Monday, May 14, 2007


Maliki chosen as Secretary-General for Dawa party

(Voices of Iraq) - The Dawa Party chose incumbent Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as secretary general, the official al-Iraqiya TV said on Sunday. Maliki was elected to the post and succeeds former secretary general and prime minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari. The Dawa Party, which has 15 seats in the Iraqi parliament, is part of the Shiite Unified Iraqi Coalition (UIC), the largest parliamentary bloc with 113 seats.

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