Iraqi Parliament’s Adjourns First Session as it Fails to Elect Speaker

A general view of the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad, Iraq, January 9, 2022. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-Deen

Iraq’s parliament held its first session since October’s national election on Sunday but failed to elect a speaker, in what should have been the first step toward forming a new government.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Ahmad Elhamy; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle and Susan Fenton