Partial Iraqi government sworn-in

[JURIST] New Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari [BBC profile] and 27 Cabinet members were sworn in Tuesday [AP report] as Iraq's first post-Saddam elected government. That government remains incomplete, however, with five ministries under temporary leadership and two deputy prime ministers' slots empty. Most of the vacancies are eventually expected to go to representatives of the country's Sunni majority, who refused to participate in the January elections and are still not cooperating with al-Jaafari in the formation of a new government, which many regard as illegitimate. The new government has promised to unite Iraq's rival factions and fight terrorism. BBC News has more.

 

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