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Iraq crisis: Who is Iraq’s new Prime Minister Haider al Abadi?

Maliki's successor might be perceived as a more pleasant politician, but can he hold the country together?

By Bartle Bull  

Iraq's new Prime Minister Haider al Abadi inherits a nation deeply divided on sectarian lines Hadi Mizban/AP/PA Images

Too little, too late? That is the question to be asked about Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Haider al Abadi as he works to form a new government within the 30 days allotted to him by the Iraqi constitution.

Now that the former Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki has stepped down, it marks Iraq’s…

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