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Shiite Politician Tapped as New Iraqi Prime Minister

Iraq's new interim president and vice presidents nominate Shiite politician Ibrahim al-Jaafari as prime minister. Jaafari is a leading member of the Shiite alliance that won a slim majority of seats in parliament in last January's election.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.