi, to form a new government.
In a statement, the Dawa Party said it "called on political blocs to cooperate with the constitutionally designated prime minister, Mr Abadi, and accelerate the formation of a government in the defined time period."
Mr Maliki has refused to stand aside.
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