President taps Intelligence Chief to form New Govt

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Iraq's president taps intelligence chief to form new government

With the appointment of intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi as Iraq's new prime minister-designate, Iraq's President Barham Salih is attempting for the third time this year to end a months-long political deadlock.

Kadhimi is the latest candidate tasked with forming a government after Adnan al-Zurfi, unable to obtain support among Iraq's political parties, withdrew his bid Thursday morning.

"This decision will not stop me from serving the public through my current parliamentary position. I will continue to work and prepare the country for the upcoming early elections and other challenges," Zurfi said on Twitter.

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