By John Lee.
The new Iraqi Parliament (Council of Representatives) has selected Mohammed Halbusi [Mohamed al-Halbousi] (pictured) as Speaker.
Aged 37, Halbusi is the youngest person to serve as Speaker.
According to Anadolu Agency, he won 169 out of 298 votes, while his rival Khalid al-Obeidi, former defense minister, won 85 votes.
He is a member of the Al-Hall (Solution) party, and has most recently server as Governor of Anbar province.
(Sources: Iraqi Parliament, Anadolu Agency)