Deadline to elect new Iraqi president nears

The process has been plagued with delays and the two main Kurdish parties are contesting the post for the first time.

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    Iraq’s parliament has to elect its new president within the next few hours, a role that is served by a Kurd.

    The process has been plagued with delays and both main Kurdish parties are for the first time contesting the post.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports from Baghdad.


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